United Kingdom Mining News

Meghan Markle’s wedding band made with Welsh gold from historic mine

The 24-carat piece of gold given to Markle by the Queen originated at the Clogau St. David mine in northwest Wales.

Canadian explorer looking to restart Europe's last tin mine to list in London

Vancouver-based Strongbow Exploration expects the London listing to help it raise 25 million pounds ($34 million) over the next 18 months, which will use to study the feasibility of resuming production at the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.

Dalradian up on resource update for Curraghinalt gold deposit

Document shows a 46% increase in gold ounces at the Northern Ireland project.

UK-based explorer granted licence surrounding historic gold mine in Sweden

Erris Resources was granted a new 100% owned gold exploration permit, Enåsen no.5, which is located in central Sweden.

Diamonds and sapphires allow masers to operate continuously

The microwave version of lasers could now be used more widely in a range of applications.

Markle's wedding ring expected to follow royal tradition of Welsh gold

The royal tradition of using a wedding band of Welsh gold started nearly 100 years ago.

Alba wants to reopen gold mine behind three generations of royal wedding rings

Gold from Clogau St David’s mine in North Wales is behind the wedding bands of the Queen Mother, the Queen, Princess Margaret, the Princess Royal and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Patagonia Gold to pay $15 million for gold/silver project in Argentina

Patagonia’s plans have reignited a long-standing debate related to the environmental risks of open-pit operations that use of cyanide leaching technology.

Graff buys another giant diamond from Sierra Leone

With this purchase, Graff Diamonds says it has acquired, cut and polished the majority of the top 21 largest stones of the 21st century.

Archaeologists find connection between metalwork and Iron Age feasting rituals

Found during an excavation at Glenfield Park, Leicestershire, the collection is unprecedented in terms of the overall mix of findings.

Saskatchewan may set back Canada’s plan to phase out coal by 2030

One coal-fired power plant in Saskatchewan likely won't be retrofitted before 2030.

French energy company’s shares sink on falling demand and nuclear outages

EDF has been experiencing delays in restarting some of its nuclear reactors.

London Metal Exchange Week galvanised by electric dreams: Andy Home

This year, copper was shoved out of the London limelight by new hot metals such as lithium, cobalt and nickel.

Sirius Minerals lands major Asian deal

The London-listed company sealed a 7-year commercial deal with Wilmar Group.

About a third of global concentrates now registered to trade on this new exchange

Open Mineral Exchange has managed to attract mining companies and smelters wanting to cut out the middlemen and save cash on deals for concentrates.

Altus Strategies explorer joins the Mali gold rush

Juniors have been increasingly active in Mali, regarded as a relatively stable jurisdiction, where Legend has a portfolio of gold projects and licences covering nearly 400 square kilometres.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

Gold could be used in cancer treatment, researchers say

Tiny flecks of gold could be used in the fight against cancer

Former Glencore traders launch concentrates trading platform

The online marketplace, named Open Mineral, will let miners put up tenders for their concentrate directly to end-users.

Galantas Gold plummets as it halts Irish mine expansion on terrorism fears

The miner had to put its plans on hold because the Police Service of Northern Ireland said it cannot secure daily anti-terrorism cover for its blasting operations at Omagh gold mine.

India’s Supreme Court won’t try forcing UK to return Kohinoor diamond

The court said it cannot interfere in the diplomatic process nor can it direct another country to not auction the gem.

Europe's last tin mine big step closer to restart

Successful water treatment trials could see final permits to restart Cornwall mine issued before the end of the summer says Vancouver junior Strongbow.

Galantas Gold soars on news of Irish mine expansion

After acquiring new equipment last year, Galantas is moving mining work underground at Omagh.

Denmark's largest energy firm to ditch coal by 2023

Coal consumption had been cut by 73% since 2006, Dong Energy said, and its power stations would replace the fossil fuel with sustainable biomass.

Coal use in Europe on its way out — report

Coal generation in Europe is falling and will continue to do so due to competition from cleaner energy sources and governments efforts to cut emissions, a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows.