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.

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.

Thousands protest against uranium mine in Spain

The activists protested against the Salamanca project, Berkeley Energia’s flagship mine located on the Retortillo-Santidad uranium deposit.

Scientists develop technique to reduce cost, environmental impact of mining precious metal

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame invented a new class of molecules whose shape and size enable them to capture and contain precious metal ions.

Five bodies rescued from collapsed mine in Mexico

A dam filled with liquid waste collapsed last Monday at Rio's Cieneguita mine in Chihuahua.

Judge orders Chinese company to stop mining activities in Ecuadorian town

A judge from the Ecuadorian province of Cuenca ruled that Ecuagoldmining South America S.A violated article 57 of the country’s Constitution.

World’s No. 4 iron ore miner wants to diversify its portfolio

The CEO of Fortescue Metals Group said that the company is working towards finding other commodities to mine.

Coal workers killed in explosion at Pakistan mine

The workers died after a gas explosion prompted the collapse of the mine where they were working.

Rio Tinto completes sale of Australian coal asset

As soon as the sale was completed, Rio received $150 million in cash and is set to get an unconditional cash payment of $50 million due in 12 months.

Scientists one step closer to producing more efficient lithium-ion batteries

They deposited copper on the ion-bombarded graphite.

Gold mine in Oregon “worth building”

The Grassy Mountain Gold project is expected to produce 47,000 ounces of gold and 50,000 ounces of silver for 7.25 years.