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Potash plan prompts $98 million road link in horn of Africa

Djibouti contracted a Kuwaiti company to build a $98-million road link to enable landlocked Ethiopia to ship its first potash output from a new Red Sea port.

Economic chaos fuels gold mining rush in Africa's newest nation

South Sudan doesn’t officially export gold, but experts consider it the world’s most promising frontier exploration destination.

After rainforest victory for Brazil’s environmentalists, a mining battle looms

Brazil ministry wants to open border regions to foreign miners. Amazon-basin area about the size of Alaska could be affected.

Hedge funds exit gold before Fed triggers worst rout in month

Prices fall as Fed raises rates, signals more to come. Investors exit SPDR Gold ETF at fastest pace this year.

Robot ghost ships to extend miner's technology drive to seas

World’s top miner BHP seeking partners for vessel automation

Vault building booms as gold lures investors in turbulent world

Pickup in inflation across Europe increases demand for storage

The hard-to-believe steel shortage that's unfolding in China

Fortescue’s Power says rebar prices have jumped after closures

Russia's Polyus selling $700 million stake in Moscow, London

Russia’s biggest gold producer plans to sell 7% equity stake

Zambia copper production to rise 4% to record, lobby group says

Power price resolution could come within ‘weeks’, chamber says

Muddy Waters using outdated and dubious data, Asanko CEO says

Asanko can earn cash without hiking debt, issuing equity: CEO

Top diamond miner's 36-year-old chief to prove himself with cuts

Son of Putin ally to focus on reduced costs in new role as CEO

De Beers South Africa takes state to court over export exemption

Exemption license for rough diamonds was reportedly denied

Billionaire Steinmetz recovers from setback in Simandou battle

Ex-executive takes stand after saying last week he wouldn’t

Cheaper solar in India prompts rethink for coal projects

Power from solar panels now half the cost of a new coal plant

Shipwreck casts shadow over fleet of Vale iron-ore carriers

A second vessel contracted to haul iron ore for Brazilian miner Vale SA was delayed for repairs following the loss of a similar ship that mysteriously sank en route to China leaving 22 people presumed dead.

Miners frozen out as South Africa readies empowerment rules

Mining companies in South Africa have been frozen out of consultation over regulatory changes that could dilute shareholders, raise costs and impose new levies to fund community development.

Western Australia may ask BHP, Rio to cash out iron ore levy

Western Australia may ask Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton Ltd. to pay potentially billions of dollars to end a mining rent tax to help patch a budget decimated by lower commodity prices.

How much gold would buy you a home in Toronto?

Toronto homes aren’t that expensive, if you pay in gold.

From Yukon to Patagonia, gold explorers stir after sleep

Outbreaks of gold-rush fever are popping up as bullion markets stage a tentative recovery.

Billion-dollar gold dream lures mining and movie maverick out of hiatus

Frank Giustra aims for hat trick with Leagold Mining in Mexico. Bill Clinton pal sees ‘major’ gold producer within four years.

Gold rallies as Trump’s ‘toughest time in office’ batters dollar

Bullion climbed for a fifth day Wednesday on reports that the president asked FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into a former National Security Adviser.

The great Nevada lithium rush to fuel the new economy

At least six startups have recently placed or leased claims in the area. They join North Carolina-based Albemarle Corp., whose recently acquired Silver Peak mine and processing operation has been unearthing lithium from Clayton Valley’s brines since the mid-1960s.

Trump’s family fortune originated in a Canadian gold-rush brothel

Buried in a ghost town in Canada’s subarctic are the roots of the family fortune that paved Donald Trump’s path to prominence.

Gold Fields to spend $1.4 billion prolonging Ghana mine life

The investment will extend the life of the mine by eight years to 2024, in which the firm expects to produce 1.56 million ounces of gold there.

Miners still sceptical that coal surge will hold

Prices rose after China — the world’s biggest consumer and producer — cut its output.