Mineweb reported that the second underwater mining project proposed by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd. (NZE:CRP) has been rejected due to the potential environmental impact to the seabed.
Like the rest of the commodities market, the rare earths sector is definitely less exciting now than it was a few years ago.
Canada’s Potash Ridge is moving forward with intentions to start large mining operations at the Blawn Mountain sulfate of potash project.
Nearly half of the world’s proven coal reserves are sub-bituminous coal and lignite.
Rare earth elements have wide commercial applications.
Commodities gained some ground on Friday after falling early in the week due to investors' continued uncertainty over the future of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.
Cash is king in mineral exploration, but maintaining a good market capitalization also plays on other factors, as these companies demonstrate.
Major miners Glencore Xstrata and Peabody Energy made large cuts to their Australian coal operations last month, but in the long-term their actions may have a positive impact on the industry.
As a primary source of electricity and energy around the world, coal is one of the most important fossil fuels. Here's a look at four important coal deposits around the world.
Offer prices of terbium, praseodymium/neodymium and dysprosium rose in China last week.
In September 2011, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark laid out an agenda to spur job creation in the province. As part of her plan, she promised 17 new or expanded mines in BC by 2015. […]
With wide-eyed ambition, BHP Billiton hopes its Jansen project will change the potash industry
As of December 5, 2012 Pinetree and its joint actors collectively now hold an aggregate of 9, 500, 000 common shares of Potash Ridge.
Silver moved into the second quarter displaying a pattern investors are likely becoming all too familiar with, whereby the market shows signs of strength at the opening of the week, responds negatively to a midweek disappointment, and attempts to claw its way back with the approach of the weekend.
Copper hit its highest level in 2012 this week, boosted by strong manufacturing data from China. Steady job growth in the US too is pushing up demand, but downside risks especially in Europe remain.
Recent potash contract placements by some of the world’s largest buyers have raised hopes of a resurgence in the fortunes of potash companies and their investors.
Silver started this week moving in a positive direction, but is now back under pressure. The metal has yet to return to its February 29 high, and it appears that many investors are deciding not to wait around.
Tailings are materials produced from mining such as milled rock and effluents. In many cases, massive quantities of these materials, regarded as waste, are left from previous operations. Given the potential health and environmental risks associated with tailings, they could be viewed as problems or project deterrents, but then again, they could be viewed as a source of cash.
There is no doubt that copper mining is a big business in Arizona, supporting over 62,000 jobs and contributing about $7.5 billion to the state’s GDP. But for Arizona to retain its prominent position in the industry, and indeed for the United States to remain a significant producer of the metal, the way that state legislature and national regulations move forward on land and mining rights will be critical.
Alaska Dispatch reported on Ucore's (TSXV:UCU) progress at the Bokan rare earth project in Alaska.
The scramble for Africa's copper: Never mind the Chinese, Ivanhoe's Friedland says he has the prize asset
Serial mega-mine developer Robert Friedland said in early February that Ivanplats will be developing the Kamoa mine in the DRC, Africa’s largest copper project that will have a lifespan that can be “measured in generations as opposed to decades.”
China, the world’s largest supplier of rare earth, may almost double exports this year, meeting quotas set by the government as lower prices continue to stimulate demand.
After five years of declines, primarily attributed to low production, poor prices, and a high Australian dollar, IBISWorld’s “Industries to fly and fall in 2012” report forecasts a “revenue rebound” for Australia’s diamond and gemstone mining industry that will involve five years of growth with industry revenues climbing to $947.3 million by 2016-17.
Nova Mining Corp. (OTCQB:NVMN) announced it has launched a new website following progress at its diamond mine.
Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF,FWB:4TI) announced its support and commitment to the recently launched First Nations Underground Core Mining Training Program through the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) in Miramichi. Trevali has partnered with the Aboriginal Workforce Development Initiative (AWDI) and the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL) to train and employ 12 people from Elsipogtog, Pabineau, Eel Ground, Esgenoopetitj, Eel River Bar and Metepenagiag for Trevali's Halfmile Mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick.