Space dirt and rocks could be the next great commodity.
Take a peek at the hidden city that gives new meaning to the term "Down Under".
A team of scientists from the Australian National University has successfully created Lonsdaleite, a new type of diamond that's known to mankind. In fact, this new diamond is so hard that it's powerful enough to cut through ultra-solid materials found in mining sites.
What’s lost was just recently found. Amazingly, the uncontacted tribe seemed to have thrived instead of suffering in the face of outside threats.
College students are presenting their robotics technology in NASA's 7th Annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition, a crowd sourcing campaign to find a robotic mining technology for the journey to Mars.
The extremely rare violet diamond unearthed at the Argyle mine is said to be one of the rarest gems on Earth.
Mountaintop mining is making the Appalachians smaller. Duke University recently led a study on this and the effects on water quality in the Central Appalachians.
Industrialization and farming concerns are forcing Borneo orangutans from their natural habitats and closer to human populations which leaves them increasingly vulnerable to poachers. In response, rehabilitation organizations like International Animal Rescue (IAR) are racing agaisnt the clock to rescue and care for sick orangutans that have nowhere else to turn.
Early gold and oil prospectors had their divining rods, and even truffle hunters had their pigs. Now a strange and spiny plant may be the first natural tool that can help experts sniff out diamonds in the ground - a first for the botanical world.
Brazil's beautiful, diverse, and globally significant ecosystems could face downsizing, downgrading, and delisting - the "three apocalyptic D's" - if a set of new proposed mining laws go into effect.
Cyanide’s long-held role in the process of isolating gold from raw materials may be about to be replaced with the much cheaper and less deadly corn starch, based on a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.