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Waste-stripping programme pays off as Atna Resources lifts Q3 output

A waste stripping programme at TSX-listed Atna Resources’ Briggs mine, in California, has enabled the company to lift third-quarter gold output 45% over the previous quarter. The company on Thursday reported gold recovery for the three months...
10th October 2013

Molycorp shares jump as it completes chloralkali plant

The NYSE-listed shares of North American rare earths producer Molycorp jumped 13%on Wednesday morning after the company announced that construction of its chloralkali plant at its flagship Mountain Pass operation, in California, is complete. The...
2nd October 2013

Rare earths producers on the up as China is likely to buy next month

The stocks of North American rare-earth elements companies rose on Tuesday on overnight news that China was indeed likely to start buying billions of yuan rare earth minerals next month to bolster its strategic reserves. Around noon, the...
24th September 2013
GeoForum 2013

Company Announcement: GeoForum, Africa’s premier geological exchange takes place at the Turbine Hall in Newtown PDF Available

This conference provides a platform for those involved in the geosciences to interact and share information on commodity explorations, developments in current mineral deposits and gain additional insight in Geoscience techniques from both academic...
24th June 2013

Freeport-McMoRan completes three-way business combination

US miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold on Monday said it had completed the final step of its $19-billion takeover of both Plains Exploration & Production (PXP), which closed on Friday and McMoRan Exploration (MMR), which closed on Monday....
3rd June 2013

Alternative rare earths remain elusive three years after curbs

Following the global economic downturn of 2008/9 and a series of events and press reports in 2010 that coined what some referred to as the “rare-earths crisis”, there has been a glut of new rare earths projects starting out, yet few have...
17th May 2013

Critical alternative rare earths sources remain elusive well after 2010 curbs

Following the global economic downturn of 2008/09 and a series of events and press reports in 2010 that coined what some referred to as the “rare-earth crisis,” there has been a glut of new rare earths projects starting out, yet few have...
17th May 2013

Arizona Superior Court dismisses environmental lawsuit

Toronto-listed Curis Resources on Friday said the Maricopa County Superior Court, in Arizona, had dismissed a lawsuit brought against Curis and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), challenging the validity of regulations...
19th April 2013

World’s largest Caterpillar dealer turns 80

This year Canadian mining equipment merchant and the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer Finning International celebrates its eightieth anniversary. On January 4, 1933, Earl B Finning used his experience in selling heavy equipment to become...
23rd January 2013
Digging Deep - Jade Davenport

Gold in the Land Down Under

At the very height of the Californian Gold Rush it is estimated that of the 300,000 fortune hunters that flocked to the west coast of North America about one percent came from the British colony of New South Wales. Among such adventurers was a man...
18th January 2013

Freeport-McMoRan to acquire two explorers for $20bn

New York-listed Freeport-McMoRan on Wednesday said it would acquire Plains Exploration & Production and McMoRan Exploration in two separate cash-and-stock deals with a combined worth of about $9-billion, or $20-billion if assumed debt is also...
5th December 2012
Breaking News

Sutter Gold prepares for first pour in historic mining district

California’s glory days as a world-leading gold-producing region are long gone. Or are they? With the gold upside still very much in play, mines long thought played out or considered uneconomic are being reassessed. But unlike the stampede of...
4th December 2012
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