The world's largest source of natural diamonds formed when an ancient supercontinent broke up, and there may be more like it waiting to be discovered.
The underwater Clarion-Clipperton Zone is a hotbed of undiscovered animal life, and experts say it will soon be devastated by mining efforts.
Lithium could power the 21st century. But the methods used to find it are largely from the 1800s.
They spend weeks underground, blasting rocks with explosives in the hope they’ll find gold. VICE World News meets the “zama zamas” – South Africa’s controversial illegal miners.
Bitcoin mining captures excess gas that would otherwise go into the atmosphere, and provides additional income for energy producers.
The underground tools mine cryptocurrency and then automatically exchange that for Robux, Roblox's in-game currency.
Researchers in Virginia have found “shocking” rates of mental illness among coal miners, still one of the most dangerous jobs today.
After Ukrainian authorities broke up an illegal crypto mine filled with PS4s, a new investigation suggests the consoles were doing something else.