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Russia has $1.5bn plan to dent China’s rare earth dominance

Initiative is in line with other countries, such as US,…

Mining M&A deals over $8.8 billion in Q2 – report

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Innovative documentary shows zinc mining town being ‘erased’

The Web documentary "Welcome to Pine Point" by combining video, photographs, text, music and narration and then blurring the boundaries among them, pushes storytelling and documentary filmmaking into new territory. "Welcome to Pine Point" is the story of a small lead and zinc mining town in Canada's Northwest Territories that physically disappeared from the map after the mines closed in 1988. The first buildings were erected in 1952 and at its peak it had 1,200 inhabitants.

Revett reports record second quarter earnings

Revett Minerals announced on Thursday record quarterly revenues of $18.8 million, a 102% increase compared to the same period last year. The Company also increased its cash and cash equivalents on hand at the end of the second quarter to $14.7 million from $8.8 million at the beginning of the year. For the three months ended June 30, 2011 the Company had net income of $7.9 million or $0.23 per share. These record results are due to higher metal prices, significantly improved metal grades, and higher metallurgical and operating efficiencies.

Gold Rush: Downturn a Boon for Precious Metals

Investors aren't the only ones rushing to profit from the booming value of gold. Refiners, who buy scrap gold from dealers and private owners, say they are also seeing an upsurge in activity. "It is great for business," says Terry Hanlon, director of the

German newspaper tells its readers to buy gold

Gold Hedge reports that a German newspaper is telling its readers that it's time to buy gold. Bild Zeitung, is Germany’s biggest- selling newspaper, is the best-selling newspaper outside Japan and has the sixth-largest circulation worldwide. Bild encouraged German people to invest in gold as the global debt crisis continues to deteriorate and cause turmoil in global markets.

Oceanic Iron Ore Corp.: assay results return 32.6 pct Fe total over 92.9m; results trend with historical data

Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. announced the latest set of results is based on twinned drill holes in the Castle Mountain, Zone 4, and Bay Zone "F" grids of the Hopes Advance Area. Further results from these grids as well as Zone 2, Iron Valley and additional Bay Zone grids are expected to be reported in the coming weeks, as will results from targeted "step-out" drill holes which have been completed.

Xstrata launches prefeasibility study for large, open-pit, polymetallic mine at Mount Isa

Xstrata has approved the commencement of an AUD47 million (USD50 million) pre-feasibility study into the development of a large multi-commodity open pit mine on the existing Xstrata Mount Isa Mines footprint. In a joint statement, Xstrata Zinc Australia Chief Operating Officer Brian Hearne and Xstrata Copper North Queensland Chief Operating Officer Steve de Kruijff said the development of a large scale zinc-lead-copper pit has the potential to extend the life of the combined operations to beyond 2060.