Extracting the Minerals Safely from “Them Thar Hills” August 1, 2017 August 2, 2017 Titan Mining

There is lots of talk about the mining industry having a good year, and so far, that seems to be the case. Industry trend watchers say prices are on the rise and most mining companies are in good cost positions, even as the industry must face threats posed by cyber security breaches, ransomware bullies and environmental issues.  As with any industry, they must determine how to move ahead while grappling with long range issues key to their growth and profitability.  Those who work in the industry are taking note of the technological innovations available today and how they can be integrated. In the professional world of mining, you can expect to see technology play an increasingly prominent role as drones, real-time modeling and geo-coding are used.

Extracting the Minerals Safely from “Them Thar Hills”

There has been lots of discussion around the environmental footprint the industry leaves in light of recent accidents.  Residents of affected communities are quick to express their concerns about the safety of the operations, and the impact on nearby terrain. Community engagement must be the answer.  People fear what they don’t understand.  Taking time to explore the rudiments of mining with youth groups could help explain the role of mining during an afternoon of related exploring.  If you have a budding miner in your household, teaching them the basic safety rules while the whole family pans for gold and other minerals is a great way to help them understand the importance of mining and sustaining the environment.

Amazon is a source of mining equipment for those interested in hobbyist mining.  Planning an activity around mining could be a great way for those who work in mining to introduce their family members to their line of work.  They can compare the high-tech methods used today, to the rudimentary methods of many bygone eras.  Mining has a ring of romance and a whiff of get rich quick to it.  Recent news tells of several would be fortune hunters in the news losing their lives while looking for buried treasure, in the Rocky Mountains.  It’s worth noting that it is not safe for the average person to pack a few shovels and picks in their gear box and head off into the hills.  It is better to use a Groupon to buy some mining equipment from Amazon and learn how to use it first.

You can use a Groupon to save as much as $25 off your purchase instantly, or 50% select merchandise and save even more when you unlock special codes for free shipping on qualifying purchases.  Amazon Prime subscriptions are expected to rise as shoppers realize savings on faster shipping, getting their supplies in house before summer ends.