One of Africa’s Great Lakes is at risk of a massive gas explosion


Lily Kuo | Quartz Africa
June 09, 2017

In 1986, fishermen and villagers in northwest Cameroon experienced one of the world’s strangest natural disasters. Lake Nyos, a crater lake near a chain of volcanoes, exploded. A massive cloud of carbon dioxide released into the air suffocated people and livestock as far as 16 miles away within minutes. More than 1,700 people died. View Article.

A New Generation of Mining


Leah Ryan | Mesabi Daily News
June 28, 2017

Recent metallurgical research by Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and Process Research Ortech (PRO) on an area ilmenite deposit has shown to produce high quality titanium dioxide. Ilmenite is the mineral from which titanium dioxide and eventually titanium metal comes. The challenge of this study has been to remove magnesium oxide impurities. View article.

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