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.

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.

Eastern Goldfields suspends Davyhurst gold operations

More than 30 workers have been made redundant.

Northern Star raises funds to buy gold mine in Alaska

The Australian miner was able to raise almost $1.3 million to help fund the acquisition of its first overseas asset.

Mining dust could be affecting Chilean glaciers: activists

Environmentalists say that glaciers close to mining sites could melt more rapidly.

Peabody’s mine site in Australia rehabilitated two years early

The company's own workforce is in charge of re-profiling the terrain using seven massive bulldozers.

Colombia asks for Venezuela's cooperation in case of five murdered miners

The workers were killed in a gold mine in the southern Bolívar state.

The challenge of creating a solution that avoids mining transcripts

Developers want to ease up geologists' work.

Old coal mines in Glasgow to host geothermal research lab

Can old coal mines generate harnessable low-carbon heat for domestic use?

Seven new powerhouses to drive mineral demand: EMR exec

"It is not just China."

Australian southern state open to mining

Victoria's government wants to spend $220 million on exploration and drill one million metres by 2023.

Hecla’s silver-copper project in remote Montana overcomes hurdle

If it goes ahead, the Rock Creek Mine would be built beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

The latest episode in the Crystallex-Venezuela saga

PDVSA filed an appeal requesting that a Delaware court vacate a decision granting the Canadian miner the right to seize its U.S. assets.

Platinum-gold alloy is the most wear-resistant metal in the world

Researchers say the alloy could save the electronics industry more than $100 million a year.

Zacatecas governor welcomes reopening of Grupo Mexico's mine after 11-year strike

The provincial authority issued a statement after learning that the reopening of the mine will create 3,600 jobs.

Amplats taking steps to control emissions from South African platinum smelter

The Polokwane smelter is becoming environmentally friendlier.

Old, large soil stockpiles and mine site restoration

Can soil from an old, large stockpile still retain viable organics for successful site reclamation?