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Insane pictures of Russian potash mine disaster

Vladimir Basov | November 20, 2014
Insane pictures of Russian potash mine disaster

Giant sinkhole opens up in between summer cottages near Uralkali's Solikamsk-2 potash mine.

Marin Katusa: winter is coming—how investors can win in the 'Colder War'

The Energy Report | November 20, 2014

Casey Research energy strategist Marin Katusa cautions that Russia and China have forged an alliance with the goal of world supremacy through control of the energy market and Vladimir Putin is winning.

A Russian miner, a good camera, the arctic tundra: here’s the result

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 19, 2014
A Russian miner, a good camera, the arctic tundra: here’s the result

Ivan Kislov is a young Russian mining engineer who spends his breaks taking breath-taking photographs of wild animals, mostly foxes, in the arctic tundra.

Uralkali stock plummets on evacuation of potash mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 18, 2014
Uralkali stock plummets on evacuation of potash mine brine inflows

The world’s largest potash supplier had to evacuate workers from its Solikamsk-2 mine in Russia’s Perm region due to an increase in brine inflow.

Stans mining licence rightfully acquired — Kyrgyz Supreme Court

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 18, 2014
Withdrawal of Stans licence is illegal — Kyrgyz Supreme Court

Stans acquired a 20-year mining license for the past-producing Kutessay II rare earth mine in December 2009, but a local company had claimed being the rightful owner of such permit.

Russia's gold and the end of the American empire

kingworldnews | November 16, 2014

On the heels of a massive rally in the gold and silver markets, the top trends forecaster spoke with King World News about Russia’s stunning moves in the gold market, and why this spells the end of America’s dominance of the world.

Kyrgyz Republic seizes Stans Energy rare earth project

Frik Els | November 13, 2014
Kyrgyz Republic seizes Stans Energy rare earth project

Kyrgyz government moves to revoke Stans Energy's licence for rare earth mine and plant that was the main global source of heavy REEs during the Soviet era.

Gold price rallies as safe haven buying returns

Frik Els | November 7, 2014
Gold price rallies as safe haven buying returns

Gold price up more than 3% in massive volume on slightly weaker than expected US jobs data and Putin's Nazi comments.

City scion’s tarnished Siberian gold mission

Financial Times | November 5, 2014
Russian gold output to decline after record year

London-listed gold miner Petropavlovsk is fighting for survival after it embarked on an expansion programme that dramatically increased its debts just as gold’s bull run was ending.

De Beers market share set to pick up on Canadian mine opening

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 4, 2014
De Beers market share set to pick up on Canadian mine opening

The company's market share has dropped from about 80% in the late ‘80s to roughly 35% today.

Mining the Antarctic a big no-no

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 3, 2014
Mining the Antarctic a big no-no

Costs and challenges for mining the Arctic, meanwhile, on their way up.

Russia expands gold stockpile the most since '98

Andrew Topf | November 2, 2014
Russian gold output to decline after record year

Bullion purchases seen as shoring up the foreign exchange reserves Russia has been forced to sell amid a plunging ruble. Western sanctions and the falling price of oil are to blame.

Russia pushes forward plans to mine the moon

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 28, 2014
Russia is seriously advancing plans to mine the moon

The country's ultimate purpose is to extract rare earth elements, breaking China's dominance and pushing prices down.

Brazil’s Vale close to becoming world’s largest nickel producer

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Brazil’s Vale close to becoming world’s largest nickel producer

The miner beat estimates after logging a 16% jump in Q3 nickel production, taking total output of the metal this year to 201,400 metric tons.

Potash Corp remains confident of market outlook despite weak prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Potash Corp remains confident of market outlook despite weak prices

The company is approaching the end of a decade-long, US$8.3-billion investment program to boost its potash production capacity.

Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Tough regulations and worries about reputation have made trading commodities a source of worries for bank bosses.

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INFOGRAPHIC: a crude problem for Putin's Russia

Visual Capitalist | October 20, 2014
Putin punishes platinum, palladium prices

Western sanctions against Russia that stemmed from the events in Ukraine have not yet put a significant dent in the country’s economy or changed their plans abroad. However, over the last three months, the slumping price of crude oil may be the factor that finally makes Moscow blink.

Russian diamond giant Alrosa Q3 output falls

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Russian diamond giant Alrosa Q3 output falls

The miner's total diamond production for the quarter reached 9.7 million carats, slightly down from 9.9 million carats in the same period last year.

Polish coal miner slashes production forecast amid restructuring

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Polish coal miner slashes production forecast amid restructuring

Announcement comes as Polish authorities work on a plan to group its loss-making mines into a “bad” or a “good” unit.

Three ways to play uranium: Dundee's David Talbot names his top draft picks

The Energy Report | October 16, 2014
Uranium price building on gains

Dundee Capital Markets Vice President and Senior Mining Analyst David Talbot explains the turbulent currents roiling the uranium space, and names eight players he thinks are positioned just right.

Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

The EU new plan changes how refiners label the carbon intensity of their fuel.

Russia is making a comeback on the global rare earth metals market

In the next three years, the Urals will launch production using new technology to extract rare earth metals from uranium ore.

Russian diamond giant Alrosa begins mining at Karpinskogo

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 6, 2014
Russian diamond giant Alrosa begins mining at Karpinskogo

The kimberlite pipe is located at the Lomonosov deposit in northern Russia.

Alrosa diamonds sales reach $3 million in less than 10 days

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 1, 2014
Alrosa diamonds sales reach $3 million in less than 10 days

At the 2014 Hong Kong Gem & Jewellery Fair.

Gold production: Too much of a good thing?

Russia Today | September 30, 2014

Russian gold producers may need to reduce their mining operations to prevent prices from falling further as the result of an increase in supply on the market.

Russia's Uralkali CFO resigns

MINING.com News | September 29, 2014

Viktor Belyakov has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer of one of the world's largest potash producers.

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