Recent Articles

The Northern Miner celebrates 100 years of publication with a special anniversary issue

Posted on April 23, 2015

It was a hundred years ago that journalist Ben Hughes and printer Ernie Hand launched The Northern Miner from the silver fields of Cobalt, Ontario.

First Majestic trades higher after share acquisition news

Posted on April 6, 2015

Up $4.17 a share.

Mine water experts gather in Vancouver

Posted on March 26, 2015

Running from April 12th to 15th.

Copper up, FCX down as workers halt production at Grasberg

Posted on March 20, 2015

The copper price recovered from a one-month low on Wednesday to gain 3% on Thursday, as the metal markets reacted to a dovish Fed statement and news out of Indonesia that production has stopped at the Grasberg mine.

Allied Nevada is bankrupt

Posted on March 11, 2015

Allied Nevada owns the Hycroft gold and silver mine in Nevada, but falling precious metals prices and debts of $543m forced it into restructuring.

Senate passes huge Arizona copper mine

Posted on December 15, 2014

The United States Senate has passed a controversial land swap deal, paving the way for the country's largest copper mine to move forward, following close to a decade of roadblocks by Washington.

The five most popular mining maps

Posted on September 10, 2014

Are you a map lover? A mining enthusiast? Since 1992 InfoMine has been analyzing and tracking mines and exploration projects around the world. Here are InfoMine’s five most popular MapMine maps.

INFOGRAPHIC: The world's largest diggers

Posted on August 21, 2014

Top machine can excavate 9,000 tonnes of earth in just one hour.

Sprott introduces new and improved gold ETF

Posted on August 18, 2014

Taking on the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.

As depressing as Bre-X: a week of Imperial Metals commentary

Posted on August 8, 2014

A chilling effect.

IMAGE GALLERY: Throwing the switch on KGHM's Sierra Gorda mine in the Atacama Desert

Posted on July 31, 2014

The143-kilometre seawater pipeline is operational

McEwen Mining finds replacement for past president

Posted on July 15, 2014

To take over from past President Ian Ball.

These photos will show you just how big a Russian diamond mine can be

Posted on July 14, 2014

Mirny's operations lasted 44 years.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tesla builds largest charging station network

Posted on July 14, 2014

Superchargers replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.

How miners buy into technology

Posted on June 1, 2014

Cultural acceptance.

Australia not adventurous enough in commitment to ‘essential hunting ground’ of Latin America

Posted on May 28, 2014

The region produces 45% of the world’s copper, 50% of its silver, 26% of its molybdenum, and equally high percentages of zinc, gold and iron ore.

INFOGRAPHIC: Iron Ore—The strength behind the world’s leading industries

Posted on May 16, 2014

The value of iron ore produced in the US. amounted to $5 billion last year.

More balance in reports: reader

Posted on April 4, 2014

Less National Enquirer tabloid stuff .

Tibetans protest land seizure linked to gold mining

Posted on March 23, 2014

Hundreds of Tibetans last week protested land seizures for the construction of highways linked to gold mining in the Kanlho (Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Who owns the biggest Bitcoin wallet?

Posted on December 19, 2013

The answer might be obvious to those who have been following the Silk Road saga.

Construction to begin at Queensland's first oil refinery

Posted on December 6, 2013

"Most of Australia's oil is generated and used in Queensland…Gladstone just felt like the place to be."

Worker dies at Newcrest's Telfer in the Pilbara

Posted on December 5, 2013

The man was reportedly crushed by polypipe.

Three dead at Barrick PNG subsidiary gold mine

Posted on December 5, 2013

Miners vs illegal miners.

Zimbabwe government to reduce mining royalties

Posted on December 4, 2013

Last January the government set gold royalties at 7%, platinum at 10% and diamonds at 15%.

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