United States Mining News

Why conflicted copper shows little consensus

World warehouse stocks are dropping, down 50% since the first of April.

New corporate alliance aims to bring better efficiency and ethics to cobalt mining industry

First Cobalt and Fisker Inc. are focused on providing cobalt to the American EV market efficiently, and on maintaining stringent ethical mining practices.

A big graphene industry breakthrough out of Arizona

Arizona based Urbix Resources has produced the first economically viable graphene-enhanced lightweight concrete.

Global coal mining industry sees compound annual growth

The global coal mining market is growing, with a CAGR of close to 2% from 2018-2022.

The top ten zinc producing mines in the world

India clinches the title for largest zinc mine with Rampura Agucha.

Chile eyes new copper markets to shield economy from trade war

Chile aims to find new copper markets and expand its lithium industry as it seeks to shield its economy from a U.S-.China trade war.

Tesla's Value Sinks by $10 Billion in a Week as Rout Deepens

Shares extended losses for a fifth straight session Monday, falling 4.3 percent to the lowest in more than 18 months.

Barrick-Randgold deal breathes new life into gold

Toronto-based Barrick announced it would purchase Randgold for a spectacular $6 billion.

America's Silver and Pershing Gold to merge

Americas silver and Pershing gold to merge to create a low-cost, precious metal growth company in the Americas.

Central bank demand for gold reaches 3-year high

Egypt recently bought gold for the first time since 1978, India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines have re-entered the gold market after years-long absences.

Financial fears to support gold: GFMS

Resurfacing financial fears will ultimately be supportive of gold, says Reuters in a study published this month.

Alert: Gold-to-silver ratio spikes to highest level in 27 years!

The gold-to-silver ratio has now spiked above 85, which is the highest level of this entire 18-year bull market.

Copper deals off to best start in 12 years as prices surge

More than $500 million in transactions are pending or were completed so far this month.

Clinton talks up clean coal, says she can bring steel jobs back to PA

Fresh off a bounce in the polls, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is promising to revitalize Pennsylvania communities hurt by a downturn in the coal and steel industries.

Montana to close two coal units serving Pacific Northwest customers

The road to a coal-less future was strewn with two more casualties Tuesday, after a large Montana coal plant agreed to shut down two of its units.

US coal production drops to lowest level since 1981

Above-normal temperatures during the winter of 2015–16 were a key reason for the large decrease in coal production during the first three months of 2016.

Consol unloads Virginia coal mine for $420 million

The sale leaves Consol will only have three mines in southwestern Pennsylvania and one site, the Miller Creek complex, in southern West Virginia.

Value of U.S. metal mine production drops 15%

The United States earned less from its mines in 2015 and became more reliant on outside sources for critical metals, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

U.S. coal for electricity plummets to 45-year low

The main culprit? Cheap natural gas.

30+ U.S. coal projects could be scrapped under moratorium

Some of the largest projects are in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana.

Will taxpayers get stuck with the bill to clean up strip mining coal sites?

The issue of how to pay for mine reclamation is flying below the surface of the general public even though the matter is, literally, above ground and right before the eyes of the major coal-producing regions.

24 states line up to block Obama's Clean Power Plan

President Obama's climate change plan has run up against some serious opposition among 24 states that are challenging it in federal court.

Ur-Energy proposes to expand Wyoming uranium mine

The mine, already one of the biggest in the state, would double in size as company bets on rebound in prices.

Forever QE continues unabated

The Fed’s balance sheet has swelled to roughly $2.4 trillion since the start of QE.