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Mining with Robot Ghost Ships

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The future of the mining industry is now (almost). The world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd., is seeking business partners to research, develop, and manufacture giant, automated cargo ships that can carry everything from iron ore to coal.


The American Industrial Mining Company

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The mining industry is vital to our nation as a source of economic opportunity, infrastructural information, and geoscience research.  Organizations like the American Industrial Mining Company (AIMCo) help protect and promote mining for current and future generations.


Salt Mining

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

On average, more than 250 million tons of salt are produced worldwide every year. China and the United States are the top producers at 48 million and 46 million tons respectively in 2006. There are three main ways to produce salt: deep-shaft mining, solution mining, and solar evaporation.

Mining allows for access to ancient oceans, now dried up and buried, that have become concentrated salt sedimentary layers sometimes as thick as 50 feet. Deep-shaft mining is the process of removing solid rock salt. 



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