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.

Wolverine Mine could be sold soon

The mine has been closed since 2015 after Yukon Zinc lost over $100 million in each of the three years it was in production.

Idaho reaches deal over abandoned silver-lead mine

The state may have a major cleanup ahead at the abandoned Triumph silver and lead mine.

3D-printed lithium-ion batteries are a thing now

Up till now, the polymers used for 3D printing were not ionic conductors and this created a major hurdle for printing batteries.

New massacre in Venezuela's Mining Arc

Criminal groups fight to gain control of gold mines.

A gold-hungry bug opens door for more efficient biofuels

A bacterium is capable of producing solar fuels when fed with gold.

Spanish environmentalists demand mine closures

The activists expressed their complaints at the European Parliament.

Australia’s coal sector hopeful

A new report prepared for the Minerals Council of Australia forecasts that the demand for metallurgical coal to 2030 will grow by over 95Mt.

B.C’s historical Kootenay-Boundary district mining region gathers attention

Golden Dawn Minerals, KG Exploration Inc. and GGX Gold Corp. are among the companies setting foot in the area.

US develops new gold-silver alloy for military use

A new gold-silver alloy was created with the idea of lightening the load and enhance the power of devices used by soldiers.

IDM’s Red Mountain gold project gets provincial approval

The proposed a 147.2-hectare underground gold and silver mine is expected to produce 1,000 tonnes of ore per day.

Canadian miner and First Nation work together on “new wonder material” project

Zenyatta and the Constance Lake First Nations join forces.

Senator wants to boost sustainable mining in Argentina’s wine country

Changes to an existing provincial law propose a new Special Mining Rate.

Pink diamond breaks world record

It sold for more than $2.9 million.

Peru expects $58 billion in mining investments

The recently-created Directorate for Mining Promotion and Sustainability will be in charge of identifying the regions with the mining highest potential.

Baby girl survival rates in India fall when gold prices go up: study

The cost of a dowry becomes unaffordable.

Metallurgical coal prices starting to slip: Fitch

Fitch suggests that miners' focus would probably be on cost controls.

How Goldcorp managed to decrease complaints about its flagship mine in Mexico

Surprising results.

From uranium to cobalt: A Canadian's miner strategy to diversify

From focusing on copper and uranium in Saskatchewan, Forum now wants to work on extracting a wider array of minerals in the US.

Anglo-Australian miner wants to explore the Pyrenees

Apollo Minerals talks about its project on the Spanish-French border.

Copper nanoparticle ink is a thing and scientist want to use it for printing

Copper nanoparticle ink can be used to print cheaper electronic circuits.

Small-scale miners trapped by landslide in the Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with winds of 205 kilometres per hour, gusts of 255 kilometers per hour and heavy rain that left at least 64 people dead.

Lucapa introduces Lulo diamonds into Angola's new diamond marketing system

According to Lucapa, policy shifts in the southern African country allow management to plan for the sale of such high-value stones, something the company was not able to do before.

How an Aussie miner and American tech company plan to extract lithium quickly in Argentina

Lake Resources and Lilac Solutions claim they can produce lithium carbonate or lithium chloride more rapidly and at a lower cost than others.

Australia’s mining sector pushing for revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership: Interview

MINING.com interviewed the Minerals Council of Australia CEO.

Illegal miners caused ‘little damage’ at gold mine in Costa Rica: Minister

The project was operated by Canada’s Infinito Gold up to 2013.