WednesdaySep 09, 2020 2:00 pm

US Lawmakers Unveil Bill to End Dependence on Imported Rare Earth Minerals

U.S. legislators recently set in motion a bipartisan bill whose objective is to reduce America’s dependence on rare earth elements that China provides for the country. These rare earth elements include erbium (Er), cerium (Ce), europium (Eu), dysprosium (Dy), gadolinium (Gd), praseodymium (Pr), lanthanum (La), holmium (Ho), lutetium (Lu), neodymium (Nd), promethium (Pm), scandium (Sc), terbium (Tb), samarium (Sm), ytterbium (Yb), yttrium (Y) and thulium (Tm). They are commonly found in minerals that contain thorium (Th) and less often, uranium (U). These elements are used in many gadgets and equipment, such as rechargeable batteries for hybrid and electric cars, computers,…

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TuesdaySep 08, 2020 2:30 pm

Coal and Nuclear Energy Remain Essential to Meet US Energy Demand

The high production of natural gas, especially from Shale, has made the U.S. think that they do not require coal and nuclear energy to meet the high electricity demand. This is a big misconception since the two sources of energy are still needed to help supply the much-required electricity in the country. Since the economy of America is growing at a rapid rate, depending on one source of energy is very risky hence the need to diversify to various sources of energy. High Demand for Electricity Due to the increasing electricity demand, it will be difficult for America to supply…

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TuesdaySep 08, 2020 12:45 pm

Swiftly Switching to Renewable Energy Could Cause Further Issues

In the U.S. energy markets right now, more advocates are calling for clean energy alternatives like solar and wind power to be inducted in to change the country’s electricity portfolio. Analysts however caution against replacing nuclear and coal power plants as they say this could pose a threat to the national grid’s resilience and reliability. Practically, the main reason many are against this is because they’re concerned about the speed of renewable energy transformation. Despite specialists choosing to frame the energy debate in a new vs old setting, there are many valid reasons as to why we should question the…

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FridaySep 04, 2020 3:00 pm

Why America Needs to Revise its Mining Regulations to Boost Industrialization, Employment

The U.S. is forecast to become the leading nation globally in manufacturing, surpassing the most renowned high manufacturers such as China. This will be catalyzed by the sufficient workforce, the new technologies, and the low energy costs. Though this may be good news to the manufacturers, some challenges must be seriously addressed. The American manufacturing industries are using varieties of metals and minerals in producing most of their products. Cell phones, electric car batteries, lifesaving hospital devices, and televisions are all manufactured from these metals and minerals. However, most of these minerals are imported and are not mined locally by…

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FridaySep 04, 2020 11:09 am

Kingman Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V: KGS) Poised to Benefit as Goldman Sachs Raises Gold Price Estimates to $2,300/oz

Goldman Sachs has recently raised its 12-month forecast for gold to $2,300/oz, rising from its previous estimate of $2,000/oz Gold prices touched historical high in August 2020, rising to $2,075/oz on back of dollar depreciation, growing economic uncertainty Kingman Minerals is currently working to develop its mining interest in Arizona, USA as well as Quebec, Canada A previous non-NI 43 101 compliant study of Kingman Mineral’s Arizona site carried out in 1985 found potential reserves of up to 664,000 ounces of gold, 2.6 million ounces of silver Kingman Minerals (TSX.V: KGS), a Canadian-listed gold miner with extensive claims in key…

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FridaySep 04, 2020 11:00 am

The Future for Clean Coal Technology: Carbon Storage and Capture

Despite the growing use of wind and solar energy in addition to inexpensive and clean natural gas, clean coal technology is still needed. Clean coal technology is mostly used to mean carbon emitted from a power plant and is stored underground, carbon storage and capture or (“CCS”) in short. In spite of being closely associated with coal, CCS is a clean technology for any fossil fuels. Any power producing plant that burns a fuel and generates carbon emissions is a good carbon capture candidate; be it an oil, coal or natural gas plant. This is why most modern and propitious…

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ThursdaySep 03, 2020 12:15 pm

Why US Reliance on Foreign Minerals is Risky

The misconception behind not mining the crude minerals in the U.S. is causing the country to be reliant on foreign minerals, and should be eliminated immediately. America's best step is to come up with practical and well-laid strategies that will govern the mining of those minerals. By doing this, the U.S. will not depend on other nations for the minerals required to manufacture consumer goods and sophisticated weapons. Why America is adamant in not mining its minerals Some members of Congress and environmentalists are the biggest obstacles to the U.S. mining its minerals. This is hard to comprehend as they…

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ThursdaySep 03, 2020 10:15 am

EV Sector Growth Triggers Extra Demand for Coal and Natural Gas

The electric vehicles ("EVs") market is growing swiftly. For instance, electric vehicle sales in the U.S. in 2017 rose by almost 30%, and this translates into approximately 200,000 units. Given the low gas prices that are a marketing strategy to incentivize consumers to stick with diesel and gas cars, the increase makes it all the more impressive. Globally, there are lots of initiatives to ban the sale of oil vehicles, with the biggest reason behind this being clearing the skies of smog-filled cities. India, China, Norway, France, Netherlands as well as the UK have expressed their desire to phase out…

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WednesdaySep 02, 2020 3:45 pm

Modern Technologies Make Mining Indispensable

As several Americans are contemplating on mining, they usually think of their past. The Americans invented the old 1840s mine, which has been helping them to date. However, mining ought to help one think more regarding the future. It will assist you in adapting to the high-tech era. Modern technology also plays a vital role in controlling safety equipment and automated production. The high tech products will assist you in learning more regarding transformation since they rely on modern mining. Digital Systems Starting from smartphones, all the way to solar panels, mining is the ideal indispensable industry which will assist…

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WednesdaySep 02, 2020 3:31 pm

DeepGreen Metals and Researchers to Collaborate On Seabed Exploration Project

DeepGreen Metals, a start-up from Canada intent on extracting battery metals such as manganese, cobalt, copper and nickel from the bottom of the sea, has partnered up with various universities as well as scientific research institutions on its deep-sea exploration program. This will help the company characterize the possible effects of mining polymetallic ore from the Pacific Ocean’s Clarion-Clipperton Zone (“CCZ”) Earlier in April this year, the company added to its area of exploration on the ocean floor as it obtained Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd, which gave the firm exploration rights to a 3rd area in the CCZ that makes…

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