15 Unforgettable Images of Stars The researchers…

Some really interesting scientific research has come out about the origins of gold. According to a few of those scientists, it can be traced back to a star collision.

Live Science said, "In a new study published May 1 in the journal Nature, the duo analyzed the remnants of radioactive isotopes, or versions of molecules with different numbers of neutrons, in a very old meteorite."

Over long periods of time, the results of collisions like these might result in heavy elements like gold. 

NEW YORK CITY – The Silver Institute has released…

The demand for silver is up. 

Canadian Mining Journal said, "The Silver Institute has released a report saying global silver demand rose 4% – to 1.03 billion oz. – in 2018. This is the first time since 2015 that demand has risen year-over-year."

They say demand growth, robust retail investment, and falling supply have been major factors in these changes. 

Click the link for more statistics and information about previous years. 

BHP, Barrick Gold, Teck Resources and Antofagasta…

There are some global guidelines for autonomous systems in mining currently being developed. 

Mining.com said, "The document, published this week by Canada-based Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), outlines a framework for miners to follow when considering adding autonomous equipment to their operations. It also provides a maturity model for companies to emulate as they expand the scope of their unmanned fleets."

This technology could have the effect of making mining safer and more efficient. We will keep you updated on the status of these guidelines.