Joshua Zapf

Joshua Zapf is an assistant editor at MINING.com. Josh is working on his bachelor's degree in professional writing from the University of Victoria.

Belo Sun intersects new high grade zone at Grota Seca and expands grande deposit

Hole VVGD-529 intersected 12.07 meters grading 11.08 g/t Au including 4.85 meters grading 26.78 g/t Au.

Eagle Hill Intersects 14.74 g/t Gold Over 17.9 Meters in Near Surface Mineralization at Windfall Lake

These results are part of a drill program designed to expand the size of the mineral resource estimation that already includes 1,665,000 tonnes at 10.05 g/t gold in the indicated category and 2,906,000 tonnes at 8.76 g/t gold as an inferred resource.

Market intelligence for January

Last month the markets finished relatively flat. However, the first few days of January trading, after the cliff aversion, has seen S&P 500 hit a 5-year high.

1,700 protest at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine

Underground miners, led by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, demanded that those suspended for participating in strike action last week be reinstated.

A coal factsheet for the future

Here are some of the other startling highlights from the IEA’s Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2012 Factsheet.

INFOGRAPHIC: Antimony, fireproof and supply-critical

Antimony naturally occurs in the Earth’s crust. More importantly it’s used in screens, batteries and to make heat sensitive products flame retardant.

Top mining states in the US

Here from the National Mining Association are the top mining states in the US ranked by the value of mineral production from 2011

Thompson Creek closes $350 million offering

The proceeds from the offering are intended to help found the development of its Mt. Milligan copper-gold mine in British Columbia, Canada.

INFOGRAPHIC: The history of silver

The story of this legendary precious metal begins with its use by ancient civilizations.

INFOGRAPHIC: Fluorspar, essential for modern life

The mineral fluorspar is now more important - and expensive - than ever.

BHP Billiton production report

The company outlines record petroleum production, an increase in Queensland coal volumes and a milestone achievement from Western Australia Iron Ore.

INFOGRAPHIC: Nickel, where form meets function

While best known for it's use in the 5 cent coin, nickel has farm more strategic uses.

INFOGRAPHIC: Gold as an investment

Four for four. The ever brilliant Visual Capitalist is here with its final gold infographic.

Infographic: Iron, the core of the developing world

Did you know that 95% of all the metal produced per year is Iron? You do now and thanks to the brilliant infographics of Visual Capitalist.

Rio Tinto buys Richards Bay from BHP

BHP Billiton announced today the completed sale of of its 37% share of Richards Bay Minerals to Rio Tinto for $1.91 billion.

BHP boss bucks bonus

Marius Kloppers, CEO of mining giant BHP Billiton, has decided to waive his annual bonus in light of a recent forecast in which BHP's revenues are projected to drop 38%

Gold mining outlawed after 6 buried alive

"Owners of the illegal gold mines were recruiting children aged below 16 years to do casual labour on the mines contrary to the law."

Death toll climbs to 28 at Lonmin mine

South African police began firing on a surging crowd of workers leaving 18 people dead.

60 dead after landslide at Congo gold mine

"Illegal miners rushed to be the first in the bottom of the pit but the sides collapsed, burying them all."

Has gold demand reached a Chinese summit?

That's what Cameron Alexander of GFMS set to find out.

Dear chairman of Anglo American, please fire your CEO: signed shareholders

Some of Anglo American's top shareholders are demanding that CEO Cynthia Carroll be shown the door, according to a report by the Telegraph.

Russia drafts a bill to woo foreign investors

Russian gold reserves represents roughly 10% of the world's total supply. However, foreign companies are leery to move into a country that regulates gold reserves over 50 tonnes to be that of 'federal significance'.

Infographic: copper the essential metal part II

With exploration forced to higher risk areas and growing Chinese demand, Visual Capitalist explores why copper prices have increased by 400% in the last decade.

Infographic: is natural gas North America's energy future or just hot air?

New technology, and recent gas reserve discoveries, have altered the conversation about North American energy. Fortunately Visual Capitalist has put together a clever infographic outlining the demand, market and supply of natural gas.

Primero gives Q2 results

"Primero achieved its strongest quarter to date. San Dimas delivered record gold and silver production, record profit margins and record operating cash flow for Primero."