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UK Invests 10 Million Pounds in Afghan Mining

March 7, 2013, 1:37 pm

Afghan mining will get a 10-million-pound boost from Britain, announced British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday. Cameron hopes to “to make sure this mineral wealth is [...]

New Asteroid-Mining Company Seeks to Launch Spacecraft by 2015

January 23, 2013, 12:37 am

A new company has announced on Tuesday that it would aim to mine asteroids near the Earth for precious metals, water, and other materials, making it the second firm to make [...]

NASA May Capture Asteroid to Orbit Moon

January 14, 2013, 3:00 pm

Scientists at NASA have been asking themselves: what would happen if we caught an asteroid and dragged it a little closer to home?

Gold-Digging Termites Concentrate Minerals in Bodies and Nests

December 13, 2012, 3:30 pm

Termites can indicate the location of undiscovered deposits of gold and other metals, according to new Australian research.

Entire City of Kiruna, Sweden to Relocate

November 14, 2012, 3:11 am

To expand its iron ore mine under Kiruna, Sweden, Swedish mining company LKAB will pay to move the whole city to another location.

AngloGold Miners Back to Work

November 5, 2012, 10:42 am

After weeks of stop-and-go production punctuated by labor strikes, the third largest gold producer in the world, South African company AngloGold Ashanti, announced that its [...]

Canadian Unions Decry Importing Chinese Labor for Mines

October 31, 2012, 7:06 pm

A group representing more than 50 labor unions in British Columbia, Canada, is wading into the growing controversy surrounding a plan to use foreign labor in four new coal [...]

Environmental Group Launches Cellphone Recycling Website

October 30, 2012, 7:54 pm

Throwing an old cellphone into the trash, the most likely end to any cellphone, over time leads to the leaching of hazardous chemicals like lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, [...]

S. African Mine Fires 12,000 Striking Workers

October 7, 2012, 3:07 pm

Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest producer of platinum, fired around 12,000 workers who were on strike at one of its operations in South Africa.

S. Africa Starts Inquiry into Mine Massacre

October 1, 2012, 1:58 pm

South Africa initiated a judicial probe into the deaths of 34 people at the Marikana platinum mine during a strike that lasted more than a month.


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Vladimir Borodin