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Rio Tinto funds initial underground development at Kennecott copper ops

Rio Tinto funds initial underground development at Kennecott copper ops

ByeditorSep 27, 2022

2022-09-27 Rio Tinto has approved a $55 million investment in development capital to start underground mining and expand production at its Kennecott copper operations in Utah, USA. Underground mining will initially focus on an area…

2 Vancouver mining firm executives convicted of involuntary manslaughter in West African mine disaster

2 Vancouver mining firm executives convicted of involuntary manslaughter in West African mine disaster

ByMateo ArcilaSep 26, 2022

Hein Frey, Daryl Christensen found guilty B.C.-based Trevali Mining Corp. suspended operations at its Perkoa mine on April 16, when heavy rainfall caused flash floods, killing eight underground miners. (Information Service of the Government of Burkina…

Coal miners face financing squeeze as more banks pledge to ‘go green’ – Companies

Coal miners face financing squeeze as more banks pledge to ‘go green’ – Companies

ByeditorSep 19, 2022

2022-09-19 Coal power and mining firms in Indonesia are finding it tougher to raise funds due to climate-crisis concerns and are being increasingly pushed by banks to present concrete-transition plans to shift away from dirty…

Pacific Islands remain divided on deep-sea mining as trial begins to extract precious metals from ocean floor

Pacific Islands remain divided on deep-sea mining as trial begins to extract precious metals from ocean floor

ByeditorSep 16, 2022

2022-09-16 Electric robots will soon be crawling along the sea floor and sucking up precious metals through a giant straw in a controversial trial to mine some of the ocean’s deepest, most pristine environments. Key points:…