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U.S. miner buys Glencore's massive Donkin coal mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2014
U.S. miner buys Glencore's massive Donkin coal mine

Cline Group now owns a 75% stake in the project, considered one of the largest undeveloped coal deposits in North America.

Over 200 coal mining licences deemed illegal by India’s Supreme Court

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
Over 200 coal mining licences deemed illegal by India’s Supreme Court

The country’s top court will decide on whether to revoke those permits in a series of hearings starting September 1.

New $15bn coal mine in Australia to hire over 5,000 workers

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
New $15bn coal mine in Australia to hire over 5,000 workers

And that's only during the construction phase.

Cliffs Natural Resources up on $200m buyback plan

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
Cliffs Natural Resources up on $200m buyback plan

The new repurchase program will remain active until Dec. 31, 2015.

Here is how Australia spent its mining boom bonanza

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
This is what Australia did with its mining boom bonanza

Economists say the mining boom increased Australian living standards substantially.

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

Anglo American, horse breeders fight over mine expansion

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 22, 2014
Anglo American, horse breeders fight over mine expansion

The open pit mine would produce 7 million tonnes of coal a year and contribute $33 million in annual royalties.

Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' – demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' - demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg strikes positive note after announcing jump in profits, output and better trading conditions at Swiss commodities giant.

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The jewel of the Billiton spinout

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | August 20, 2014
jewel of billilton spinout feat

World's largest primary silver mine by annual production is BHP Billiton's.

INFOGRAPHIC: Best, brightest CEOs in mining

Visual Capitalist | August 20, 2014
CEOs in mining feat

Who were the top earners in 2013?

Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said the project ramains in BHP's main plans, but added the firm is not in a rush to develop it.

China coal mine explosion traps 29 workers

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
China coal mine explosion traps 29 workers

Last year alone 1,049 people were killed or went missing in mining-related accidents in China.

BHP demerger news crashes company website

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
BHP demerger news crashes company website

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BHP shares hammered on demerger, profit miss

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
BHP shares hammered on demerger, profit miss

World's number one miner hopes to save $3.6 billion spinning off aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets into new company.

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Ukraine's next crisis? Economic disaster

Oilprice.com | August 19, 2014
Ukraines next crisis economic disaster

Conflict forcing coal mines to cut output, close.

Pace of mine idlings slows in H1'14, but Appalachian mines still impacted

SNL Energy | August 19, 2014
Pace of mine idlings slows in H1'14, but Appalachian mines still impacted

Again shouldered most of the burden.

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Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.

Chinese coal burning set to decline first time in 14 years

Frik Els | August 18, 2014
Chinese coal burning set to decline first time in 14 years

China burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, but new data show year to date declines in output and sales.

BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Frik Els | August 18, 2014
BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Speculation is of a new Perth-based company with current CFO Graham Kerr at the helm housing non-core assets including Australian lead-silver mine.

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Renewables aren’t enough-clean coal is the future

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | August 17, 2014
coal pile 333

Germany opened more coal-fired power plants in 2013 than any other time in the past 20 years.

America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises: Peter Epstein

The Energy Report | August 15, 2014
America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises

Who stands to capture the graphite market?

Queensland approves rail line to coal port by Great Barrier Reef

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
Queensland approves rail line to coal port by Great Barrier Reef

Adani now only needs to get the federal government green light on the same railway to have all required permits in place.

Denmark produces one third of its electricity from wind

Statista | August 15, 2014
Denmark produces one third of its electricity from wind feat

Country well on way to goal of 50% wind power by 2020.

Nearly 17,000 Australian mining jobs to disappear by 2019

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
Nearly 17,000 Australian mining jobs to disappear by 2019

Compares with a near doubling of mining, exploration and services positions in the country over the previous five years.

BHP says demerger preferred option

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
BHP says demerger preferred option

Decision to to lob off Billiton assets could come as early as next week.

End of the line for Colombia's 'growth locomotive'

MINING.com Editor | August 14, 2014
Colombian 'growth locomotive' finished

Central banker says mining and energy boom has passed.

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