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kuaf.com - Robert Benincasa - Next Administration Could Mean New Safety Regulations For Coal Mines
Next Administration Could Mean New Safety Regulations For Coal Mines
KUAF

The transition from a Trump administration that dismantled regulations across the federal government to a Biden administration that has signaled a greater emphasis on occupational safety and the environment may finally mean new action on a toxic…

bbc.co.uk - Magnus Bennett - The rollercoaster ride of Scotland's first gold mine
The rollercoaster ride of Scotland's first gold mine
BBC

After 35 years of highs and lows, production is finally under way at Scotland's first commercial gold mine. The journey has been fraught with difficulty for prospectors - but it looks like their investment may be about to pay off. Extracting gold…

miningweekly.com - Theresa Bhowan - More 4IR integration needed from mining
More 4IR integration needed from mining
Mining Weekly

The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has had a significant impact on all facets of society, but international investment company StratisQ Group notes that the mining industry needs to participate more in the 4IR transformation.

politico.com - Luiza Ch. Savage - How America got outmaneuvered in a critical mining race
How America got outmaneuvered in a critical mining race
POLITICO

China's drive to secure its own access to cobalt has been driven by an approach that put long-term goals over short-term profits. | Andy Wong/AP Photo As U.S. policymakers grapple with China's dominance in producing the materials needed for…

kuer.org - Utah's Mining Industry Saw Modest Growth In 2019, UGS Reports
Utah's Mining Industry Saw Modest Growth In 2019, UGS Reports
KUER

Utah's mining production increased by $92 million — or 2.4% — last year, according to an annual report released by the Utah Geological Survey this fall. Metal extraction made up just over half of the state's nearly $4 billion mining…

abc.net.au - Coal miner Peabody to pause Helensburgh's Metropolitan Mine for weeks due to 'challenging' market
Coal miner Peabody to pause Helensburgh's Metropolitan Mine for weeks due to 'challenging' market
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The mining giant Peabody has announced it will temporarily close its Metropolitan Mine at Helensburgh on the NSW Illawarra Coast for eight weeks starting on January 4, due to what it says are 'challenging market conditions'. The company says there…

heraldscotland.com - Brian Donnelly - First gold poured at Cononish mine in 'landmark for company and Scotland'
First gold poured at Cononish mine in 'landmark for company and Scotland'
HeraldScotland

The company said that it is now focused on completing an accelerated expansion plan to increase production at the mine to 23,500 ounces a year. The current first phase is targeting an annual rate of ore production of 36,000 tonnes and total gold…

cbc.ca - Winston Szeto - A proposed new gold mine in historic Wells, B.C., is creating concerns it could damage local tourism
A proposed new gold mine in historic Wells, B.C., is creating concerns it could damage local tourism
CBC

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email In a part of B.C. with a long history of gold mining, a revival of the industry is stirring up conflicting opinions. Dave Jorgenson and his wife Cheryl own two guesthouses and a gift shop in the…

cnn.com - By Jill Disis and Angus Watson, CNN Business  - Australia is out of recession. Now it needs to avoid a trade war with China
Australia is out of recession. Now it needs to avoid a trade war with China
CNN

Hong Kong/Sydney(CNN Business) Australia's economy is growing again after the coronavirus pandemic pushed it into its first recession in three decades. Now the country has to keep its precarious recovery on track while juggling a worsening…

theguardian.com - Ben Butler - Could China replace Australian iron ore with metal from Africa?
Could China replace Australian iron ore with metal from Africa?
The Guardian

Across China and around the clock, furnaces fuelled by Australian iron ore pump out the steel the country needs to build its way out of the coronavirus downturn. But as China's trade war with Australia has become louder, working its way from…

mb.com.ph - Madelaine B. Miraflor - Mining sector unaffected by COVID-19
Mining sector unaffected by COVID-19
Manila Bulletin

With higher exports and few layoffs, the country's mining sector has remained largely unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, a mining official said. In a webinar hosted by Arangkada Philippines, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) Chairman…

mining.com - Mining supercycle talk back as copper, iron ore prices surge to 7-year highs
Mining supercycle talk back as copper, iron ore prices surge to 7-year highs
MINING.com

According to Fastmarkets MB, benchmark 62% Fe fines imported into Northern China were changing hands for $132.13 a tonne on Tuesday. That was the highest level for the steelmaking raw material since January 2014 and brings gains for 2020 to over…

miningweekly.com - Martin Creamer - New chrome mine owner plans to grow in 'very sustainable manner'
New chrome mine owner plans to grow in 'very sustainable manner'
Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The new owner of a chrome mine in North West province that was placed on care and maintenance following the Covid-19 lockdown, plans to grow production in a phased, sustainable manner that will ultimately…

jpost.com - Mining for modernization in the Gulf states
Mining for modernization in the Gulf states
The Jerusalem Post

Saudi Arabia is bolstering its efforts to diversify the country's revenue sources away from liquid gold, also known as petroleum, to mining actual gold and other minerals. At the end of December, a new mining law will take effect, making it easier…

nytimes.com - The Editorial Board - Opinion | Good News for Salmon, Bad News for Prospectors
Opinion | Good News for Salmon, Bad News for Prospectors
The New York Times

The Trump administration's indifference to the environment and President Trump's hostility to the laws providing clean water and air, protecting endangered species and keeping public lands and forests free from commercial intrusion have been so…

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