Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

Valentina Ruiz Leotaud is a Venezuela-born multimedia and multiplatform journalist. She has 10 years of work experience covering local and international news, as well as arts and culture information for different media outlets and platforms. She holds a Master’s Degree in journalism from the University of British Columbia and was a fellow of the International Reporting Program.

Canadian miner eyes New Zealand’s gold

Full Metal Minerals wants to buy the Puhipuhi Gold Project.

How gold is improving cancer treatment

Gold particles are helping researchers track the diversity of individual cancer cells circulating in the body.

Nevada gold mine grows production by 130%

The Pan Mine generated 8,695 ounces of gold during the second fiscal quarter.

Canadian miner sees future in graphite

Eagle Plains has acquired the 711-hectare Slocan Graphite Project in B.C.

Fourteen Colombian miners rescued from collapsed mine

It took authorities about three hours to be able to dig a back access entrance.

Argentinian government wants to change Glacier Law to boost mining development

The Deputy Secretary of Mining Policy said the world needs Argentina's copper, lithium, gold and silver.

Diamonds confirm existence of planetary “embryo”

A planetary “embryo” gave origin to the meteorite fragments that form the Almahata Sitta collection.

Sixteen people trapped in gold mine in Colombia

The quarry’s entrance collapsed Wednesday afternoon.

Quantum Minería wants to extract rare earth elements from groundwater

The Sí a la Tierra Viva platform rejects the miner's proposal.

Australian miner reports maiden potash resource in Germany

Davenport Resources reported a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource of 576.6-million tonnes at 12.1% potassium oxide at its Ebeleben mining licence.

Rare earths extracted from coal mining by-products

Researchers at West Virginia University expect to start extracting, refining and taking to market rare earth elements in a couple of years.

Chilean parliament urges Codelco to meet with El Teniente workers

The Mining Committee of the Lower Chamber met with Codelco executives, employees, and other stakeholders.

US lab mines gold from discarded SIM cards

Even though different research groups are trying to recover gold from electronic waste, in most cases they are using environmentally unfriendly techniques.

Diamonds are a Canadian miner's best friends in Finland

Arctic Star reports positive results from The Timantti Diamond project.

Developer of lithium project in Canada placed in trading halt in Australia

Sayona is expected to make an announcement regarding the capital it needs to raise to complete a definitive feasibility study for the Authier Lithium Project.

Australian miner sells nickel tenements for $1.55 million

The tenements are within the Leinster Nickel Project, located in granites and greenstones of the Achaean Kalgoorlie Terrane.

Authorities bring down illegal mining site in the Peruvian Amazon

The Madre de Dios region has seen a surge in illegal mining operations.

Argentinian secretaries to jail for Veladero spill

The officials are accused of abuse of power in the case of the 2015 cyanide spill at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine.

Teck extends partnership with UN Women

Canada's largest diversified miner Teck Resources is amping up its corporate social responsibility game.

Local media report 40 people killed at DRC mine

The accident has been reported by different local websites.

Global bauxite production to grow: BMI

A new report issued by BMI research states that global bauxite production growth will accelerate over the coming years.

Origin of ancient gold treasure revealed

The origin of the 21 pieces that comprise the Carambolo Treasure has been a source of debate for over five decades.

Labour conflict at Torex mine in Mexico cools off

Los Mineros Union, led by expat in Vancouver Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, had been fighting since November 2017, to be the legally constituted union at the ELG Mine Complex.

Why diamond trading slowed down in March

Rapaport expects polished trading to continue slowing in the coming months.

Canada’s new player in Brazil gets to work

A diamond drilling campaign is about to start at the Salobro Zinc Project.