Andrew Topf

Andrew Topf is an editor at MINING.com. With a background in newspaper and trade magazine reporting, Andrew specializes in writing about mining and commodities. He has written for the Black Press newspaper chain in British Columbia, Business in Vancouver, and Baum Publications.

Gold mine collapse in Uzbekistan kills one, about 20 trapped

A collapse at an abandoned gold mine in Uzbekistan has resulted in one death and roughly 20 trapped underground.

New gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire ramping up

Perseus Mining (ASX,TSX:PRU) will soon start pouring gold from its Sissingué gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire, having delivered the first crushed ore to the mill and processing plant earlier this month.

Tahoe denies reports of water contamination

Tahoe Resources (TSX, NYSE:THO) is denying a media report issued on Thursday that its Shahuindo mine in Peru has contaminated local water supplies. 

New indicated resource points to expansion at New Century Zinc Mine

The re-start of a mothballed zinc mine in Australia is turning out to have a strong upside for both the mining company and its investors. 

China imported a record amount of iron ore in 2017

Hunger for high-quality iron ore from Australia and Brazil pushed Chinese imports of the steelmaking ingredient to a record high in 2017.

Gold gains $21 in 3 days on T-bond selloff

Gold enjoyed a nice lift late last week as the yellow metal cruised to $1,337.40 at the close of trading Friday in New York. 

2 dead, 17 miners missing following Peru earthquake

An earthquake in Peru on Sunday has claimed two lives and caused an illegal mine to collapse. 

$900M Australian rare earths mine given state approval

The mine could supply up to 10% of world demand for neodymium and praseodymium, used in the manufacture of magnets for wind turbines, and electric vehicles.

Coal mine to re-open in Canada, another closes in US

Former Grand Cache Coal mine to re-start out of bankruptcy; 4 West Mine in Pennsylvania will be shuttered.

Huge silver deposit discovered in Inner Mongolia

Chinese media is reporting that a large deposit of silver has been found in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.

Silver-lead-zinc-mine to re-open in New South Wales

The town of Broken Hill, New South Wales, will have something to shout about in the new year.

West Virginia coal miner killed in dozer accident

A coal miner in West Virginia has died following an accident at a mine owned by Revelation Energy, LLC.

Gold cracks $1300 to finish year up 12.5%

Gold bulls have something to cheer about today even before the champagne corks fly on Sunday night.

On hold since 2015, oil sands project to pump at 10,000 bopd

New life was breathed into the Canadian oil sands with a decision by foreign-owned Harvest Operations Corp to commission its BlackGold project south of Fort McMurray.

Aussie penny gold stock jumps nearly 30% on drill results

Australian gold investors got a lift on Wednesday after Empire Resources (ASX:ERL) came out with some impressive new drill results at its Penny's Find gold mine.

Palladium touches 17-year high at $1,069.50

The metal most known for its use in car exhausts is on a tear as the year comes to a close.

Osisko Metals pays $34 million for NWT lead-zinc mine

Between 1964 and 1987 the Pine Point mine, operated by Cominco, produced 64 million tonnes grading 7% zinc and 3.1% lead.

Good brownfield activity drives orders up at Metso

Interview with outgoing Metso CEO Nico Delvaux.

A real Downer: Adani to go it alone on Carmichael

Indian conglomerate cancels $2.6-billion contract with Downer Group.

Copper jumps to 3-week high

Benchmark copper on the LME settled up 1.4% to US$6,886 a tonne.

Alamos establishes 1.6M ounce reserve base at Manitoba mine

Alamos Gold (TSX,NYSE:AGI) has come out of the gate with an impressive feasibility study conducted on its Lynn Lake Gold Project in Manitoba.

First Aboriginal mine opens in Northern Territory

Sunday was a proud day for Aboriginal people in Australia's Northern Territory, with the opening of a new bauxite mine.

Wisconsin to lift sulphide mining ban

In six months sulphide miners in Wisconsin could be back in business.

Gold company's stock jumps 1300% after switching to bitcoin

Bitcoin has been kicking the stuffing out of most mining stocks lately, as the cryptocurrency continues to climb to new heights.

Who will fund Adani's Carmichael coal mine? Not China

The shovels are in the ground at the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland but the bankers have yet to open their wallets.