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The government estimates there are 6,000 illegal miners underground and 8,000 on the surface, equivalent to about 10% of the number of legal employees.
Zimbabwe is equipping state-owned Mining Promotion Corp. to drive the search for new mineral reserves together with external partners.
Copper concentrate export volumes leapt 53% year-on-year in March, with rising output from the $6.5 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine.
Clyde Russell thinks its decision to start cancelling investment treaties with 62 countries may have a greater impact than the recent mineral ore export ban.
Palladium futures tumbled the most in nine months amid signs of progress in the labour dispute in South Africa.
Beyond Papua New Guinea, in international waters, regulation and royalty terms for mining the planet's subsea wealth have yet to be finalised.
New legislation is set to come that would if passed, among others things, end Mongolia's exploration ban.
The celebrating over the U.S., Japan and the EU’s victory over China in WTO’s April 17th rare earth ruling may be short-lived as China files a cross-appeal with WTO.
Guinea's government has approved a report recommending that BSGR and its JV partner Vale be stripped of two iron ore concessions.
At least six people were killed when a small gold mine mineral-rich Siguiri province caved in on them, a local official said on Wednesday.
All parties in the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia have agreed to seek a funding extension for the underground expansion amid talks with the government.
For Saracen Mineral Holdings, the Golden Orb weaving spiders at its Thunderbox mines in Australia are the first challenge before production can resume next year.
South Africa's AMCU has asked the state and the public for funds to help striking members in the platinum sector, who have gone nearly 3 months without pay.
The country’s state security agency has recovered a trove of 15,000 priceless gold artefacts dating back to the third millennium BC from a smuggling ring.
“A warming economy steadies metals firms while a cold winter helps some coal miners,” say Standard & Poor’s analysts.
The company has struggled to boost cash after shutting three mines since 2011 amid a 16% plunge in platinum prices.
The company is seeking compensation at a World Bank tribunal over the 2012 cancellation of mining concessions by late president Hugo Chavez's government.
Anglo American seeks compromise over a coal mine expansion in Australia that has neighbouring horse breeders up in arms.
Russian miners turn to banks for loans as the bond market becomes pricier.
'Time is running out' to comply with the deadline for conflict minerals reporting, says PwC conflict minerals leader.
Public companies unprepared, could miss deadlines.
Lonmin had its rating kept at sell by Investec as wage talks with South African union AMCU remain at a standstill.
James River and its units filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the bankruptcy court for the Eastern District of Virginia Richmond.
Should two Alaska charitable foundations deliberately hang on to 19.1% of a mining company trying to develop what is the most controversial of U.S. copper/gold mining projects?
The global miner has lost the legal fight to expand its Warkworth mine, which it says is necessary to maintain viability as coal markets weaken.
Pretoria-based Public Investment Corp thinks South African platinum producers should consider controlling output to improve prices.
Paladin Energy says uranium miners in Namibia, already coping with water shortages in the semi-arid Erongo region, face a steep rise in costs.
Julian Phillips looks at the potential consequences of an economic war over Crimea and Ukraine, and while deemed unlikely, says investors should take precautions nonetheless.
An examination of recent technical, political and economic factors affecting the gold price and its future.
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