Spain Mining News

Spain to close most coal mines by end of 2018

Government and unions reached a deal that will see €250 million invested in mining regions over the next ten years,

Spanish environmentalists demand mine closures

The activists expressed their complaints at the European Parliament.

Alcoa to close two Spanish aluminium plants with job losses

The Aviles and La Coruna plants were two of the least productive due to intrinsic structural problems such as inefficient technology and high fixed costs.

Spain's nuclear watchdog requests more info on Berkeley uranium mine

The project, which would become the European Union's only open-cast uranium mine if given the go-ahead, has faced local opposition since it was proposed.

Canadian junior ready to start drilling for copper in Spain

Pan Global’s subsidiary Minera Águilas has received the necessary permits to start its exploration campaign on the first two sections of the Águilas project.

Workers at First Quantum's mine in Spain go on strike

They are demanding hazard pay for subcontractors.

Spanish cattle farmers are worrying about nearby uranium mines

The company says it will become a key supplier of fuel as governments recognize the role nuclear power will play in efforts to promote ways to generate power that cause less pollution.

Thousands protest against uranium mine in Spain

The activists protested against the Salamanca project, Berkeley Energia’s flagship mine located on the Retortillo-Santidad uranium deposit.

Canadian company to reopen gold mine in Spain

Orvana Minerals’ subsidiary in Spain has plans to reopen the Carlés gold mine, located in the Salas municipality of the Principality of Asturias.

Quantum Minería wants to extract rare earth elements from groundwater

The Sí a la Tierra Viva platform rejects the miner's proposal.

Apollo Minerals expands in the Pyrenees

The company has entered into an agreement to buy Aurenere, a project located in the northern Spanish province of Lleida.

Spain’s OHL to oversee El Teniente’s tailings facility

The Madrid-based firm signed a $20-million-dollar contract.

Mayor organizes massive protest against Berkeley's uranium mine in Spain

The leader of the Villavieja de Yeltes municipality is planning to rent buses so that people can attend the rally.

Ancient coins show how empire shifted from Carthage to Rome

A study of Roman coins has shown how the defeat of Hannibal and the Carthaginian empire led to coinage spreading across the Roman Empire from silver mines in Spain.

Highfield Resources gains grid power supply for Muga Potash from Iberdrola

Aussie Highfield Resources has added grid electricity supply to the growing list of infrastructure items ticked for its flagship Muga Potash Mine in northern Spain.

Reopening of controversial Spanish copper mine sparks heated debate

The contract has been awarded to a consortium headed by Grupo Mexico, the same company responsible of a major toxic spill in Sonora last year.

LiDAR survey discovers Roman gold mines in Spain

The existence of 2,000-year-old gold mines was confirmed by an aerial survey done last week above the northwestern province of León, using laser technology.

Golden opportunity divides town in rural Spanish city

The dispute dates back four years. Some locals still refuse to use certain shops in the village because their owner has taken one side or another regarding a proposal by Canadian company Asturgold to mine one of Europe’s last major gold reserves.

Canada needs to refine its oil sands ambitions

Despite European hostility toward “dirty” oil from Canada, refiners there may look more to Alberta for supply as price differentials and sanctions on Russia whet their appetite.

World’s most expensive baby bottle — made of gold and diamonds

Prices go from $136,000 to $272,000, depending on the size.

EMED closer than ever to restart Rio Tinto copper mine in Spain

The historic Rio Tinto copper mine is located in Spain’s region of Andalucia.

Spain gets serious about shale

Spain's production of liquid fuels and natural gas is practically zero but the country could be the next shale producer.

How tiny Vancouver co snatched European iron prize from under Glencore's nose

Solid Resources Spanish property is probably the closest you can come to a turnkey project in the world of iron mining.

Six dead in Spain after coal mine gas leak

Trade unions call on Spain's entire mining sector to suspend work on Tuesday.

Edgewater Exploration seeks to clarify project status while stock slides

Disagreement over whether there is the technical expertise and financial ability to see the project through.