Europe Mining News

Frantic search for 4 missing miners in Poland after cave-in

Rescuers were searching for four missing miners in southwestern Poland on Wednesday after an earth tremor caused rockfalls deep underground in a copper mine owned by KGHM.

Horizonte to raise $11.2M to fund Brazil's next major nickel mine

Araguaia, which hosts a proven and probable mineral reserve of almost 25 million tonnes grading 1.77% nickel, is expected to begin production by 2019.

Massive 3,000-year-old Celtic gold belt found in British farmer’s field

The torc is one of the largest and most spectacular ever discovered in England.

Trump infrastructure bump forecast for global economy

New report predicts US infrastructure spending promised by president-elect could propel global growth to highest since 2011 further boosting metals demand.

MICROMINE will showcase its range of mining solutions at Mines and Money 2016

MICROMINE’s specialists will be showcasing our entire suite of solutions which includes a preview of the soon to be released Geobank 2017, the latest version of our secure data management solution, as well as Micromine 2016 which was released in May this year and Pitram, our leading fleet management and mine control solution.

Anglo's Los Bronces mine in Chile to remain shut until safe to resume work

Decision follows a fresh attack by hooded protesters who seized installations over the weekend.

Billion-pound cash infusion clears path for UK potash mine

The chances of a potash mine taking shape on the Yorkshire moors just got a whole lot better, thanks to a major financing.

Death toll rises on Turkish mine cave-in as BBC journalist detained

It appears the Turkish government is attempting to suppress criticism of a mine disaster last weekend that killed 12 miners and left four still missing.

Immersive Technologies in Russia – Driving Results at Phosagro’s Apatit Underground Mine

Phosagro chose for its operators to be trained on an IM360 Advanced Equipment Simulator. Apatit is the world’s largest producer of high-grade phosphate ore and Russia’s only producer of nepheline concentrate.

South32 looking for more coking coal mines

The company, however, has decided to stay away from thermal coal assets due mainly to uncertainties over demand linked to climate concerns.

Finland to ban coal use for energy by 2030

Coal use has been steadily falling in the European nation since 2011 and it currently generates barely 8% of its power needs.

French man finds $3.7M worth of gold in his new house

An estimated 220 pounds (100 kg) of the precious metal was located all around the home, including 5,000 gold pieces, two 26-pound bars and 37 smaller bars weighing two-pounds each.

Barrick Gold, IAMGOLD, Gold Fields, Avalon, and Antofagasta recognized for their leadership in renewables at Energy and Mines Renewables and Mining Awards

Mining companies were awarded and celebrated last night for their investments in renewable energy at a glittering awards gala and dinner in Toronto.

Rio Tinto sells Scottish aluminum assets for $410 million

With this deal, Rio has now agreed to more than $1.3bn in divestments this year.

Polemic around Canadian firm’s gold project in Ireland heats up

Locals oppose to the Dalradian Resources' plans to build a processing plant at its Curraghinalt project, which will use cyanide to extract gold.

Eldorado Gold officially out of China

Company has finished selling its stakes in the White Mountain and Tanjianshan mines, as well as in the Eastern Dragon development project to an affiliate of China’s Yintai Resources.

Canada to fully phase out coal power by 2030

Gov’t will work with the four provinces that still burn coal to reach the goal of making sure 90% of Canada's electricity comes from sustainable sources by 2010.

Landslide in Turkey kills at least 5 miners, traps 11

At least five miners are dead and 11 are trapped after a landslide swept through a copper mine in southeastern Turkey.

Falcon Group expands presence in Australia with new Perth office

Leading specialist financier Falcon Group opens second Australian office – with a particular focus on providing support to mining and the mining services sector

Greece grants permit to Eldorado Gold’s Skouries mine

Decision is expected to put an end to years of confrontation between the Canadian miner and the Greek government.

Heads roll at Rio Tinto over Simandou probe — Davies, Valentine fired

Energy and Minerals chief executive Alan Davies said he would take the mining giant to court over his dismissal, adding there were “no grounds” for his termination.

Lucara fetches $38.7 million in second exceptional diamond tender of 2016

Lucara Diamond Corp. is pleased to announce excellent results from its second Exceptional Stone Tender of 2016.

Anglo's Los Bronces copper mine in Chile seized by protesters

About 100 hooded protesters have seized parts of the copper mine, Anglo American's biggest operation in Chile.

Rio learnt about Simandou dubious payment over a year ago — report

Company is said to have found out about the emails referring to a questionable $10.5m payment to a consultant over the Guinea project more than a year ago, not 'just' in August, as it claimed.

Less than shiny: De Beers recent sale the lowest this year

The world’s top diamond producer by value said results were in line with expected seasonal demand patterns.