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.

Gold hits session high of $1,300 as Fed leaves rates unchanged

The metal is up more than 20% this year, but gold mining equities have doubled and the sector as a whole has returned 53%.

Mapped: The global coal trade

The global coal trade doubled in the decade to 2012 as a boom took hold in Asia. Now, the coal trade seems to have stalled or even gone into reverse.

Myanmar Wanbao: A new dawn for the Chinese copper miner

Documentary focuses on how Chinese mining company Myanmar Wanbao is changing and speaking the new language of a changing Myanmar.

U.S. Precious Metals drills 183.7m to 194.6m (10.9 meters) of 2.9 ppm Au and 11.2 ppm Ag

"We are evaluating a soil and stream sediment survey campaign to begin exploring other areas where surface samples have returned favorable assay results for all three metals."

Rare Earth Minerals logs loss, but hopes more Tesla-like agreements to the rescue

The company reported a £1.2 million pre-tax loss in the first six months of 2015, widening from the £191,000 loss reported a year earlier.

Stans Energy reaches ‘amicable’ deal with former CFO over her dismissal

In March last year, Anna Kuranova sued the company alleging to have been fired wrongfully.

China, Russia creating own gold market

As Western central banks continue their manipulation of the gold price in order to prop up flagging fiat currencies, two of the world's largest bullion hoarders are fashioning their own gold market which will function outside the dollar system.

Fresnillo increases gold, silver production

Profit for the period of US$76.4m, a decrease of 44.3%

Guyana Goldfields pours its first gold

The commissioning and startup of the hard rock crushing circuit is projected to be completed later in the third calendar quarter of 2015.

Heap leach conference comes home

The State of Nevada.

TIMELINE: Birth and development of the diamond mining industry

While the term "diamond" comes from the Greek word "Adamas", meaning "unconquerable", the earliest gems were found in India, in 4th century BC.

World Coal Association urges G7 leaders to invest more in cleaner technologies

The industry body said that instead of fighting fossil fuels, industrialized nations should try to make them cleaner.

Amur Minerals rises and falls on licence to mine nickel, copper in Russia

On Thursday the stock lost over 7%, closing at 18.30 pounds, after having skyrocketed almost 120% from May 22 to May 26.

FQM establishes online university to develop future leaders

EduMine has been providing online training to FQM’s mining operations in Zambia and Mauritania for several years.

Engineers should look to nature if they want to build lasting structures

"Engineers must recognize they can control erosion for a time, but not for a long time."

INFOGRAPHIC: How diamonds are mined

The last kimberlite eruption occurred over 25 million years ago.

Tahoe Resources is up after reporting net earnings of $31.9 million

Operations continue to perform within guidance.

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

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.