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The Big Bonanza: The richest mineral discovery in American history

Excerpt from THE BONANZA KING: John Mackay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West by Gregory Crouch.

Barrick Gold founder Peter Munk dies at 90

The company said its founder and chairman emeritus, Peter Munk, passed away Wednesday in Toronto, surrounded by his family.

Barrick chairman Thornton boosts ownership with major share buy

The boss of the world's top gold miner has bought 306,000 additional shares in the company.

Aussie company signs agreement with Argentinian province over lithium assets

The deal confirms the company’s tenure of ~45,000 hectares of mining leases that cover the Olaroz – Cauchari Lithium Brine Project and the Paso Lithium Brine Project.

Samarco iron ore mine could reopen this year

Samarco Mineracao – a Vale-BHP joint venture – ceased operations in November 2015 following a deadly tailings dam burst.

Fremont to acquire property in world’s second richest gold province

Barrick Gold’s Goldstrike mine complex and Newmont’s North and South Carlin complexes are located in this area.

Barrick exec. to chair Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group

Barrick Gold’s Chief Innovation Officer, Michelle Ash, will become the new Chair of GMSG in May 2018.

Moody's bullish on base metals, US steel

Base metals should continue to do well in 2018 along with the US steel industry, though American coal will continue to lose ground to natural gas. 

In Iceland, more energy will be used for bitcoin mining than powering homes

Mining bitcoins requires a great deal of computing power which in turn needs a lot of electricity to solve the computational puzzles that reward miners with cryptocurrency. 

18 die in clash at Venezuelan gold mine

Eighteen people have been killed in Venezuela at an illegal gold mine following clashes with security forces.

Cameco handed court victory over WA uranium prospect

A uranium deposit in Western Australia under development by Cameco (TSX:CCO, NYSE:CCJ) will not be held up by conservationists who oppose it. 

Monarca Minerals wants to acquire property in Chihuahua

San José is a 5,580-hectare property that shows multi-element mineralization.

Kinross shares jump on earnings beat

Canadian gold miner expects 2017 production at higher end of guidance range.

Malartic gold mine class-action lawsuit trial begins

People living close to the large open pit mine in Quebec’s Abitibi region, want to be compensated for damages related to dust, noise and explosions they claim to have been exposed to for many years.

Rio Tinto is buying another $2.5 billion of its own shares

Brings the total to $4 billion for the year.

Major copper producers lose record output

The world's major copper producers have lost a record amount of copper output due to strikes, power outages and low ore grades

Copper price consensus outlook suggest rally will run out of steam

Even the most optimistic forecasts for copper by year-end is below the spot price.

Former chief executive of Mountain Province to lead Dominion Diamond

Patrick Evans will become the new CEO once a deal to purchase the Canadian diamond company closes later this year

Former U.S. Senator joins Caterpillar Board of Directors

Kelly Ayotte is a former U.S. senator representing New Hampshire from 2011 to 2017

China aluminium soars due to capacity closures

The news around China’s pollution crackdown spiked investors concerns

Good and bad news from Japan-China oil sands projects in Canada

On the bright side, the companies have started production of ultra-heavy crude oil at their Hangingstone Oil Sands Project in Alberta

Anaconda positive about drilling results in Nova Scotia

Multiple occurrences of visible gold and assays with high-grade tenor were observed in their five-hole diamond drill program

New research could make it easier to find high-quality Canadian sapphires

Most promising areas for sapphire exploration are expected to occur near a fault that separates the Lake Harbour Group and Narsajuaq terranes

This new videogame aims to gauge youth’s interest in the mining industry

The creators of “Gold rush: the game” claim it will be one of the most realistic mining simulators in the computerized entertainment market.

These 5 trends will boost copper demand

Increasing demand for efficient building systems, electric vehicles and renewables generation could add more than 4 million tonnes of annual copper use by 2030, a study shows.