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US Congress passes bill on space mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 22, 2015
US Congress passes bill on space mining

Welcome to the future.

US coal miner Murray Energy to lay off around 1,800

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 22, 2015
US coal miner Murray Energy to lay off around 1,800

The planned cuts, about 21% of Murray’s workforce, will come largely at mines in Ohio and West Virginia, a state hit hard by recent coal mine closures and layoffs.

Can the mining industry diversify itself?

The mining industry is said to be one of the worst performers in matters of gender diversity. In fact, women represent only 16% of the workforce in the mining sector.

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Struggling Argentina expects US$14 billion in mining exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 21, 2015
Struggling Argentina expects US$14 billion in mining exports

The return to higher exports would be driven in part by at least 16 major projects likely to go into production within five years.

This is what the CAT 336F L XE hybrid excavator looks like

MINING.com Editor | May 21, 2015
This is what the CAT 336F L XE hybrid excavator looks like

It has a “smart” pump, boom works faster, and burns less fuel.

Australia ditches iron ore probe after lobby, China-Brazil supply deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 21, 2015
Australia ditches iron ore probe after lobby, China-Brazil supply deal

The China-Brazil deal means that in just three years Vale will be producing more than BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto combined.

Oil sands stakeholder gives Imperial Metals a $25 million helping hand

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 19, 2015
Oil sands stakeholder gives Imperial Metals a $25 million helping hand

The loan will be used for the development of the company's Red Chris gold and copper mine in northwest British Columbia.

BHP chief says inquiry into Aussie iron ore market a ‘ridiculous waste’

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 19, 2015
BHP chief says inquiry into Aussie iron ore market a ‘ridiculous waste’

Andrew Mackenzie also warned the proposed would damage the Australia’s economy and shift investment to main foreign competitor Brazil.

Australia’s Prime Minister Abbott backs iron ore probe into BHP, Rio

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 15, 2015
Australia’s Prime Minister Abbott backs iron ore probe into BHP, Rio

Inquiry comes amid claims the mining giants are driving prices down, severely damaging the country's economy .

Groups ask Gov’t to suspend TransCanada Corp’s Energy East pipeline application

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 14, 2015
Groups ask Gov’t to suspend TransCanada Corp’s Energy East pipeline application

More than 60 Canadian groups are urging the National Energy Board to suspend its review of TransCanada's application for its Energy East pipeline.

Glencore CEO says rivals pushing mining sector into confidence crisis

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 12, 2015
Glencore CEO says rivals pushing mining sector into confidence crisis

Ivan Glasenberg has once again slammed his competitors, who he accuses of damaging the credibility of the mining industry.

This is how BHP plans to be the world’s lowest-cost iron ore miner

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 12, 2015
This is how BHP plans to be the world’s lowest-cost iron ore miner

CEO Andrew Mackenzie announced the firm would cut capital and exploration expenditure to $9 billion in the 2016 financial year from $12.6 billion in 2015.

It’s war! Fortescue boss calls Australians to oppose BHP, Rio iron ore plans

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 11, 2015
It’s war! Fortescue boss calls Australians to oppose BHP, Rio iron ore plans

Forrest is blaming BHP and Rio for a fall in the price of iron ore as the pair continue to ramp up production.

Glencore boss blames iron ore top miners for share price fall

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 7, 2015
Glencore boss blames iron ore top miners for share price fall

The company's shares have lost over 40% of their value since it first listed in 2011 on the London Stock Exchange.

Mount Polley mining disaster caused major changes to ecosystem — study

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 6, 2015
Mount Polley mining disaster cause major changes to ecosystem — study

It also says it is still too early to determine long-term impacts on fish and drinking water.

NSW environmental watchdog bashed over BHP’s coal pollution case

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 4, 2015
NSW environmental watchdog bashed over BHP’s coal pollution case

The 14-months long investigation ended on April 10, with BHP accepting the charge of “causing an offensive odour,” and the EPA releasing just a single tweet about it.

Workers end two-week long strike at BHP’s nickel mine in Colombia

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 4, 2015
Workers end two-week long strike at BHP’s nickel mine in Colombia

It's estimated that the labour action generated about US$26 million in losses, forcing BHP to declare force majeure last week.

Infographic: America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

Graphic Products | April 29, 2015
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Graphic Products outlines dangers for loggers, fishermen & more

Cliffs US sales beat estimates, turns a profit in Q1

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 29, 2015
Cliffs US sales beat estimates, turns a profit in Q1

But the miner revised down its 2015 U.S. iron ore sales and production volume estimate to 20.5 million tons, from its previous guidance for 22 million tons

Life beyond the boom: Aussie FIFO families brace for downturn

ABC News | April 29, 2015

With new rosters in place and job losses on the horizon, many in WA are asking how this will affect their home lives in coming years.

Codelco to send robots inspect equipment at Gabriela Mistral mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 28, 2015
Codelco to send robots inspect equipment at Gabriela Mistral mine

The company, dealing with aging mines, has been leaning on a wide range of new technologies to reduce operating costs and increase efficiencies.

Caterpillar results beat expectations but forecasts weak year

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 23, 2015
Caterpillar results beat expectations but expects weak year

The machinery giant doesn’t think it will remain strong for the rest of 2015.

Rio Tinto iron ore output up again, but exports fall

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2015
Rio Tinto iron ore output up again, but exports fall

The miner shipped 72.5m tonnes in the quarter, up 9% from a year earlier but down 12% sequentially.

Workers strike at Anglo’s coal mine in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2015
Workers strike at Anglo’s coal mine in South Africa

More than 400 members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) downed tools Wednesday, demanding the removal of the mine's general manager.

Harmony halts operations at Unisel mine after fatal incident

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2015
Harmony halts operations at Unisel mine after fatal incident

The employee was fatally injured in an accident while performing maintenance work on Saturday.

Mongolia greatly responsible for Rio’s Oyu Tolgoi troubles – PM

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2015
Mongolia greatly responsible for Rio’s Oyu Tolgoi troubles - PM

Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg said Friday his country should take charge of how long a dispute a expansion of the copper and gold mine has taken.

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