Mining News
May 26, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 8:27pm EDT

More Mining News
May 26, 2016

Transparency Is Not a Panacea for the Resource Curse, New Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2016 — Global campaigns such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to bring more transparency to the oil and gas sectors in an effort to alleviate the resource curse have yet to live ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — In Colombia, large areas are teeming with mines that are almost impossible to detect with traditional methods. Researchers are now developing a new mine clearance technology, based on ground ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — A chemist is developing inexpensive, portable and reusable sensors that use a component of DNA to detect gold, mercury, silver, lead and other ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — We continue to extract metals from the earth’s crust, with the associated risks to people and the environment, although only half of some of the metals we have already extracted are actually used. ... read more

How True Is Conventional Wisdom About Price Volatility of Tech Metals?

Feb. 12, 2016 — Conventional wisdom about the high price volatility of by-product metals and minerals is generally true, but with several caveats, suggests preliminary research from a group of ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — Forty years of mountaintop coal mining have made parts of Central Appalachia 60 percent flatter than they were before excavation, researchers say. This study, which compares pre- and post-mining ... read more

Extracting Rare-Earth Elements from Coal Could Soon Be Economical in US

Feb. 2, 2016 — The US could soon decrease its dependence on importing valuable rare-earth elements that are widely used in many industries, according to a team researchers who found a cost-effective and ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits has been developed by a team of ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — West Virginia could become one of the country’s significant sources for rare earth elements, the “vitamins of modern industry,” without the expense or environmental cost of opening new mines, ... read more

Quick Clean-Up: New Process Turns Decades Into Hours for Mining-Water Purification

Dec. 10, 2015 — Cleaning up the water left over from mining operations can literally take generations -- 25 to 50 years on average -- leaving billions of gallons of the precious resource locked up and useless. Now, ... read more

UN Report Takes Global View of 'Green Energy Choices'

Dec. 2, 2015 — A new UNEP report offers a comprehensive comparison of the greenhouse gas mitigation potential for a number of alternative energy methods -- including wind, solar, geothermal, and ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — In sub-Saharan Africa, dozens of major 'development corridors,' including roads, railroads, and pipelines, are in the works to increase agricultural production, mineral exports, and ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — A shortage of a rare mineral could spur global market instabilities, according to a new analysis of international commodity trade ... read more

Breakthrough for Mining Research in the Bronze Age

Nov. 9, 2015 — Mining in the Alps dates back much further than previously thought – in the Austrian region of Montafon since the Bronze Age. Thanks to C14 dating, a group of researchers was able to detect in the ... read more

New Method for Tracking the Sources of Diamonds

Nov. 4, 2015 — A technique for identifying the sources of diamonds without the use of clues such as the presence of specific inclusions has been developed. The new testing method produced results with average ... read more

Failing to Account for Climate Change in Mining Land Reclamation May Cost Billions

Oct. 23, 2015 — Researchers are warning that plans to reclaim mined land risk failure and could cost industry and government billions in future cleanup costs if they do not take into account the affects of climate ... read more

Oct. 23, 2015 — Millions of years go missing: New research identifies a gap in sediments and questions simple groundwater models on the Liverpool Plains, NSW, ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — New water-tracing technology has been used in the Sydney Basin for the first time to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface. The study provides a baseline ... read more

How Much Water Does U.S. Fracking Really Use?

Sep. 15, 2015 — Energy companies used nearly 250 billion gallons of water to extract shale gas and oil from hydraulically fractured wells in the US between 2005 and 2014, a new study finds. During the same period, ... read more

Seismic Signature of Small Underground Chemical Blasts Linked to Gas Released in Explosion

Sep. 14, 2015 — After analyzing the seismic waves produced by small underground chemical explosions at a test site in Vermont, scientists say that some features of seismic waves could be affected by the amount of ... read more

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014