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.

Quebec miner looking for cobalt and precious metals

Manganese X Energy now wants a taste of the cobalt market.

The secret to safer oil & gas pipelines: graphene

Only in the US, corrosion costs the oil and gas industry $1.4 billion a year.

Two people dead in mining accident in central Colombia

The provincial Secretary of Mines said that eight people have died in similar conditions this year.

Canadian miner looks for vanadium in its own backyard

Vanadium prices have risen by 300 per cent since 2017.

Canadian company one step closer to building petro-lithium extraction unit

International Battery Metals is going to work with Impact Technology Development on the design and construction of its first proprietary mobile lithium extraction unit.

Rio opens new diamond pipe in subarctic Canada

The pipe is expected to be "an important source of incremental supply over the next four years."

Gemfields’ operation in Ethiopia under siege by armed groups

Back in June, the site was overrun by a mob estimated at between 300 and 500 people

Mine collapse in Zimbabwe kills one, injures three

The Zimbabwe National Army has been dealing for months with people working illegally at the mine site.

What a copper band unveiled about Ancient Americans

A metal piece revealed that Ancient Natives moved goods and knowledge thousands of kilometres across various regions.

Fate of Canadian gold miner in Uruguay uncertain

Orosur says that the scarcity of alternative sources of ore at its Uruguayan project is resulting in financial liquidity constraints.

Egyptian copper's origin revealed

Two new studies reveal where ancient Egyptians got the red metal from.

New lawsuit against EPA for Gold King Mine spill

A federal court in Albuquerque received a lawsuit filed by 295 Navajo farmers and ranchers against the federal agency.

Global bauxite production to grow: Fitch

Fitch Solutions Macro Research states that bauxite production growth will remain high over the coming years, as new projects come online in Australia, Indonesia expands exports, India’s production ramps up, and existing projects in Guinea drive growth.

Gold fever hits Newfoundland

Miners are acquiring different projects in the Moosehead Gold District.

MGX gets a hold of three lithium projects in Chile

Exactly six months after hinting at the possibility of opening shop in Chile, MGX Minerals is acquiring 50 per cent of the issued shares of Chilean Lithium Salars.

Indian miner sues Uruguay for $3.5 billion

Zamin Ferrous alleges that the passing of a new mining law turned out to be a major change in the game rules in the South American country.

Barrick says copper operation in Saudi Arabia not affected by diplomatic dispute

The Canadian miner said it has a strong relationship with partner Ma’aden.

Latin America-focused copper miner now eyeing Canada

Westminster Resources to buy a land package in the Ronge district of Saskatchewan.

Coal miners to see improved finances: Fitch

The market research firm states that despite coal being an increasingly targeted commodity on environmental protection grounds, the demand remains strong.

Sole supplier puts cobalt (and EV) market at risk: IEA

For the International Energy Agency, having the Democratic Republic of Congo as the supplier of almost 60 per cent of the global production of cobalt is a risky business.

Condor Gold to start building mine in Nicaragua

Despite the political unrest in the Central American country, Condor has received an environmental permit for the development of a processing plant and associated mine site infrastructure at La India gold project.

Record-breaking stones boost Gem Diamonds sales

The 10 rough, larger-than-100-carats diamonds produced at Letšeng led the hike.

Saudis discover 1,200-year-old mining hub

Dawadmi is presumed to have been a hub from where mining products were exported 1,200 years ago.

Strange metal makes electrons work in teams: scientists

Cuprates may carry current in a way entirely different from conventional metals such as copper.

Massive gold treasure found in Kazakhstan

Archaeologists unearthed 3,000 gold and precious metals objects and jewelry pieces.