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.

Gemstone miner Richland Resources' results affected by illegal mining

Unregulated miners in Tanzania are hurting operations and the extraction of high quality tanzanite gems.

Workers strike at Lonmin's South African mine

Mine workers refuse to go underground and all 13 Marikana shafts are not functioning.

Dominion Diamond boosts 2013 production guidance

Company also forecast $730 million in sales for the 2014 fiscal year.

Cameco begins production at new uranium mine

North Butte facility in Wyoming will produce about 300,000 lbs this year.

Energy Fuels Inc. to open second uranium mine in Arizona

Pinenut will start up at the end of May or beginning of June.

SouthGobi Resources forecasts huge increase for 2013 coal production

Its flagship coking coal mine in southern Mongolia is running again.

Glencore Xstrata shelves plans for coal terminal in northeastern Australia

Company said currently there is excess port capacity but eventually the country would need more terminals to meet rising demand.

VIDEO: BlackRock predicts copper scarcity in 2015

If cancelled mining projects don't come back online in the near future, it will lead to shortages in a couple of years.

Researchers create magnetized graphene for first time

The breakthrough will make it possible to create spintronic devices which could lead to revolutionizing the electronics industry.

Molycorp results better than expected for first quarter

Rare earth miner says second half of year will improve for sales and production.

Petra Diamonds boosts production and sales

Company says the rough diamond market continues on a firmer trend.

Kinder Morgan abandons coal terminal proposal in Oregon

Company plans to look for alternate site in the Pacific Northwest.

Franco-Nevada reports increase in revenue but net income dips

Operating costs were up in first quarter.

Police arrest 31 suspects for $50m diamond robbery in Belgium

VIDEO: Authorities also recovered many of the gemstones, a bunch of money and a few luxury cars.

Peru's copper production to double by 2016

New projects will increase output to 2.8 million tonnes.

Quebec proposes new mining tax

The new scheme is a hybrid regime, including both a minimum royalty and a progressive tax based on profits.

Montana coal exports spur environmental battle

The state has more coal resources than any other in the country.

Lucapa Diamond Co. identifies new kimberlite targets

Preliminary data from the Lulo concession in Angola looks promising.

Kimberley Process may ban diamond exports from Central African Republic

International certification body may suspend country for non-compliance.

Arizona governor vetoes gold and silver as legal tender

Jan Brewer said approving the measure could cause the state to lose tax revenue.

California's Long Beach port starts new iron ore shipments

The operation is the only exporter of the raw material on the West Coast.

Workers strike at Freeport's Indonesian mine

Labourers at the Grasberg mine expansion say the work stoppage could last for a month.

UK Coal seeks liquidation after mine closure

The company lost more than $450 million as a result of a fire.

US doubles estimate of shale oil reserves

The Three Forks shale formation contains approximately 3.73 billion barrels of oil.

Canada reveals new $5 and $10 bills

The redesigned bank notes will start circulating in November.