Rare Earth Elements: The Technology Metals

June 29, 2014

Without these technology metals it would be near impossible to build electric cars, iPads, smart phones, wind turbines, lasers, and other essential pieces of technology! Read about rare earth elements and see how important they are to our modern world, and what China’s near monopoly could mean for the rest of the world. Source


Data Science: More Than Mining

January 14, 2014

While the concept of data science has been around for decades, the notion of a data scientist has become an in-demand career leading to a rise of a new generation of data scientists. Proliferation of sensors, mobile and social trends provide explosive growth of new types of data. Data scientists are creating the tools that […]


Who’s Got All The Gold and Who’s mining it

January 7, 2014

In times past gold diggers craved the elusive discovery of gold nuggets. Today, just about everyone wears it and its a wise stock for any investor seeking to preserve purchasing power. Source

Mining Conservation Land

Mining Conservation Land

November 28, 2012

A visualisation of well-known landmarks in New Zealand, compared to the amount of conservation land the government proposed to mine. Source

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

September 3, 2012

Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses. Source

Infographics » Gwendolyn Belle

August 23, 2012

This one of three infographics were created in Adobe Illustrator for a journalism infographics course. For this infographic on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, I chose the topic, completed all research and collected all data. The infographic was featured on the following blog: www.coolinfographics.com The data and statistics for the following mountaintop removal mining infographic and […]

Coal and Water - A Resource Mismatch

Coal and Water – A Resource Mismatch

August 6, 2012

The contest between coal-fired energy production and water demand is a mismatch. Mining and burning coal accounts for half of all water withdrawals in the United States, which is the same amount of water that pours over Niagara Falls in five months. Burning coal in power plants also is the source of more climate-changing carbon […]

Mining Mountains

Mining Mountains

July 12, 2012

Between a damning write-up in Rolling Stone and a string of vocal protests, the practice of mountaintop-removal mining has gained huge notoriety in recent years. The coal-mining process is common in Appalachia, especially West Virginia. According to many scientists, it also causes significant environmental damage. This infographic explains the controversial process and its effect on […]

Coal Mining in China

Coal Mining in China

June 6, 2012

China accounts for 47% of global coal consumption while its coal industry is responsible for 80% of miner deaths worldwide. Source

Los Crestones

Los Crestones

May 8, 2012

Los Crestones is located in Sinaloa Mexico and it’s a great destination for geographers and geologists. This infographic provides interesting facts about the metals and other precious stones found in Los Crestones and information about mining. Source