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Sulliden Mining Capital to Acquire Coastal Gold

March 23, 2015

Sulliden Mining Capital Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Coastal Gold Corp. Sulliden will acquire each outstanding Coastal Gold common share for 0.05 of a Sulliden share. The exchange ratio represents $0.0166 per Coastal Gold common share, based

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U. S. Steel Invests $277M for Electric Arc Furnace Construction, Tubular Products Facility, Ala.

March 23, 2015

United States Steel Corporation has invested in two capital investment projects valued at a total of $277.5 million. The first capital project is the construction of a technologically advanced electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Fairfield Works in

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SNL Metals & Mining Launches Additional Mine Economics Data

March 23, 2015

SNL Metals & Mining has released additional mine economics coverage, with comprehensive cost-curve charts for the mining industry. SNL Metals & Mining has added coverage of four more metals to its detailed mine cost and production models. Lead, molybdenum, uranium,

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U.S. Rep. Harold Rogers Questions Anti-Coal Policies on Capitol Hill

March 23, 2015

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) continued questions on the Obama Administration’s anti-coal policies and job-killing regulations on Capitol Hill. In a joint-letter to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Rogers and U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (WV-03) expressed concerns

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House E&C Probes Legality and Cost Concerns of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

March 23, 2015

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) applauded the House committee on energy and commerce’s subcommittee on energy and power for hosting a hearing examining a number of legal and cost issues associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean

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Government of Saskatchewan Makes Changes to Potash Taxation and Initiates Review

March 23, 2015

Government of Saskatchewan has made changes to potash taxation and initiated a taxation review. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. has said that changes to potash taxation in conjunction with the Government of Saskatchewan’s 2015-16 provincial budget are expected to decrease

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Tintina Resources Commences Geotechnical Testwork at Black Butte Copper Project, Montana

March 20, 2015

Tintina Resources Inc. has commenced a geotechnical drilling program at the company’s flagship Black Butte Copper Project, located in central Montana. The drilling of twenty shallow drill holes will provide a comprehensive data set for understanding the nature of the

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Mining Association of Canada Commissions Task Force to Review Its Tailings Management Program

March 20, 2015

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has commissioned an independent, multi-stakeholder expert task force to review its tailings management requirements and guidance documents under its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, a mandatory program for all MAC members, to ensure they

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Fire in Coal Bunker at Xcel Energy’s Black Dog Generating Station in Burnsville, Minn.

March 20, 2015

Burnsville firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in a coal bunker at Xcel Energy’s Black Dog Generating Station in Burnsville. The fire in the Unit 4 coal bunker was reported at 7:30 a.m. today. One Xcel Energy employee was

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Sally Jewell: It’s Time to Talk About Modernizing Federal Coal Program

March 20, 2015

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday said it’s time “for an honest and open conversation about modernizing the federal coal program.” The federal coal program is administered through the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management “We need to ask ourselves:

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