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.

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.

Five people dead in rockslide accident in Mexico

Five bodies were recovered from a collapsed marble and limestone mine in the town of Dengantzha, located in the Hidalgo state.

Canadian junior ready to start drilling for copper in Spain

Pan Global’s subsidiary Minera Águilas has received the necessary permits to start its exploration campaign on the first two sections of the Águilas project.

The wait continues for victims of Gold King mine spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is still reviewing about 380 claims for lost income, fallen property values and other losses.

Alrosa sells its most expensive diamond to date

The company said that the Dynasty diamond “is the purest of all large diamonds manufactured throughout the Russian jewelry history.”

RenGold, Newmont expand Nevada project

They want to grow the Ecru Project, located in Lander County.

How big data can help find new mineral deposits

Researchers want to use a type of analysis commonly employed in understanding Facebook connections.

Half of the Asanko gold mine in Ghana now belongs to Gold Fields

The mine is one of Ghana’s newest gold operations and it is located in the country’s Ashanti Region.

Prof gets 3/4 million dollars to find new ways to process uranium

A researcher at the University of Kansas wants to study the fundamental factors that limit how atoms make bonds to uranium.

Lucapa’s mine in Lesotho continues to yield special diamonds

The 11.88-carat diamond was recovered from the North zone of the Mothae diamond mine.

Russian scientists discover new mineral

Uakitite is associated with sulfides, schreibersite and magnetite.

Environmentalists worried about prospecting in New Zealand’s South Island

The government lifted a moratorium for prospecting permits on 7,828 square kilometres on the northern part of the South Island.

India’s state-owned miner to start digging for local gold

Chigargunta-Bisanatham will be an underground mine and it would mark the first time the NMDC develops this type of operation.

Pebble’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be ready in January

A “scoping report” based on 175,000 comments will be published in August 2018.

Workers at First Quantum's mine in Spain go on strike

They are demanding hazard pay for subcontractors.

CAT sales in the oil and gas industry grow

Sales in the mining sector, however, showed a decrease.