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.

Australia's Argyle diamond mine opens underground operations

Mine life will be extended until 2020 at minimum.

Rio Tinto considers selling its diamond mines

The company's gemstone mines are estimated to be worth $2.2 billion.

Blue diamond ring sale sets new world record

Gem sold for a whopping $1.8 million per carat.

Three South American executives resign from Barrick

Unit president had only been on board since last July.

German potash maker delays Canadian plant opening

K+S increases capital expenditure budget to $4 billion to meet construction costs.

South African mining firms and unions exposed for pay off deal

Anglo Gold Ashanti and BHP Billiton paid salaries of National Union of Mineworkers members.

Mining tycoon revives United Australia political party

VIDEO: One of its policies is to process more mineral resources within the country.

Scientists create new graphene-based printer ink

Graphene inks have the potential to impact printed, flexible and foldable electronics.

Gemesis produces world's largest lab-created diamond

The gem offers the same quality, colour and clarity as a mined diamond.

Australia's Newcrest reviewing high-cost gold operations

Company cites declining commodity prices and weaker currencies as part of a more challenging business environment.

British government to sell stake in Urenco

The company has the gas centrifugal technology to fuel 430 nuclear power plants worldwide as well as make a nuclear bomb.

Randgold intends to buy up more junior miners

Established companies have an opportunity to find bargain deals if the price of gold falls further.

Gold rush in India, China as price plummets

Retailers in both countries report huge sales boosts as consumers flock to stores.

Accidents shut down coal mines in China, Russia

Gas explosion and roof collapse spur rescue efforts.

Canada opens applications for mining professionals

Federal government re-starts skilled-worker program on May 4.

VIDEO: India plans new trading hub for rough diamonds

Country to increase competition with Dubai and Belgium.

Argentina begins crisis negotiations for Vale mine workers

Government mandates 30 business day process between company and workers.

Eastplats suspends funding for South African Crocodile River mine

The company cited low prices and productivity as reasons for the decision.

VIDEO: DiamondCorp revives Lace mine in South Africa

Company forecasts 13.4 million carats during the mine's 25-year life.

Australia aims to be largest LNG exporter in 5 years

The country's production will approach 90 million tonnes a year by 2018.

Petra Diamonds finds rare 25.5 carat blue gem

The rough stone was pulled from the famous Cullinan mine in South Africa.

South African mining industry lost $1.5bn last year

Labour disputes also affected the country's gross domestic product and credit rating.

Rio Tinto coal mine extension turned down in Australia

Court cites environmental and social concerns for overruling approval.

South Africa's Exxaro to mine iron ore in the Congo

The company forecasts an output of 2 million tonnes by next year.

Russia's Uralkali to boost potash production

It aims to increase output to 19 million tonnes by 2020.