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BHP’s Olympic dam expansion off agenda until prices improve

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 31, 2014
BHP’s Olympic dam expansion off agenda until prices improve

The miner blamed low metals prices and productivity inefficiencies for the decision.

Russia pushes forward plans to mine the moon

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 28, 2014
Russia is seriously advancing plans to mine the moon

The country's ultimate purpose is to extract rare earth elements, breaking China's dominance and pushing prices down.

Are uranium stocks being unfairly punished?

Sprott Thoughts | October 27, 2014

Uranium stocks are becoming collateral damage in the sell-off in oil over the last couple of months.

INFOGRAPHIC: The basics – creating a stock portfolio

Visual Capitalist | October 27, 2014

With a well-rounded portfolio, it makes it easier to sail through turbulence in the market and come out on top.

BHP to sell US shale assets, limit annual capex to $14 billion

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 27, 2014
BHP to sell US shale assets, limit annual capex to $14 billion

The world’s biggest miner unveiled details about how it expects to meet cost-reduction and productivity improvement targets.

SNL Energy: Illinois nuclear plants in jeopardy

SNL Energy | October 24, 2014
Nuclear power plant

Exelon nuke closures would take a bite out of Illinois baseload power.

Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 21, 2014
Citibank acquires Deutsche commodities trading book

Tough regulations and worries about reputation have made trading commodities a source of worries for bank bosses.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

Three ways to play uranium: Dundee's David Talbot names his top draft picks

The Energy Report | October 16, 2014
Uranium price building on gains

Dundee Capital Markets Vice President and Senior Mining Analyst David Talbot explains the turbulent currents roiling the uranium space, and names eight players he thinks are positioned just right.

Renewables would boost First Nations’ support for mining in Ontario: poll

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Renewables would boost First Nations’ support for mining in Ontario: poll

About 71% of the Northern Ontario First Nation community residents surveyed believe the provincial government is not doing enough to promote renewables.

Prestigious book prize saves author from mining

Frik Els | October 15, 2014
Prestigious book prize saves author from mining

Australian winner of Booker Prize said the $80,000 award means he doesn't have to become a mine worker anymore.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

Wyoming considers self-regulating uranium industry

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Wyoming considers self-regulating uranium industry

The news comes as local miners argue that federal directives are redundant and lengthy.

Glencore considered Australia listing: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Glencore considered Australia listing: report

The commodities trader and miner explored a stock-exchange listing Down Under.

Areva begins processing uranium from Cameco’s Cigar Lake

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Areva begins processing from Cameco’s Cigar Lake

Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine is set to become one of the world’s biggest by 2018.

Nuclear power costs billions more than promised

Epoch Times | October 3, 2014

Since the mid-1990s nuclear power has been staging a comeback. The Fukushima reactor disaster in 2011 may have given a moment of pause, but today 14 countries are building new reactors.

Miners to rely heavily on automation, digitization and green processes

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Miners to rely heavily on automation digitization and green processes-report

New dimensions are being created within the industry, which help optimize production.

Uranium mining near Grand Canyon to remain banned: court

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 1, 2014
Uranium mining near Grand Canyon to remain banned: court

Revoking the ban would have resulted in the development of 26 new uranium mines and 700 uranium exploration projects.

Uranium exploration deal for Northern Territory

Australian Mining | September 29, 2014

Uranium mining hopeful Toro Energy has signed a farm-in joint venture deal with nuclear powerhouse AREVA Resources.

INFOGRAPHIC: A year's extraction of metal shown next to landmarks and cities

Visual Capitalist | September 25, 2014
A years extraction InfoGraphic Penn2

For thousands of years of development as a species, humans never really needed to understand the real meaning behind big, unreachable numbers such as billions or trillions.

BHP freezes executive pay

Frik Els | September 25, 2014
BHP Billiton cuts spending by 25%

CEO Andrew Mackenzie's pay package is already only half that of his predecessor.

Uncovering Canada's frozen assets

SNL Metals & Mining | September 24, 2014
ship_in_arctic

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the discovery of one of two ships that comprised Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition in 1845, which has revived interest in the metals wealth of the Arctic and its ownership.

Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Fresh data suggests it is still too early to celebrate a recovery in the sector.

Coal revival cripples Germany’s $130 billion green drive

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 22, 2014
Coal revival cripples Germany’s $130 billion green drive

Germany’s energy revolution —or “Energiewende”— has so far added more than $134 billion to the country's power bills.

Russian sanctions “Putin” pressure on uranium supply

Jeb Handwerger - Gold Stock Trades | September 20, 2014

A few months ago, I believed uranium would bounce off lows and make a powerful move higher.

Looking for lithium mega-deals with Thibaut Lepouttre

The Energy Report | September 18, 2014
Mining Truck

Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory?

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