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Curtin University and industry to address mine rehabilitation at new $6.7 million research center

Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A number of mining companies are working with Western Australia’s Curtin University at the ...


Philippine environmental secretary bans openpit mining

Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez increased her attacks on the mining sector in the P ...


Trump signs order to examine lands deemed national monuments

Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to re ...


Caterpillar and Sandvik report strong first quarter earnings

Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

For the first time in more than two years Caterpillar registered an increase in sales in several ...


Study finds Minnesota mining industry jobs worth more than tourism

Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Opponents of proposed mining projects in the Minnesota’s Boundary Waters have argued that m ...


Newmont adds profitable gold production through expansion of Ahafo in Ghana

Published: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

British team finds rich deposit of minerals near Canary Islands

Published: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A team of British scientists exploring an underwater mountain range have found a deposit of miner ...


Pebble Project receives key land use permit

Published: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The developers of the long stalled Pebble Project in Alaska were granted a land use permit by Ala ...


Surface water permit issued for Back Forty Project in Michigan

Published: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has issued three of four permits needed for the ...


South 32 and GE enter digital transformation strategic partnership

Published: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

South32 and GE today announced the signing of a three-year strategic partnership to assist in the ...


Komatsu acquires Joy Global to expand mining business

Published: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Joy Global I ...


Copper sector keeping a close eye on labor negotiations in 2017

Published: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A historic 43-day strike at the Escondida Mine in Chile ended when mine owner BHP Billiton agreed ...


Using your infrastructure to connect your mine

Published: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

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Report shows signs of improvement for exploration

Published: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A new report shows that in 2016 the mining industry’s total budget for exploration was $7.2 ...


Barrick and Goldcorp to form new partnership at Cerro Casale in Chile

Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Goldcorp and Barrick Gold will become 50-50 partners on the Cerro Casale gold-copper mine in Chil ...


Executive order rolls back Clean Power Plan

Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

President Trump begn to follow through on his promises to roll back Obama era environmental regul ...


New coal industry bill introduced in West Virginia

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A new bill that would preserve the enforcement authority of state mine inspectors in West Virgini ...


Executive order takes aim at Clean Power Plan

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

President Trump will follow through on his promises to roll back Obama era environmental regulati ...


Mine safety bill in Kentucky set up to avoid federal duplication

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Lawmakers in Kentucky passed House Bill 384 that permanently reduces the number of coal mine insp ...


Lengthy permitting process concerns raised before congress

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The burden of permitting a mining project in the United States was front and center for a U.S. Ho ...


New command for loading remote control enhances safety and keeps 988K wheel loaders working

Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

At CONEXPO/CON-Ag in Las Vegas, NV Caterpillar announced introduced its first remote control syst ...


Senator pulls mine safety bill; promises to introduce revised legislation

Published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A state bill that would have gutted West Virginia mine inspectors of their ability to enforce law ...


Environmental review of mining in Minnesota starts in Duluth

Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A two-year environmental impact investigation that will determine the future of copper-nickel min ...


Newmont launches new interactive site featuring gold mining processes and phases

Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Newmont Mining Corp. has launched Lif ...


Strikers block BHP Billiton from restarting Escondida Mine

Published: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The prolonged strike at BHP Billiton’s Escondida copper mine in Chile entered a new phase w ...


Legislation would cut state mine safety enforcement authority

Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

 A bill that was introduced to the West Virginia Senate would eliminate most enforcement pow ...


BHP Billiton to resume operations at Escondida after union rejects offer to rejoin talks

Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

After an invite to return to negotiations was rejected by the the 2,500-member Escondida union, B ...


Lundin Mining seeking permission to extend Eagle Mine

Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Lundin Mining Corp. is seeking permission from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ( ...


Market disruptions give copper prices a bump

Published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The price of copper saw an uptick of one percent on March 13 and was at $2.63/lb on March 14 afte ...


Colorado School of Mines named top mineral and mining school in the world

Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

For the second consecutive year the Colorado School of Mines has been ranked as the top school in ...


Workers go on strike at Hecla's Lucky Friday Mine

Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Hecla Mining Co. reported that United Steelworkers Union Local 5114, representing about 250 emplo ...


Coal industry group asks White House to spare Office of Fossil Energy from cuts

Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Proposed budget cuts to the federal government have left many asking what will be cut and when, i ...


Cautious optimism sweeps over the mining sector

Published: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

From the SME Annual Conference in Denver, CO, to PDAC in Toronto, Canada to Washington State, the ...


Senate votes to stop BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule

Published: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Another Obama-era rule was struck down by the U.S. Senate. This time it was the land management r ...


IBM to partner with Gold Corp at Red Lake Mine

Published: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

IBM announced entrance into the mining sector by with Gold Corp Inc. to bring its IBM Watson tech ...


Top-priming of underground burn cuts

Published: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

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Saskatchewan lands the top spot in annual Fraser Institute Survey

Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Fraser Institute released its Experienced mining executive Dean Gehring to lead Newmont’s South America business

Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Newmont Mining Corp. has appointed experienced mining executive Dean Gehring to lead the company& ...


EPA appointment offers a glimmer of hope for Pebble Project in Alaska

Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The election of Donald Trump and the subsequent appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Envi ...


2017 SME Annual Conference and Expo kicks off in Denver

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The 2017 SME Annual Conference and 119th CMA National Western Mining Conference kicked off on Mon ...


Pruitt sworn in as EPA administrator

Published: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Scott Pruitt was sworn in as the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...


Trump repeals Dodd-Frank rule on mining and energy groups

Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

President Trump signed legislation that cancels a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a ...


MSHA to award up to $1 million in grants for mine safety education, training

Published: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the availabi ...


Freeport-McMoRan halts production at Grasberg Mine

Published: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Freeport-McMoRan announced that it has halted production of copper concentrate at its Grasberg Mi ...


Rio Tinto hands over diamond mine to Madhya Pradesh government

Published: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Rio Tinto group has gifted its Bunder diamond mine to the central Indian state of Madhya Prad ...


Caterpillar to develop autonomous mining truck technology for additional models and brands

Published: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Caterpillar is developing autonomous mining truck technology for an expanded range of models, inc ...


Philippine mining minister orders closure of more than half of nations mines

Published: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines said a decision from the Philippine mining minister was & ...


Senate votes to kill Stream Protection Rule

Published: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Senate voted 54-45 to undo the Stream Protection Rule, sending the resolution to the des ...


Newmont becomes signatory to WEF’s Compact for Responsive and Responsible Leadership

Published: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Gary Goldberg, Newmont Mining Corp. president and chief executive officer, has signed the World E ...


House passes measure to repeal Stream Protection Rule

Published: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT

As expected, the Republican-led Congress began to roll back environmental, financial disclosure a ...