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Planetary Resources now has $21 million to help miners find resources… on Earth

Funds will be used to deploy and operate the firm's Earth observation program, known as Ceres.

BHP to boost copper output, lower costs at vast Olympic Dam

BHP wants find a way to up output for the industrial metal from its Olympic Dam by 40% even before a proposed and long-awaited mega-expansion of the operation takes place.

BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile hit by fresh strike

The labour action follows two other one-day protests at the mine and comes as BHP mulls a $2.2 billion investment to expand the operation.

Wildfire hitting Canada’s oil sands heart gets closer to major plants

Situation has forced some companies to abandon plans laid last week to restart production.

Canadian oil sands camps evacuated as wildfire shifts north

Forest fires in Northern Alberta have forced additional evacuations at several major operations.

Australia’s geoscientist employment slump enters its third year

Employment prospects for Australia’s professional geoscientists deteriorated even further in the opening quarter of 2016, driven down by mining’s negativity and dashing hopes for an improvement in the geoscientist employment situation.

South Africa allows biggest ever class action against gold giants to go ahead

High Court decision opens the way for up to 500,000 current and former miners to pursue a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against mining companies over respiratory diseases contracted at work.

US court rejects coal CEO Blankenship bid to remain free during appeal

Blankenship is expected to begin serving his time in California today, after being convicted of conspiring to wilfully violate mine safety standards at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch coal mine.

Luxembourg aims high with asteroid mining deals

It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.

Rio Tinto goes ahead with $5.3 billion expansion of Oyu Tolgoi

Construction of the massive mine's underground portion will begin within months, with first production expected by 2020.

Half of Canada’s working population is unhappy, Hays Canada study shows

Canadians put money ahead of workplace ‘fit’ resulting in low morale, lost productivity and employee churn

Clinton begins touring core of US struggling coal industry

She is still trying to recover from her televised comments in March, when she said she would put coal companies and miners out of business.

CIM, SME partner with EduMine to provide premium courses to members

The mining groups will begin offering the premiere online professional development program to their members later this year.

Adani’s $12bn Carmichael project hit with yet another lawsuit

A green group asked the Supreme Court in Queensland to review the environmental approval of the controversial coal mine and rail project.

Freeport axes oil and gas workforce as it posts sixth straight loss

The company, which is the US biggest miner by market value, is cutting 25% of its workforce to reduce debt.

Anglo shareholders revolt against Cutifani’s $4.9 million pay

Full voting results will be released on Friday.

Services sector saves jobless miners in Australia

While Queensland's miners axed 22,000 positions between 2013 and 2015, health and community services created new jobs for almost double that number.

Chinese coal miners to work less hours this year in bid to reduce supply glut

Official production capacity will be adjusted to fit the new 276 working day limit, which means that mines will be held to even stricter production caps.

Adani $12 billion Carmichael coal project faces fresh legal challenge

Australia’s indigenous people Wangan and Jagalingou, traditional owners of the land proposed to host the project are challenging it in court.

Glencore’s Optimum coal now in hands of S. African’s President family

Tegeta Exploration & Resources Ltd., controlled by the Gupta family and South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, is the new owner of optimum coal.

Here’s how much Canadian miners are currently making

They are definitely making more than those working in forestry, manufacturing, finance and construction.

US coal giant Peabody Energy files for bankruptcy

Peabody's bankruptcy filing is one of the largest in the commodities sector since commodity prices began to fall in the middle of 2014.

Ex-coal CEO sentenced to a year in prison over mine-safety conspiracy

The sentencing comes six years and one day after a fatal explosion killed 29 at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine.

Canadians to develop space mining tool

Deltion Innovations aims to design a drill that would prospect for water, ice and resources on the moon and beyond.

Striking coal workers arrested after violent raid at Glencore's South African mine

Production at the Wonderfontein coal mine has been halted for three weeks after members of AMCU decided to down tools in March.