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Mining threats UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Out of 75 documented threats against nine designated natural and cultural sites, 23 belong to the "physical resource extraction" category.

Columbus Gold Receives Additional Newsletter Writer Coverage

Bob Moriarty has initiated coverage on Columbus Gold.

Trevali reports Q3-2014 Santander Mine production and increases 2014 production guidance

Trevali Mining Corporation reports preliminary production results for its third quarter 2014, ended September 30, 2014, of approximately 12.6 million payable pounds of zinc, 6.3 million payable pounds of lead and 217,600 payable ounces of silver from the Santander Mine in Peru.

Canada Zinc Metals Moves Ahead with Large Airborne Geophysical Survey

Canada Zinc Metals Corp. is pleased to announce that the planned airborne geophysical survey for the Akie and select Kechika Regional properties has commenced. The helicopter-borne FALCONTM gravity gradiometry survey is being flown by CGG of Mississauga, Ontario.

Lithium processing breakthrough delivers 25 year option for Australia's Cobre Montana

Locks in exclusive rights to the only practical processing technology globally able to recover lithium from mica group minerals (sheet silicates)

Largo initiates exploration on potential new discovery of chromite and PGMs

Largo Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has begun an exploration program for chromite and PGMs (platinum group metals) at its Capivara Prospect which is located in the Maracas region of Bahia, Brazil, but outside of the current mining area of its Maracas Menchen Mine.

Canada to boost support for mining, but faces challenges

The government is fine tuning details of an aggressive campaign to promote Canada’s mining sector abroad, and so redirect trade spending and foreign affairs to core economic interests.

Thousands of Peruvians camp in the Andes to defend lake from Newmont’s gold project

Government has sent additional police forces to watch over the protestors, as previous manifestations have turned violent in the past.

Canada's mining sector fails to book a single IPO so far this year

First time this has happened in a decade.

Canadian Arctic irreversible melt not just bad news

The decreasing Arctic ice sheet could mean billions for the mining industry, say experts.

Mining can be a blessing for foreign aid: UN

United Nations Development Program chief supports Canada's mix of mining with foreign aid.

Top miners cautious about industry future, focused on safety: report

SInce the industry remains cautious about the strength of global economic recovery, miners have begun looking inward, especially in regards to labour.

Ancient Buddhist statue found in Tibet carved from meteorite

A Buddha statue looted by Nazis in Tibet in the 1930s was carved from the Chinga meteorite, which crashed to the Earth 15,000 years ago, revealed Elmar Buchner of the Planetology Institute at Stuttgart University.

The last great price bubble is dead

For the past decade we’ve toiled up the slope of the so-called commodities super-cycle, a rise in metal and hydrocarbon prices that has made consumer goods costly but drove torrid profits for traders, miners, investment bankers, and pension funds. But what's happening now?

Canada's mining industry joins forces with NGOs to improve transparency

A new working group of national-level mining and exploration associations and transparency-focused NGOs announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve Canada's transparency regime as it relates to extractive company payments to governments.

US power supply will be impacted by water shortages

Electricity enables our modern life style - the degree of dependency we have built into our lives in regards to “power on demand” has raised expectations that plentiful electricity will be available to us 24/7.

Mining movie making youth camp

Noront Resources, DAREarts, Engage Learn, and the Ontario Mining Association have partnered together to create a unique youth camp focused on combining geology, rocks and mining, with visual arts and film.

10-year review critiques the mining industry's sustainability

The IIED report urges the sector to move from improving its standards in principle to actually implementing them in practice.

Melting Arctic is nothing but good news for the mining industry: Lloyd's/Chatham House

The melting ice cap in the Arctic sea could open up access to immense mineral reserves, attracting billions of dollars in investment, but also bringing with it unique risks and challenges, says Lloyd’s/Chatham House latest Risk Insight report.

Australia: Future Fund leader launches missile at carbon, mining taxes

David Murray, the man charged with running the Future Fund for the past six years has used his last day in the job to lambast the carbon tax, labelling it the "worst" economic initiative he has seen.

Mining Association of Canada commends resource regulatory reforms: Budget 2012

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) commends Ottawa's commitment to modernize federal environmental review processes, highlighted in today's federal budget announcement, while expressing disappointment regarding the announced phased elimination of the Mineral Exploration and Development Tax Credit.

Alaska Pacific Energy plans strategic move into mining

Alaska Pacific Energy continues to look for ways to expand its presence in the mining sector by talking to companies interested in pursuing joint ventures or a full amalgamation of interests.

The sprint to the IFRS finish line

The move to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is the single-most-important initiative in the financial reporting world — with all major economies having established timelines to adopt these standards in the near future. This means […]