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.

Chilean parliament urges Codelco to meet with El Teniente workers

The Mining Committee of the Lower Chamber met with Codelco executives, employees, and other stakeholders.

US lab mines gold from discarded SIM cards

Even though different research groups are trying to recover gold from electronic waste, in most cases they are using environmentally unfriendly techniques.

Diamonds are a Canadian miner's best friends in Finland

Arctic Star reports positive results from The Timantti Diamond project.

Developer of lithium project in Canada placed in trading halt in Australia

Sayona is expected to make an announcement regarding the capital it needs to raise to complete a definitive feasibility study for the Authier Lithium Project.

Australian miner sells nickel tenements for $1.55 million

The tenements are within the Leinster Nickel Project, located in granites and greenstones of the Achaean Kalgoorlie Terrane.

Authorities bring down illegal mining site in the Peruvian Amazon

The Madre de Dios region has seen a surge in illegal mining operations.

Argentinian secretaries to jail for Veladero spill

The officials are accused of abuse of power in the case of the 2015 cyanide spill at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine.

Teck extends partnership with UN Women

Canada's largest diversified miner Teck Resources is amping up its corporate social responsibility game.

Local media report 40 people killed at DRC mine

The accident has been reported by different local websites.

Global bauxite production to grow: BMI

A new report issued by BMI research states that global bauxite production growth will accelerate over the coming years.

Origin of ancient gold treasure revealed

The origin of the 21 pieces that comprise the Carambolo Treasure has been a source of debate for over five decades.

Labour conflict at Torex mine in Mexico cools off

Los Mineros Union, led by expat in Vancouver Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, had been fighting since November 2017, to be the legally constituted union at the ELG Mine Complex.

Why diamond trading slowed down in March

Rapaport expects polished trading to continue slowing in the coming months.

Canada’s new player in Brazil gets to work

A diamond drilling campaign is about to start at the Salobro Zinc Project.

Australia's South32 to appeal damages ruling in Colombia

The court accepted as valid arguments and evidence presented by community leaders who claimed that waste emissions from South32’s Cerro Matoso nickel mine caused skin, lung and heart problems to people in the nearby towns.

Bahrain could host World Jewellery Confederation Congress

In 2017, the kingdom created DANAT, the Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones.

Iran to transfer yellowcake to uranium conversion facility

The uranium from which the yellowcake was derived was originally extracted from the Saghand mine.

Canadian miner A-OK despite U.S. sanctions against Russian companies

Despite analysts predicting that sanctions against Oleg Deripaska may cause a turmoil in the mining world, Kinross made an effort today to stand clear from such possibility.

Gran Colombia's output grows by 35%

During the first quarter of 2018, output reached 52,672 ounces.

ICSID rejects BSGR’s motion in battle over Simandou iron ore project in Guinea

The information was made public by The Wall Street Journal, whose journalists had access to a procedural order.

How aluminum oxide's liquid-like properties protect nuclear plants

Thin layers of solid oxide protective coating for metals can deform as if they were liquid filling rust-caused cracks.

Six people killed at Newmont’s operation in Ghana

"Our priorities right now are to support the families of those who lost loved ones," CEO Gary Goldberg said.

More artisanal miners invade Grace Mugabe’s farm

The miners say they won’t leave unless president Emmerson Mnangagwa asks them to.

Dominican province demands 5% of Barrick’s royalty payments

Residents say the federal government is not fulfilling its commitment to the city.

Canadian miner sells cobalt assets in Ontario

The claims are located in the Cobalt-Gowganda mining district.