USA Mining News

Nevada and Canada miner reports Q2 production up 94%

Klondex Mines Ltd. released its second quarter operating results on July 18, reporting record production and sales.

US steel production falls back in June

After strong start to 2017, US steel output growth for the first six months slows to just 1.3%.

U.S., Chinese officials conclude contentious economic talks, steel stocks soar

The United States and China failed on Wednesday to agree on major new steps to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China, casting doubt over President Donald Trump's economic and security relations with Beijing.

Peru hit by nationwide mining strike; govt says situation ‘under control’

The indefinite labour action involves 56 unions, which are protesting a government’s proposed reform they see as "anti-workers".

The countries suffering most from low oil prices

Low oil prices are still causing big problems for many countries

Can Trump resurrect US aluminum – and who killed it anyway

China, with its massive aluminum sector and equally massive exports, stands accused, but the real smelter killers were much closer to home.

Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation

The Resolution copper project in Arizona would be a prototype for a looming era of more invasive US mines as companies run out of easy-to-reach deposits.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to pass space mining law

The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.

Pebble mine a step closer to reality as EPA to withdraw restrictions

The agency has proposed revoking its 2014 determination banning any large-scale mine in the area where Pebble would be built on the grounds it would damage the region’s key salmon industry.

Gold climbs on Trump Jr. emails with Russia

Gold spiked in Asian hours Wednesday, trading as high as $1,220.35 an ounce compared with a low of under $1,208 hit on Tuesday.

Canada’s Desjardins mulls scratching pipeline loans on environmental concerns

The lender has been evaluating its pipeline-related policy for months and said it may make the decision of not financing those kinds of projects permanent before year-end.

Uranium Energy acquires Paraguay-based titanium project

The Alto Pará property covers an area of 70,498 ha of land and is located near Itaupu, the second largest hydro-electric dam in the world.

Apache joins foreign exit from Canada's energy sector

Another international oil company is marking its exit from Canada’s energy sector – this time Houston-based Apache Corp.

Tesla to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia

The mega-project will be built in conjunction with French renewable energy firm Neoen and paired with Neoen's existing Hornsdale Wind Farm north of Adelaide.

Gold rebounds on North Korea’s nuclear testing, Fed minutes in focus

Investors were awaiting the release of minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s June meeting, due Wednesday afternoon shortly after gold futures settle.

MIT researchers produce copper without harmful byproducts

A team of MIT researchers in the United States has shown that they can separate pure copper and other trace elements from sulphur-based minerals using molten electrolysis.

Top 3 coal countries produced 6% more coal from January to May

Just when you thought coal was out, the fossil fuel appears to be back on the burner.

WTO hears widespread criticism of US steel tariff plan

U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to restrict imports of steel and aluminium for national security reasons came under fire at the World Trade Organization on Friday, with China, the European Union, Brazil, Australia, Taiwan and Russia raising concerns.

Caterpillar reshuffles top management for mining divisions

Doug Hoerr, Caterpillar's vice president of the material handling & underground division, is retiring in August after more than 20 years with the company.

Teck Resources grabs Goldcorp’s stake in Mexican project for $50 million

After acquiring Goldcorp's 21% in San Nicolás, Canada's largest diversified miner will be the Zacatecas-based copper-zinc project sole owner.

US Supreme Court rejects New Mexico’s suit against Colorado over mine spill

Court did not provide details about its decision to dismiss the case; it just said most magistrates opposed hearing the lawsuit.

Infographic | 38 incredible facts on the modern U.S. dollar

How many tons of ink are used to print new U.S. currency notes every day? Today's infographic for The Money Project answers this question, and much more!

Muppet drops gold price to 6-week low

Gold market takes 60-second 1.8 million ounce off-load on the chin.

Is there still hope for higher oil prices?

Oil prices have cratered in recent weeks, dipping to their lowest levels in more than seven months and any sense of optimism has almost entirely disappeared.

US coal tycoon Robert Murray sues ‘Last Week Tonight’ host, network

The suit claims that host Oliver, the show's writers, HBO, and Time Warner executed "a meticulously planned attempt to assassinate" Murray's character and reputation.