Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?
Tungsten Mining News
This is the second deal the Chilean miner signs with Vancouver-based Evrim Resource.
The LME has sent a directive to all suppliers asking them to detail how they guarantee “responsible sourcing” of the commodities they trade in the exchange.
Pilot Mountain tungsten project said to be "quite a monster," with five-to-ten years life as a low-cost open pit and 15-year underground life after that.
Industry highlights the topics they would like government officials to address during the Energy and Mines Ministers’ annual conference
Canada could be back to producing tungsten again following the closure of the country's only tungsten mine in late 2015.
With a tensile strength of 1,510 megapascals, we now know tungsten as the strongest naturally occurring metal on Earth.
The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.
A leaked White House memo, which outlines the suspension of a portion of the Dodd-Frank rule on ‘conflict minerals’, will exacerbate already high levels of violence in DR Congo.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.
Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.
Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.
Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.
Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.
Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.
Thom discusses a few of his favorite picks, including a new gold producer in Mexico, Canarc Resources.
Name change reflects a switch on the company's focus.
Cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Colombia have been skyrocketing, but only in areas where mining activities have increased, a new study shows.
Mining in the area of the Andes mountains right above the continuous tree line had been prohibited since 2011, but concessions granted before such ban had continued to date.
One of these mines gets more than fives times the rain of Canada's rainiest city.
Okay from New Brunswick government comes with 40 environmental conditions.
Small-scale miners are being forced out at gunpoint or extorted to work for the armed groups that are taking over their operations. These gangs later sell the gold in the U.S., a report reveals.
A small statute in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act is wreaking havoc in the Congo, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Grantham.
Authorities say the $2.5 billion illicit mining industry is creating a parallel economy that is deemed to damage the business of those who operate legally.
The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.