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Divers hunt flooded Indian mine for missing men

New Delhi - Indian navy divers on Sunday launched an operation to find 15 men trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded "rat-hole" coal mine in remote northeast India, police said.

Thirteen dead after fire in Czech mine

Prague - Thirteen miners died and 10 were injured after a methane gas fire erupted in a coal mine in the east of the Czech Republic, the worst accident of its kind there in nearly three decades.

With final goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine

Bottrop - Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, a milestone marking the end of a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country's economic growth but lost the battle against cheaper foreign competitors.

With final goodbye, Germany to shutter last black coal mine

Berlin - Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, a milestone marking the end of a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country's economic growth but lost the battle against cheaper foreign competitors.

How Germany will turn lights out at last black coal mine

Berlin - After more than 150 years, Germany's last black coal mine will close in the Ruhr region, posing a gigantic geological and environmental challenge to the former industrial heartland.

Ice is a lifeline for the world's coldest region

Russia - Innokenty Tobonov sinks his harpoon into a long block of ice while his helpers expertly push it out of freezing lake waters onto the snow-dusted surface before sliding it towards an idling tractor.

Eight dead as gunmen storm French drilling camp in Niger

Niamey - Seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed Thursday when suspected Boko Haram gunmen stormed the compound where they were sleeping in southeastern Niger.

Teenager killed in Morocco coal mine collapse

Rabat - A teenager died Wednesday in Morocco when an abandoned coal mine collapsed in the impoverished former mining town of Jerada which saw protests earlier this year following similar accidents.

Runaway mining train travels 90 km without driver

Sydney - A huge runaway train laden with iron ore had to be derailed remotely after speeding through the Australian outback for almost an hour.

Angola says 380,000 illegal migrants exit in weeks

Dundo - About 380,000 illegal migrants, mostly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, have left Angola in less than a month during a massive operation targeting diamond smuggling, a minister said Saturday.

Illegal miners try their luck in Mozambique ruby rush

Sita - Deep inside a forest, sweating men haul earth out of rough excavation holes and carry it in bags on their backs to a stream.

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.

Ruby rush brings 'hell', not riches, to Mozambique village

Sita - Nearly a decade after rubies were first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, says traditional local ruler Cristina Joaquim.

Chilean environmentalists fight to protect glaciers from mining dust

Santiago - Chile is home to four-fifths of South America's glaciers and has some of the largest ice fields in the world outside the polar regions, but they are coming under threat from mining industry dust.

Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets

Hallstatt - All mines need regular reinforcement against collapse, and Hallstatt, the world's oldest salt mine perched in the Austrian Alps, is no exception.But Hallstatt isn't like other mines.

Strike off as Chile workers sign deal at world's biggest copper mine

Santiago - Chilean miners at the world's biggest copper mine, Escondida, signed an agreement on Friday with Anglo-Australian owners BHP to avoid a strike announced two weeks ago when unions rejected as insufficient a proposed salary hike.

Workers at world's biggest copper mine in Chile agree to strike

Santiago - Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida open-pit, voted Thursday in favor of strike action after rejecting as insufficient a salary hike proposed by Anglo-Australian owners BHP.

World's biggest copper mine in Chile agrees to strike

Santiago - Workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's biggest, voted in favor of strike action Thursday after rejecting as insufficient a salary hike proposed by Anglo-Australian owners BHP.

DR Congo's mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike

Lubumbashi - Feasting on a global demand for cobalt and copper, the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo is flourishing -- but two clouds are spoiling its sunlit future.

South Africa's DIY diamond miners emerge from the shadows

Kimberley - Grandmother Clara Maitse, 77, has been arrested seven times over the past decade for illegally mining precious stones in Kimberley, South Africa's diamond hub.

India orders closure of Vedanta plant after deadly protests

New Delhi - Indian authorities on Monday ordered the permanent closure of a controversial copper plant, which was at the centre of deadly protests last week with 13 people killed by police fire.

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe to May 23 hearing

Harare - A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on Wednesday about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule.

Rescuers search for three Polish miners after deadly quake

Warsaw - Rescuers were struggling to locate three missing miners on Sunday after finding one crushed to death and locating another trapped after an earthquake hit a coal mine in the country's south, a mining official said.

17 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has killed 17 people, local authorities said Friday, the latest disaster to hit the murky multi-billion dollar industry.

After the gold rush: Mining boom in Cameroon leaves 'open tombs'

Bata - For a time, the land around the village of Longa Mali in eastern Cameroon was one of the most prized in Africa, and powerful machines gnawed greedily into its soil to extract precious gold.

Tanzania president inaugurates wall around gem mines

Nairobi - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday inaugurated a 24-kilometre (15-mile) around the country's tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling of the precious violet-blue stones, which are unique to the East African country.

Canada-owned mine at centre of Guatemala court protest

Guatemala City - Hundreds of workers laid off at a silver mine owned by Canada's Tahoe Resources marched in the Guatemalan capital Wednesday to demand a top court order the mine reopened.

Russia eyes Zimbabwe's diamonds and platinum

Harare - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday met with Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa and discussed possible military co-operation as well as plans to boost economic ties.

No politics, please: DR Congo tycoon Forrest shares secret of success

Lubumbashi - Rebels have wanted to kill him, NGOs accuse him of exploitation and Chinese newcomers have rattled his Congo mining empire, but George Forrest, one of Africa's biggest businessmen, remains unbowed.

All 955 miners trapped in S. Africa rescued

- All 955 gold miners trapped underground for more than a day in South Africa after a power cut were rescued unharmed on Friday, to the relief of waiting relatives.
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As you can see from this picture (which is more than 50 years old) coal sands mining is nothing new in Canada. The sheer scale that it is done on today may be causing serious problems for anyone eating near a water source in Canada.
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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Councillor Cecilia Begg speaking at a rally protesting against God...
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Councillor Cecilia Begg speaking at a rally protesting against Gods Lake Resources mining her native land.
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A photo-op for a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and in protest of Gods Lake Resource mining the area.
A photo-op for a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and in protest of Gods Lake Resource ...
A photo-op for a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and in protest of Gods Lake Resource mining the area.
Signs at open-pit mining demonstration.
Signs at open-pit mining demonstration.
A flash mob opposing Gods Lake Resources mining the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug area.
A flash mob opposing Gods Lake Resources mining the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug area.
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Sunset uranium mine in Wyoming, now in the process of being reclaimed. The reclamation includes the mitigation of surface and underground hazards including highwalls, pits, open shafts, spoil piles and substandard water. The goal is to eliminate hazards to public health and safety, and control environmental degradation, while being sensitive to public concerns and landowner issues.
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Two Na’vi protested outside Vedanta’s AGM. © Survival
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A Canadian flag covered in oil.
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File photo: The photo shows pristine fields of New South Wales, Australia, located approximately 25 km south-east of the township of Gunnedah.
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In 2016, Komatsu Ltd. unveiled at MINExpo International an "Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle" developed exclusively as an unmanned haul truck -- with no cab -- to maximize the advantages of unmanned operation.
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Activist holding a sign.
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan speaking at a rally in Toronto supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug.
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Activist's shirt stating the dangers of open-pit mining.
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Imperial Metals Inc has significantly reduced operations at its Mt. Polley mine because of the wildfires in south central British Columbia.
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RESOURCES: This open pit coal mine is in Mugla, Turkey, about 150 miles south of Soma where the Tuesday's disaster occurred.
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