July 27, 2012
Yesterday, I authored an op-ed in Roll Call discussing the pass...
Joy Global, a National Mining Association member and equipment supplier to the mining industry, released a video showcasing the essential role of minerals in modern technology. Using a reverse time-lapse, the video rewinds the production process of a tablet from an assembled handheld device to its humble beginnings as an unprocessed mineral resource.
As seen in the video, the innovative technologies we have today are becoming increasingly dependent on minerals. Up to 60 different minerals are used in the manufacturing of computer chips today, compared to only 12 in the 1980s. And minerals are not just necessary for computers and tablets; they are needed in televisions, hybrid cars, medical technology, and most other devices we rely on every day.
Check out our toolkit for more information on the important role that minerals play in our day-to-day lives.