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Prosecutors and Blankenship Defense Agree on October 13 Trial Date, W. Va.

June 10, 2015

In a joint motion filed Friday, prosecutors and defense attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship are asking for the trial to be delayed until Oct. 13 or as soon thereafter as possible. Blankenship’s trial is currently scheduled to

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Murray Energy to Resume Production at Blacksville No. 2 Coal Mine, W. Va.

June 10, 2015

Murray Energy Corp.‘s Monongalia County Coal Company has announced its Monongalia County Mine will resume underground mining operations. The Dominion Post reports the company made the announcement Friday. The mine, which was formerly Blacksville No. 2, will begin operating on

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Newmont to Acquire AngloGold Ashanti’s Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine for $820 Million, Colorado

June 9, 2015

Newmont Mining Corporation has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the Cripple Creek & Victor (CC&V) gold mine in Colorado from AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Newmont will purchase the producing operation for $820 million in cash at closing, plus

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Potash Ridge Signs Lease Modifications for Blawn Mountain Project, Utah

June 9, 2015

Potash Ridge Corporation has entered into a modification of the Blawn Mountain Project mining lease agreement with the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). The modification cures the event of default under the lease that occurred on March

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TECO Coal Enters Letter of Intent for New Buyer

June 9, 2015

TECO Coal has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with a new buyer. The sales agreement with Kentucky-based Cambrian Coal Corp. did not close on June 5, 2015, because the buyer could not satisfy the conditions precedent to closing,

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Clareo Report: The Case for Mining Innovation in the Mining Industry

June 9, 2015

A new white paper from Clareo lays out a plan to turn around the mining industry. The report, The Case for Innovation in the Mining Industry, aims to help readers understand the industry’s global challenges and why this is a

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Mine 2015 Report: Gloves Are Off for the Global Mining Industry

June 9, 2015

2014 was expected to be a tough fight for the global mining industry with commodity prices down and short-term volatility increasing. The initial scorecard for the largest 40 miners was mixed and now the gloves are off for the industry

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Peabody Energy to Reduce Approximately 250 Corporate and Regional Positions

June 9, 2015

Peabody Energy has plans to reduce approximately 250 corporate and regional positions. When fully implemented later this year, these reductions are expected to save $40 million to $45 million per year. “While we regret the impact that these actions have

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Teck Recognized as a Top Corporation in Canada for Corporate Citizenship & Social Responsibility

June 9, 2015

Teck was recognized as one of the top corporations in Canada for both corporate citizenship and social responsibility in two separate sustainability rankings in June 2015. This is the third consecutive year Teck has been named to these two separate

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PotashCorp’s Mine Rescue Teams Win in Weekend Provincial Competition, Saskatchewan

June 9, 2015

PotashCorp’s mine rescue teams won in the Saskatchewan Emergency Response/Mine Rescue Skills Competition on May 30, 2015. The competition features teams from mining operations across the province competing in a variety of events that measure their skills in dealing with

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