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.

Rockwell Diamonds sells off Klipdam mine in South Africa

The company plans to invest the proceeds in its Niewejaarskraal mine which has been in care and maintenance since 2007.

Experts interpret gold price tumble

What analysts had to say about the decline of the yellow metal.

Junior miners entangled in new Ontario mining regulations

Companies find the new rules too complicated and time consuming which is hurting exploration and investment.

Australia leases ports for $5.3bn to private consortium

The two sea gateways handle many commodities, including coal, steel, natural gas, oil and petroleum.

US government reviews coal royalties for export market

Companies say selling coal internationally demands a higher price because it costs more to ship.

PHOTOS: Quebec diamonds in the rough

Stornoway Diamonds is developing the province's first kimberlite mine.

Miners dredge up more than gold in California

State officials are deliberating the ban on the technique.

PHOTOS: Colombian miners dig for Muzo emeralds

Workers search for the precious gems in the Minero river and the Real mine.

Canadian gold company threatens Costa Rica with $1bn lawsuit

Costa Rican court system has caused a legal vacuum regarding the Las Crucitas mine project and the country's president refuses to act.

New Australian gold mine opens in Queensland

Mine life is expected to be 12 years with an output of 55,000 ounces of gold per year.

China forms major rare earth group in Ganzhou

The government is encouraging more business mergers and forming megacorporations.

EU confronts mining corruption with new accord

Agreement focuses on companies with profits of at least 40 million euros ($52.5 million), total assets worth 20 million euros or 250 employees.

US miners attain record low fatality and injury rate in 2012

Per 200,000 hours worked, the fatality rate was .0107 deaths and reported injuries were 2.56.

Australia's Gindalbie Metals opens new iron ore mine

Karara project is the second largest magnetite project in the country.

Afghanistan mineral deposits estimated at $1 trillion

US hydrologists and mining engineers are working with Afghans southeast of Kabul to conduct tests.

US government broke law when issuing shale oil leases in California

Bureau of Land Management did not fully weigh the effects of fracking on the environment.

Canadian miner's garnet find points to diamonds in Botswana

High concentration of garnets found in drilling results.

Australian merger will create mid-tier gold producer

The new company's resource will be 1.7 million gold ounces.

Chinese company to build $11.3bn coal-to-gas project

Annual production capacity will 8 billion cubic metres of natural gas.

Experts face off about Canada's mining reputation

VIDEO: Industy and community representatives debate recent protests of the mining sector in Canada and around the world.

Retail diamond market strong worldwide

VIDEO: Mine growth rate is 3% to 4% while demand growth is 10% for the gemstones.

Rare pink diamond heads to auction block with $40m sales estimate

Some jewellers estimate it will sell for about $40 million dollars.

Italian police seize 12 gold bars at Swiss border

Family man suspected of money laundering.

Western Potash receives approval for Milestone project

Construction on the $2.8-billion mine begins mid year.

China's largest steelmaker buys into Canada's Labrador Trough

The Kami project is expected to produce 8 million tonnes per year.