Europe Mining News

Spaniards to protest against Berkeley’s Retortillo-Santidad uranium mine

Plataforma Stop Uranio has been leading a series of protest actions against Berkeley Resources' Retortillo mine.

Chaos in the EU – Trauma on the peripheries

With an end to the European Free Trade Zone, how will the world economy deal with a contraction in the European economy?

Liebherr introduces 100-tonne mining truck

All maintenance points are ground-level access or top-deck accessible

Mick Davies' X2 Resources fails to deliver, frees investors from commitments

Launched three years ago with a $5.6bn war chest, the fund once hailed as leader of a new wave of mining investment changes course.

Rangold looking to the future in Mali

In the current climate of global economic and political stress, it is more important than ever for African governments to engage with their investors in a spirit of genuine partnership, Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow said here today.

All these Australian mines are reopening thanks to the rally in coal prices

Glencore has already restarted its Collinsville mine in Queensland and there are at least seven other coal operations set to resume production before year-end.

Anglo American soars on positive production report

Shares were up more than 5% after the firm posted higher output across all divisions, except for copper, and said market conditions for its diamond business had improved.

Caterpillar axes sales forecast, warns factors depressing orders could linger

While quarterly earnings beat analysts expectations, revenue fell short of estimates and CAT also lowered its full-year guidance.

Protest ends at MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine in Peru, exports to resume

The process of restoring calm in local communities and the re-opening of essential infrastructure is now underway, said the miner Monday.

Caterpillar rally hindered by fresh drop in sales

The world’s largest heavy machinery maker has logged a 18% drop in global sales of machinery for the three-month period ended in September.

Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.

Decision on coal mine close to UK reserve ‘could spell end’ to industry

Banks Group’s Highthorn coal mine would provide about 100 jobs during its five-year operation, with no mining activity planned within 500 metres of Druridge Bay beach.

Canada's Ajax mine could cost $100 million in lawsuits: Mining Watch

Taking as an example what’s happening at the Malartic mine in Quebec, the watchdog presented “conservative estimates” on possible actions against the gold and copper project in B.C.

Atlas Copco’s campaign wows advertisers

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Glencore sells Australia coal rail unit for $874 million

With the deal, the Swiss group is only a step away from meeting chief executive Ivan Glasenberg’s target of $5bn in assets sales this year.

Done deal: Centerra Gold buys Thompson Creek for $1.1 billion

With the deal Centerra gets its hands on Mount Milligan, a large mine in British Columbia and reduces its reliance on Kumtor mine, in Kyrgyzstan, for cash flow.

BHP Billiton to lose chairman Jac Nasser next year

He said he had intended to announce his retirement last year but chose to stay on while BHP dealt with the aftermath of the Samarco mine disaster in Brazil.

Mergers and Acquisitions: An integral component contributing to the growth of the mining equipment market

Advancement in technology and increase in mining activities contribute to the growth of the mining industry.

Cat scales back room and pillar business

CAT said it remains committed to existing customers.

Brazilians disrupt BHP Billiton General Meeting in London, a year after deadly Samarco dam disaster

Outside the meeting, a street theatre re-enactment of the destruction of the Doce River in Minas Gerais, Brazil, was accompanied by testimonials from frontline visitors affected by the company’s operations in Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia.

Grupo Mexico’s mine in Spain under scrutiny… again

Grupo Mexico’s project is being scrutinized once again.

World’s top miner BHP Billiton finally sees signs of recovery in mining

BHP is not the first major player to flag green shoots in the mining industry. Caterpillar, the world's largest heavy machinery maker, said the same last month.

Congo’s cobalt production set to soar despite claims of child labour

Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.

Miners still sceptical that coal surge will hold

Prices rose after China — the world’s biggest consumer and producer — cut its output.

Peruvian farmer who died in protest against MMG’s Las Bambas mine was shot to death — Gov’t

He is the first person to die in clashes over mining under new President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.