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Thieves swap $20k diamonds for worthless stones in Canada’s East Coast

Investigators believe the couple may be the same who stole a $10,000 diamond in Saint John, New Brunswick, earlier this month.

Singapore growing as precious metals trading hub

As trade agency IE Singapore pushes ahead with efforts to develop Singapore as a precious metals trading hub, industry players say they are benefiting from more growth and trade opportunities.

Canadian Kaizen to buy Pinaya copper-gold project in Peru

The miner is is acquiring a 100% interest in the Pinaya copper-gold project from AM Gold (TSXV: AMG) for $4.5 million to diversify its portfolio.

Pebble case against biased EPA process advances

The judge’s decision says that we have raised plausible claims that EPA improperly utilized input from anti-mining groups in the establishment of the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.

Nordgold ups gold output 26% to 267koz

Seven out of Nordgold’s nine mines achieved a year-on-year production increase, with double digit growth at Bissa, Lefa, Berezitovy and Neryungri.

Union claims Canada did nothing to stop mining abuses in Mexico

Allegations are based on internal documents obtained from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

Jamaica: Rare earth project not dead

In response to recent requests for an update on the rare-earth minerals project, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) will once again seek to clarify the issues and concerns raised

Iron ore train derails in eastern Quebec

Conductor missing after suspected landslide partially submerges train in water.

U.K. Coal Authority launches mobile friendly version of Interactive Map Viewer

The application allows users to view selected coal mining information on a smart phone or tablet.

Renaissance Gold Starts Drilling at the Fourth of July Project Humboldt Range Nevada

The project lies in the northern portion of a prolific belt of silver+/-gold deposits in the Humboldt Range in Pershing County that includes the evolving Spring Valley Project, being developed by Midway Gold and Barrick.

Russia's Uralkali CFO resigns

Viktor Belyakov has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer of one of the world's largest potash producers.

China Gold International reports lower sales, output

Vancouver-based company's quarterly revenues drop 40%.

Degussa acquires world’s largest collection of gold bars

Over one thousand culturally and historically important bars of 145 manufacturers from 35 countries often referred to as the Rothschild Collection.

McEwen Mining announces resignation of Ian Ball, President

Ball is departing after 9 years.

Carmakers invite action on conflict minerals rule as May deadline looms

Commitment was made at the AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit, where automakers and suppliers are meeting near Detroit this week.

Greenpeace takes on deep sea mining

The International Seabed Authority Council has approved 17 seabed exploration contracts that lie beyond national jurisdiction in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Gold price mini-rally quickly runs out of steam

Precious metal trading back below $1,250.

Rio Tinto’s Diavik diamonds debut in Israel

Rio Tinto has announced that rough diamonds from its Diavik mine in Canada will, for the first time, be available for viewing in Israel.

Hargreaves to pick up Scottish Coal assets

Preferred bidder also bought mines from second largest open pit coal miner in Scotland in December.

Sale of Pinto Valley brings BHP's offloads to $5bn

BHP sells the Pinto Valley copper mine and the associated San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company to Capstone Mining for $650m.

Transition Metals ties up with Sudbury's private HTX Minerals

Transition and HTX hold a combined 30 exploration assets across Canada and into the United States.

Survey shows fewer Americans pick gold as top investment choice

Gold still handsomely beats out property and stocks.

Tibet landslide traps 83 gold miners

Most of the workers are believed to be ethnic Chinese attracted by the opportunities Tibet's vast mineral wealth provides.

Mining leaders working towards safer future

Mining leaders will discuss safety approaches and procedures at the 2nd Latam Health, Safety and Rescue Operations in Mining to be held on 12 – 13 June 2013 in Rio De Janeiro – Brazil.

Diamond dealers meet in Dubai

Group aims to to establish Dubai as the global gateway for commodity trade.