The robot is ready

thumbnail Credit: Reuters/ Nigel Roddis 1 of 11. Employees of Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) work on a subsea mining machine being built for Nautil...

Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

thumbnail LIMA, Peru (AP) - The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in...

Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

thumbnail FILE - This Sept. 13, 2013 aerial file photo shows tailings produced by informal mining in Peru's Madre de Dios region. A study of mer...

Mining Bill needs proper scrutiny

thumbnail Mining Bill needs proper scrutiny By Cliff Otega The long awaited Mining Bill 2014 has finally been published despite lack of a comprehens...

Wisconsin residents blame fracking for a boom in sand mining facilities

thumbnail ARCADIA, Wis. -- In Wisconsin, residents are having an emotional debate over the fuel-drilling technique known as "fracking," i...

Pit's winding engine to re

thumbnail EX-MINERS have restored an 18ft colliery winding wheel which was out of action for a year. Bestwood Winding Engine will reopen today SAT ...

Mining lobby may join industry push to ban environmental boycotts

thumbnail Protesters block access to Whitehaven Coal's Maules Creek coalmine in NSW. Environmentalists are increasingly targeting banks that inv...

Petition to allow Cape York mining rejected by State Government

thumbnail Queensland The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve on the Wenlock River in Cape York. Photo: Peter Taylor The government has rejected a petitio...

Bizarre methodology skews World Bank survey on oil, mining “perceptions”

thumbnail Results of a World Bank Institute survey on public perceptions of extractive industries in developing countries are practically useless to...

Miners helpless as Paxton fall kills mates

thumbnail Community in shock: Workmates of the victims show their sadness and respect at the entrance to the Austar mine. Photo: Jonathan Carroll A...