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The world's thinnest gold created by scientists

Leeds - Scientists have succeeded in creating a new form of gold, just two atoms thick. This is the e thinnest unsupported gold ever created and it will benefit electronics and medical equipment.

Ecuador cracks down on illegal mining to transform economy

La Carolina - In a desolate area of Ecuador's northern Andes, dozens of electricity generators are cordoned off by yellow crime scene tape as armed security forces keep watch.

Brazil judge orders Vale to pay for all damages from dam collapse

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian state judge on Tuesday ordered mining giant Vale to pay for all the damage caused by a tailings dam collapse that killed hundreds of people in one of the country's worst industrial accidents.

Slayer announces 'The Final Campaign,' final leg of farewell tour

New York - Iconic thrash metal band Slayer has announced "The Final Campaign," as part of the final leg of their farewell world tour.

Op-Ed: Slayer should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Acclaimed metal band Slayer deserves to be inducted into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have molded thrash metal into what it is today.

Chilean copper mine strike continues after workers reject offer

Santiago - Striking workers employed by the world's top copper producer were set to continue their walkout on Saturday after voting down a management offer of better wages and compensation.

Brazil braces for another tailings dam collapse

Belo Horizonte - Thousands of Brazilians braced Monday for the possible collapse of another tailings dam owned by mining giant Vale that threatens to spew millions of tons of toxic sludge over towns, rivers and forest.

Review: Judas Priest rocks hard with refreshing 'Firepower' album Special

Metal fans are in for a treat. Acclaimed heavy metal band Judas Priest is back stronger than ever with their latest studio offering "Firepower."

Norway's Norsk Hydro hit by ransom cyber-attack

Oslo - One of the world's biggest aluminium producers, Norway's Norsk Hydro, said Tuesday it had been hit by a ransom cyber-attack of unknown origin, with hackers demanding a ransom.

Review: Mötley Crüe gives Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' a heavy metal twist Special

Mötley Crüe brings the worlds of pop and heavy metal together with their distinct rendition of "Like a Virgin" by Madonna.

New process melts gold at room temperature

To melt metals requires the application of high levels of heat. This fundamental of physics has been altered by a research team who have succeeded in melting gold at room temperature. This comes down to tension.

Skillet's John Cooper talks Fight The Fury, 'Still Breathing' EP Special

Skillet front-man and bass player John Cooper chatted with Digital Journal about their new metal side project Fight The Fury.

World's biggest copper mine announces $1bn first semester profits

Santiago - The world's biggest copper mine by output, Chile's Escondida, announced on Friday profits of $1.086 billion for the first semester, just over a month after avoiding a strike by workers.

Booming electric car sales drive lithium rush in Portugal

Boticas - Mining firms are racing to open new lithium mines in Portugal, already Europe's biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Review: Bad Wolves will blow your mind with new album 'Disobey' Special

On May 11, acclaimed metal band Bad Wolves released their new studio album "Disobey" via their label, Eleven Seven Music.

Magnate Deripaska resigns from Rusal board over US sanctions

Moscow - Russian aluminium giant Rusal said Friday that Oleg Deripaska has resigned his seat on the board, a key step in the company's efforts to escape US sanctions targeting its founder and key shareholder.

Deripaska resigns from Rusal board over US sanctions

Moscow - Russian aluminium giant Rusal said Friday that Oleg Deripaska has resigned his seat on the board, a key step in the company's efforts to escape US sanctions targeting its founder and key shareholder.

Chatting with Lita Ford: 'The Queen of Metal' Special

Jim Thorpe - "The Queen of Metal" Lita Ford chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming show at Penn's Peak in Pennsylvania, as well as her illustrious career in rock music.

Women of Colombia's emerald mines shine after smashing taboo

Coper - For decades, women like Rosalba Canon were banned from Colombia's emerald mines: men said they brought bad luck.

Judas Priest earns 2018 nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Judas Priest has a major reason to celebrate. They have earned a nomination for the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for its Class of 2018.

Eight still missing at flooded Russian diamond mine

Moscow - Rescuers Saturday helped an injured worker out of a flooded Russian diamond mine but the search continued for eight other still missing in the disaster, mine owners Alrosa said.

Recycled foil becomes catalyst for biofuel

An intrepid researcher has successfully taken some used, dirty tin foil and used the material as the basis for a biofuel catalyst. The solution is environmentally-friendly, effective, and cheaper than current technology.

DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

Goma - In the lush hills of eastern DR Congo, where the trade in rare minerals has long fed unrest, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income.

Niger gold seekers dig deep for bullion dreams

Niamey - Arriving on motorcycles and donkeys, in cars, or even on foot, hundreds of people have flocked to a site in southern Niger hoping to strike gold.

Talks to end Chile copper mine strike postponed

Antofagasta - Negotiations aimed at ending a strike that has halted production at the world's biggest copper mine were postponed indefinitely Wednesday, the government and a union said.

Gambia's new government mired in controversy

Banjul - Gambian President Adama Barrow's administration faced a backlash Tuesday after admitting its new vice-president may be constitutionally barred from serving and confirming ex-leader Yahya Jammeh will be permitted to keep a fleet of luxury cars.

Gambia's new government mired in controversy

Banjul - Gambian President Adama Barrow's administration faced a backlash Tuesday after admitting its new vice-president may be constitutionally barred from serving and confirming ex-leader Yahya Jammeh will be permitted to keep a fleet of luxury cars.

Lawmakers push to block Chinese takeover of US aluminum firm

Washington - A group of US senators called on the government to block the Chinese metals giant Zhongwang's takeover of a US aluminum processor for the auto and aerospace industries.

Review: Black Sabbath farewell tour show at Jones Beach is a celebration Special

Wantagh - On Aug. 17, iconic heavy metal band Black Sabbath performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, as part of their farewell tour, for a venue that was completely sold out.

Review: The Soft Shades explore different moods on 'Keeper of the Groove'

Formed in 2011, The Soft Shades is an ambitious prog rock/metal instrumental project - the brainchild of Ukrainian musician Dmitry Gubsky. 'Keeper of the Grove' is their debut album.
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Twisted metal from Cincinnati tornado blown 30 miles where it landed in Bentonville  Ark.
Twisted metal from Cincinnati tornado blown 30 miles where it landed in Bentonville, Ark.
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Copper metal  used as an antimicrobial substance
Copper metal, used as an antimicrobial substance
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 Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 i...
"Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
 Debris de Nuit   by Anne Elizabeth Calabrese  was created with oil pastels on scrap metal.
"Debris de Nuit", by Anne Elizabeth Calabrese, was created with oil pastels on scrap metal.
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Gallium metal melts in your hand
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Heavy metal band Megadeth
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 Motley Crowd   1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Cou...
"Motley Crowd", 1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
The band Avenged Sevenfold
The band Avenged Sevenfold
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Detail from  Amemo (Mask of Humankind)   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (vari...
Detail from "Amemo (Mask of Humankind)", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (variable) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Detail from  Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measure...
Detail from "Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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Slayer
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A new quest for a Holy Grail?
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Quiet Riot
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El Anatsui   Gravity and Grace   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 c...
El Anatsui, "Gravity and Grace", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Andrew McAllister, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.
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