Hard Rock Minerals Category

Hard Rock Minerals

Surgical instruments, telecommunication wiring, batteries, drills, jewellery - without hard rock minerals, none of these items would be possible.

We are proud that our equipment is a key component in many hard rock mining operations worldwide.


Learn more about our innovative solutions used to solve mining's toughest challenges in our customers' hard rock operations.

In addition, learn more about hard rock minerals in general:

  • Trade association information
  • Mining association information
  • Market information

Finally, learn more about where hard rock minerals are found and how they are used.


Case studies

Montabert conversion reduces operating costs

Our customer was frustrated by drilling costs and agreed to try a Montabert drifter conversion to determine if they could reduce costs while improving safety and performance. 

Background information

Copper Development Association

Learn more about the history of copper and copper mining at the Copper Development Association.

Copper Alliance

Learn how the Copper Alliance helps people understand copper, its superior technical performance, and its contribution to a higher quality of life worldwide.

Current copper prices

Review current copper prices and copper mining news at Investment Mine.

The legacy of copper mining in Arizona

Arizona produces more copper than any other state. This brief history shows how Arizona's copper mining built a state and changed a nation.

Copper: material for a modern world

Listen to several professionals discussing about how copper is important to the work they do.

Case studies

Montabert drifter conversions optimize drill productivity rates

Our customer wanted to lower consumable costs and improve penetration rates and safety. We recommended the Montabert HC-95 drifter conversion as a potential solution. 

Background information

World Gold Council

Learn more from the World Gold Council about responsible gold mining.

A modern day gold mine

Professional gold mining in the 21st century is a large scale, modern industry, using advanced, clean and safe technologies. 

Background information

Nickel Institute

Learn more from the Nickel Institute about the numerous uses of this mineral in modern society. 

Current nickel prices

Review current nickel prices and nickel mining news at Investment Mine.

Imagine the world of nickel

Learn more from the Nickel Institute about nickel mining process and the uses of nickel.