Tungsten

EU proposes conflict minerals law; rights group says it's toothless

Ana Komnenic | March 5, 2014
EU proposes conflict minerals law; rights group says it's toothless

The proposed law sets up a system of self-certification for importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold.

Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 12, 2014
Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

The precarious conditions gold miners face daily have forced them to demand a swiftly approval of regulations.

Australia's Wolf Minerals ready for construction of UK tungsten mine

Ana Komnenic | January 27, 2014
Australia's Wolf Minerals ready for construction of UK tungsten mine

The Hemerdon is believed to be the third largest tungsten resource in the world.

Peru announces national strategy against illegal mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 13, 2014
Peru announces national strategy against illegal mining

Includes involvement of police and military forces.

Colombia wants illegal mining to be international crime

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 9, 2014
Colombia wants illegal mining to be international crime

Together with the other three members of he Andean Community of Nations —Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia— the country has committed to destroy machinery and even properties that can’t be seized.

Colombia to seize major tungsten mine run by terrorists

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 27, 2013
Colombia to seize major tungsten mine run by terrorists

The government is sending troops to seize and close a major illegal tungsten mine run by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Illegal mining is Latin America’s new cocaine

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 23, 2013
Illegal mining is Latin America’s new cocaine

Once confined to Peru and Colombia, the shady business has spread out to neighbouring countries and is generating up to five times more revenue than drug trafficking.

A look at the mines funding warlords in the DRC

Ana Komnenic | November 21, 2013
DRC mining

In an effort to expose and monitor these mining operations, a Belgian research group has been creating the first maps of eastern DRC's artisanal mining areas.

Richard Karn: Three Australian miners positioned for success

The Mining Report | November 21, 2013

Sometimes the worst of times brings out the best in people. Such is the case in Australia's mining sector.

Cyber attacks are miners latest major threat

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 20, 2013
Cyber attacks are miners latest major threat

They can even affect the prices of certain commodities, study warns.

Canadian junior to pay for services in bitcoins

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 13, 2013
Canadian junior to pay for services in bitcoins

Junior exploration firm Alix Resources is making history.

Thibaut Lepouttre: Juniors that can deliver the goods

The Gold Report | October 16, 2013

Lepouttre reveals the results of his search over five continents to find those juniors in gold, iron ore and tungsten that offer superior value.

Canadian miner kidnapped in Colombia set free

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2013
Canadian miner kidnapped in Colombia set free

Gernot Wober, 47, had been held captive by the National Liberation Army, Colombia's second most powerful rebel group.

Mark Seddon: Why you should look twice at an ugly duckling metal

The Metals Report | August 21, 2013

Tungsten just doesn't have the sex appeal that made investors fall for the rare earth story but …

Illegal gold mining profits for rebels in Colombia five times larger than cocaine

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2013
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A kilogram of cocaine can sell for about $2,570 in the Colombian jungle, while a kilogram of gold can fetch 19 times that, say insiders.

INFOGRAPHIC: Four leading conflict minerals

Michael Allan McCrae | April 19, 2013
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45,000 deaths each month

Tungsten enters the limelight with bullish fundamentals: Ken Chernin

The Metals Report | April 16, 2013

Location, processing and capital can make the tungsten market a tough place to be, but dwindling supply and insubstantial production indicate a coming price swing.

Canadian miner kidnapped in Colombia

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 18, 2013
Canadian miner allegedly kidnapped in Colombia

Five gold miners working in a northern province of Colombia were kidnapped Friday afternoon by the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN).

Mining boss becomes a hero, dies rescuing students from drowning

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2013
Mining boss becomes a hero, dies rescuing students from drowning

Australia's Tungsten Mining’s director Charlton William Kable, 62, was swept away in a current, while attempting to rescue six students.

Colombian armed rebels tighten control over gold mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 13, 2012
Colombian armed rebels tighten control over gold mining

Mining, not drugs, main income source for the revolutionary groups in Colombia.

Ken Chernin shares extraordinary stories of a former war metal

The Critical Metals Report | October 9, 2012

In this Critical Metals Report exclusive, Chernin transports us from Morocco to the dazzling Newfoundland coast, to "Tungsten Town" in Northern Canada.

Myanmar is open for business and ready for a gold rush

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2012
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Myanmar —until recently called Burma— is slowly but steadily starting to attract foreign investment, driven mainly by international resource firms eager to tap into the mineral-rich South East Asia's country.

WTO probe ratchets up rare earth tensions with China

Marc Howe | July 24, 2012
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The World Trade Organization will investigate China's quotas and tariffs on rare earth minerals following prompting from the US, EU and Japan, who allege the export restrictions are in contravention of international trade regulations.

Avrupa and Blackheath start exploration work at Covas joint venture, Portugal

Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AVU) is pleased to announce that work will start on the 2012 exploration program at the Covas tungsten-gold joint venture project, located in located in northern Portugal.

SEC sets date for long-awaited vote on 'conflict minerals' rules

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 3, 2012
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission will vote in August on controversial rules requiring extensive reporting from companies using ‘conflict minerals’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.: Cantung mine back in production

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Stephen Leahy, Chairman & CEO, stated: "Having three bridges installed and functioning in just over a week's time is an exceptional accomplishment. 

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