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South Africa’s mining output at lowest in over 18 months

Posted on September 11, 2014

Platinum and gold sectors among the worst performers due to labour strikes that cripple the industry early this year.

Case against 26-year old mining CEO accused of stealing $7m to fund luxury lifestyle dropped

Posted on September 11, 2014

His lawyers told MINING.com the parties reached a confidential agreement.

Ex-FBI boss hired by trust heading BSGR to run internal probe

Posted on September 11, 2014

The internal probe is reportedly focused on claims that BSGR bribed Guinean officials to get lucrative rights over Simandou.

These are the top risks miners face

Posted on September 11, 2014

Productivity, followed by capital decisions and obtaining a social license to operate, are among the top risks global mining and metals companies face.

This is the $10 million-plus white diamond just found in South Africa

Posted on September 10, 2014

Analysts predict could fetch between $10 million to $16 million.

Waste has just stopped leaking from Mount Polley mine

Posted on September 10, 2014

A government inspection to the Mount Polley mine last week found waste was still leaking from its breached tailing dam facility.

Workers allegedly denied safety gear, told coal ash ‘safe enough to eat’

Posted on September 10, 2014

American Electric Power faces lawsuit.

AngloGold Ashanti shares plummet on spin off announcement

Posted on September 10, 2014

The miner has revealed a major restructuring involving a plan to raise $2.1 billion in a rights issue and spin its international assets into a new London-listed company.

New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

Posted on September 9, 2014

One of the two tailings thickeners experienced rake failure last Friday.

India’s Supreme Court revises judgment on illegal coal blocks

Posted on September 9, 2014

It won't announce its verdict on the matter until an unspecified later date.

Gold demand to soar as festive season kicks off in India

Posted on September 9, 2014

But investors hoping the festive season in the world's second-largest gold buyer will boost the metal’s ailing price are likely to be disappointed, analysts say.

Taseko Mines buying Curis Resources for Arizona copper project

Posted on September 9, 2014

The all-share deal that guarantees Taseko access to the advanced-stage Florence copper project.

Ex-Codelco boss to lead power firm, push for Chile’s most controversial project

Posted on September 9, 2014

Colbun hopes to keep the massive $9 billion HidroAysen power project alive.

Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

Posted on September 8, 2014

A group of 11 chief executives of firms operating in West Africa have called for more international support to combat the deadly virus.

UK’s 310-tonne gold reserves in limbo if Scotland becomes independent

Posted on September 8, 2014

A triumph of the "Yes Scotland" campaign would have to be followed by negotiations with London over a raft of assets.

First female fatality in Chile’s mining industry

Posted on September 8, 2014

A 25-year-old female truck driver died when her vehicle flipped over near Antofagasta Minerals' Los Pelambres copper mine.

About 20% of Chile’s largest copper mines closed or reconverted by 2025

Posted on September 8, 2014

From the 5.8 million tons of copper produced last year, 1.2 million tons came from operations that are facing closure or conversion in 10 years.

INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

Posted on September 8, 2014

First international conference about geosynthetics in mining begins Monday.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

Posted on September 7, 2014

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.

Australia’s exploration spending down the slippery slope

Posted on September 7, 2014

The figure recently hit a seven-year low, rising concerns over how these cost-cutting measures may delay the country’s next generation of mines.

INFOGRAPHIC: A forecast of when the world's resources will run out

Posted on September 7, 2014

Here is one interpretation of how much is left on Earth.

The World Gold Council doesn’t get China’s demand — Koos Jansen

Posted on September 5, 2014

He argues the omissions and inadequacies of the WGC reports on China's gold demand are far larger than what the body would let the world see.

Canadian government ‘not pleased’ with Nova Scotia’s plans to ban fracking

Posted on September 5, 2014

The Atlantic province will introduce legislation to prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing for onshore shale gas this fall.

Battle over Keystone XL lands before Nebraska Supreme Court

Posted on September 5, 2014

The court’s ruling could force President Obama’s hand in making a final decision whether to green light the stalled project.

London gold fix begins seeking 3rd party to run benchmark

Posted on September 5, 2014

Winner will be announced in October, and implementation will be complete by the year-end.

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