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Mining the moon

This popped up in one of the legion of email newsletters I generally fail to do anything other with than skim. It’s a video in which Barney Pell (successful entrepreneur and former NASA engineer) pitches the new venture with which he’s involved – Moon Express – and why going to the moon makes economic sense. In a nutshell?  Minerals, including platinum.  If you’re interested in the short, 2 min pitch, it’s available on the Forbes [...]

A very different form of mining…

I came across this last week, and thought it was certainly an interesting way of addressing New Zealand’s mining issues. The conversation around whether, and if so to what extent, New Zealand should mine its national parks for mineral resources is a heated (haha) one.  And, I might add, not one into which I’m going to assert myself. Now, someone* has gone and suggested another way that New Zealand could benefit from mining but, wait [...]