Posts by Joshua Zapf:

Harmony opts to starve illegal miners

The drastic step, as reported by Reuters, is to "cut supply lines to gangs of illegal miners used to staying deep in the mines for months on end, threatening lives and official production."

Quebec and Cree agree

An agreement, struck between the Cree Nation of the James Bay region and Quebec Premier Jean Charest, initiates the formation of a new regional government that will supersede the existing municipality of James Bay.

2012 International MINExpo

So big that it only happens once every four years – The MINExpo is back at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will be there.

Infographic: copper, the essential metal

Copper is one of the most widely used metals on the planet, and has been for more than 10,000 years. Visual Capitalist has created an infographic on red metal's use throughout history.

Underground fire traps gold miners

The fire, which struck at Newmont Waihi Gold's Trio mine in New Zealand, has trapped nearly 30 miners who are believed to have escaped into underground rescue chambers.

World’s biggest open-pit mines

Whether it's raising islands, splitting mountains or extracting resources; people are constantly changing the face of the planet. Miners have made some of the largest holes in an effort to move ore to mills.

Mir Diamond Mine

Mir Diamond Mine Owner: Alrosa Type of Mine: Diamond Location: Mirny, Russia Built: 1957 Currently the second largest man-made pit in the […]

Diavik Diamond Mine

Diavik Diamond Mine Owner: Rio Tinto (60%) & Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (40%) Type of Mine: Diamond Location: Northwest Territories, Canada Built: […]

Bingham Canyon Mine

Bingham Canyon Mine Owner: Rio Tinto Type of Mine: Copper Location: Utah, United States of America Built: 1904 Visible from outer space […]