Goldcorp struggles with leak at Mexican mine

Mexican regulators are examining whether broke any regulations in its handling of a long-running leak of contaminated water at Mexico's biggest gold mine.

Stormy seas hit Chile copper exports, could buoy prices

Choppy seas off the coast of Chile caused widespread delays to copper shipments from the world's top producer in the second half of June, potentially supporting prices in a market grappling with oversupply

Silver jumps 50 percent, but beware the devil's metal

The precious metal has nearly doubled its value so far this year, but history shows investors hoping to hop aboard the bandwagon should be wary.

Bottlenecks expected as more Canadian oil meets tight pipe space

Hundreds of thousands of barrels of new supply will have difficulty finding space in crowded pipelines.

Belarus to sell India potash at lowest price in a decade

Price is about a third less than last year's level as global supplies of the crop nutrient exceed demand.

Major mining assets change hands after commodity rout

Large mining companies are selling off some of their prized assets after the prolonged global commodities markets rout left some with high levels of debt.

Pharaohs' shadow an omen in Egypt gold search

Egypt's gold mining industry has for years been long on potential and short on investment.

Peru's illegal gold miners back Fujimori's vow to end crackdown

Fujimori says she will repeal laws aimed at protecting the environment that ban the use of dredges and heavy machinery by miners in rivers and wetlands.

Russian state fund mulls buying into diamond miner Alrosa

The Russian Direct Investment Fund is considering taking a part in the privatization of the country's diamond miner Alrosa.

Russia's Alrosa to hold US, UK investor meetings ahead of stake sale

The Russian government aims to make more than 60 billion roubles ($909 million) from selling a 10.9 percent stake in Alrosa, with the sale taking place on the Moscow Exchange this year.

Aussie mines too costly to shut

Mine sales stumble on looming clean-ups

Smuggling to avoid taxes to boost Indian gold imports to record: ANZ

Banks says that India's gold imports could hit a record high this year amid widespread smuggling to sidestep government levies on overseas shipments.

Sandvik parries mining doldrums as profit slides less than forecast

Years of soft commodity prices have depressed demand for mining equipment as miners cut costs and shutter unprofitable sites.

US says China to scrap some export subsidies

China has agreed to scrap some export subsidies on a range of products from metals to agriculture and textiles, the United States said on Thursday, in a step by Beijing to reduce trade frictions with Washington.

Africa gold producers wary despite price rebound

A steep rise in gold prices may have given hope to a battered mining industry, but producers in Africa are still too wary to call the bad times over.

Indonesian group to buy control of Newmont unit for $2 billion

Panigoro, the founder of oil and gas firm PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Newmont Mining Corp's local metals operations.

Sex trafficking 'staggering' in illegal Latin American gold mines-researchers

Thousands of people working there are prey to labour exploitation by organised crime groups, a think-tank said on Wednesday.

Largest mining equity rally in years built on shaky foundations

The benchmark FTSE 350 mining index, which tracks the performance of the UK's 11 biggest listed miners, is up 26% this year.

Indonesia could deplete coal reserves by 2033 – PwC

Indonesia could exhaust its economically retrievable coal reserves by 2033, a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers released on Monday showed.

Cameco slowly expands world's biggest uranium mine, betting on recovery

Cameco's McArthur River mine in northern Saskatchewan is expected to produce 20 million pounds this year.

South African government, mining firms agree to delay 16,000 job cuts

The deal also proposes facilitating the sale of struggling mines.

Eritrea looks to build mining sector to kick-start economy

The country aims to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash.

Creditors of bankrupt rare earths miner Molycorp reach deal

Should help clear the way for the company to exit bankruptcy.

Chile's small-scale miners battling to stay afloat amid copper rout

They are at the sharp end of a commodities downturn which has led half of all the small mining operations in top copper exporter Chile to shut in the last eight years.

New technology helping keep miners afloat but prices still under water

Gold miners in particular have stepped up technology investment within a falling capex budget, as the metal price in producers’ currencies has held up much better than other commodities.