When mining companies need to move a lot of material they turn to some of the biggest equipment in the business.
A team of MIT researchers in the United States has shown that they can separate pure copper and other trace elements from sulphur-based minerals using molten electrolysis.
Just when you thought coal was out, the fossil fuel appears to be back on the burner.
Australia's Northern Territory will soon be producing gold again thanks to Emmerson Resources (ASX:ERM), which is advancing the Edna Beryl gold mine along with Australian gold producer Evolution Mining (ASX:EVN).
Chinese steel mills are turning their backs on India and embracing Australia as a source of higher-grade ore for steelmaking.
Canada could be back to producing tungsten again following the closure of the country's only tungsten mine in late 2015.
Thirteen coal miners have died in Colombia after an explosion at an illegal coal mine on Friday.
Hundreds of villagers near the North Mara gold mine in Tanzania invaded the mine for several days last week in an attempt to steal gold ore.
A high-grade copper-zinc volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) project in British Columbia will now be developed by Desert Star Resources (TSXV:DSR).
A plan by Pele Mountain Resources (TSXV:GEM) to mine uranium in northern Ontario while at the same time processing rare earths has fizzled.
The new owner of the Mountain Pass rare earths mine in California is MP Mine Operations LLC - an American-led consortium with Chinese rare earths miner Shenghe Resources holding a minority share.
Bill Bennett, British Columbia's former Minister of Mines and Energy, has quit politics and joined Eagle Plains Resources (TSXV:EPL) as a director.
The wealth of mining companies and their highly-paid executives has always made them a perfect target for thieves.
The junior mining market suddenly pivoted towards an Alaska-focused gold explorer today, which is advancing a high-grade gold play in Alaska.
Up to 130 jobs could be created in Ohio at a new iron ore processing facility to be operated by Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF).
A consortium of companies including Korean steel juggernaut POSCO has made a bid for Arrium, a major Australian iron ore miner and steelmaker.
Excelsior Mining (TSXV:MIN) investors have seen a stellar 2017, with the stock up 30% over the last month and 41.2% year to date.
Despite a hot zinc market, Switzerland-based Nyrstar (EBR:NYR) has unloaded another of its zinc mines, this time the Campo Morado mine in Mexico.
Financial markets and gold investors were jittery at the start of the trading day, with the Fed poised to raise interest rates for the second time this year.
The gavel is coming down on Mountain Pass tomorrow, as the only producing rare earths mine in the United States goes up for auction.
China, the world's largest energy consumer, burned the least coal in six years.
Miners at the closed-down Wabush Mines in Labrador could be back on the job thanks to the recent signing of a collective agreement with the union.
President Donald Trump didn't waste the opportunity to press his pro-coal agenda by mentioning the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania.
Scania holds a strong market position in the production of smaller-class mining trucks, known in the U.S. as Class 8 (>33,000 pounds or 14,969 kg) vehicles.
It's a well-known fact that copper was used by ancient peoples to make some of the earliest tools and artwork.