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DEP study blames Consol for leaking Pa. park dam

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says a study shows longwall mining beneath Ryerson Station State Park caused cracks in a dam that forced officials to drain a popular lake.

Timminco says to expand silicon metal production

Canadaa s Timminco Ltd said on Tuesday it was in talks with Icelandic power company Orkuveita Reykjavikur for a power supply contract for its planned silicon metal facility in Iceland, sending its shares up as much as 24%. Timminco, a silicon producer, said it has secured about US$1-million in convertible debt financing from Icelandic private ...

Canadian company pushes ahead with controversial Pakistan mine plans

Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corp. says it's pushing ahead with plans to develop a massive copper and gold deposit in western Pakistan despite comments this weekend from the region's top government official that the Toronto-based company will be shut out of the project.

thyssenkrupp posts first quarterly profit in a year on demand, lower costs

thyssenkrupp AG reported its first quarterly profit in a year as Germany’s largest steelmaker benefited from reduced costs and a rebound in demand for the metal.

A resourceful climate sceptic

NEVER mind the science, follow the money. It is perhaps not well known that celebrated climate sceptic Ian Plimer is on several mining company boards - which earned him more than $400,000 over the past two years - and has mining shares and options worth hundreds of thousands of dollars more.

Rio Tinto concerned over possible tax changes

Global miner Rio Tinto Ltd has joined BHP Billiton Ltd in issuing caution over planned tax changes in Australia.

thyssenkrupp Q1 profit dips, beats expectations

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:12 a.m. FRANKFURT - German steelmaker thyssenkrupp AG said Friday that net profit in the September-December period dipped 2.4 percent from a year earlier, as a drop in sales prices offset a rise in shipped volumes, but forecast that demand would continue to improve this year.

Plaintiffs ask court to halt gold mine project

The plaintiffs in a legal dispute over a Nevada gold mining project have asked a federal judge in Reno to issue a full injunction and suspend the project.

Nationalization talk puts miners on edge

Geoffrey York CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Last updated on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 10:02AM EST A powerful wing of South Africa's ruling party is pushing for the nationalization of at least 60 per cent of the country's mining sector, sending jitters through Canadian investors in Africa's richest economy.

New vein of gold discovered at Alaska's Kensington Mine

The company developing the Kensington mine near Juneau has discovered a new vein of gold.

Unions seeking to overcome Pluto issues

The three unions representing workers involved in industrial action at Woodside's Pluto project are committed to overcoming problems at the site, they say.

Xstrata Plc avoids miner strike

Xstrata Plc said it has reached a last-minute accord with workers at its Sudbury nickel mines, averting a planned strike.

Rio iron ore output soars, ups ante for prices

Rio Tinto , the world's second-biggest iron ore miner, beat its forecast for iron ore output, reflecting surging demand from Chinese steelmakers and setting the stage for tough contract price talks.

Consol to resume Dunkard Creek discharges

Kanawha schools closing two hours early 9:47 am Business Consol to resume Dunkard Creek discharges MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Consol Energy is developing long-term plans to build mine water treatment plants in the Dunkard Creek watershed, with the first operating by May 2013.

Consol announces largest methane abatement project at Enlow Fork Mine

This article has been read 740 times. Consol Energy Inc. and Green Holdings Enlow, Inc., a greenhouse gas abatement company, said today they have entered into an agreement to develop the largest ventilation air methane emission abatement project in the U.S. at Consol's Enlow Fork Mine in Greene County.

EPA to announce deal on Hobet mine permit

The Obama administration is expected to announce today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on an expansion permit for Patriot Coal's huge Hobet 21 mountaintop removal complex along the Boone-Lincoln county border.

US court blocks huge gold mine project in Nevada

NV GOLD MINE BLOCKED, 2ND LD-WRITETHRU RENO, Nev. - A federal appeals court on Thursday temporarily blocked construction of a massive gold mine project in northeast Nevada that critics say would harm the environment and ruin a mountain that several tribes consider sacred.

Canada's miners up in arms over foreign activities bill

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U.S. miner to develop major chromite play in Ontario

U.S. miner to develop major chromite play in Ontario Chromite is used in the manufacture of stainless steel.

Judge sides with environmental groups in coal case

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated federal environmental laws by failing to give the public enough of a say before issuing permits for mountaintop removal coal mines in West Virginia, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

1 dead, others injured in Alabama coal mine; rescue workers overcome by heat

The American and Walter Energy flags fly over the central mining office of Jim Walter Resources in Brookwood, Ala., where a mining accident claimed the life of an inspector.

Coal demand increases worldwide

Coal mining companies from Appalachia to Missouri are seeing plenty of rebounding demand, just not in this nation, the Associated Press reports.

Alcoa to proceed with $110 million investment in Cleveland Works

Alcoa said it has lined up the financing for the complete repair and refurbishment of its 50,000-ton forging press at the company's Cleveland Works.

Groups plan e-mail protest of W.Va. mine

Several groups say they will expand their protest against a Massey Energy mine in Southern West Virginia through e-mail. The groups, which include The Sierra Club, Alliance for Appalachia and Greenpeace, say they would send more than 500,000 e-mails to individuals Thursday and Friday to press their campaign to halt Massey's mining operation on Coal ...

Coal profits mask lack of US economic activity

Coal mining companies from Appalachia to Missouri are seeing plenty of rebounding demand, just not in the United States.