Cuba shuts down nickel industry as Hurricane Irma approaches

Cuba has begun to shut down its nickel industry in preparation for Hurricane Irma, state-run television said on Thursday. One of two processing plants, the state-owned Ernesto Che Guevara, was closed, and the second, a joint venture with Canadian miner...

/ September 28, 2017

Indian uranium mine becomes dark matter lab

India’s very first uranium mine, the Jaduguda mine located in the state of Jharkhand, now hosts a laboratory for conducting experiments in fundamental physics. The Jaduguda Underground Science Laboratory 550, built in a 37-square-meter cavern buried 905 metres and formerly...

/ September 28, 2017

Canadian energy firms push alternatives to oil sands

Western Canada’s conventional energy producers are looking to step out of the long shadow cast by the oil-sands sector to tout the economic and environmental benefits of light oil and natural gas development.  Led by Encana Corp. chief executive Doug...

/ September 28, 2017

How iron carbonates help form diamonds

An international group of scientists published a paper in Nature Communications where they state that under the peculiar conditions present deep in the Earth’s mantle, iron carbonates can play a role in forming diamonds. The team led by Valerio Cerantola...

/ September 28, 2017

Canadian miner’s plan incite protest in Irish town

Anti-mining activists from Cookstown, Northern Ireland, were escorted out of a hotel by police after they tried to enter an invite-only conference where they thought representatives from Dalradian Resources (TSX:DNA) (LON:DALR) would be in attendance. The protesters belong to a...

/ September 28, 2017

South Africa's manufacturing, mining output disappoint as economy limps

South Africa’s industrial and mining output data came way below consensus, figures released on Thursday showed, signalling a bad start for the second half of the year with business confidence at its lowest in more than three decades. Statistics South...

/ September 28, 2017

Greece kicks off arbitration process over Eldorado Gold’s projects

Greece kicks off arbitration process over Eldorado Gold’s projects Gov’t alleges technical study for a metallurgical plant is deficient and thereby violates environmental terms. Cecilia Jamasmie | Sep. 14, 2017, 4:15 AM | | Greece has sent Canada’s Eldorado Gold...

/ September 28, 2017

Canadian steel producer Stelco plans $150-million IPO

Stelco Holdings Inc. announced today that it has filed a preliminary prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada and obtained a receipt in respect of its proposed initial public offering of common...

/ September 28, 2017

Petra jumps on Tanzania letting it resume diamond exports

Petra jumps on Tanzania letting it resume diamond exports Stock closed 12.2% higher at 64.80p, after it had fallen on Tuesday to its lowest since late 2015. Cecilia Jamasmie | Sep. 27, 2017, 9:39 AM | | Shares in Petra...

/ September 28, 2017

How EIA guestimates keep oil prices subdued

The EIA has once again undercut its previous estimates for U.S. oil production, offering further evidence that the U.S. shale industry is not producing as much as everyone thinks. The monthly EIA oil production figures tend to be more accurate...

/ September 28, 2017

New WA nickel mine hoping to cash in on battery demand

New WA nickel mine hoping to cash in on battery demand Nova mine to reach full production at the same time Ravenshorpe is closing Andrew Topf | Sep. 10, 2017, 3:12 PM | | A new nickel mine that just...

/ September 28, 2017

McEwen shares drop after $40m stock offer

Canadian precious metals producer McEwen Mining (TSX, NYSE:MUX) announced after the close on Monday, bought deal financing for its acquisition of the Black Fox mining complex in northern Ontario. According to a statement McEwen agreed to sell 18m shares of its common...

/ September 28, 2017