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Fresh shake-up at Rio Tinto in aftermath of bribery probe

Russian-Canadian Vera Kirikova will become human resources group executive while Simone Niven will assume the corporate relations group executive post.

Cenovus resuming Christina Lake oil sands expansion, boosts capex

Construction of the 50,000-barrel-a-day expansion will begin in the first half of 2017, the company said.

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

While the miner is not longer being pressed to include its platinum assets in the divestment plan, the issue of how to package mines and which ones to include, remains a bone of contention.

Rio Tinto says halt of copper shipments from Oyu Tolgoi ‘a bump in the road’

Chief executive Jean-Sebastian Jacques comments come as the company had to suspend shipments from the Mongolian mine last week.

Glencore becomes sole owner of Newlands, Collinsville coal mines in Australia

After buying ought out its two Japanese partners, Itochu Corp and Sumitomo Corp.

EPA’s proposed financial responsibility rule for miners a ‘job killer’ — industry

Norm aims at ensuring that hard-rock mining companies can pay the costs of cleaning up their mines, says EPA.

Glencore to resume dividend in 2017 as debt reduction on track

Soaring coal prices have helped Glencore, the world’s biggest provider of the thermal kind, straighten its balance sheet.

Alpha Natural execs. face fraud charges for failing to disclose $100M in liabilities

Regulators argue the undisclosed liabilities increase the probability that the state will be left with claims under the surface-mining and other environmental laws.

Potash Corp cuts production, lays off 140 from Cory mine

The company also said it expects layoffs resulting from temporary production halts at its Lanigan and Allan mines in early 2017.

About 500 iron ore jobs to go at Rio Tinto

The world's second largest miner said the job cuts at its Australian iron ore business are part of a restructuring of the division.

Miners increased spending positive, but far from reaching staff just yet

While most miners have managed to straighten the balance sheets, they have not began preparing to deal with a new looming risk —their ability to access workers with the skills needed in an upswing.

Queensland groups launch campaign to support Adani’s Carmichael coal project

As Adani’s Carmichael project continues to gain momentum with the confirmation of construction commencing in 2017, community and industry groups have launched a support campaign on social media.

Eighty-six years after Ohio’s worst mining disaster scars persist, but life goes on

Despite the incident happened 86 years ago, the emotional and economic wounds of Millfield coal mine explosion persist, but this photo essay is also a testimony to the resiliency of those who chose to stay and reassemble their lives from the ground up.

Japex postpones oil sands expansion project to mid-2017

Move will push up costs by Cdn$250 million ($187M).

Luxembourg shoots for the stars, invests $28 million in Planetary Resources

The funding, which includes direct investment and grants, aims to help the asteroid mining company launch its first commercial prospecting mission by 2020.

Glencore did better as commodity trader than miner in Q3

While output was down for most commodities it mines and sales, it has improved earnings forecast for its trading unit.

Canada’s Alberta wants to cap oil sands emissions

If passed and enacted, the ruling will forbid oil sands producers from collectively emitting more than 100 megatonnes of greenhouse gases a year.

Glencore to reopen yet another coal mine in Australia

The move comes only a few days after it resumed operations at Collinsville mine in Australia's Queensland state.

Mining jobs finally picking up in Australia

This is probably the headline most people who have lost their jobs in the last two years were dying to read.

Peabody Energy in restructuring talks with lenders, stakeholders — sources

Peabody circulated a term sheet last week that implied the first lien debt would be impaired, prompting an organizational push, MINING.com has learned.

Six months after wildfires, Canada’s oil sands now hit by DiCaprio’s new film

Director Fisher Stevens recently said he was "really horrified" by how the landscape looked in north-eastern Alberta.

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.

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.

Rio Tinto to ship less iron ore despite increased demand from China

Smaller rival Fortescue Metals went the opposite way — it increased iron ore exports by 5% in the Sep. quarter.