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.

Glencore acquires half of former Rio coal mine in Australia

The Anglo–Swiss multinational announced that it signed agreements with Yancoal Australia regarding the acquisition of a 49 per cent interest in Rio Tinto’s former coal assets in Australia's Hunter Valley

Australian Mines creates COO role to advance cobalt-scandium-nickel projects

The move is aimed at advancing the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in Queensland

Rio Tinto unveils its largest red diamond

The Argyle Everglow is a 2.11 carat polished radiant cut diamond

Lucky Minerals allowed to explore for gold near Yellowstone National Park

The Vancouver-based company plans to explore an area located within the privately-owned St. Julian mine claim block

Artisanal miners’ strike impacts Colombian town

Local businesses have joined a general strike started six days ago by at least 10,000 artisanal and ancestral miners

This company can help decarbonize your mine

The Rocky Mountain Institute published a report outlining what its researchers consider to be a feasible path toward sustainable mining

Religious leaders occupy Australia’s environment minister's office to protest Adani’s coal mine

A rabbi, a Uniting church reverend, a former Catholic priest and a Buddhist leader occupied Australia's environment minister's office

BHP Billiton announces new Chairman

The world’s largest mining company announced that Ken MacKenzie has been elected to succeed Jac Nasser

Crystallex moves forward in legal dispute with Venezuela

A court in the District of Columbia is allowing Canadian Crystallex the possibility of advancing in a legal dispute against Venezuela

Chilean mining minister responds to criticism over miners’ rescue

Two miners have been trapped for six days at the Delia mine, part of Canadian Mandalay Resources' Cerro Bayo complex

#StopAdani protests surge in Australia

Before construction begins, activist groups are making sure to continue to speak up against the $16bn Carmichael coal mine

How Boart Longyear addresses worker safety

The company highlights the importance of involving everyone in safety practices.

Report blasts Antofagasta’s Minera Los Pelambres

Two days before Antofgasta's annual general meeting in London, an 18-pages long report by the London Mining Network slams Los Pelambres' environmental record.

Gold prices climb

The yellow metal experienced it largest weekly gain since mid-April.

Anjin employees still waiting for termination benefits

The workers’ contracts were terminated following a 2016 official order to halt all mining in Chiadzwa.

Diamond ring bought for £10 now worth thousands

The owner had no idea if the ring had any intrinsic value at all.

Rio Tinto launches new debt reduction programme

The company said that today’s announcement is part of its ongoing capital management plan.

Rio Tinto says it wants to help Australian small businesses

The change will apply to more than 5,500 Australian suppliers under $1 million of expenditure.

Coal transfer facility challenged in Federal Court

A decision is expected within six months.

Heart-shaped diamond breaks record

The 92-carat diamond forms the centerpiece of a necklace of cultured pearls.

Venezuelan NGO asks government to kill Mining Arch decree

An NGO based in the southern Bolívar state is calling the Venezuelan government to kill the 2016 decree that creates the Mining Arch of the Orinoco River National Development Strategic Zone.

AMC Consultants wants miners to learn about uncertainty

According to AMC, cumulate uncertainty, particularly when it comes to resource estimation, creates serious risks for mining projects.

This is KORE Geosystems’ plan to #DisruptMining

The Toronto-based company's solution for data acquisition while drilling received $500K in funding.

American Augers upgrades bestselling surface miner

According to the company, its T1460 mechanical drive chain trencher is one of their bestsellers, as it is able to produce up to 16,000 psi rock

CAT’s new wheel loaders in the spotlight

CAT's 986K wheel loader is equipped with the recently launched command remote control system