by Dr. Amit Tripathi As soon as one mentions Morocco in the mining world, phosphate comes to mind. True, Morocco is one of world’s leading producers of high-quality phosphate. It has world’s largest phosphate resource base and produces about 15% of world’s supply. Phosphate exports are Morocco’s largest forex earner along with tourism. Large partContinue reading “Morocco: The rising star of African Mining”
Because of his degree in medicine, Voysey was never promoted, (much the same way as D.N.Wadia was never promoted in GSI in his entire service as he had no degree in geology). Voysey prepared the first geological map in India, of an area around Hyderabad and later an entire geological map of India –though it was a sketch map only with barely 4/5 types of rocks depicted on it. This was in 1821! that is much before the establishment of GSI (1851)
Mineral exploration /mining are full of outrageous examples of fraud. Ethics in this is as important as in all canons of metaphysics in life. Bre-X mining scandal is the biggest in prospecting history. Bre-X a group of companies of Canada brought the property rights in Busang river of Indonesia for gold in 1993 and byContinue reading “Geology Fraud: The infamous case of Bre-X and the origin of JORC standard”
When investors consider a mineral exploration project, they weigh two risks – “Below the ground” and “above the ground”. Below the ground risks are technical and have technical solutions – resources, geometry, geotechnical, reserves, beneficiation, metallurgy etc can all be tested. Above the ground risks, however, are more complex. These are finance, market, jurisdiction, infrastructure, environment, andContinue reading “Exploring Minerals in Latin America: Challenges of a different business culture”
India enjoys considerable goodwill and strategic dominant position over China in this region and supply lines would be away from direct Chinese influence. IOR is also a prolific mineral rich region where most governments have mining and exploration friendly policies and welcome investment through friendly policy levers. Most of the countries in the region particularlyContinue reading “Indian Ocean Region as a source of critical strategic raw materials”
There are many school of thoughts prevailing in the role of CO2 playing in the formation of gold bearing ores. As on today there is a heavy gold rush, it has become very important to know the present day scenario on the genesis of formation of gold and associated metals and the various possibilities of locatingContinue reading “Role of CO2 in the formation of gold bearing ores”
– by Dr. Amit Tripathi History will judge us by our response at this juncture. Resolute political leadership is now showing the way and private industry is ready and waiting. Will the government take up the challenge and be an engine of growth for the critical national security industry at the right time? Or beContinue reading “Rare Earth Elements: India’s critical strategic deficiencies and Chinese dominance – Problems and Solutions”
We start from the basics. Preparing for your first field work can be exciting and challenging. You are excited about what will you see, about new experiences and new learning opportunities. At the same time a bit nervous and a bit concerned about what to pack? What to wear? Whether your field kit is adequate? What to include in the field gear? Basic stuff for the first field work. Mineral Exploration Academy is here to help. We learn from a seasoned geologist Dr. D.B.Guha who has spent a lifetime in field.
This video is suitable for students preparing for their first geological field work.