Coal Mining News

US coal ash highly rich in rare earths, scientists find

Rare earths content was tested using hydrofluoric acid, which is much stronger and more efficient than industrial methods, but is too hazardous to use on a large scale.

Australian coal exports to Thailand four times higher

The figures demonstrate that developing nations in South East Asia require high quality coal to meet increased electricity demand, powered by the growing urbanization of the population.

Noble shares hammered after CEO's sudden resignation

The group also announced it would sell its Noble Americas Energy Solutions (NAES), one of its crown jewels.

Glencore bids for Anglo American’s coal mines in Australia — report

Other firms interested in the mines include BHP Billion, South32 and X2, with varying reports as to which remain in contention.

Australia's mining project pipeline dwarfs other countries

Significant brown and greenfield projects through 2020 nearly outnumber the next ten countries on the list.

Mounting risks of impairments globally in coal investments

Changes sweeping the electricity sectors in Japan and China suggest a hugely uncertain future for coal-fired power and a rapidly increasing risk of stranded assets.

Sibanye’s platinum mine workers begin indefinite strike

The company will seek a court order to stop the strike, which is already affecting output.

Here comes the half conveyer-belt, half train hybrid

Elevated below rail technology has the potential to open up significant mining assets long considered stranded.

Boom in private debt financing for mining

Australia's Taurus raised $683m to invest in mining company debt last year, while two funds currently in the market are targeting investor capital of $800m.

Gold price rally boosts Canada’s mining sector growth

Strong performance also came on the back of strategic initiatives, such as non-core asset sales, aggressive cost control measures and a disciplined approach in reducing debt.

The mining industry has conceded defeat over exploration drilling in paddocks

The coal mining industry has waved the white flag over a landmark court ruling which prevents them from conducting exploration drilling in paddocks.

Japan 'swimming against current' when it comes to phasing out coal

Report shows that Japan is the only G7 country seeking to build new coal-power plants.

No waste, no fuss for the mining industry

Mining companies are required, by law, to have abatement plans in place to deal with all kinds of waste.

Aussie mines too costly to shut

Mine sales stumble on looming clean-ups

Caterpillar retail sales drop 12% in first three months of the year

Results mark the 41 straight month of retail sales declines.

South African miners to pay 67% of acid drainage clean-up costs

The government will pay for two-thirds of the cost by collecting money from mining companies through a new environmental levy.

Geoscience BC receives $5 million in new funding from BC government for mineral, water and energy earth science

Geoscience BC to launch its largest airborne magnetic survey this summer in west-central BC

Australia's miners 'missing in action' in Colombia

Australia’s resource houses are “missing in action” in Latin America’s third largest economic powerhouse – Colombia – and should move post haste to rapidly lift their engagement with the mineral rich province.

South Africa chamber of mines says half of members in the red

Group represents the country's largest mining companies, including AngloGold Ashanti, Sibanye Gold and Impala Platinum Holdings.

Australian company plans coal mine in Poland

Australia's Prairie Mining has confirmed its intention to open a coal mine in southeast Poland by 2023, saying it was confident the $632 million (558 million euro) project would be profitable, a report said Monday.

Getting a heartbeat on British Columbia miners

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has recently released their 48th annual British Columbia Mining Report.

Australia’s geoscientist employment slump enters its third year

Employment prospects for Australia’s professional geoscientists deteriorated even further in the opening quarter of 2016, driven down by mining’s negativity and dashing hopes for an improvement in the geoscientist employment situation.

Ivan Glasenberg's advice is buy not build, but rival miners aren't listening

Glencore's boss has consistently spanked his competitors for wasting and ultimately popping the now deflated long resources boom through a suicidal splurge on growth that took no account of demand and pricing.

IEEFA calls for ban on US coal exports

Comments filed in Government review of Powder River Basin lease program.

Coal miners welcome report that calls for imperative 2˚C climate target

The report considers how the use of coal contributes to affordable energy prices, and allows broader access to electricity and improved industrial competitiveness of economies in various regions.