Utah Mining News

Despite funding shortfall, US Oil Sands aiming for Q4 start-up

Calgary-based US Oil Sands is seeking over $6 million by year-end to finish $62.5-million project.

Rio Tinto’s Kennecott wins clean air lawsuit in the US

A federal judge has ruled in favour of the firm in lawsuit over alleged pollution at the company's massive Bingham Canyon copper mine.

Canadian oil sands producer ready to begin digging pits in the US

Beginning this fall, the company will start digging the first in a series of pits, each the size of a football stadium, in Utah, about 265km (165 miles) from Salt Lake City.

Canada-owned oil sands mine in Utah to begin producing in fall

Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands is working through the summer to complete a 2,000-barrel-per-day oil sands mine in eastern Utah, one of the country's first commercial operation of this kind.

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.

IMAGE GALLERY: Potash ponds in the Utah desert

To the non-expert eye they may seem a set of mirages, but these turquoise-purple-pink visions are what ground-level potash ponds look like near Arches National Park.

Utah uranium mine is more of a bad memory than a historic site for man

Founded in 1952, the mine is considered the first big strike in the burgeoning market for uranium, mostly to fuel the growing U.S. standoff with the Soviet Union.

PHOTOS: Bingham Canyon rebuilds after landslide

MINING.com tours Rio Tinto Kennecott's Bingham Canyon mine 18 months after the largest non-volcanic landslide in history.

America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises: Peter Epstein

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Potash Ridge receives mining permit for its Blawn Mountain sulphate of potash project

This is big news as it proves once again the strong working relationship between Potash Ridge [and the State agencies of Utah, USA.

Pilot Gold to acquire Cadillac Mining

Pillot Gold is snapping up junior Cadillac Mining, which owns the early stage Goldstrike project in Western Utah, in an all-share deal valued at nearly 20 cents per share.

Alberta most attractive mining destination in Canada, third worldwide

Other two Canadian jurisdictions —New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador— also made it to the top 10 worldwide. Kyrgyzstan and Venezuela, named the two countries mining enthusiasts should stay away from.

About 100 workers evacuated from Rio Tinto’s Bingham Canyon Mine

Company removed employees from the mine’s lower pit and halted operations for the nigh as precautionary measures.

Rio Tinto starts off downsizing at its Utah mine

It cut nearly 100 jobs at its Kennecott Utah copper mine and warned further positions will be slashed later this month.

Arizona to be second state in the US to legally accept gold, silver as tender

The law, however, would not force businesses to accept either of them as a form of payment.

Rio Tinto copper output hit hard by Utah landslide, to fall 20%

The giant miner revealed, however, a spike in first-quarter production, which sent the shares up 1.9% to 3,028p in London and received a pre-market gain estimated in 4.6% to $46.40 this morning in New York.

Rio Tinto copper mine in Utah evacuated in face of major slide

No injuries were reported.

Fraser Institute ranks Finland and Sweden top mining destinations

Meanwhile try avoiding Indonesia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Guatemala, Philippines, and Greece, says Canada's leading public policy think-tank.

Bayport International Holdings, Inc. announces acquisition of the Sir Tidwell mining claim

Sir Tidwell is an iron ore mining claim located in Juab County, Utah. The claim was purchased from a group of private individuals for 40,000,000 restricted shares of common stock.

High Desert Gold provides update on next series of drill results, discovery of new gold zones and increased ownership on the Gold Springs project

The company highlights findings from the Etna area with 9 metres of 1.7 g/t gold eq within 40 metres of 0.6 g/t gold eq, including 1.5 meters of 5.2 gt gold eq.

Mesa exploration permitting update for the Bounty Potash project

The BLM has determined that the project is compatible with the regional Pony Express Resource Management Plan. As part of the permitting process the BLM is now reviewing historic geologic and hydrologic investigations done at the site.

First oil sands project in the US takes a step closer

US Oil Sands Inc's Utah project is on-target for completion and start-up in the final quarter of next year after the company raised $9 million on Thursday.

Mesa Exploration shares jump after Utah grants new lease

Vancouver's Mesa Exploration said on Tuesday that Utah state officials granted the company a 640-acre potash lease, sending its stock up 6.5% by the close of trade. Mesa announced the lease will be incorporated into its Whipsaw potash project in Grand County that now totals 18,608 acres or 29 square miles and where thick potash beds have been intersected in gas wells at depths between 3,300 and 4,200 feet.

Energy Fuels acquires additional uranium and vanadium property in Utah

The Crain property resource block is accessible through historic mine workings on Energy Fuels’ Calliham property acquired earlier this year. Engineering studies are currently underway to rehabilitate and develop the resources in this district.

Mesa Exploration commences potash exploration

Mesa Exploration Corp. announced on Wednesday that the company has commenced an exploration program on the Blawn Mountain and White Mountain potash projects in western Utah.