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BHP going after PotashCorp again: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2014
BHP going after PotashCorp again: report

Speculation is mounting as the industry has shifted enough to make a buyout attractive.

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Rio Tinto iron ore output hit by bad weather in Australia, Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2014
Rio Tinto iron ore output hit by bad weather in Australia, Canada

Production of the steel-making material, however, increased by 16%, which means the miner is on track to meet its full-year target.

Anglo gives fresh signs it wants to offload platinum mines

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Anglo gives fresh signs of looking to offload its platinum mines

CEO Mark Cutifani said the Rustenburg operations were no longer considered one of the company’s core assets.

BHP wants to build world’s largest underground coal mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2014
BHP wants to build world’s largest underground coal mine

But it is planning to do so at the fertile Liverpool Plains, an extensive agricultural area, which is predictably raising opposition from locals.

BHP's Illawarra Coal cuts 36 jobs

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2014
More job cuts at BHP's coal operations in Australia

About 36 contractor and head office positions on the line.

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PotashCorp brings Doyle era to a close, former Inmet boss Tilk named new CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Potash Corp. brings Doyle era to a close, former Inmet boss Tilk named new CEO

Doyle, 63, will probably be remembered the most as the CEO who fended off BHP Billiton’s hostile takeover bid for the Canadian fertilizer producer.

Rio Tinto to propose new plan after losing court battle over mine expansion

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Rio Tinto to propose new plan after losing court battle over mine expansion

While Rio plans to submit a revised plan to keep its Warkworth mine viable, opponents vow to fight any new proposal.

Anglo American considers closing platinum mines in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2014
Anglo American considers closing platinum mines in S. Africa

The now three-month strike over pay in the country's platinum belt has forced Amplats to declare a force majeure on a long list of suppliers.

Lonmin management told to take leave as platinum strike goes on

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 26, 2014
Lonmin management told to take leave as platinum strike goes on

Earlier this month the company said it would not hit its sales guidance of 750,000 ounces of platinum annually, as it has already lost 90,000 ounces since the strike began.

South Africa platinum strike damage irreversible, losses close to $1bn

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 25, 2014
South Africa platinum strike damage irreversible, losses close to $1bn

Platinum miners said the financial cost of the strike doesn’t really tell the full story, as the real victims are those suffering from hunger, lack of businesses and increased violence on the streets.

Miners among most productive, happiest workers in the world: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 20, 2014
Miners among most productive, happiest workers in the world: study

Reveals cross-industry survey, which analyzed responses from over 30,000 professionals.

Juniors see Australia’s new tax incentive as a lifesaver

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 19, 2014
Juniors see Australia’s new tax incentive as a lifesaver

Currently 19% of Aussie geoscientists are unemployed, compared with fewer than 2% three years ago.

Current global job outlook of the mining industry looking good

TPC Wire & Cable Corp. | March 16, 2014

Working as a mining or geological engineer may not be the easiest job in the world, but the pay is better than average and it offers plenty of opportunities to travel to exotic locations around the world.

Gabriel Resources uncertain about future of Romanian gold project

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 13, 2014
Gabriel Resources uncertain about future of its Romanian gold project

The miner may lay off 400 workers at its Romanian subsidiary unless prospects for its Rosia Montana gold and silver mine improve.

South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% of oil, mining firms

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 12, 2014
South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% stake in oil, mining firms

The new law also lets the state to acquire an unspecified additional share at an “agreed price,” among other debated changes.

South African police shot Marikana miners as they fled: lawyer

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 12, 2014
South African police shot Marikana miners as they fled: lawyer

Fresh evidence contradicts South African police account of the events, which claims most died as they opened fire when striking miners charged officers.

Gold knocked down by surge in US jobs

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 7, 2014
Gold knocked down by surge in US jobs

It fell around 1.3% to $1,336.01 after a report on US employment showed the country added more jobs than expected in February.

South Africa platinum talks to end 6-week strike break down

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 5, 2014
South Africa platinum talks to end 6-week strike break down

Tuesday’s apparent softening of the union position was not enough to keep negotiations open.

Fresh signs of imminent Oyu Tolgoi deal between Rio Tinto and Mongolia

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 5, 2014
Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi likely to miss deadline for financing

Engineering and project management company AMEC has began advertising for workers on what appears to be the famous mine.

South African platinum miners review wage demands, will march in Pretoria as strike, talks, go on

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2014
South African platinum miners review wage demands, will march in Pretoria as strike, talks, go on

They still want monthly entry wages to start at US$1,200, more than double current levels.

Australia's high-costs jeopardizing its mining, energy growth

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 3, 2014
Australia's high-costs jeopardizing its mining, energy growth

Companies want to bring more foreign workers as a way to lower production costs.

NASA begins accepting applications from privates to mine the Moon

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 10, 2014
NASA begins accepting applications from privates to mine the moon

Space Agency in search of potential business partners as US government denies further funding.

Amplats to slash 1,400 jobs, warns fresh strike could lead to more

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 3, 2014
Anglo American considers closing platinum mines in S. Africa

Despite the miner returned to profitability last year, it is now facing a strike at its processing plants.

Gold strike in South Africa on hold pending court ruling

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 23, 2014
Gold strike in South Africa on hold pending court ruling

Platinum belt already paralyzed.

Mining strikes coming to S. Africa may cause permanent damage to industry

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2014
South Africa platinum talks to end 6-week strike break down

Labour action would halt production at the world's top three platinum producers.

NASA wants your name in its first asteroid mission, leaving in 2016

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 17, 2014
NASA wants your name in its first asteroid mission, leaving in 2016

Selected names will be etched on a microchip aboard the spacecraft headed to the asteroid Bennu in only two years.

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