The first contest in a series of many, kicks off on March 17.
Tuesday’s apparent softening of the union position was not enough to keep negotiations open.
They still want monthly entry wages to start at US$1,200, more than double current levels.
Platinum, palladium prices unmoved as South African strike enters second month.
Space Agency in search of potential business partners as US government denies further funding.
Planetary Resources' Chief Engineer Chris Lewicki spoke with MINING.com about his company's plans to mine in space.
Despite the miner returned to profitability last year, it is now facing a strike at its processing plants.
Miners have been stockpiling, Nymex inventories are at a a decade high and scrap supply is forecast to rise sharply.
Exploration and evaluation expenditure for Q4 2013 totalled $166 million, a decrease of 19%.
Researcher see usage in portable electronics in as soon as three years.
A bad week for markets as Thursday and Friday saw heavy heavy selling and we have now broken a very bearish pattern.
Platinum belt already paralyzed.
Labour action would halt production at the world's top three platinum producers.
First spacecraft to land in a comet wakes up from 10 years of hibernation.
Selected names will be etched on a microchip aboard the spacecraft headed to the asteroid Bennu in only two years.
Mars One, a Dutch non-profit mission to build the first human settlement on Mars, said only 24 will be sent.
Without financing the company said it is uncertain that it will "remain an ongoing concern."
It took a FOIA.
Platinum sector workers will be happy with 208%, while gold miners seek a 150% wage increase. Industry is offering 0.6%.
Investors eager to get the new industry off the ground willing to finance projects that can secure the availability of the key element.
Robert Friedland's African projects capture the interests of China National Gold after state-owned firm said no to African Barrick.
Parliament to sleep on proposed reforms.
The scientists have been working at the one-of-a-kind laboratory located at the bottom of what was once North America's deepest gold mine.
First set of key findings to be released next week.
An increasingly high-tech world is on the horizon, but technological revolution can't take place without the right materials, especially graphite and platinum group metals.
The rest of the continent is drawing money away from the country's mining industry struggling with soaring costs and industrial strife.
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