Thursday 8th July – Today sees the opening of the "Mining a Sustainable Future" exhibit at the virtual Royal Society Summer Science 2021 Exhibition. The exhibit is a collaboration between iCRAG, the SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences and the Natural History Museum, London. Summer Science 2021 is a digital interactive showcase of cutting-edge science from the UK and further afield run by the Royal Society in London.
The iCRAG-NHM exhibit focusses on the minerals and metals that are crucial to the green technologies that society is reliant on as part of the green transition. Viewers will experience how mineral exploration works, how metals are extracted from rocks, how the environmental impact of mining is minimised and how mine sites are rehabilitated when production ceases.
To view the extensive set of resources, videos and storymaps visit the Mining a Sustainable Future microsite.
Summer Science returns from Thursday the 8th to Sunday the 11th of July 2021 with a packed programme of inspiring talks, fascinating interactive workshops, fun science from home activities and exciting digital content, there is something for all ages. Join in to explore the research that is shaping our future and discover the people looking to answer some of life’s big questions.
iCRAG and the Natural History Museum London are working with a number of international partners as part of the exhibit including Wardell Armstrong, Boliden and Cornish Lithium.