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Dust samples from asteroid could help understand origin of precious minerals

25 February 2019 - 18:05
Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXA reported this week that the Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down on the asteroid Ryugu and will start collecting samples of the dust in its surface.

Trilogy Metals, South32 increase exploration budget for Alaska projects

8 February 2019 - 19:07
Canada’s Trilogy Metals (TSX, NYSE: TMQ) is upping the exploration budget for its projects in Northwest Alaska, after its partner Australia’s South32 (ASX, LON:S32) agreed to equally fund a program along the Ambler volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) belt.

How microbes contribute to the formation of giant copper deposits

28 January 2019 - 15:29
A paper published in the journal Geology predicts that scientists are close to proving that microbes have control over the precipitation of metals in near-surface environments.

Activists ask Mexican president to stop Almaden Minerals' project

28 January 2019 - 13:58
A group of activists from the Ixtacamaxtitlán municipality, located in the Puebla state of central Mexico, presented a letter to the country’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, where they state that Minera Gorrión’s Ixtaca project represents “a threat to their lives.”

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

28 December 2018 - 06:54
For the first time, more than 200 mineral species have been identified that originated either principally or exclusively due to human activities – primarily as a result of mining.

3D visualization to ramp up speed, accuracy on drilling projects

7 November 2018 - 11:21
Seequent, a developer of visual data science software and IMDEX, specializing in subsurface intelligence solutions, today announced an partnership to deliver a real-time 3D visualisation solution for the mining and exploration industry, aimed to improve the speed and accuracy of decision-making for drilling projects.

Voyager 2 Leaving Solar System

8 October 2018 - 14:45
Voyager 2, the spacecraft, launched in 1977, is approaching the edge of the solar system, according to a NASA statement.

30% Rise in Mineral Exploration Licences

11 December 2017 - 19:32
The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade issued 475 Mineral Exploration licences in the first six months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22), indicating a 30.5% growth compared with last year’s similar period.

IMIDRO Announced Location of 15 Exploration Blocks

11 December 2017 - 19:30
IMIDRO announced location of 15 exploration blocks in order to assist applicants to be more familiar with these zones.

IMIDRO Calls for Attracting Investors to Participate in 15 Exploratory Blocks

11 December 2017 - 19:26
IMIDRO intends to attract private sector investors for participating in exploration and utilization of 15 exploratory blocks in Abadeh-Jazmourian Area.
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