The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.
The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent its three-month orbiting mission sending back data to a group of scientists based at the firm’s headquarters in Redmond, WA.
In the five years since the Dodd-Frank Act passed, oil produced in developing countries was worth an estimated $1.55 trillion for those governments. But because the landmark US transparency law remains delayed, any payments that flowed to governments took place with limited or no transparency.
Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.
The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.
Sunday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.
Drilling is scheduled to commence in early July.
Peru is the world's third-largest copper, zinc and tin producer, it is the second-largest producer of silver and fifth-ranked gold producer. via Peru's copper, gold, zinc production rises, silver falls in April – Metals | Platts News Article & Story.
One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.”
Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach
Inspections that took place between 2013 and 2014, revealed 16 infractions, nine of which were considered very serious.
The main objective of the legislation is to ensure that profits from those so-called “blood metals” — tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold — do not go to African warlords.
The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent three month in orbit trying to identify subsystems to explore and prospect for valuable resources on asteroids.
The lawmakers voted 22 to 16 to strengthen a draft law requiring importers, smelters and refiners to certify their goods are conflict-free.
Following a $75m national mineral survey, Uganda has proposed a wide range of tax breaks ahead of a planned mining and exploration licensing round.
Expected to hire over 200 people.
This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today.
Geologists found evidence of large amounts of silver smelting that ended up contaminating a vast area in southwest China.
The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.
Peru's mining production fell 1.05% in November as copper, silver, tin and molybdenum output declined, the government said in a preliminary report.
If successful the technology could be used to treat many forms of environmental pollution.
The investigative reporting piece exposed extremely poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China and Indonesia.
When his father could no longer make enough money from the tin mine, when he could no longer pay for school, Bienfait Kabesha ran off and joined a militia.
The country effectively halted all but processed metal shipments in January in an effort to force miners to build smelters.
The affected company is Planetary Resources, the U.S.-based start-up aiming to mine asteroids.
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