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  • DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site

    RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law. DeFazio, D-Ore., said the Formosa Mine, which...

  • Firm nears takeover of Indiana Limestone Co.

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An investment firm is poised to take over a financially troubled southern Indiana company that supplied limestone to the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and other iconic buildings. A bankruptcy court auction for Indiana Limestone Co. set for Monday was called off...

  • Court overturns 1 SEC conflict minerals provision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a disclosure requirement that public companies must post information about their use of minerals from Congo, where militias linked to atrocities have profited from mining minerals used in electronics, jewelry and other goods. The...

  • GlencoreXstrata selling Peruvian mine for $5.85B

    BEIJING (AP) — A group of Chinese state-owned companies is buying a Peruvian copper mine from Glencore Xstrata Plc for $5.85 billion, adding to a wave of Chinese resource acquisitions abroad. Glencore, based in Switzerland, said Sunday it signed an agreement to sell its entire interest in the...

  • Palladium highest since 2011 on supply concerns

    The price of palladium is the highest it's been since the summer of 2011 as traders worry about supplies of the industrial metal. The actively traded June contract for palladium rose $14.50, or 1.8 percent, to settle at $806.80 an ounce Friday, the highest price since August 2011. Traders are...

  • 7 die in eastern Ukrainian mine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Seven men have died in a gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov held a minute of silence at the parliament to commemorate the deaths Friday in Donetsk. Ukraine's energy minister Yuri Prodan was quoted by the...

  • Aluminum smelters in Dubai, Abu Dhabi join forces

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State investment companies in the United Arab Emirates' two biggest cities say they have jointly created an aluminum producer that will rank among the world's largest producers of the metal. Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and the Investment...

  • Feds reach $5.15B settlement over mining cleanup

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — For decades, uranium ore was mined from the Lukachukai Mountains of northeastern Arizona, providing Navajos with much-needed employment but leaving behind a legacy of death and disease on the reservation. Uranium waste was thrown over the mountainside and carried by...

  • 18 wounded in clash over wildcat mining in Peru

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Doctors in Peru say at least 15 wildcat gold miners and three police officers suffered gunshot wounds when police moved to reopen the highway that connects Brazil with the Pacific coast. Dr. Marcia Calderon at the health clinic in the Madre de Dios state town of Mazuko says...

  • Underreporting of injuries in mines needs to be fixed, Labor Department IG says

    By underreporting mine injuries and accidents, coal operators are dodging penalties from the Department of Labor, a new watchdog report has found. The Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration lacks sufficient "knowledge of the occurrence of underreporting" on the data of...

  • Twin Metals copper-nickel mine plans firming up

    VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Twin Metals Minnesota says the copper, nickel, and precious metals mining projects that it is planning for the Ely area of northeastern Minnesota would keep the company in business for more than a century. Bob McFarlin, vice president of public and governmental affairs...

  • Senate passes bill authorizing mine financing

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would allow for up to $270 million in financing for two southeast Alaska mine projects. SB99 would authorize the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds of up to $145 million to finance...

  • Anglo American halts mine in Chile after violence

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — British mining company Anglo American Plc has halted operations at its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile, saying it wants to guarantee safety of its employees after violent protests by contractors. Los Bronces is in the Andes cordillera 65 kilometers (40 mile) from the...

  • Ex-mine boss in W.Va. wants conviction tossed

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former mine boss is asking a federal appeals court to toss out the conviction for his actions at the West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 workers in 2010. Gary May also wants the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to immediately release him from...

  • House Oversight Committee subpoenas EPA for Pebble Mine documents

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for documents concerning a controversial Alaska mine, the Washington Examiner has learned, in a move that points to increasing scrutiny of the agency's intention to block the project....



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