The Earth's crust makes up 1% of the planet's volume, but provides all the material we use. What elements make up this thin layer we stand...
Rare earth elements are the critical ingredients for a greener economy, making their reserves increasingly valuable to global supply chains.
Visualizing the Journey of a Mining Entrepreneur Mining may be an industry nearly as old as humankind itself, but the process of how a patch of...
This unique animation, created by a planetary astronomer, compares and highlights the gravitational pull of the planets.
A mining company’s past projects and funding strength are interlinked. This infographic outlines how a company's ability to raise capital can determine the fate of a...
The journey from a junior miner to a global company is a long route that requires a lot of money. This infographic outlines the listing requirements...
There are 510 million km² of area on the Earth, but less than 30% of this is land. Here's the share countries make up of the...
Long known as a precious metal, silver in solar and EV technologies will redefine its role and importance to a greener economy.
Nearly 95% of the Earth’s surface shows some form of human modification, with 85% bearing evidence of multiple forms of human impact.
Mining is a technical field that manages complex factors from geology to engineering. These details can make or break a project.
The companies that mine or explore for metals offer additional leverage to commodity prices, creating opportunities for astute investors.
“Location, location, location…” This famous real estate adage also matters in mining. After all, it’s an industry that is all about the geology—but beyond the physical...
Silver has always proved its value throughout history. From ancient coins to jewelry, silver retains its value and goes through tough times.
Chains are only as strong as their weakest link. The COVID-19 shutdowns affected every link in the gold supply chain, from producers to end-users.
Maps can distort the size and shape of countries. This visualization puts the true size of land masses together from biggest to smallest.
Investing in mining stocks may seem like luck of the draw, but the sector can be de-risked by asking the right questions. Here we look at...
Our planet is in a constant state of creation and destruction as the plates of the earth collide. This visualization looks at earthquake magnitude.
We break down gold's three major bull markets over the last century. This includes the current one, in which gold has hit 8-year highs.
Here are six reasons why hydrogen and fuel cells can be a fit for helping with the transition to a lower-emission energy mix.
Nevada accounts for 84% of U.S. gold production today. Here's a look at the state's rich history, its prolific production, and what the future may hold.
Behold the glory of the Unified Geologic Map of the Moon, which brings decades of data into one map, revealing the potential for exploration.
The U.S. finds itself in a precarious position, depending largely on China and other foreign nations for the critical minerals needed in the new energy era.
We visualize the length of service agreements from popular apps, by counting the words and calculating how long it would take to read them.
Highways improved mobility for the average American, ingraining the automobile into the urban fabric of American cities, for better and worse.
This interesting pre-COVID19 report ranked countries by their level of preparedness for the outbreak of infectious diseases and pandemics
The history of pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) event, ranked by their impact on human life.
This massive infographic reveals the dramatic scale of 2019 non-fuel mineral global production.
In the second part of the Silver Series, we show that the supply and demand fundamentals are potentially shaping up for a perfect storm in silver...
This visualization tracks the high-value routes that generate the most revenue for airlines – primarily links between the world's financial centers
Our solar system is a surprisingly crowded place. This incredible map shows the 18,000 asteroids, comets, planets and moons orbiting the Sun.
Rotation can have a big influence on a planet's habitability. These animations show how each planet in the solar system moves to its own distinct rhythm.
The economic cycle is a series of peaks and valleys. Analyzing economic data going back to 1950 helps put recessions into perspective.
From rapid urbanization to retreating glaciers, these timelapsed satellite maps capture the drastic changes the Earth's surface has undergone.
Rural counties across the U.S. are losing residents as large cities and the coasts are growing. This map shows U.S. population change by county.
Is someone stealing Christmas? It isn't the Grinch or Putin stealing Santa’s workshop, but Earth's natural processes that are moving the North Pole.
As the Arctic becomes more accessible due to reduced ice cover, countries with polar real estate increasingly viewing the region through an economic lens.
Is the U.S. positioned to win the battery arms race, or will China remain in control of the world's transition to renewable energy?
The length of your days can change depending on the seasons, and where you are on Earth. Watch how these patterns unfold over a year.
Interest rates sit near generational lows — is this the new normal, or has it been the trend all along? We show a history of interest...
Since 1868, there had been 1,232 oil discoveries over 500 million barrels of oil. This map plots these discoveries to reveal global energy hot spots.
The world is awash in data that can offer valuable investment insights. Quantamental investing blends two investment approaches to tackle a complex world.
There are 91 elements that are defined as metals but not all are the same. Here is a breakdown of the top 10 strongest metals and...
This data visualization depicts every meteorite that was observed hitting the Earth over a 100-year period, between 1913-2012.
Economies create distinct spatial patterns. This week's chart visualizes the relationships businesses and industry imprint on the urban environment.
Building a mine takes time that poses risks at every stage. This graphic maps a mineral deposit from discovery to mining, showing where value is created.
As the decade-long bull run shows signs of slowing, is it time for precious metals to shine? Here's why it could be the start of a...
The world is in critical need of palladium. It's a crucial metal in reducing emissions from gas-powered vehicles, and our secret weapon for cleaner air.
What is the surface of the Red Planet like? This beautiful map helps to break down the topography of Mars in awesome detail.
The prices of energy, agriculture, livestock and metals tell the story of human development. Learn about the commodity super cycle in this infographic.