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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Breaking Limits

The drive to best records is heavily prevalent, and miners are not immune. That’s why Eagle Mine teamed up with Porsche to set a new Guinness World Record: greatest altitude change ever achieved by an electric car. While the lowest point in America is Badwater Basin in Death Valley, this record-setting... Read More

Mining For Our Future