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.

South African diamond fetches half a million dollars

The gem was sold on tender for $11,267 per carat.

Eldorado expects higher gold production in 2018

The Vancouver-based miner said that the expected growth would be driven by Kisladag, its flagship gold mine in Turkey.

Peruvian mining society says approval of Quellaveco project marks a new era for the country

The president of Peru’s National Society of Mining, Petroleum, and Energy said the project will create 9,000 jobs during its construction phase and additional 2,500 once it goes into production.

Alaskans asked for feedback on one of the world’s largest gold projects

The public is being asked to review and provide feedback on Donlin’s reclamation and closure plans.

Alrosa to start diamond mining at Zarya by 2019

Total diamond resources are estimated to contain 3.5 million carats of diamonds.

Miramont's project in Peru may affect Indigenous communities

The company was deemed not eligible for an automatic approval of its drilling permit for the Cerro Hermoso project.

Chilean government wants conflict at Escondida to be over

The possibility of a strike was talked about over the weekend.

Argentina releases mining census, made $1321 million in 2016

Over 1,500 mining companies were operating in the South American country in 2016.

Gold particles help scientists find defects

3D printed parts can be self-reporting thanks to gold.

The odds are stacked against gold juniors like never before: Abitibi Royalties CEO

"As much talk as there has been about technology, we have not seen a game-changing technology since the 80s such as heap leach or autoclave," says Ball.

Miramont expands Peruvian project but can't drill just yet

The Canadian miner plans to acquire the rights to the Milenos 32 concession adjacent to its Cerro Hermoso project in Peru.

Germany to host Europe's first EV battery plant

BMW already signed up as the factory's main client.

U.S. blasts Canada over report on B.C. coal mine

U.S. representatives on the International Joint Commission say Canadian commissioners have not been willing to submit a report that addresses selenium pollution in transboundary waters.

Alrosa unearths diamond shaped as soccer ball

The 0.50-carat stone was found at the company’s Karpinskaya-1 pipe, located in the northern Arkhangelsk Region.

Oldest nuclear plant in the U.S. to disappear by the end of the century

Even though the closure of the 50-year-old plant will take place by the end of 2018, it will take much longer to completely shut it down.

Oil and mining sector continue to grow in Peru

The mining sector showed an interannual growth of 0.16 per cent in May.

Noront Resources seeks exploration partner

Noront CEO said the move is necessary as the company continues to lead exploration in Ontario’s massive Ring of Fire.

Sienna looks for cobalt in Sweden

The Vancouver-based miner wants to identify new drilling targets at its Slättberg project.

Richest man in Mexico partners with Goldcorp

Minera Frisco and Goldcorp’s subsidiary Minera Peñasquito are joining forces in Zacatecas.

Class action to be launched over casuals in Australia’s coal mining

BHP says it has not received any formal communication regarding the legal actions.

Germans rally against the country’s reliance on coal

According to WWF, Germany's CO2 emissions have not dropped for nine years.

Workers protest at Newmont Ghana’s operation

The US-based miner, however, cannot directly negotiate wages and other benefits with its subcontractor’s employees.

Almost half of deadly mine accidents in South Africa happened at Sibanye-Stillwater sites: Minister

Gwede Mantashe said that 20 out of 45 mining deaths reported since the start of 2018 have taken place at Sibanye-Stillwater’s mining sites.

EPA to clean up wastewater at 26 Colorado mines

The selected areas are known for presenting high levels of aluminum, cadmium, copper, iron, lead and/or zinc.

Landslide at Honduran mine kills four

Four people died and five were injured following a landslide at an artisanal gold mine in the town of El Retiro.