Nearly 700 coal miners in Western Kentucky are feeling hopeful this week, despite Patriot Coal deciding to permanently shut down the Highland and Dodge Hill mines on Dec. 31.
Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes smiled with relief this week when he learned that a gold mine proposed for his community had settled differences with an environmental group.
Sherritt International (TSX:S), the natural resources company with extensive operations in Cuba, saw a whopping 42.9 percent gain between last Monday and Friday, resulting from an announced thaw in US-Cuba relations.
Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.
The United States Senate has passed a controversial land swap deal, paving the way for the country's largest copper mine to move forward, following close to a decade of roadblocks by Washington.
Precious metals markets could be in for a wild ride this week, with the US Federal Reserve expected to wind down its third installment of quantitative easing. (QE)
Eastern Kentucky could play a deciding role in a Senate race seen as important to establishing control of the United States Congress in upcoming mid-term elections.
The southern New Mexico mining town of Santa Rita no longer exists, even as a ghost town, except in the memories of Terry Humble and others who lived there.
The gold price fell to a nine-month low and silver dropped to its lowest level in more than four years as the strengthening dollar and the lack of concern over ongoing geopolitical trouble spots continue to pressure precious metals.
Southern Iran sits atop the active Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates.
There's been plenty of talk about potentially radical US foreign policy changes as a result of the shale boom. While one shouldn't expect any dramatic US foreign policy move away from the Middle East, factors are influencing a greater focus on Asia. Only one thing is certain in this transforming world: The shale boom is real and the implications are many and difficult to predict.
Santa Rosa residents in Guatemala gathered in front of the Canadian Embassy last week to protest against the mining projects of GoldCorp in San Marcos and Tahoe Resources in Santa Rosa.
Miranda Gold Corp. said its has received a notice of termination of the exploration agreement with option to joint venture with Agnico-Eagle, on Miranda's Ester Dome project in the Fairbanks mining district of Alaska.
One of the points we've made several times over the last year is that traders stuck in an old paradigm are frequently selling gold for the wrong reasons
Vale said it will delay projects in the conceptual phase of development as the company copes with the economic climate.
Energy security experts Kevin Massy and Govinda Avasarala write that the Republican Party's long-vaunted goal of domestic energy independence may be little more than a pipe dream in economic terms.
The Republican Party's 2012 Party Platform says it will 'rein in the EPA' in the pursuit of domestic energy independence and push for the development of coal, oil and natural gas reserves as well as nuclear energy.
China's overseas buying spree continues unabated, with companies upping the pace of their US asset purchases.
Delaware's highest court has upheld a decision by a lower court to award $2 billion to Southern Copper Corp (NYSE:SCCO) following Southern's overpayment for Minera Mexico.
Hong Kong-based economist and investor Marc Faber said on Thursday during an interview with CNBC's Closing Bell that a global recession is a 100% 'sure thing'.
The USA's Republican party is giving serious consideration to making a return to the gold standard a part of its official policy platform.
Central banks demand for gold in the second quarter reached 157.2 tonnes, a record high and more than double last year's Q2.
Copper prices snapped a four-day losing streak on Tuesday following the release of EU growth data ahead of expectations and strong US retail sales data.
'Structural failure' at CONSOL Energy's mine and preparation plant in Pennsylvania has the company reporting that the Bailey and Enlow Fork mines could be fully impacted for the next two weeks.
A US company is providing a novel new service to the recently bereaved by converting the remains of deceased loved ones into one of the world's most imperishable substances – genuine diamonds.
While the price and number of units to be offered has not yet been determined, the proceeds will be used to pay for administrative fees and increase working capital.
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