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Metallurgist Salary Range

Did you always wonder about the work of metallurgists and how much they earn and what does a metallurgist’ salary range is like?If the answer is ‘yes’, it is time to end those doubts with the help of a complete infographic like the one Mining Examiner has to show you. Learn more with the help of Canada’s example, where one in every 46 workers is currently operating in the mining industry.

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The 5 most colourful minerals on Earth [infographic]

Did you ever look at a painting and wondered where the artist got that specific shade? Well, the answer is probably in the mineral world.

If you want to colour your day, take five minutes to learn more about the five most colourful minerals on the planet. From the valuable diamond to the abundant quartz, this list presented by Mining Examiner will surely surprise you.

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Yamana Gold’s Cerro Moro Mine by Numbers [infographic]

Despite the fact that the mining industry is living dark times, especially due to the downfall of gold’s price, the company Yamana Gold is definitely developing its Cerro Moro gold and silver project.

The deposit, located in the southern Argentine province of Santa Cruz, will move forward thanks to an initial investment of $450 million. However, this is not the only interesting number you can find out about Cerro Moro. Check this new infographic brought to you by Mining Examiner.

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7 Dangerous Minerals

Not all minerals are used to make jewelry or included in the latest technological devices. Some of these substances  and minerals are just dangerous, really dangerous. So much they can even kill you. However, this is unlikely to happen unless an external action like heating or grinding happens, provoking an extreme reaction.

Nevertheless, because your safety is the most important, here’s a list of seven highly dangerous minerals brought to you by 911metallurgist.

Also http://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2016/02/14/9-deadliest-rocks-and-minerals-on-earth/#3864aaa234d2

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Gold: the ultimate store of value [infographic]

Gold has been going through a tough time with the downfall of its price, but that doesn’t make it any less valuable. Actually, gold is still the commodity that helps us define the value of things, despite the fact that it is extremely rare. Did you know that? Maybe not… And there are probably a lot of other facts about gold you ignore.

Luckily for you, here’s an updated infographic about this precious metal, ready to teach you all you need to know.

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Infographic by Visual.ly via Mining.com

Global gold mine and deposit rankings 2013 [infographic]

Now that we are near the end of 2013, it’s worth to go back with the help of this complete infographic and find out more about the world’s gold mines and deposits. This following list of information shows you all you need to know about exiting and future gold supply.

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5 More elements your lifestyle depends on

Our current lifestyle is extremely technological and advanced when compared to what it was just 10 years ago. However, all the modern devices that make our days more interesting are based on the most natural resources, substances you can find “inside” the Earth.

Today we bring you five more elements that changed your lifestyle by allowing the different industries to produce batteries, satellites or electronic apps, among many other things.

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Galilee Basin mega mine by the numbers [infographic]

The Indian-Australian consortium GVK-Hancock recently received the approval of the Australian government to move forward with its ambitious project: the Kevin’s Corner mine, located in the Galilee Basin. The development of the project is expected to start in 2015 with the first coal being produced in 2018.

But, despite the economical advantages of the mine and the approval provided by the Federal Environment Minister, there are still big concerns regarding the mine’s water usage. Here are some numbers to elucidate you.

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Tia Maria Copper Mine

The Tia Maria copper mine, a project that is being developed near Arequipa, in Peru, might currently be one of the industry’s most expensive and ambitious projects, but that didn’t stop the protesters from showing their dissatisfaction in the last years.

The project has been halted since 2011, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for the Arizona-based mining company Southern Copper. The work at the mine might restart in January of 2014 and this means production could kick-off as soon as March.

For now, Southern Cooper is expected to deliver an environmental impact assessment that will be evaluated by Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. In the meantime, check our latest infographic and learn more about the numbers that make Tia Maria.

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Signatories of the Minamata Convention [infographic]

A document that means “the beginning of the end of mercury as a threat to human health and the environment”. These were the words chosen by the executive director of the UN Environment Programme, Achim Steiner, to describe the Minamata Convention, recently signed by more than 90 countries.

These nations vowed to ban several mercury products until 2020 and are planning the best way to forbid the mining of fresh mercury and mercury emissions from new power plants, measures that must be applied within 15 years of the treaty coming into effect. Besides, the signatories will also have to eradicate or transform artisanal and small-scale gold mining operations that use mercury.

Overall, it’s an extremely important document for the future of the planet and that is why today we bring you this infographic that gathers all the signatories of the convention for you to see.

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