BHP feels the squeeze at Olympic Dam

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, said labour and equipment shortages forced it to stagger the proposed expansion of its Olympic Dam uranium, copper and gold mine, forecast to cost at least $US6 ...

Minto Project Beats Phase Two Design Capacity

Production from Phase Two of the Minto copper-gold project, the first new metal mine and mill in a decade in this territory, has exceeded its 2,400-t/d design capacity several times since completion. Owner Sherwood Copper […]

Airborne Geophysical Survey Completed Over Skyttgruvan And Oxberg Projects, Sweden

Vancouver, British Columbia: Northern Lion Gold Corp. (the “Company”) announces the completion of a helicopter-borne, geophysical survey on its 100% owned Oxberg and Skyttgruvan mineral exploration licences, located within the prolific Bergslagen district approximately 175 […]

Montana Tunnels Update

Apollo Gold Corporation announced today that following the shutdown of the mill at Montana Tunnels on April 27, 2008, which was announced in the press release dated April 28, 2008, and updated on May 2, […]

Couer takes safety to heart

Coeur d’Alene Mines has received five major safety awards from the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals (ISMSP) for its safe operations, as well as for safe worker activities related to its new San Bartolome silver […]

Nevada mine production up to $5.4 billion

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Nevada mines produced a record $5.4 billion worth of gold, silver and other minerals in 2007 compared with about $4.9 million a year earlier, according to a state report released […]

One nabbed over killing of Barrick Gold Mine truck driver

Police in Mara Region are holding one person, Elias Samwel, over the killing of a dump truck driver, Steven Dickson, alleged to have been killed this week while on duty at the Barrick`s North Mara […]

May 14, 2008 Terrane Board Approves Mt. Milligan Feasibility Report

Vancouver, British Columbia: Robert Pease, President and Chief Executive Officer of Terrane Metals Corp. ("Terrane" or the "Company") (TRX: TSX-V) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the Feasibility Study Report […]

Big gold producer moves to close forward sales contracts

Sino Gold Mining Ltd, owner of China's second-largest gold mine, plans to sell as much as A$204 million in shares to existing shareholders to close its forward sales contracts for the precious metal.

Venezuela stops open-pits and gold mines

Mining Journal (May 16, 2008) - Mineral-laden Venezuela on Thursday shut the door to new gold projects and threatened other mining and logging concessions in a step by leftist President Hugo Chavez to tighten control of natural resources.

Nevada mine production up

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada mines produced a record $5.4 billion worth of gold, silver and other minerals in 2007 compared with about $4.9 billion in 2006 production value, according to a state Minerals Division […]

South African South Deep mine to restart Monday after meeting re fatal accident

Mining operations at Gold Fields' South Deep mine will resume on Monday, the company said on Saturday, two days after nine workers were killed in an accident…more at topix

Mana Mine Achieves Production Target

SEMAFO today announced that the Mana mine in Burkina Faso produced 4,300 ounces of gold in April, therefore achieving its production target.