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Mining company goes high-tech to dig more than coal in region

Firm mines more than coal

American Resources Corporation, which purchased Deane Mining and several other area coal companies from bankruptcy, is taking mining here in a new, high-tech direction. The company will be mining metallurgical coal but it will also be mining rare-earth minerals, powering mines with solar energy, recycling old mining equipment, and producing graphene, a form of carbon that science is only now […]

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