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What Canadians miners must do to stay on top

Geoscience, climate change and energy consumption are priority areas where Canada's mining sector needs to keep innovating, a panel of industry leaders said at a conference Monday.

More than 750 jobless as Ashland Works is idled

ASHLAND, Ky. - AK Steel has announced it will idle its Ashland plant in late July or early August for at least the remainder of 2009, affecting about 750 workers.

Former coal lobbyist takes state post

A former coal industry lobbyist has been named to a top post with Indiana's environmental agency, an appointment that environmental activists say raises questions about whether he can be objective in his new job.

Barrick Gold Corp. gives go-ahead to Pascua-Lama project

Barrick Gold Corp. gave the go-ahead Thursday to start construction of its Pascua-Lama project on the border of Chile and Argentina.

Canadian miners shut down Mexican operations due to swine flu fears

Canadian miners shut down Mexican operations due to swine flu fears THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Pan American Silver Corp.

NC Senate signals desire to control Alcoa dams

The North Carolina Senate has raised the stakes in a contest against Alcoa Inc. over control of nearly 40 miles of the Yadkin River and four electricity-generating dams the aluminum producer has operated for more than 50 years.

Gold mine evacuated in Nevada; no one hurt

Dozens of miners safety evacuated a gold mine in northeast Nevada early Tuesday after a flash in the mine's electrical system triggered the emergency response, the company said.

Court seeks more details on mine tailings case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked for supplemental briefs in a case that could set a precedent in how mines dispose of tailings, the waste rock left over after metals are extracted.

Donlin gold prospect heads to permit stage

Forget Pebble for a minute. There's another huge project gearing up in Southwest Alaska, and it would turn a swath of spruce- and tundra-covered land owned by Alaska Natives in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region into one of the world's largest gold mines.

Quest Capital closes Toronto office, cuts jobs and executive salaries

Quest Capital Corp. , a Vancouver-based real estate financing company, is shutting down its Toronto office, cutting jobs and executive salaries as it tries to improve its finances.

Raleigh judge considers order against coal protesters

A Raleigh County judge is set to hear whether a ruling against environmental activists should become permanent.

Guion Company to Supply Shale Play Drillers

At a time when many companies are cutting back on production, an Izard County company is doing the opposite.

WVa judge seeks to resolve coal pollution cases

A Mingo County judge is shuttling hundreds of plaintiffs through his courtroom in an attempt to resolve coal slurry water pollution lawsuits against a subsidiary of Virginia-based Massey Energy.

Honduras: 'Serious pollution' at gold mine

Elena Rosemary & Maira Lisette from Palos Ralos, which was relocated to make way for the Entre Mares goldmine [Annie Bungeroth] CAFOD and Canadaa s Development & Peace demand action from mining giant Goldcorp as villagers fear gold mine is poisoning people and the environment in Honduras Catholic aid agencies CAFOD in the UK and Development & Peace ...

Inmet resumes mining at Las Cruces copper project in Spain

Inmet resumes mining at Las Cruces copper project in Spain 29/04/2009 12:40 PM TORONTO - Inmet Mining Corp.

Company fined for gold mine pollution

The state has fined Crown Resources Corp. $40,000 for violating its water quality permit at the Buckhorn Mountain gold mine near Republic.

Sparkle to return in diamond industry in long term: DTC

Agencies Mumbai, April 25: The long-term supply and demand trends of the diamond industry remain very promising as markets, notably India and China, are expanding, a top industry official said here.

Kinross Advises Canasia of Planned Drill Program on Debut Property in Nevada

Canasia Industries Corporation wishes to announce that it has been notified by Kinross Gold USA , who has a mineral lease agreement with Canasia on the Debut Prospect , that permitting to drill is expected to be filed in April on the prospect.

Two trapped miners found dead

Two trapped workers at a gold mine in Tshepong have been found dead, Harmony Gold Mining said on Sunday.

Elko County Mine Reopens After Ground Failure

Newmont Mining Corp.'s Midas Mine in Elko County is back in production. Federal regulators allowed the underground gold mine to reopen last week after crews tunneled out a bypass around a ground failure that prompted its March 10 shutdown.

Hitachi Announces New Directors

Hitachi, Ltd. today announced new directors in accordance with a decision taken at a meeting of Nominating Committee convened today, and is subject to approval at Hitachi's Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2009.

Outokumpu 1Q net loss of euro187 mln as sales plummet

Finnish metals group Outokumpu Oyj reported Thursday a first-quarter net loss of euro187 million , down from a profit of euro63 million last year, as sales were more than halved because of the global economic recession.

Vale shutting Sudbury nickel operations for eight weeks starting June 1

Vale Inco is shutting down its nickel mining and processing operations in Sudbury, Ont., for eight weeks starting June 1 due to weak demand for the metal used to make stainless steel, the company said Thursday.

Pan American Silver and Orko Silver to develop Orko's Mexican silver project

Pan American Silver Corp. and Orko Silver Corp. say they have reached an agreement for the joint development of Orko Silver's La Preciosa silver project in Durango state, Mexico.

Long fight likely over fate of Yadkin River control

North Carolina and Alcoa Inc. are promising a long fight over control of nearly 40 miles of the Yadkin River where the largest U.S. aluminum producer has operated four electricity-generating dams for more than half a century.