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Silver tailings: Profitable waste?

Tailings are materials produced from mining such as milled rock and effluents. In many cases, massive quantities of these materials, regarded as waste, are left from previous operations. Given the potential health and environmental risks associated with tailings, they could be viewed as problems or project deterrents, but then again, they could be viewed as a source of cash.

Entree Gold upgrades and expands resources at Ann Mason

"With over 5 billion pounds of copper estimated at the indicated level and another 3.5 billion pounds estimated at the inferred level, Ann Mason should now be recognized as a significant deposit in one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world."

Centerra Gold posts revised 2012 production forecast for Kumtor Mine

Canada-based gold producer Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) announced today that increased ice movement in the southeast section of the pit will delay scheduled access to the high grade SB zone. Preliminary engineering analysis now indicates production of 390,000 to 410,000 ounces of gold in 2012 at its Kumtor mine, rather than between 575,000 and 625,000 ounces as previously forecast. The revised production profile will continue to be weighted to the fourth quarter.

Canadian Nordion accused of frustrating efforts to wean the world off nuclear weapons-grade uranium

Canadian health products provider Nordion was the target of criticism at a major nuclear security summit in South Korea due to the company’s deal with Russia that entitles it to sell medical isotopes made with weapons-grade uranium for the next eight years.

GIW Froth Pump prevents airlock shutdowns at Mondo Minerals Talc Plant

GIW Industries, the leader in the design, manufacture and application of heavy-duty, centrifugal slurry pumps, announced that global talc producer Mondo Minerals has installed GIW's High Volume Froth (HVF) pump at its talc processing plant in Outokumpu, Finland. During the pump's first month of operations, the plant was able to stabilize the flotation process and eliminate a safety hazard.

Canadian Monument busts gold thieving at its Malaysian Selinsing mine

Canadian-based gold producer Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY) informed it busted a gold stealing syndicate at the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia.

American Vanadium licenses Vanadium Electrolyte intellectual property from Battelle

American Vanadium Corp. (AVC - TSX Venture), ("American Vanadium" or the "Company")announces it has signed a licensing agreement with Battelle for use of a mixed acid electrolyte technology developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ("PNNL") that increases the energy density and operating temperature range of vanadium redox flow batteries. Additionally, as part of a separate agreement, PNNL will independently evaluate the development of American Vanadium's electrolyte, to be produced from its Gibellini Project in Nevada.

Baja Mining urges shareholders: Vote the Gold Proxy

aja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ)(OTCQX:BAJFF) today announced that it has filed and is mailing a third and final letter to shareholders regarding the proxy contest initiated by dissident Mount Kellett Master Fund II A L.P. Baja has scheduled a vote to take place at a special meeting of shareholders on April 3, 2012 and urges shareholders to vote the GOLD proxy against Mount Kellett.

A list of the top movies about mining

Mining has all the elements that make for a good movie: long odds, adventure, conflict, danger, amazing natural scenery, and heroes and villains.

Early-stage investing opportunities: James West and Tobias Tretter

The Midas Letter Opportunity Fund, a new niche fund, focuses on early-stage micro-cap miners in the junior resource sector.

Randgold highlights mining risk as Turkey seeks gold bullion

On Thursday, gold prices declined to $1,642.50 per ounce, while silver fell nearly 90 cents to settle at $31.35.

Doug Casey: "It's a dead-man-walking economy"

In an interview with Louis James, the inimitable Doug Casey throws cold water on those celebrating the economic recovery.

Caterpillar introduces 777G off-highway truck

The new Cat® 777G Off-Highway Truck introduces outstanding performance, production and fuel efficiency in the 100-short-ton (91-tonne) size class.

Australian explorer hunts for copper in Andes

The Herald Sun has an interesting feature piece on Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources, an Australian company with Chinese backing that is partnering with Rio Tinto on three early-stage exploration projects in Chile.

Proven and Probable Reserves Grow by 36% at La Mancha's Frog's Leg Mine

La Mancha Resources Inc. (TSX: LMA, hereinafter "La Mancha" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Proven and Probable gold reserves (the "reserves") at its Australian Frog's Leg mine have increased by 36% following the successful completion of a new upgraded mine plan that incorporates the significant resource increase announced in March 2011.

FMC starts design work to add capacity to Wyoming soda ash facility

FMC Wyoming announce the company has engaged CH2MHill for the process design and detailed engineering package of a second phase of capacity addition at FMC's Granger, Wyo. soda ash facility. Read more

Metso and Fortum's joint development work on oxyfuel combustion technology makes headway

In a joint R&D project, Metso and Fortum have developed oxyfuel combustion technology that aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of power plants. In 2010, Metso's 4-MW test plant in Tampere, Finland, was modified for oxyfuel combustion, resulting in the biggest known oxyfuel combustion process based on circulating fluidized bed technology in the world. C

Fortescue Investing $8.4B to Expand Iron Ore Production

Fortescue Metals has approved capital expenditures totaling $8.4 billion to expand its iron ore production in Western Australia from 55 million to 155 million mt/y over a period of 30 months. The expansion and spending […]

Cargill to work with Magnetation on low grade iron ore recovery

Agricultural giant Cargill has taken a step into the iron ore mining and processing sector, with the announcement of an agreement with Magnetation Inc of Nashwauk, Minnesota, under which the companies will explore opportunities “to develop and utilise Magnetation’s proprietary […]

Collahuasi strike comes to an end

Workers and management agreed on Monday to end the 32-day long strike, the longest-ever at a major private mine in Chile. Miners will return to work during Tuesday's first shift. Read more

LED Headpiece Approved for ICCL Cap Lamp

Coal mine certification for NSW and Queensland has been received for Mine Site Technologies’ new LED headpiece designed to work with their Integrated Communications Cap Lamp (ICCL). Read more

Despite challenges, South African pumps industry ready for AMD threat

South Africa’s pumps industry has undertaken a significant amount of work in providing solutions to the relevant consultants that are dealing with the critical and urgent issue of acid mine drainage (AMD). Read more

Great Quest Options its Taseko Project to Granite Creek Gold Ltd

Great Quest Metals Ltd., (TSXV: GQ; Frankfurt: GQM) has optioned its Taseko project to a newly formed company, Granite Creek Gold Ltd., in exchange for the issuance of 6.75 million shares of Granite Creek over […]

Rio Tinto to invest US$170m for the next stage of the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea

Rio Tinto has advanced to the next stage of developing its world-class Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, approving US$170 million of further funding for mine, rail and port infrastructure work. Read more

MDM awarded andalusite expansion project in Peru

South Africa's MDM Engineering Group has been awarded the engineering work for a plant upgrade for Andalucita S.A.'s andalusite processing project at Paita in northwest Peru.  Andalucita already operates a South African-designed 40 t/h dense […]