Kerry Hall

Kerry Hall is a Vancouver-based journalist. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists as well as the Editors’ Association of Canada.

Burkina Faso is a good place for gold mining: Goldrush Resources

Vancouver-based junior miner discusses exploration and mining in the west African nation.

Australia's insects provide clues to new gold deposits

Research shows ants and termites bring up evidence from five metres underground.

Canadian ambassador says oil will ship with or without Keystone XL pipeline

Heavy crude oil will be sent by train or truck to the US and then on to Asia.

US firm buys half of Tinkler's stake in Whitehaven Coal

Former Australian mining billionaire forced to sell in order to pay off debts.

China sinks another $1.32bn into Peruvian copper project

Chinalco Mining Corp. adds more investment to boost production capacity.

Russia plans to export more coal to southeast Asia and beyond

A new port plus an expansion at an existing port will meet growing demand.

Lynas says rare earths prices 25% below sustainable level

The miner also said it would limit production to 11,000 tonnes per year at its Mt. Weld mine.

Pele Mountain increases estimate of uranium and rare earths project

Recent drilling at the site led to a major boost in the results.

US partners with Guinea to improve diamond mining

The two countries will focus particularly on improvements for alluvial extraction.

France bans the mailing of gold, silver

The law came into effect June 1.

US losing money on coal leases: report

Bureau of Land Management selling mining leases at below market value adds up to billions of lost dollars.

South Africa adopts hard-line stance on labour relations

Deputy President to meet with business, labour and government reps on Friday.

Zimbabwe bans alluvial mining

The government has cancelled all existing permits and will issue no new ones.

Robert Kennedy Jr. to visit Albertan oilsands

He plans to meet with environmentalists, aboriginals and the oil industry.

Gem Diamonds sells stone for $9m

The firm sold the rough piece in a profit-sharing agreement.

Chevron to sell two Nigerian oil blocks

The company will divest its 40% share of leases 83 and 85 which hold the Madu and Anyala fields.

Mantra Resources to start uranium mining at Mkuju River project

Company said it would wait until summer to begin.

Rio Tinto releases pink diamond and gold ingot

The Perth Mint will sell 168 limited edition pieces.

Iamgold and Suriname sign new deal on gold mine

The Rosebel mine produced 82,000 ounces of the precious yellow metal in 2012.

Pacific Ocean rich in gold, rare earths

Geologist says the deposits are better than on land.

Mali to boost gold output to 100t in next 5 years

Country expects to focus on junior mining companies to increase results.

Canadian mining tax system distorts investment opportunities

Economists say tax breaks encourage investment in projects that might otherwise be uneconomic.

Coal India budgets $1bn for foreign acquisitions

Domestic mining projects have been delayed in the permitting process.

Australian miner seeks loan from Montana for coal operation

Ambre Energy wants to refurbish the Decker mine to bump up exports to Asia.

Goldplat puts Kenyan mine on care and maintenance

Company cited ongoing operational losses and gold price uncertainty as reasons for the closure.