Posted on December 21, 2014
Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.
Posted on December 15, 2014
Ten Chinese miners were found dead Sunday hours after they were trapped underground in an explosion at a mine in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, state media said.
Posted on December 7, 2014
The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. The sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that couldn’t quite make it over.
Posted on November 30, 2014
Two mining industry groups have appealed a federal judge's ruling upholding an Obama administration ban on new hard-rock mining claims on more than one million acres near the Grand Canyon.
Posted on December 29, 2012
Police in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao arrested seven suspects in connection with the recent heist of 70 gold bars worth an estimated $11.5 million.
Posted on December 18, 2012
With the price of the metal near historic highs, hovering around $1,700 an ounce (28 grams), the California Mother Lode's first large-scale hard rock gold mining operation in a half-century is coming back to life.
Posted on November 24, 2012
Civic activists say they will not accept the Zimbabwe mining minister’s offer of funds because it would hamper their efforts to make government accountable for its diamond revenues.
Posted on September 24, 2012
The heated battle over the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska is shifting to science, with panels weighing in on different reports that have only added more fuel to the fight.
Posted on July 22, 2012
Despite opposition by residents, a Storey County panel has recommended plans by a mining company to haul truckloads of ore on a winding state highway frequented by tourists.
Posted on May 25, 2012
A northern Idaho silver mine that was shut down after a series of accidents last year, including the deaths of two miners, will start rehiring in July and should have a full workforce by the end of the year, Hecla Mining Co. Chief Executive Officer Phil Baker said Thursday.
Posted on May 8, 2012
A private club in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has filed a federal lawsuit to halt construction of a nickel and copper mine, saying Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. did not obtain necessary federal permits.
Posted on April 28, 2012
The president of Newmont Mining Corp. said Friday that the U.S. company could halt investment in a major gold mining project in Peru's north if modifications sought by the government significantly affect its profitability.
Posted on March 15, 2012
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government says it's sending 1,000 police reinforcements to an Amazon basin capital where three people were killed during rioting by illegal gold miners.
Posted on February 7, 2012
Unidentified gunmen have killed a police officer near the U.S. company Freeport-McMoRan’s gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia.
Posted on February 4, 2012
Some shareholders have sued Hecla Mining Co. for stock losses they endured after the federal government shut down the Lucky Friday Mine for safety violations.
Posted on February 2, 2012
Coal operators across the country are changing the way they work, and mines are becoming safer, but the head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said Thursday there are still too many who "don't get it."
Posted on February 2, 2012
A former diamond seller in southeastern Minnesota has admitted to dealing millions of dollars of high-grade marijuana and stolen gems.
Posted on February 1, 2012
Canadian-based mining company Latin American Minerals Paraguay SA (TSX:LAT) is shutting down a gold operation in Paraguay over security concerns.
Posted on January 11, 2012
The federal Office of Surface Mining has renewed an operating permit for a northern Arizona coal mine.
Posted on January 5, 2012
A landslide tore through a tiny gold-mining village in the southern Philippines on Thursday, killing 25 people and burying dozens more, months after the government warned residents the mountain was certain to crumble.
Posted on January 2, 2012
Canada-based RX Exploration has applied for an operating permit to expand a gold and silver mine northwest of Helena after regulatory officials became concerned the company was pushing the limits of its existing permit.
Posted on December 1, 2011
More than 150 internationally known writers and artists are urging Mexican President Felipe Calderon to cancel mining concessions in an area of northern Mexico considered sacred ground by the Huichol Indians.
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