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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 ...


Quality equipment directly impacts safety and efficiency

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

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Research unlocks possibility of new mining industry for Minnesota

Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Researchers from the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), and arm of the University of Mi ...


Mountain Pass Mine will be sold at auction on June 14

Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The Mountain Pass rare earths mine in California will have a new owner soon as two groups battle ...


Decision on new coal mine in Wyoming delayed

Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

A final decision on the fate or Ramaco’s proposed Brook Mine in northern Wyoming is not exp ...


Vedanta has no plans to merge with Anglo American

Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The chairman of Vedanta Resources said he is not looking to merge with Anglo American but rather ...


Mine safety rule delayed one day before it was to go into effect

Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of Labor delayed the agency’s Mine Safety and Health Administration&rsq ...


Newmont Mining receives CORESafety certification

Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The National Mining Association (NMA) has recognized Newmont Mining Corporation for receiving ind ...


China successfully mines flammable ice from South China Sea

Published: Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

China’s Minister of Land and Resources Jiang Daming reported that his country has successfu ...


Developers plan to turn former mine and mill into a tourist attraction

Published: Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

There are a number of creative uses for closed or abandoned mines around the world and now, for t ...


Jansen potash mine could be in production as early as 2023

Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The Jansen potash mine near Saskatoon, Canada could go into production by 2023 if BHP Billiton&rs ...


BHP Billiton to rebrand itself as BHP with new Think Big campaign

Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The largest mining company in the world will have new branding. BHP Billiton announced that it wi ...


Pebble Project gets new life from EPA decision

Published: Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pebble Limited Partnership reached an agre ...


Newmont invests in Continental Gold’s high-grade gold project and exploration prospects

Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Newmont Mining Corporation announced an agreement to invest approximately US$109 million for 19.9 ...


Phase two of Sierra Gorda copper project in Chile shelved indefinitely

Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The planned second phase expansion of the Sierra Gorda copper project in Chile has been shelved i ...


Record of Decision on Rosemont Copper project expected in June

Published: Wed, 10 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Forest Service announced in the Federal Register that it expects Coronado National Fores ...


Joy Global officially becomes Komatsu Mining Corp during ceremony in Milwaukee

Published: Tue, 09 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The official birth of Komatsu Mining Corp. took place on May 8 with a ceremony in Milwaukee, WI w ...


Philippines names new environment minister

Published: Tue, 09 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Global nickel markets will watch closely what happens in the Philippines under the watch of new e ...


Alaska mining appears to be on the upswing

Published: Mon, 08 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Across the global mining industry there is a sense of optimism that things are changing for the b ...


Newmont suffers another legal setback in Peru

Published: Thu, 04 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Newmont Mining Corp’s attempts to build the $5 billion Conga gold mine in Peru were dealt a ...


Explosion at a coal mine in Iran kills 35 miners

Published: Thu, 04 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

At least 35 miners were killed by an explosion at a coal mine in northern Iran, according to stat ...


Massive magnetite project in Australia gets approval

Published: Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

The South Australian Government has granted two key approvals to Iron Road that will clear the wa ...


Philippine lawmakers oust anti-mining Environment Secretary

Published: Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez was ousted by lawmakers, ending her controversial 1 ...


Recent deaths of miners working alone spurs MSHA outreach

Published: Tue, 02 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

In the first three months of 2017, five miners died in accidents that occurred when they were wor ...


Norilsk Nickel sues Botswana government over failed nickel mine transaction

Published: Mon, 01 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Norilsk Nickel announced that it is suing Botswana’s government for more than $270 million ...


Cliffs Natural Resources celebrates 170 years at New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell event

Published: Mon, 01 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. will celebrate its 170th anniversary with the honor of ringing the ...


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 ...