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Mexican mining company lied on spill: government

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Mexican mining company lied on spill: government

Authorities said Grupo Mexico lied about a spill of 40,000 cubic meters of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam in the northern state of Sonora.

Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Zijin Mining Group looking to acquire sizeable gold and copper projects in Africa this year.

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.

Photos of a remote $200-million mine cleanup in Washington State

Michael Allan McCrae | August 19, 2014
holden clean up feat

It's also a religious retreat.

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.

Gold Fields sells majority stake in Peruvian project to Buenaventura

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Gold Fields sells majority stake in Peruvian project to Buenaventura

The Peruvian firm will develop the deposit as an underground mine, instead of as an open-pit project.

BHP demerger news crashes company website

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

"The server is busy now. Try again later"

Frik Els

The BHP show obscures Australian mining's deeper problems

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
The BHP show obscures Australian mining's deeper problems

Australia's non-bulk mining industry "will die without a strong pipeline of projects moving to development stage," says study.

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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Ross Beaty on the end of his Lumina Group dynasty

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | August 19, 2014
ross beaty feat

"I am really pleased that First Quantum has successfully acquired our Taca Taca deposit."

Jack Caldwell

Mt. Polley: Expert panel review

Jack Caldwell | August 19, 2014
mt polley expert panel review

"I do not believe a better panel could be found."

Bennett unveils 2 plans sparked by Mount Polley

Jeffrey Richmond | August 18, 2014
mount polley disaster feat

"Everything is on the table."

Ivanhoe picks banks to evaluate African copper projects

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Ivanhoe picks banks to evaluate African copper projects

The strategic review will focus on the potential introduction of third-party strategic investors or joint-venture parties for the Kamoa and Kipushi copper projects in the DRC.

Cecilia Jamasmie

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.

Rio Tinto weighs stake in closed Papua New Guinea copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Rio Tinto weighs stake in closed Papua New Guinea copper mine

The miner is reviewing all options on its 53.83% stake in Bougainville Copper, the operator of its Paguna mine, which has a potential gold and copper resource worth over $60 billion.

Oz Minerals unveils PFS for $22 billion copper-gold mine

Frik Els | August 18, 2014
Oz Minerals unveils PFS for $22 billion copper-gold mine

Looking for partners for $3 billion project in South Australia forecast to produced 114,000 tonnes of copper and 117,000 ounces of gold a year.

High expectations for the mother of all lodes in Afghanistan

Tommy Humphreys | August 17, 2014
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$908 billion of mineral wealth.

Frank Holmes - U.S. Global Investors

Knowing where you are in the market's cycle

lost and found

Elon Musk says the lessons of history would suggest that civilizations move in cycles.

Imperial Metal to raise $100 M to cover Mount Polley cleanup costs

Business in Vancouver | August 15, 2014
mount polley photosat feat

Imperial’s battered stocks took a healthy bump of more than 10%.

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.

Rio has first right of refusal over Bougainville Copper

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
Rio has first right of refusal over Bougainville Copper

Chief administrator of Papua New Guinea’s autonomous region of Bougainville does not expect lawsuits after stripping Rio of its mining rights.

Before and after satellite photos of the Mount Polley tailings pond spill

Michael Allan McCrae | August 14, 2014
mount polley before after feat

Destructive path down the length of Hazeltine Creek

No end in sight for Centamin legal fight over gold mine in Egypt

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 14, 2014
No end in sight for Centamin legal fight over gold mine in Egypt

An appeal case on the company’s right to mine in Egypt is seen taking until next year to resolve.

Former Chilean president slams Codelco’s governance, calls for greater autonomy

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 14, 2014
Former Chilean president slams Codelco’s governance, calls for greater autonomy

He sees it as a key part of the firm's ambitious investment strategy, which in the next stage will plow $25 billion to overhaul older mines.

Copper dives to 8-week low

Frik Els | August 14, 2014
Copper dives to 8-week low

Dismal European economic growth figures and more signs of Chinese slowdown dents price of red metal.

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