Amanda Stutt

Texas building gold depository with $100B capacity and security that rivals Fort Knox

Governor Greg Abbott said when the project was announced last year that it would allow Texas to “repatriate” its gold from New York.

Europe aims to take its place on the global EV battery production stage

Europe has a dedicated €600 million stream of projects on raw materials. A lot of it is about innovation in the technologies used in mines.

Gold-backed ETFs fell in February, following four months of inflows

But global gold-backed ETF flows remain positive on the year ($1.7 billion) on the back of strong inflows in January.

Rio Tinto's shares take hit after two analyst downgrades

The hit comes just days after the miner's investors were handed a $4 billion special dividend.

Nemaska Lithium ‘reviewing strategic alternatives’ after budget blowout

Last year, the Canadian developer arranged $1.1 billion financing for its Whabouchi lithium project.

Moody's cuts Vale's credit rating to junk

“The outlook for all ratings is negative.”

Prospects brighten for Alaska's Pebble project after environmental impact statement released

At market close Wednesday, Northern Dynasty's shares were up over 12%, and gained another 7% in after-hours trading.

Can blockchain help drive miners' bottom line?

“Mining is the slowest industry to adapt to new technology.”

Fire shuts down Vale’s Malaysia distribution center

The majority of material from the Malaysian distribution center is Brazilian Blend fines destined for China.

Sherritt International reports higher annual nickel production at Cuban JV

The company’s share of finished nickel production at the Moa joint venture (JV) in Cuba and Saskatchewan, Canada was 4,294 tonnes, up 4% from last year.

Quebec lithium developer's stock craters after cost blowout

The company has been forced to revise the budget for the Whabouchi lithium mine and Shawinigan electrochemical plant upward by C$375 million.

Megafactories buildout could up nickel demand in batteries 19 fold—Benchmark

Benchmark's MD Simon Moore told the Senate Committee on energy that 70 battery megafactories are in global production – up from 17 .

Canadian gold junior hits bonanza grades at Finland project

Aurion Resources' stock soared 27% Tuesday after reporting new high-grade assay results from drilling on its Risti project in northern Finland. 

New Year's resolutions for miners: SEC updates disclosure requirements

Companies should start preparing for when the rules come into effect.

Strong Chilean copper project pipeline expected to come online — report

The report does have a caveat.

Pretium buys back gold-silver stream, closes $480m debt deal

In 2016, Brucejack was named the world’s highest grade “rookie” gold mine.

Incidents of black lung vastly under-reported in US Appalachia — NPR

The investigation tracked the plights of former coal miners suffering from the disease.

Lynas Corp's Malaysia plant shut down until 2019

The shutdown of the controversial plant could see the Australian rare earths producer take a A$16 million hit.

Global iron ore market well supplied, growth in production ahead — reports

Global iron ore production will grow due to mine expansions in Brazil and increasing output from India.

Wheaton Precious Metals shares drop after reporting third quarter results

Adjusted net earnings were $35 million, a 49% drop from $67 million in net earnings in the third quarter of 2017.

Sherritt International sees jump in nickel production and profit

The numbers are up thanks to the success of the company’s Moa JV with the Cuban Government.

Central banks continue to stock gold but ETF investors dump bullion

The World Gold Council found that gold demand reached 964.3 tonnes in Q3.

This Australia-based lithium-boron developer could become major US producer

A PFS supports the development of a new Australian-backed US$599 million lithium and boron mining and processing operation in Nevada.

Mountain Province Diamonds latest sale nets $24 million

Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine.

China chloralkali industry key driver of world salt market growth – report

World salt exports rose to 64 million tonnes in 2017, up 10 million tonnes from 2016.