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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.

All 955 miners trapped in S. Africa resurface unharmed

- All 955 gold miners who were trapped underground for more than a day in South Africa following a power cut resurfaced unharmed on Friday, the mine's owner Sibanye Gold said.

All 955 miners trapped in South Africa resurface unharmed

- All 955 gold miners who were trapped underground for more than a day in South Africa following a power cut resurfaced unharmed on Friday, the mine's owner Sibanye Gold said.

950 gold miners trapped underground in S.Africa

Johanesburg - About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday after a power cut, the mine's owner said, though the workers were not reported to be in immediate danger.

DR Congo revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boom

Kinshasa - As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal.

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.

New technology for tracking autonomous mining vehicles

Researchers have used new technology, based on robotics, to track and assess the status of autonomous underground mining vehicles.

Interview: Mining companies use data analytics to beat corruption Special

"The proliferation of technology over the past several years has been a huge boon to companies fighting corruption," said business advisory firm BDO to Digital Journal. Mining companies are using cloud data analytics to turn the tide against corruption.

BHP to exit global coal body over climate change policy

Sydney - The world's biggest miner BHP said Tuesday it would leave the World Coal Association and review its membership of the US Chamber of Commerce to show support for action against climate change.

Sierra Leone's huge 'peace diamond' fetches $6.5 mn

New York - A huge so-called "peace diamond" sold by the government of Sierra Leone to discourage crime-tainted "blood diamonds" fetched $6.5 million on Monday.

High levels of rare earth minerals found in U.S. coal basins

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has identified high concentrations of rare earth elements (REE) in coal samples collected from several American coal basins.

Chinese firm probes if children work in African mines

Bejing - A Chinese metal trading firm said Thursday it is investigating whether children are toiling in Congolese mines that supply it with cobalt, a key resource for mobile phones and electric cars.

Canadian mine case against ex-Costa Rica president reopened

San Jos - Costa Rican prosecutors have reopened a case against former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias for authorizing a Canadian-owned company to mine gold despite environmental concerns, officials said Thursday.

Australia's Queensland calls election in test for populist Hanson

Sydney - The Australian state of Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef, has called a snap election that is set to test support for both the populist party of Pauline Hanson and an environmentally sensitive Indian coal mine project.

Mining giant Rio Tinto, two ex-chiefs charged with fraud

Sydney - Rio Tinto and two former top executives were charged with fraud by US authorities Wednesday, accused of inflating the value of the company's Mozambique coal assets and failing to disclose mounting losses.

Rubies, the buried treasures of Pakistani Kashmir

- The people of Pakistani Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: Millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them.

Chile penguins win battle in war against mine

La Higuera - They may be less than a meter tall but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile's vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted -- for now at least -- a billion dollar mining project in one of the country's most depressed regions.

Romania mine collapse kills one, injures two

Bucharest - One man has died and two others have been severely injured after parts of a coal mine collapsed in southern Romania, emergency services said Friday.

Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserve

Bras - The Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism.

Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserve

Bras - The Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism.

11 die in shootout with soldiers in Venezuela's southeast

Caracas - Eleven people died in an exchange of gunfire with soldiers in Venezuela's southeast, where criminal gangs dispute control of gold mines, the national prosecutor's office said on Monday.

Brazil investigates alleged tribal massacre in Amazon

S - Regional authorities confirmed Friday the alleged massacre of several indigenous people from an uncontacted Amazonian tribe by illegal miners in northwestern Brazil, according to the Amazonia Real news agency.

Chile economy, finance ministers quit

Santiago - Chile's finance and economy ministers resigned Thursday, plunging President Michelle Bachelet's government into crisis just three months before presidential elections which a conservative rival is tipped to win.
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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.
Two Na’vi protested outside Vedanta’s AGM.
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Two Na’vi protested outside Vedanta’s AGM. © Survival
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Bottles representing contaminated water.
In 2016  Komatsu Ltd. unveiled at MINExpo International an  Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle  d...
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.
Komatsu Ltd.
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.
Imperial Metals Inc has significantly reduced operations at its Mt. Polley mine because of the wildf...
Imperial Metals Inc has significantly reduced operations at its Mt. Polley mine because of the wildfires in south central British Columbia.
Imperial Metals Inc.
Activist holding a sign.
Activist holding a sign.
As you can see from this picture (which is more than 50 years old) coal sands mining is nothing new ...
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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FIRE: The historic general store in the silver boom town of Markleeville  about 30 miles south of So...
FIRE: The historic general store in the silver boom town of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of South Lake Tahoe, which is threatened by wildfire.
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Activist s shirt stating the dangers of open-pit mining.
Activist's shirt stating the dangers of open-pit mining.
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan speaking at a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib In...
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan speaking at a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug.
A Canadian flag covered in oil.
A Canadian flag covered in oil.
RESOURCES: This open pit coal mine is in Mugla  Turkey  about 150 miles south of Soma where the Tues...
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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People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explo...
People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explosion in the Turkish province of Manisa, on May 14, 2014
Bulent Kilic, AFP
The ability to use predicative analytics in the cloud is helping mining companies to identify corpor...
The ability to use predicative analytics in the cloud is helping mining companies to identify corporate governance problems before they occur
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A flash mob opposing Gods Lake Resources mining the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug area.
A flash mob opposing Gods Lake Resources mining the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug area.