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.

Spaniards to protest against Berkeley’s Retortillo-Santidad uranium mine

Plataforma Stop Uranio has been leading a series of protest actions against Berkeley Resources' Retortillo mine.

Canada's Ajax mine could cost $100 million in lawsuits: Mining Watch

Taking as an example what’s happening at the Malartic mine in Quebec, the watchdog presented “conservative estimates” on possible actions against the gold and copper project in B.C.

It’s time to invest in gold: Haywood

Haywood believes that “conditions are ideal” for investment in the gold industry.

Brazil grants Vale license for S11D iron ore mine rail branch

The world's largest iron ore exporter will be able to haul S11D's output to the Port of Ponta da Madeira in Sao Luis.

Australia's coal industry outlook ignites dispute

Research suggesting that the country's economy would not be hurt by a gradual phasing out of coal production is met with ire.

Enviro campaign against Pebble mine reignited

A World Conservation Congress’ motion urges the US government to prevent the granting of permits for large-scale mining.

Peninsula assays high grade zinc-silver-lead in South Korea

Rock chip assays show grades of up to 25.6% zinc, 669 g/t silver and 19.1% lead.

Glencore coking coal shipments delayed after Australia train accident

The situation could add further heat to prices that have nearly doubled since the start of August.

Mining threats UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Out of 75 documented threats against nine designated natural and cultural sites, 23 belong to the "physical resource extraction" category.

Goldplat completes farm-out deal with Ashanti for Ghana gold project

Ashanti can acquire 75% of Goldplat’s majority stake in the Anumso gold project in Ghana.

100-year-old Australian mine given a second chance

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. is also planning to resume operations in Mozambique as coking coal prices have more than doubled this year.

Endeavour to buy Mexican exploration properties from Silver Standard

The properties are located in the southern Chihuahua state.

Peru’s copper output continues to grow

It jumped 30% in July when compared to the same month last year.

Underground mining equipment market to reach US$30.5 billion by 2023

Thanks to coal.

South African mining output falls sharply

PGMs down nearly 10% and manganese production down 24%.

Rare earths: Battling China’s monopoly after Molycorp’s demise?

Will China’s 95% control of the global rare earths market remain unchallenged?

Silver miners: juniors will beat majors

Small-cap miners will outperform large cap miners in the coming years, a new analysis from BMI Research shows.

Analyst downplays Galane Gold’s June profits, company responds

‘Troubles in paradise’ forecast for Botswana’s sole gold miner.

If you own no gold, you may want to buy some — Jeffrey Nichols

Nichols, a senior economic advisor to precious metals asset firm Rosland Capital, is on board of the bull wagon — he expects the metal price to rise before Jan 1. 2017.

Osisko Gold Royalties shakes up executive ranks

John Burzynski, Senior Vice President New Business Development, and Robert Wares, Chief Geologist are leaving their current positions.

These are Canada’s priorities when it comes to environmental assessment reviews

Between September and January, a federal panel will review how Canada handles environmental assessments for major resources projects and provide suggestions.

Gitxaala Nation accuses B.C. government of delaying mining site clean-up

Banks Island Gold along with its CEO and chief geologist, are facing charges for allegedly 200 kg of waste material in the streams around the Yellow Giant gold mine, near Prince Rupert, B.C.

Vermeer’s solution for sites with drill and blast restrictions

Vermeer’s T1255 is designed to cut through solid rock in large-diameter applications

How Silvercorp invests in China

Silvercorp Metals Chairman and CEO revealed his strategies to become profitable in the Asian giant

Eaton presents smart mobile valve

The machine features onboard electronics and sophisticated software algorithms that provide more flexible configuration and more immediate communication.