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Bowie Resource Partners Secures Lease for Sufco Coal Mine, Utah

March 17, 2017

Federal officials have finalized a 55 million-ton coal lease in a deal that ensures continued operations of Utah’s oldest and most productive coal mine, a move heralded as a sign of the Trump administration’s pro-energy policies to come. The owner

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6th Circuit Rules Against MSHA’s Attempt to Extend Jurisdiction Beyond the Mine Site

March 17, 2017

A key federal appeals court decision has rejected MSHA’s argument that the Mine Act gave it authority to take enforcement against a manufacturing plant making and repairing mine equipment, saying that instead the shop falls under OSHA jurisdiction. The decision

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BOWMORE to Acquire Brunswick Belt Zinc Property in New Brunswick, Canada

March 16, 2017

Bowmore Exploration Ltd. has signed a formal purchase agreement to acquire, from a private owner, 100 percent of the Brunswick Belt Property, a strategic zinc property located within the world-class Bathurst Mining Camp of New Brunswick, Canada. The project is

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Desert Star Resources to Acquire Iron Butte Oxide Gold-Silver Project, Nevada

March 16, 2017

Desert Star Resources Ltd. has entered into a letter of intent whereby it can earn 100 percent interest in the Iron Butte oxide gold-silver project located in Ladner County, north-central Nevada, approximately 60 kilometers south of Battle Mountain. Access and

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Strata Worldwide Receives MSHA Permissible Approval for Its StrataConnect Tracking Tag

March 16, 2017

Strata Worldwide has received Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) permissible approval for its StrataConnect Tracking Tag (No. 23-A170003-0). The SCT tracking tag is a multifunctional, two-way notification device that operates on all of Strata’s wireless underground networks. It enables

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Clean Coal Technologies to Explore Coal Enhancement Process Implementation in Wyoming

March 16, 2017

Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. will explore coal enhancement process implementation in Wyoming. Meetings were held recently with key state, coal mining and business leaders in and around the Powder River Basin region of Wyoming. “Our visit to Cheyenne and Gillette,

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Rep. Paul Cook Reintroduces American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act to Secure American Mining Jobs

March 16, 2017

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) has reintroduced HR 1399, the American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act. Soda ash, or sodium carbonate, is used to manufacture glass and produce chemicals, detergents, paper, and other products. This bill would set the royalties collected

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Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s 2017 Convention Exceeds Expectations

March 16, 2017

Attendance at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2017 Convention totaled 24,161 — a strong indication that confidence has returned to the mineral exploration and mining industry. The annual PDAC Convention — the world’s largest industry event —

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Angkor Gold Participates in Roundtable Discussion With Canadian Minister of Natural Resources

March 16, 2017

Angkor Gold Corp. participated in a roundtable discussion with the Hon. Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources in Toronto, Ontario, during the PDAC Convention. The objective of this roundtable was to discuss the competiveness challenges facing the industry, and

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Coal Mines Bank on Steel Industry’s Need for Metallurgical Coal

March 15, 2017

Contractors for Corsa Coal Corp. are busy digging a hole larger than a football field in Somerset County. Their goal is the Middle Kittanning seam — buried about 120 feet deep. The Canonsburg-based company is on schedule to open its

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