Precious metals industry

February 13, 2019 - 9:19 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials say five bodies were recovered Wednesday and 40 are still trapped in a collapsed gold mine. Officials fear those still in the pit mine in northeastern Liberia, which collapsed on Saturday, may also be dead, although some survivors have been rescued. Nimba...
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FILE - This April 4, 2012, file photo shows the Newmont Gold Quarry pit in Battle Mountain, Nev. Newmont Mining will buy Canada’s Goldcorp in a deal valued at about $10 billion that would create the world’s biggest gold miner. (David B. Parker/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 7:29 am
DENVER (AP) — Newmont Mining will buy Canada's Goldcorp for $10 billion, creating the world's biggest gold miner. The combined company could log gold production of 6 million to 7 million ounces over a decade and recognize $100 million in annual pre-tax savings. Miners are consolidating as gold...
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December 24, 2018 - 12:48 pm
KERSHAW, S.C. (AP) — An Australian mining company says it has found more gold at a South Carolina mine and wants to expand operations. OceanaGold started digging for gold in Lancaster County two years ago. The State newspaper reports OceanaGold has filed in state and federal documents that the...
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November 30, 2018 - 5:44 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A court has acquitted 21 people accused of raiding prospective gold mining facilities in northern Greece, which many local residents strongly oppose on environmental grounds. About 40 masked people attacked the facilities at Skouries in the Halkidiki peninsula in...
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November 14, 2018 - 6:46 am
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive is calling for greater transparency and information about imports of gold into the rich Alpine country, warning that the industry has been linked to human rights violations and other wrongs like environmental damage. The Federal Council issued a report...
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October 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A company founded by a London-based banker signed agreements Friday with the government of Afghanistan to explore for gold and copper in the north of the country. Centar Ltd. said it hopes to begin exploration in two sites next year and would within a year become one of the...
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September 10, 2018 - 10:37 am
ROME (AP) — Italian authorities are unveiling the "epochal" discovery of hundreds of Roman-era gold coins that were found during excavations to build a new apartment building in northern Italy. Construction crews digging in the historic center of Como discovered the small stone jar containing about...
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September 08, 2018 - 5:24 pm
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Attorney General's Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a proposed gold mine in mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Saturday that state attorneys are stepping into a lawsuit over a...
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This July 10, 2016 file photo shows millionaire Brexit campaigner Arron Banks in London. The chairman of the British Parliament's media committee says a millionaire backer of the successful campaign to leave the European Union has questions to answer about his contacts with Russian officials. Damian Collins says the Culture, Media and Sport Committee plans to question Arron Banks about a report in the Sunday Times on Sunday, June 10, 2018 that he had undisclosed meetings with Russian officials around the time of the June 2016 referendum on EU membership. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP, file)
June 10, 2018 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the British Parliament's media committee said Sunday that a millionaire backer of the successful campaign to leave the European Union has questions to answer about his contacts with Russian officials. Lawmaker Damian Collins said his committee plans to question Arron...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries has backed away from the project. Mine developer Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. says it was unable to finalize an agreement with First Quantum Minerals Ltd., the potential investor. The proposed mine is near Alaska's Bristol Bay, which is where about half the world's sockeye salmon is produced. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
May 25, 2018 - 7:51 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in...
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