Robots to explore old flooded mines in Europe

MINEX FORUM | August 9, 2017
img0 Europe’s flooded underground mines could be hiding some untapped potential. A new project to develop a submersible mining exploration robot, iom3.org reported. An autonomous robot will be developed in Europe to scout for minerals in flooded underground mines, which could lead to some being reopened, as the EU looks to secure supply for critical minerals. The ...

US increases its coal export to Europe and Asia

MINEX FORUM | July 31, 2017
img0 Coal exports to Europe and Asia are surging despite criticism from countries such as France and China over President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate change agreement, according to new federal data, washingtonexaminer.com noted. Coal exports for making steel and generating electricity rose 58 percent in the first three months of the year compared ...