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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.

ISS gives Potash Corp-Agrium merger its blessing

The deal, the biggest Canadian merger since CNOOC Ltd. bought Nexen Energy ULC in 2013, would create the world’s largest crop-nutrient supplier, worth about $36 billion.

The mining community now has its own social media site — PeopleMine

PeopleMine seeks to connect individuals who work, or aim to do so, in the resources sector.

Juniors inject new life into Nova Scotia’s mining sector

One of them, Vancouver-based junior Atlantic Gold, hopes to turn the province into a regular supplier of the precious metal.

Bulgaria coal miners stay underground to protest layoffs, delayed salaries

The men began their protest when their shift ended on Tuesday morning and refuse to come up even though the mine's owner says it won't shut down the operation as planned.

Anglo Platinum sells resources to Northam Platinum for $72 million

The company remains confident the sale of its Rustenburg mines in South Africa to Sibanye Gold will clear its last regulatory hurdle before the end of the year.

Job seekers remain targeted by scams despite economic conditions improving

Scam artists have turned their attention to the mining sector's large legion of job-seekers, several of whom are already out thousands of dollars.

INFOGRAPHIC: The facts and figures that make space mining real

While many still see space mining as science fiction, global recruitment expert Fircroft has compiled data that proves it feasible.

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Blankenship claims being a ‘political prisoner’

Move comes three weeks before a federal appeals court hears Don Blankenship’s challenge of his criminal conviction.

Chile's Codelco delays $2.25 billion in investments on copper prices slump

Phase two of its Radomiro Tomic sulphide project and a new level at El Teniente, are the most affected projects.

Canada’s oil industry to lose $10 billion this year

The Conference Board of Canada also expects the oil industry’s losing streak to last three years, from the last quarter of 2014 through to the second quarter of 2017.

China to reach target in cutting coal overcapacity by year-end

The world’s biggest coal producer expects to reach targets for cutting unneeded capacity by the end of 2016, which is earlier than planned.

Strike hits Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Indonesia

More than 1,000 workers have gone on strike at Grasberg in a dispute with management over better conditions, including bonus payments.

Extreme pollution forces China to shut down hundreds of coal, steel operations

The country’s state planner said it would also set up a no-coal zone in cities around Beijing in 2017 to try reducing the capital's hazardous smog levels.

South African gold miners can appeal silicosis ruling

They will appeal verdict that paved the way for about half a million current and former miners to proceed with a multi-million-dollar suit, which seeks compensation for those who contracted lung diseases.

Breakthrough review shows geoscientists’ job prospects directly tied to mineral commodity price movements

As commodity prices dip, job prospects for geoscientists plummet – with little or no lag time between one outcome following the other.

Canada OK’s three new oil sands projects

The proposed operations, worth about $3 billion in potential investments, could add up to 95,000 barrels of oil per day to current output.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.

Potash Corp. and Agrium merge, create $36bn fertilizer giant

The combined firm will be the world's largest crop nutrient producer and third largest natural resource company in Canada.

NASA’s latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go

OSIRIS-REx will collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth, in what it could be a pivotal step for firms currently planning to tap into the space mining business.

Codelco warns strike at Salvador mine risks division’s future

Salvador, Codelco’s smallest operation, has been battling to turn a profit after dwindling ore grades pushed up production costs.

Oil sands stoppages push Canadian GDP down to 2009 recession levels

The country’s economy shrank 1.6% in the April-to-June period, the largest quarterly decline in seven years.

Potash Corp confirms merger talks with Agrium, shares halted

A tie-up could produce a fertilizer giant worth more than $30 billion.

Canada’s mining industry faces workers shortage of up to 127,000 — report

Experts warn Canada's mining industry faces a looming risk it's not ready to deal with — lack of access to workers with the skills needed in an upswing.

Australian fund takes over Anglo American’s Foxleigh coal mine

The sale is part of Anglo’s plan to exit coal as well as the miner's divestment scheme aimed to raise between $3bn and $4bn by year-end.