OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Credit: NASA. Retrieved from https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/asteroids/101955-bennu/overview/

Mexico’s mining industry faces investment deceleration and lower-yielding production. President López Obrador promises closure to families of deceased miners. South America, particularly Peru, keeps struggling with the havocs of illegal gold mining. In Asia, Turkey grieves and commemorates the lives lost at the Soma disaster five years ago. As for outer space, a new question arises: is space mining a threat to space wilderness?


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  • Mexican tycoons warns of risks related to corpse recovery from mine explosion. President López Obrador has vowed to recover the bodies of miners killed in the 2006 explosion. Chief Executive of Grupo Mexico Germán Larrea warned against rescue efforts, saying it would pose a life-threatening risk to rescuers.
  • An initiative to showcase artistic and mining activities opened its doors to the public with the inauguration of the Mining Cultural Center.
  • Social conflicts lead Mexico to its lowest investment levels in 12 years. As mining operations are halted, forecasts point to a deceleration in economic growth.
  • Southern Silver Geologic analysis reveals silver deposits in


  • President Donald Trump imposes trade barriers on Iran steel and gold.
  • Torex Gold is about to reach its 2019 production goals despite decrease in its mine output.
  • As miners start to look to the stars, scientists propose to place more than the 85 percent of our Solar System out off space mining’s reach by designating it as “space wilderness.”
  • Illegal mining is a cause for environmental distress and sexual and human exploitation in South America. Read more about the many elements of this problem.
  • Turkey remembers and commemorates the 301 lives lost in the Soma disaster five years ago as the industry grieves one of the country’s deadliest tragedies.

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