California Mining News

US faces hurdles in push to build electric vehicle supply chain

The US faces stiff challenges as it moves to create its own electric vehicle supply chain, with the extent of the country's metal reserves largely unknown and only a few facilities to process minerals and produce batteries.

Kore inks $4 million deal to develop California gold project

The property is about 17km south east of the operating Mesquite Mine recently acquired by Equinox Gold for $158 million.  

How to survive mining slump? One gold company is turning to hemp

The company, which is based in Toronto, sees “tremendous growth potential lying ahead.”

Equinox increases gold resources at Aurizona and Mesquite

Since the end of 2017 the company has increased its reserves by 470% to 5.5 million oz. gold.

Equinox Gold attracts $130m investment from Abu Dhabi

Equinox plans to use the funds to move the Castle Mountain gold project forward in California.

Crown Mining preps Moonlight for next copper rally

Moonlight has nearly 1.5 billion lb. copper, the company says.

Oakland port ban on coal shipments blocked by US judge

As demand for coal in the U.S. declines, miners depend increasingly on overseas markets.

Unintended environmental consequences of mining regulation being addressed in California

The California State Mining and Geology Board recently started to revise California’s backfill regulation for reclamation of open pit metallic mineral mines. 

ERP Strategic Minerals makes bid to re-open Mountain Pass

The United States' only rare earths mine could be back in business if a bid to purchase the shuttered operation through bankruptcy proceedings is successful.

Shares in first California Mother Lode mine in 55 years soar 180%

TSX-Venture junior Sutter Gold Mining cannot explain the sudden surge in more than 10-times usual trading volumes.

Massive gold nugget for sale in California

It's expected to fetch in the $400,000 range.

Buried treasure: Family, dog find rare gold coins worth $10 million

'It is believed to be the greatest buried treasure ever unearthed in the United States.'

Construction begins on the world’s largest solar power development

MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. have begun construction on the 579 megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Project.

California's Long Beach port starts new iron ore shipments

The operation is the only exporter of the raw material on the West Coast.

Miners dredge up more than gold in California

State officials are deliberating the ban on the technique.

Los Angeles declares no more coal use by 2025

City plans to consume more natural gas and renewable energy resources.

Zinc key ingredient to make the ultimate portable battery

The innovation could enable a completely new generation of devices, known so far as wearable electronics.

SEC files fraud charges against California-based gold miner

The SEC is accusing Nekekim Corp. and its CEO of deceitfully luring hundreds of investors to spend $16 million on a fruitless gold mining venture.

Consolidated Goldfields Corporation : Consolidated Goldfields receives drill results including 128.0m of 1.26 g/t gold from 13.7m to 141.7m including 12.2m of 3.50 g/t gold

Consolidated Goldfields receives drill results including 128.0m of 1.26 g/t gold from 13.7m to 141.7m including 12.2m of 3.50 g/t gold

Timmins Gold intersects 9.14 meters of 10.5 gpt gold in ongoing drill program at San Francisco gold mine

The company reports intersects of 9.14 meters of 10.5 gpt gold in an ongoing drill in California.

Molycorp announces start of Californian rare earth operations

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE:MCP) has announced that its new Project Phoenix heavy rare earth concentrate facilities situated at Mountain Pass in California have commenced operation, marking the beginning of the US company's bid to challenge Chinese […]

Baja Mining stocks surge 77% on Korean consortium's $90mln payment

Shares in Vancouver-based Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ) have surged following confirmation from the company that a Korean consortium has paid USD$90 million to become a 51% owner of Baja subsidiary Minera y Metalurgica del Boleo S.A. de .C.V. (MMB)

Calvista resource estimate update in progress

The company provides an update on recent exploration and development activities at its wholly-owned California project.

Emgold completes re-pricing and extension of warrants

A total of 11.8 million warrants, the original exercise price of which was $0.35, have been re-priced at $0.15 per share and been given a 12 month extension.

Consolidated Goldfields receives gold assay results including 22.9m of 8.46 g/t and 12.2m of 13.51 g/t, with a high of 1.5m of 39.35 g/t, within 117.4m of 2.10 g/t

The company reports findings of 22.9m of 8.46 g/t and 12.2m of 13.51 g/t, with a high of 1.5m of 39.35 g/t, within 117.4m of 2.10 g/t.