Vale, the world's second-biggest nickel producer, said on Thursday it would suspend sales and purchase agreements at its Goro project on the French Pacific island of New Caledonia after an accident at the mine's sulfuric acid plant.
India's Aditya Birla group has submitted a non-binding bid for Australian-listed iron ore miner Northern Iron Ltd, a newspaper report said, sending shares of the target firm up 19 percent to a six month high.
Anglo Asian Mining said it had discovered gold at Ordubad mine, boosting its prospects for gold production in Azerbaijan, where it plans to increase production to over 300,000 ounces of the precious metal per year by 2015.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said on Friday that U.S.-based Newmont Mining should carry out a more ambitious environmental mitigation plan if it hopes to build its $4.8 billion Conga gold mine project.
In a hot, concrete hut filled with acetylene fumes, an elderly Mongolian miner struggles to contain her excitement as she plucks a sizzling inch-long nugget of gold from a grubby cooling pot and raises it to the light.
The United States’ new status as a top world coal exporter will survive as miners struggle to stay in business by chasing foreign sales after the collapse of a domestic market decimated by a glut of cheap gas.
The country's sprawling steel sector, which has cut 150 million tonnes of steel production over the past three years, was "far from achieving its tasks" amid Beijing's supply-side reforms, the association reports.