environmental Mining News

Barrick Awaiting Approval for Expansion of Punta Colorada Wind Project

Barrick Gold Corporation has submitted an environmental impact statement to Corema of Chile's Region IV to expand the Punta Colorada wind-generating project.

Gold Reserve and Crystallex meet with venezuelan environment ministry

Gold Reserve reports that it was invited to a meeting held on June 18, 2008 with the Venezuelan Ministry of Environment (”MinAmb”), led by Vice Minister of Environmental Planning and Administration, Ing. Merly Garcia and assisted by legal advisor Dra. Lucy Vidal. Crystallex International also attended the meeting. According to Vice Minister Garcia, the objective of [...]

Realistic Simulation Accelerates Safety Evaluation of Mine Designs

Global mining company achieves significant productivity gains with 3-D mine models developed with Abaqus finite element analysis software. In a step change beyond traditional processes, Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA (the Dassault […]

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices […]

Research partnership to open doors for mining firms

A newly struck partnership between two of Canada’s pre-eminent research institutions located in Sudbury and Saskatoon may well open up entirely new knowledge of environmental workplace safety for the mining industry. The Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation […]

Trelleborg Harbour Marine helps moor vessels safely at LNG terminals

Safety is the priority at LNG terminals, which are growing in number inline with an increased demand for the fuel. Like many fuels, LNG is potentially hazardous and to help reduce the possibility of an […]

The material with built-in noise-damping

Laminated Visco-Lam is a material with built-in noise-damping qualities that could gain significant use in the manufacture of everything from automobiles to computers and white goods. Customers are progressively demanding more in terms of comfort […]

Tonto National Forest schedules public meeting for Resolution Copper Mining Pre-Feasibility Project

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (June 11, 2008) – To encourage public participation in development of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Resolution Copper Mining Pre-Feasibility Project, an open house meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, June 25, 4:30 […]

Mines must save water

Water is one of the major features in International Mining’s July issue - managing it, delivering it, saving it. Over in Australia, a new water truck system that is safe, sustainable and reliable has been developed at Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s (RTCA) Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) mine. “The new system uses up to a third [...]

Embedding sustainability for enduring project value

Susanne Cooper and Nick Fleming* of SKM note that “sustainability is not just a political buzz word used to satisfy the concerns of stakeholders or environmentalists; it is critical to the success and longevity of […]

Massive support for Ohio CTL project

Baard Energy, a leading alternative energy development company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, says that 16 major American trade unions in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia have called on their state and federal legislators […]

NEW POLL – Can oil sands be environmentally acceptable?

The editorial this week questions whether the oil sands industry of western Canada can truly operate without long-t... [Full Story]

Australian Report Warns Of Deep-Sea Mining Concerns

A new Australian study on seabed resource mining raises concerns that unknown risks pose a potential problem for this emerging industry, The National reports. The report released Friday by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research […]

Embedding sustainability for enduring project value

Susanne Cooper and Nick Fleming* of SKM note that “sustainability is not just a political buzz word used to satisfy the concerns of stakeholders or environmentalists; it is critical to the success and longevity of projects. Sustainability principles are now broadly accepted by project teams as a useful compass to guide planning and design decisions. [...]

Larox to supply vacuum belt filters to Chempolis demonstration plant.

Larox the leading innovator and supplier of solid/liquid separation solutions, will deliver two gas tight Pannevis vacuum belt filters to Chempolis Biorefining Park, CBP, 3rd generation biorefining research and demonstration plant in Oulu, Finland. Chempolis […]

UC Rusal ‘greens’ aluminium production

UC RUSAL reports it has successfully launched test production of the key component of a unique environmentally sound aluminium production technology – colloidal anode paste. The total investment in this project will amount to $25 […]

New WA gold mine starts after environmental agreement

Nearly two decades after it was first proposed, a mine on Buckhorn Mountain in remote north-central Washington will begin producing gold-bearing ore.

Leaked environmental report pre-empts longwall changes

A LEAKED draft report into the environmental impacts of coal mining in New South Wales has environmentalists up in arms, but for coal operators it gives an interesting insight on what is in store for […]

With vast reserves, Montana eyes coal expansion

Underneath Montana lies an estimated $1.5 trillion of coal, but with uncertainty about future environmental rules, investors are wary about opening new mines in the rugged Western U.S. state.

With vast reserves, Montana eyes coal expansion

Underneath Montana lies an estimated $1.5 trillion of coal, but with uncertainty about future environmental rules, investors are wary about opening new mines in the rugged Western U.S. state.

Teck Cominco Says Columbia River Water Meets Standards After Acid Spill

Teck Cominco Ltd. said tests done after almost a ton of acid spilled from a refinery into a river in British Columbia show that lead levels don't exceed provincial environmental standards.

New £6 million research centre to create the mine of the future

Advanced mining and mineral processing techniques to extract minerals from deep within the Earth will be developed thanks to the establishment of a new £6 million research centre, announced today. The centre is a partnership […]

Mineral Production Data Reflect Economic Slowdown

The USGS releases mineral information essen­tial to the U.S. economy and national security. U.S. Geological Survey data on U.S. mineral production reflect the domestic housing market decline over the past year. The USGS study shows […]

Mikhailovsky GOK launched a unique production

Mikhailovsky GOK launched the unique product for Russian market – hematite concentrate. The new technology is based on the flotation plant usage and suggests processing of the current output tails. Due to it the amount […]

Mineral Production Data Reflect Economic Slowdown

The USGS releases mineral information essen­tial to the U.S. economy and national security. U.S. Geological Survey data on U.S. mineral production reflect the domestic housing market decline over the past year. The USGS study shows […]