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

New Supply Chains to Support America

There’s growing concern around the battery supply chain, and for good reason: the minerals that are fundamental to batteries are in astronomically growing demand with few existing domestic producers despite robust resources. That’s why efforts have been put forward to not only mine more minerals domestically,... Read More

New Supply Chains to Support America

Sometimes, innovation isn’t about the product, but the process. Supply chains are a critical foundation of our economy and national security, and that’s why we need to find ways to secure our supply chains here at home. The White House is looking for ways to shift supply chains here to the U.S., particularly... Read More

Carbon Capture for Our Future

Carbon capture is a necessary innovation for our climate goals. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, said, “Investment in carbon capture, utilisation & storage (CCUS) will be critical to ensure that the young global coal fleet is in line with climate targets.” That’s... Read More

The Future for Copper Mining

Being the first takes a pioneering spirit, and Florence Copper’s method of mining for copper highlights innovation in-action. Florence Copper is still awaiting its final permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but has plans to be a large-scale, commercial mining facility in Arizona that... Read More

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