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Montana coal mine expansion is blocked by federal judge

Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Signal Peak Energy’s proposed 160 Mt (176 million st) expansion of its Bull Mountain coal m ...


EPA moves to rewrite regulations on wastewater from power plants

Published: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt wrote that his agency will ...


Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte to join Caterpillar Board of Directors

Published: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH, 2002-2009), has been elected as a member of Caterpillar&rsq ...


Seabed mining project approved by New Zealand’s EPA

Published: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) approved Trans-Tasman Resources&rsqu ...


EPA will not review Gold King Mine claims after state, tribe filed lawsuits

Published: Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not reconsider damage claims resulting from t ...


Dundee Precious Metals to acquire a majority interest in MineRP to create technology provider

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

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with MineRP ...


Increased fatalities in coal mines leaves union and MSHA at odds

Published: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

On July 25, the 10th death at U.S. coal mines was record in 2017, compared to eight in 2016. This ...


Imperial Metals will not face provincial charges for Mt. Polley Mine dam failure

Published: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

British Columbia’s environment minister announced that no provincial charges will be filed ...


London Bullion Market publishes what is in its vaults

Published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

For those who are curious about how much gold there is in the vaults beneath the streets of Londo ...


Centura Energy to file initial public offering

Published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Contura Energy is betting on the future of coal with plans to raise as much $162 million in an in ...


No mines meet the criteria for MSHA’s Pattern of Violations

Published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that ...


Governor requests high-priority status for Elk Creek Mine

Published: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts has requested that the White House give the Elk Creek Super Alley ...


Elko Roundtable 2017; Site-wide mine closure, planning and management

Published: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 GMT

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Freeport inches closer to a deal with Indonesia

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

Shares of Freeport-McMoRan climbed to a 16-month high on the news from Indonesia that the governm ...


Caterpillar’s earning beat estimates as shares hit five-year high

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

With its strongest improvement coming from the resource industries unit, Caterpillar shares hit f ...


Unionized workers begin nationwide strike in Peru

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

A nationwide strike of unionized workers at mines in Peru began on July 19 as members protested t ...


White House is asked to consider nationalizing Mountain Pass rare-earths mine

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The chief executive officer of American Elements Corp., an advanced materials manufacturer, has u ...


Coeur Mining Receives NMA’s CORESafety Certification

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 GMT

 The National Mining Association (NMA) recognized Coeur Mining, Inc. for receiving independe ...


Glencore considers creating spin-off to acquire mining royalties

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Looking to capitalize on current market conditions, Glencore is considering creating a standalone ...


EPA moves to cancel proposed restrictions at Pebble project

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

On July 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a formal regulatory proposal ...


FLSmidth to acquire part of Sandvik Mining Systems

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

FLSmidth has reached an agreement to acquire a part of Sandvik Mining Systems. This includes cont ...


Indonesia requests meeting with Freeport-McMoRan to settle issues at Grasberg Mine

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

The government of Indonesia said it will invite Freeport-McMoRan chief executive officer Richard ...


NioCorp announces positive results of feasibility study

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

A feasibility study for a proposed rare earth elements mine in southeast Nebraska would produce $ ...


World’s largest lithium-ion battery to be built in South Australia

Published: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Tesla, the company owned by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and best known for its electric ca ...


Bill to force completion of land swap for PolyMet mine introduced

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

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan introduced a bill that could advance PolyMet’s copper-nickel mine in n ...


Canadian firm buys claims near Stillwater Mining complex in Montana

Published: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Group Ten Metals, a Canadian mining firm, has agreed to buy 282 mining claims west of the Stillwa ...


Caterpillar announces leadership changes in multiple divisions

Published: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Caterpillar Inc. announced Doug Hoerr, vice president of the Material Handling & Underground ...


Legislation to aid coal country is approved by House committee

Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The RECLAIM Act, a measure that would pump $1 billion in mine cleanup funding into Appalachian co ...


FLSmidth to collaborate with Goldcorp to eliminate conventional slurry tailings dams

Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

FLSmidth will be working with Vancouver-based Goldcorp to develop EcoTails, a new system to drama ...


Chamber of Mines appeals to courts to stop new mining charter in South Africa

Published: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

South Africa’s Chamber of Mines lodged a formal application to halt a new mining charter th ...


Supreme Court will not hear New Mexico’s mine spill case

Published: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear arguments on a New Mexico lawsuit against Colorado over a 20 ...


Coal production increases in US, China and India

Published: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The first six months of 2017 have been good for the coal mining sector in the United States, Chin ...


World’s largest coal mining company to shut 37 mines

Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Coal India, the largest coal mining company in the world has announced that it will close 37 of i ...


Potash Corp. and Agrium to merge to become Nutrien

Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. agreed to a merger in 2016 that will create a g ...


Opposition to ownership regulations in South Africa continues to grow

Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

South Africa’s proposed mining charter calling for 30 percent black ownership of the nation ...


Caterpillar Venture Capital invests in Alight Mining Solutions

Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), annou ...


MSHA launches compliance assistance initiative to address accidents involving less experienced coal miners

Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Data recently compiled between October 2015 and March 2017 by the U.S. Department of Labor’ ...


Mountain Pass Mine sold at auction for $20.5 million

Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

MP Mine Operations, a consortium led by Chinese rare earths mining company Shenghe Resources, sub ...


South Africa raises black-ownership requirement for mines

Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

New regulations in South Africa will require all local mines to be 30 percent black owned, sendin ...


Hexagon launches HxGN Mine VIS, a vehicle intervention system for safer mines

Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Hexagon AB announced the launch of HxGN Mine VIS, a vehicle intervention system that detects and ...


EPA cleared of any wrongdoing at Gold King Mine by inspector general

Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inspector general has concluded that the a ...


Department of Energy to invest in REE from coal research

Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy will invest $6.9 million into ...


Freeport-McMoRan eyes future of Grasberg Mine

Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Freeport-McMoRan said it is “on a path” to resume operations fully at its Grasberg Mi ...


New coal mine opens in Pennsylvania with a message from President Trump

Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

During the speech in which President Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States fro ...


Forest Service issues Final Record of Decision for Rosemont project

Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Forest Service issued its Final Record of Decision for Hudbay Mineral’s Rosemont p ...


Atlas Copco expands its automation capability

Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Atlas Copco will expand its offerings of its digital and automation solutions for the mining indu ...


Interior chief to review sage-grouse conservation plan

Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered a review of the federal government’s efforts ...


Adani moves ahead with plans for Carmichael coal mine

Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, Australia received the green light from developer Adani M ...


US coal industry reacts to decision to leave Paris Climate Agreement

Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the P ...


Judge blocks Montana mine over environmental concerns

Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A federal judge in Montana has blocked the development of the Montanore Mine in the Cabinet Mount ...