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U.S. woman finds 8.52-carat diamond at Arkansas Park

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 3, 2015
U.S. woman finds 8.52-carat diamond at Arkansas Park

The sparkly, white diamond half the size of a quarter is the fifth largest found since the park was established in 1972.

Two lithium juniors combine in $80 million deal

Michael Allan McCrae | July 2, 2015
Western Lithium and Lithium Americas announce Merger, Consolidating Strategic Lithium Deposits in North and South America

Achieve more at scale.

Gold above 3-1/2 month low after positive U.S. jobs data

Reuters | July 2, 2015
Gold up more than 1.5% in just minutes

The metal cut some losses on Thursday, rebounding slightly from a 3-1/2 month low after data showed the U.S. labour market to be weaker than expected in June.

US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 1, 2015
US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coal

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been investigating the economic feasibility of recovering the coveted elements from coal.

It's a plane but it lands like a helicopter

Michael Allan McCrae | July 1, 2015
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Wow.

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There’s a huge disparity between how regulators deal with gold and stock market manipulation

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What's going on.

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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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Environmental control projects at units granted MATS extensions

SNL Energy | June 29, 2015
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Due to the long lead time for environmental control projects, many coal-fired generators have moved ahead with compliance plans.

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U.S. oil glut an EIA invention?

Oilprice.com | June 29, 2015

In the latest weekly production data from the EIA, on the back of recent March revisions, the U.S. managed to post a 76,000 barrel per day increase in the lower 48.

Coal shares jump after U.S. Supreme Court rejects mercury rule

Bloomberg | June 29, 2015
American businessmen accused of using fake gold mine to get $1m from investors

Beleaguered U.S. coal producers were thrown a lifeline after the Supreme Court struck down the Obama administration’s rule on mercury and acid gases from power plants.

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Why Buffett bet a billion on solar

Oilprice.com | June 28, 2015

During the late innings of the ICE-age (as in the Internal Combustion Engine age) it has become clear that feeding gasoline and diesel to the next billion new cars is not going to be easy, or cheap.

Rick Rule and Porter Stansberry's guide to protecting your portfolio from the ravages of the currency wars

The Gold Report | June 25, 2015
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Russia, China and the U.S. are in a battle for currency dominance and natural resource stocks have been buffeted as a result.

Coeur reports 39% increase in Wharf’s Gold Reserves

GlobeNewswire | June 24, 2015

This represents a 39% increase from the last reported reserve estimate at Wharf by Goldcorp from year-end 2013 of 560,000 ounces. The addition of these new reserves at Wharf results in a 35% increase in Coeur’s total gold reserves to 3.0 million ounces.

Study finds elevated greenhouse gases from Canadian oil sands' crude

NASDAQ OMX | June 24, 2015

A new peer-reviewed study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy says oil extracted from Canada's oil sands produces greenhouse-gas emissions that are an average 20% higher than for conventional U.S. crude.

Gold hit by Fed's Powell comments on rate hikes

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2015
Gold hit by Fed's Powell comments on rate hikes

Gold futures for August delivery declined for the third day Tuesday, hitting $1,177.30 an ounce in early trading on the Comex in New York.

Kameron Collieries closer to reopen massive coal mine in Canada's Nova Scotia

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 22, 2015
Kameron Collieries closer to reopen massive Canadian coal mine in Nova Scotia

In recent months the mine has been pumped out and now the company is working on fixing existing power lines and bringing equipment to the site.

US regulator drops probe on Gold Fields’ South Deep BEE deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 22, 2015
US regulator drops probe on Gold Fields’ South Deep BEE deal

The probe focused on a 2010 deal through which the company gave a 9% of its South Deep mine to a group of black investors in order to meet government’s regulations aimed to boost black ownership.

Yellen surprises gold bulls in retreat by reviving rally

Bloomberg | June 22, 2015
Gold price slides as Fed rate hike draws nearer

Bullion had its biggest rally in a month after Federal Reserve Chair Yellen and her fellow policy makers cut their long-term projections for U.S. interest rates.

SNL Energy: Narrow band of 16 Central Appalacia counties 'Ground Zero' in coal job free fall

SNL Energy | June 17, 2015

Unsurprisingly, coal mine employment has continued to fall as coal-fired power plants nationwide are shuttered over regulations and lower natural gas prices, but a narrow band of counties stretching through Central Appalachia continue to bear the brunt of coal job losses.

The world’s top 10 gold mines

Vladimir Basov | June 16, 2015
Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Together these giant gold operations produce more than 10 million ounces per year.

Imperial Oil begins production at Kearl oil sands as expansion completed early

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 16, 2015
Imperial Oil begins production at Kearl oil sands as expansion completed early

Production is expected to reach 110,000 barrels per day, bringing total production to 220,000 barrels per day.

IEA climate report highlights need for investment in cleaner coal technologies

World Coal Association | June 15, 2015

The IEA report highlights how crucial cleaner coal technologies will be if global climate ambitions are to be met.

Coal miners First Arch, Peabody hit by lawsuits over retirement plans

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 15, 2015
Coal miners First Arch, Peabody hit by lawsuits over retirement plans

Both saw their stock collapse not just on these news, but also amid concerns that they will have to pay more for insurance that covers environmental damage.

Scientists discover bacteria that help with nuclear waste clean-ups

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 15, 2015
Scientists discover bacteria that help with nuclear waste clean-ups

This is the first time scientists have found bacterium that essentially breathes uranium and renders it immobile.

Peru mining investment down 14% on unrest, violence, low metal prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 11, 2015
Peru mining investment down 14% on unrest, violence

Total for this year may be $7.7 billion, down from 2014's $8.7 billion and significantly lower than a record $10 billion in 2013.

U.S. coal miners owe over $62 million in health and safety violations fines

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 10, 2015
U.S. coal miners owe over $62 million in health and safety violations fines

The top ten coal miners alone had combined unpaid fines of $18.3 million by the end of April.

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