News tagged with mineral deposits

Image: Prospecting from orbit

The combination of morphological and topographic information from stereo images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as compositional data from near-infrared spectroscopy has been proven to be a powerful tool ...

dateSep 07, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Subsea mining moves closer to shore

The demand for raw materials is rising continuously, forcing mining companies to use lower-grade ores and to explore at greater depths. This could lead to a decline in production in the coming decades. Many industrialized ...

dateFeb 09, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Secrets of dolerite sills

The exploitation of mineral deposits always creates debates around economic necessity versus environmental preservation. Fracking for gas in the Karoo region of South Africa is currently vigorously debated. This article is ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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