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.

West African countries discuss mining law alignment

Officials from Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Liberia are meeting in London this week.

By 2030 Canada's oil output will more than double

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers updates the national production forecast.

Strike shuts down Implats mine in South Africa

About 3,000 employees didn't report for work at the No. 14 shaft in Rustenburg.

South African gov't claims diamond trade is more than 99% conflict free

Citizens' groups call on the Kimberley Process members to revise the definition of conflict diamonds amongst other changes.

Wyoming releases new study on rare earth elements

Through the scientific study, the State Geological Survey has confirmed that rare earth elements occur across the state.

Coal of Africa to mothball South African Mooiplaats mine

The company cited unacceptable operational losses as the reason for the closure.

Investors shift to diamonds after gold tumble

JPMorgan said exciting things are happening in the sector.

New accident jeopardizes Freeport's Indonesian copper supply

Strained relations between the company and labour unions casts doubt on whether the mine will be able to ship to customers.

Sudan to produce 50 tonnes of gold, maybe more this year

Country's mining minister said it would increase its output from 42 tonnes last year.

BC rejects oil pipeline proposal for Enbridge's Northern Gateway

Government cites lack of sufficient answers about environmental issues.

Briolette diamond sells for $11m in Hong Kong

The sum set a new record for that particular style of gem.

Quebec's new mining act up for debate

The provincial national assembly will be examining the proposal in the coming weeks.

Workers strike at Glencore Xstrata chrome mines in South Africa

Glencore Xstrata operations are down at three locations.

Freeport reopens pit mining at Grasberg in Indonesia

Underground mining is still suspended while a safety inspection is conducted.

Illegal gold mining costs Uganda millions in lost revenue

A government official said the issue is so alarming that the country exported none of its own gold in April.

Ukraine to begin gold mining this year

Country estimates it has more than 900 tonnes of gold resources.

Vale receives new mining concession in Brazil

The company is obliged to produce 20 million tonnes of iron ore per year.

Saskatchewan mining industry needs thousands of new workers

Industry reps say up to 15,000 skilled people are needed in the next 10 years.

Australia's surging exports point to next mining phase

Declining imports signal the wrap up of the investment boom.

Brent Cook: Major companies will start shutting mines

VIDEO: Geologist and analyst Brent Cook discusses the outlook for the mining sector

Kenya to form state-owned mining company

The government is also working on a bill to update the mining act.

Petra Diamonds sells rare blue gem for $16.9m

The high quality coloured gem was extracted from the Cullinan mine in South Africa.

Newmont to increase gold output in Ghana

The company said it will build a second mill at its Ahafo mine.

Russia's EuroChem to start production at two potash mines in 2017

In the long term, company expects potash demand to resume.

BHP expansion of Jansen potash project uncertain

Company plans to decrease overall capex by $19 billion from 2014 onwards.