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.

Rio Tinto completes sale of Australian coal asset

As soon as the sale was completed, Rio received $150 million in cash and is set to get an unconditional cash payment of $50 million due in 12 months.

Scientists one step closer to producing more efficient lithium-ion batteries

They deposited copper on the ion-bombarded graphite.

Gold mine in Oregon “worth building”

The Grassy Mountain Gold project is expected to produce 47,000 ounces of gold and 50,000 ounces of silver for 7.25 years.

Hundreds protest in Veracruz against mining development

The protesters issued a press release, held a conference at a church and then marched towards the City Hall with signs where they wrote slogans like “Open-pit mines in Actopan and Alto Lucero use poisonous cyanide.”

Vancouver miner expanding in under-explored area of Atlantic Canada

According to Labrador Gold, the Florence Lake belt is significantly underexplored for gold compared to greenstone belts elsewhere in the world.

Black lung disease cases spike among former US coal miners

Miners in recent decades have been over-exposed to dust, a University of Illinois researcher said.

Vancouver miner to become one of Nova Scotia’s largest single mineral claim holders

Coronet Metals to acquire 3,888 mineral claims in the Meguma Gold Belt.

Tía María copper project gaining legitimacy in Peru: exec

Southern Copper’s Manager of Technical Services said that the company has been able to knock down previous resistance from local communities.

Young Australians oblivious to mining

Despite mining contributing about 6 per cent of the country's GDP, a study revealed that almost six out of 10 of young Australians know nothing at all about mining careers.

Argentina luring Australian investors into its mining sector

The Deputy Secretary for Sustainable Mining is scheduled to meet with executives from Australia's largest mining companies and banks.

Canadian company to reopen gold mine in Spain

Orvana Minerals’ subsidiary in Spain has plans to reopen the Carlés gold mine, located in the Salas municipality of the Principality of Asturias.

Survivor of Sibanye mine accident released from hospital

According to the miner, five other rescued employees remain in a stable condition and are making good progress.

Egypt’s officials proud of the country’s sole gold-exporting mine

In Q1 2018, the mine produced 124,296 ounces, some 30,000 ounces below Q4 2017 levels but a 14 per cent increase y-o-y.

First Nation and British Columbia to share gold mine tax revenue

The agreement is aimed at ensuring that the Indigenous group receives a share of the mineral tax revenue collected from the Brucejack Gold Mine.

Canada / U.S. big players announce world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelting process

Alcoa and Rio Tinto announced the launching of Elysis, a joint venture company whose goal is to push towards commercial production a newly discovered, carbon-free aluminum smelting process.

Canadian junior to acquire gold-silver project in Mexico

Megastar Development wants to buy the Rama de Oro project located in the state of Oaxaca.

Copper hotspots identified in northern Australia

Recent data released by the Northern Australian Geochemical Survey reveal that there are potential copper hotspots on the Queensland-Northern Territory border.

Expansion of Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine delayed

Construction of a new open pit at the mine has been delayed until further notice.

Meteoric expansion in Cobalt

Meteoric's new project contains historical cobalt-silver shafts and pits which have never been explored using modern exploration techniques.

Peruvian farmers to appeal U.S. court decision in land dispute with American miner

A U.S. court ruled that the Chaupe family case against Newmont Mining Corporation should be heard in Peru - not Delaware, where the company incorporated almost 100 years ago.

Workers end strike at Tahoe’s mine in Peru

Workers were demanding higher profit-sharing payouts.

Diamond museum opens in Belgium

The DIVA museum has a butler that allows visitors to peek inside various rooms where precious treasures are kept.

UK-based explorer granted licence surrounding historic gold mine in Sweden

Erris Resources was granted a new 100% owned gold exploration permit, Enåsen no.5, which is located in central Sweden.

Paris asks insurers to ditch coal

Paris City Council passed a motion last night where its members ask the CEOs of the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance companies to stop insuring coal projects.

Yamana exceeds gold production plans in Q1

The Toronto-based miner expects to stay in line with its 900,000 ounces production guidance for 2018.