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Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2015
Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.

When it comes to conflict mining regulation, should one size fit all?

Sonal Sinha | July 1, 2015
American businessmen accused of using fake gold mine to get $1m from investors

Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.

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Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Sunday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.

Avalon Rare Metals commences $1.3 million work program on the East Kemptville tin-indium project

avalonraremetals | June 15, 2015
Nova Scotia Avalon Rare Metals

Drilling is scheduled to commence in early July.

Peru's copper, gold, zinc production rises, silver falls in April

Platts | June 9, 2015

Peru is the world's third-largest copper, zinc and tin producer, it is the second-largest producer of silver and fifth-ranked gold producer. via Peru's copper, gold, zinc production rises, silver falls in April – Metals | Platts News Article & Story.

Safe and efficient asteroid mining

Planetary Resources, Inc. | June 3, 2015

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.”

CFSI enables companies to comply with new EU Conflict Minerals rules

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Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach

Chile regulator seeks sanctions against Lundin’s Candelaria mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 27, 2015
Chile regulator seeks sanctions against Lundin’s Candelaria mine

Inspections that took place between 2013 and 2014, revealed 16 infractions, nine of which were considered very serious.

US Congress passes bill on space mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 22, 2015
US Congress passes bill on space mining

Welcome to the future.

EU lawmakers surprise with vote on ‘blood metals’ ban

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 20, 2015
EU lawmakers surprise with vote on ‘blood metals’ ban

The main objective of the legislation is to ensure that profits from those so-called “blood metals” — tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold — do not go to African warlords.

Asteroid miner puts first demonstration spaceship in orbit

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2015
Asteroid miner puts first demonstration spaceship in orbit

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent three month in orbit trying to identify subsystems to explore and prospect for valuable resources on asteroids.

EU lawmakers toughen up rules limiting the import of conflict minerals

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2015
EU lawmakers toughen up rules limiting the import of conflict minerals

The lawmakers voted 22 to 16 to strengthen a draft law requiring importers, smelters and refiners to certify their goods are conflict-free.

Putting Uganda on the global mining map

Diana Taremwa Karakire | March 24, 2015
Watchdog censors mining firms in Uganda for ignoring locals’ rights

Following a $75m national mineral survey, Uganda has proposed a wide range of tax breaks ahead of a planned mining and exploration licensing round.

It's been 45 years since Britain opened a new metal mine

Michael Allan McCrae | March 13, 2015
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Expected to hire over 200 people.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about copper porphyries

Visual Capitalist | March 11, 2015
copper supply

This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today.

Mongolia’s ancient silver mines highly polluting: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2015
Mongolia’s ancient silver mines highly polluting: study

Geologists found evidence of large amounts of silver smelting that ended up contaminating a vast area in southwest China.

Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Here is why metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Peru mining output falls in Nov on copper, silver, tin declines

Cihan Media Services | January 4, 2015

Peru's mining production fell 1.05% in November as copper, silver, tin and molybdenum output declined, the government said in a preliminary report.

Scientists test algae to harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining sludge

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 29, 2014
Scientists test algae to harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining sludge

If successful the technology could be used to treat many forms of environmental pollution.

Apple ‘deeply offended’ by BBC documentary on its suppliers exploiting children

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 19, 2014
How Apple’s gold watch will keep the bull market ticking

The investigative reporting piece exposed extremely poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China and Indonesia.

Obama’s conflict minerals law has destroyed everything, say Congo miners

The Guardian | December 7, 2014

When his father could no longer make enough money from the tin mine, when he could no longer pay for school, Bienfait Kabesha ran off and joined a militia.

Nickel close to month-high as Indonesia keeps ore ban

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 19, 2014
Western Areas cosmos Glencore

The country effectively halted all but processed metal shipments in January in an effort to force miners to build smelters.

Space miner loses first satellite in rocket explosion

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2014
Space miner loses first satellite on rocket explosion

The affected company is Planetary Resources, the U.S.-based start-up aiming to mine asteroids.

Freeport-McMoRan's profit down 32% amid lower copper, gold prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 28, 2014
Freeport-McMoRan's profit down 32% amid lower copper, gold prices

The U.S. largest miner by market value and revenue is also dealing with a strike threat at its Indonesia's Grasberg copper and gold mine, which recently resumed operations.

Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 3, 2014
Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Operations, however, won’t resume until at least Oct. 7.

Operations at Freeport Grasberg copper mine remain blocked

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Operations at Freeport Grasberg copper mine remained blocked

Protesters are demanding management to review safety conditions following a fatal accident on Sept. 27.

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