Mining For Our Future

Innovative technologies made possible through and employed by mining are providing the mineral and energy resources essential for a better life and a better future.

Minerals play a leading role in nearly every aspect of the modern American experience. Copper, zinc and other minerals are essential in electric and hybrid vehicles. Silver and copper’s natural antibacterial qualities make them ideal for medical applications. And copper’s high thermal conductivity makes it a preferred material for wiring homes and office buildings.

And when it comes to the energy that is powering today’s innovations, new technologies are making combustion of coal more efficient and cleaner. Dramatic reductions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter that have already been achieved show how advancements in emissions technology hold even more promise for the future.

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Rare Earths Discovered at Coal Site

As we search for sources of critical minerals available within the U.S., some are looking at coal in a new light. Randall Atkins, chairman and CEO of Ramaco Resources, discovered that coal at the company’s Brook Mine in Wyoming contained a rich source of rare earth elements. The company worked in collaboration... Read More

Mining For Our Future