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Comex copper price falls

The red metal closed Thursday at $2.1220 per pound.

DiamondCorp’s troubles continue

The company was issued a shutdown notice for its Lace project in South Africa's Free State province.

New Mexican lithium discovery for Australian-Canadian partners

The assays result ranged from 347ppm to 1000ppm Li, the highest values received to date from the project.

Gold rises after Fed announcement

Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,255.42 an ounce.

Randgold Resources' offices in Mali closed by gov't

Mines in Mali not affected.

David Donato appointed President, Head of Banking, for PearTree Securities

16 years of senior advisory and M&A experience.

Canada’s federal government to impose carbon price on provinces

Feds plan to establish a “floor price” on carbon pollution of $10 a tonne in 2018, rising to $50 a tonne by 2022.

Artisan Vehicle Systems announces the launch of its first underground mining vehicle: the zero emission, battery powered

Also outperforms the diesel competition

Australia’s uranium polluting the Antarctic — scientists

Australia has about 40% of the world's uranium reserves and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes of yellow cake annually.

IMAGE GALLERY: Touring Caterpillar's 6,500-acre testing grounds

More than 70 pieces of equipment are on site.

Nichols: Bremain pullback in gold price a bargain opportunity

Polls showing a continuation of the status quo in Britain prompted a sell-off in gold this week, but the global economic backdrop remains good for gold.

Battery powered mining equipment runs a lot cooler compared to diesel

Big difference.

New Antofagasta CEO: weak copper price for at least 2 years

CEO of Chilean copper giant sees 300,000 tonnes surplus this year and next.

Along South Africa's east coast, locals take on mining industry

A 14-mile stretch of sand dunes along South Africa's breathtaking east coast is the battleground between big mining interests and the local community.

Oil companies offer assistance to residents affected by Fort McMurray fires

Oil companies are reducing production to allow families to evacuate.

RBC wants over $7 million for job they didn’t do: Crew Gold

Canada's biggest bank is suing former client Crew Gold over a fee the lender claims it should have been paid by the mining company.

How to increase a mining engineer's bandwidth

Use 3D.

Iron ore price vaults $60

Up 7.5% over two days as bears run out of explanations.

Vancouver co in $30m deal to restart Botswana diamond mine

Tango Mining will use loan from Vanderbilt Commercial to acquire BK11 kimberlite mine and restart operations.

Diamond traders ‘in shock’ following Brussels attacks

Antwerp, located about an hour north of Brussels, remains the world’s largest diamond-trading hub.

IMAGE GALLERY: How Boart Longyear makes a drill bit

MINING.com tours Boart Longyear's shop floor in Salt Lake City Utah.

Galway Gold mulls legal escape to Colombia’s mining ban in paramos

The junior miner said the ruling not only forces it to halt operations, but it also blocks it from transferring the project, as the mining permit will no longer be valid.

VIDEO: Anglo American's Cutifani on way forward

CEO Mark Cutifani outlines his strategy to create a new Anglo American.

Freeport-McMoRan sells 13 pct stake in Morenci Mine to Sumitomo for $1 billion

Morenci is an open-pit, copper mine located in Arizona. In 2015, FCX’s 85 percent share of Morenci revenues totaled $2.2 billion and production and delivery costs totaled $1.5 billion.

INFOGRAPHIC: Gold's biggest winning and losing streaks

JMBullion details Gold’s biggest gain and lose streaks dating back to Nixon’s 1971 shutdown of Bretton Woods.