INEOS buys US titanium dioxide business from Tronox for $700m

British chemicals firm INEOS said on Tuesday it would buy Cristal's North American titanium dioxide business from Tronox for $700 million. "This is a great opportunity for INEOS to enter the pigments market and become […]

Cyber attack hits operations at aluminum maker Norsk Hydro

The company couldn’t detail how much output had been impacted, but said the so-called potlines, which process molten aluminum and need to be kept running 24 hours a day, had switched to manual mode.

Mining's dirty secret faces a climate reckoning

Producing a single metric ton of steel in a blast furnace typically releases around 2.3 tons of carbon dioxide, not much less than you’d get from burning a ton of thermal coal for energy.

All eyes on the golden triangle as summer drill season begins

Industry watchers are keeping their eyes on summer drilling in British Columbia's Golden Triangle for signs of the next GT Gold or Garibaldi Resources.

Sandvik books first-ever AutoMine order to run on an underground LTE network

The underground LTE is a part of the mine’s technology infrastructure and creates productivity gains and improves process efficiency and effectiveness.

Abitibi Royalties to begin trading in the United States under Nasdaq International Designation

Abitibi Royalties is pleased to announce that it has been admitted to the Nasdaq International Designation program effective today.

Boart Longyear adds new rigs to meet the demand of expanding exploration budgets

Company is adding new exploration drill rigs to its Drilling Services fleet around the world to meet the demand of expanding exploration budgets.

Asian gold-backed ETFs grow by nearly 10% in February -WGC

Asian-listed gold ETFs added 7.9 tonnes worth $318.1 million, an 8.3 percent increase from January.

Canada's First Majestic Silver says four workers die at Mexican mine

Canadian silver miner First Majestic Silver Corp said on Tuesday four miners died from gas intoxication at its La Encantada Silver Mine in Mexico.

The problem with our maps

Maps shape our understanding of the world – and in an increasingly interconnected and global economy, this geographic knowledge is more important than ever.

INFOGRAPHIC: The riskiest places to live

Risk, from a mathematical perspective, is the probability of an event multiplied by its potential impact.

North America's 10 highest mines

North America's highest mines are all concentrated in just four states

The world's northernmost mines

They are all located in just three countries: Norway, Russia and Canada.

INFOGRAPHIC: The world economy in one visualization

Today’s data visualization is the most simple breakdown of the world economy that we’ve seen.

Three Australian miners Richard Karn believes are positioned for success

When institutional capital eventually comes back to the sector, money will flow first to companies in or nearing production now.

New technology could end the debate over pipeline safety

Monitoring, detecting pipeline corrosion still a 'crude' affair.

Australia's Arrium appoints new CEO

The company has promoted one of its own employees to head the steelmaker and iron ore mining company.

Mundoro enters option agreement for 100% interest in epithermal gold property

The option agreement provides Mundoro an option for a five year term to acquire 100% interest in Centauro upon payment of $4,000,000s, subject to a 3% net smelter return royalty.

Liberty Silver Corp. successfully completes first phase of 2012 drilling program

Program identifies significant silver mineralization outside the NI 43-101 resource zone and increases confidence in the Trinity Silver Project

Interior leasing review worries US coal industry

Argus Media reports the US coal industry is concerned the federal government may change how it determines the value of coal reserves leased on federal lands in a way that could raise producers' costs. Coal producers and other industry members are evaluating an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking the Department of the Interior released on 27 May, questioning how a possible restructuring of the department's coal valuation process could affect leasing costs.