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ENVIRONMENT

EPA agrees to stay Pebble action pending fed court proceedings

The US federal court in Alaska on Thursday released an order recognising that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had agreed not to take the next step to advance its Clean Water Act Section 404(c) regulatory process regarding south-west...
25th September 2014
 
PROJECT PERMITTING

Comments count climbs after EPA’s Bristol Bay public hearings

Following a public comment period that ended on Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) docket containing all comments and submissions regarding its ‘proposed determination’ to restrict the use of certain watersheds in...
23rd September 2014
 
PLATINUM

Mining legend Friedland makes case for platinum at gold forum

Billionaire mining legend Robert Friedland on Monday made the case for platinum at the Denver Gold Forum, saying that while he was a known gold bear, platinum was the only precious metal that had disruptive medium-term demand dynamics in the...
15th September 2014
 
Electra Mining

ThoroughTec’s differentiation leads expansion in new simulation markets

Not only are mines increasingly buying into advanced simulation, but more simulator cabs are being developed across a diverse range of original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet the demand for this type of training, aimed at improving safety...
29th August 2014
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY

Glencore builds Canada’s first large wind and energy storage facility

The decision to install a 3 MW wind turbine at Glencore’s Raglan mine came after nearly five years of careful investigation, assessment, and analysis, says Jean-Francois Verret, director of strategy, projects, and public affairs. Because of the...
22nd August 2014
 
Company Announcement

Will Mining Disappear in the next decade? PDF Available

A piece of recent media coverage suggested that with the global mining industry in decline over the last twenty years, this might signal the complete degeneration of the industry by 2024! WRS, a recruitment specialist for the industry sees some...
8th August 2014
 
GOLD/COPPER

Seabridge Gold on the lookout for JV partner as KSM keeps on giving

Having had modest beginnings in the 1800s with placer gold discovered in the vicinity of Canadian project developer Seabridge Resources’ flagship KSM project, located in north-west British Columbia, the project had grown to a mammoth size, today...
7th August 2014
 
ENVIRONMENT

Imperial's Mount Polley mine shuttered after tailings discharge

After a tailings dam broke at the Mount Polley mine, discharging about five-million cubic metres of mine waste in the early hours of Monday, operator Imperial Metals on Tuesday said the copper/gold mine had been placed on care and maintenance...
6th August 2014
 
Company Announcement

Will Mining Disappear in the next decade? PDF Available

A piece of recent media coverage suggested that with the global mining industry in decline over the last twenty years, this might signal the complete degeneration of the industry by 2024! WRS, a recruitment specialist for the industry sees some...
21st July 2014
 
GOLD EXPLORATION

Freegold Ventures to apply ounce-finding aptitude to new Alaska project

Alaska-focused Freegold Ventures on Thursday announced that it had acquired the Shorty Creek copper/gold porphyry target, located about 100 km north-west of Fairbanks, Alaska, where it would apply its ounce-finding prowess over the next decade....
17th July 2014
 
Mine Profile

Fort Knox mine

A gold mine, located within the Fairbanks mining district, in the US state of Alaska.
11th July 2014
 
MINE WASTE

Teck Resources will not build Red Dog effluent pipeline in Alaska

Canada’s largest diversified miner Teck Resources on Thursday said that it would not build an 80-km pipeline at its Red Dog mine zinc/lead mine, near Kotzebue, Alaska, that would direct effluent from the Red Dog Creek to the Chukchi Sea. In a...
6th June 2014
 
 
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