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Bowie Resource Partners to Be Acquired by Canyon Consolidated Resources

November 17, 2017

A group of investors led by John Siegel and Murray Energy Corporation have formed Canyon Consolidated Resources, LLC (CCR), which has reached an agreement to purchase Bowie Resource Partners, LLC (BRP), effectively buying out Galena Private Equity Resource Fund’s (a

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Armstrong Energy Files For Chapter 11 Reorganization

November 17, 2017

Armstrong Energy, Inc., a producer and marketer of thermal coal in the Illinois Basin, said that Armstrong and substantially all of its wholly owned subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code in the

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Nominations Open for National Mining Hall of Fame

November 17, 2017

Telling the story of mining, its people, and its importance to the American public, the federally chartered National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM), located in Leadville, Colorado is seeking inductee and Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award nominations

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New Jersey Mining Commences Underground Operations at Golden Chest Mine, Idaho

November 17, 2017

New Jersey Mining Company (NJMC) has commenced underground operations at its 100-percent owned Golden Chest Mine near Murray, Idaho. NJMC is now operating from two locations at the Golden Chest Project - the open pit mine that it has developed

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Martin County Settles with Rock Mine for $12 Million, Florida

November 16, 2017

It’s over. After four and a half years of litigation and more than $5 million spent on outside attorneys — plus a grand jury investigation of the actions by four current and previous commissioners — the Martin County Commission announced

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Caterpillar Ends Investment in Data Mining Company Uptake, to Refocus Its Areas of Cooperation

November 16, 2017

Caterpillar is ending its investment in Uptake, Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell’s data analytics startup. The equipment manufacturer took an early minority stake in Uptake, which CEO Keywell and fellow Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky launched in 2014. Caterpillar, now based in

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Environmental Groups Appeal Lawsuit Dismissal for Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine

November 16, 2017

Five environmental groups are appealing a decision by a federal district court judge that dismissed a lawsuit regarding the extension of operations at the Four Corners Power Plant. In the April 2016 lawsuit, the groups claimed several federal agencies violated

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Judge Weighs Motion to Dismiss Twin Metals Mining’s Mineral Rights Lawsuit, Minnesota

November 16, 2017

Government lawyers asked a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit by developers of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine who are seeking to regain their mineral rights leases, arguing that their dispute belongs in a different court. The Obama

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Senate Confirms David Zatezalo to Head MSHA

November 16, 2017

The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm David Zatezalo, a former coal mining executive who faced harsh criticism over his company’s safety record, to lead the federal government’s mine safety agency. The vote was 52 to 46, with all Republicans in

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United Nations Report Says Better Protections Needed from Mine Water Disasters

November 16, 2017

A string of mining waste disasters — some deadly — over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites, according to a United Nations report. The UN Environment Program report tallied

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