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Layoffs Expected at Murray Energy Coal Mines in W. Va. and Ohio

January 5, 2016

As we move into 2016, more than 500 coal miners will be laid off by Murray Energy. Officials are estimating the number of layoffs to land somewhere in the upper 500s, reaching over 600 including those from earlier this year.

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Signal Peak Energy Lays Off 58 Coal Miners at Bull Mountain Mine, Montana

January 5, 2016

A Montana coal mine announced Wednesday that it laid off dozens of workers and is cutting production amid an industrywide slowdown that’s starting to impact the largest coal-producing region of the United States. Signal Peak Energy announced Wednesday that 58

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Fatality at Greenbrier Minerals’s Lower War Eagle Coal Mine, W. Va.

January 5, 2016

State officials are investigating a fatal accident at an underground coal mine in southern West Virginia. The fatality involving a belt roller occurred early Monday at Greenbrier Minerals LLC’s Lower War Eagle Mine near Cyclone in Wyoming County, said West

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First Mining Finance to Acquire Goldrush Resources

January 4, 2016

At a special meeting held on December 29, 2015, shareholders of Goldrush Resources voted nearly unanimously in favor of the plan of arrangement under which First Mining Finance will acquire each of all the issued and outstanding common shares of

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Comstock Mining Completes Harris Portal Underground Exploration Drift at Lucerne Gold Mine, Nevada

January 4, 2016

Comstock Mining Inc. has completed the entire 800-foot underground exploration drift (Harris Portal) at the north end of the existing surface mining operation of the Lucerne underground exploration and underground drift development. The Harris Portal runs parallel to the previously

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United Steelworkers Reaches Tentative Agreement with U.S. Steel

January 4, 2016

The United Steelworkers (USW) union’s bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement today on a new contract covering 18,000 workers at more than a dozen facilities across the United States, subject to ratification from the members of 26 local unions at

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Magnetation Receives Court Approval to Assume AK Steel Offtake Agreement, Minnesota

January 4, 2016

Magnetation LLC subsidiary Mag Pellet LLC has been authorized by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota to assume its long-term iron ore pellet offtake agreement with AK Steel Corporation. The company sought Bankruptcy Court approval to

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Torex Pours First Gold at Its El Limon-Guajes Mine, Mexico

January 4, 2016

Torex Gold Resources Inc. has reported its first gold pour of an estimated 350 ounces, and a similar amount of silver, in Dore, from its 100 percent owned El Limon-Guajes Mine (ELG) in southwest Mexico. The entire processing circuit, from

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LSB Industries Resumes Production at Its Cherokee Chemical Facility, Alabama

January 4, 2016

LSB Industries, Inc. resumed production at the ammonia plant at its Cherokee, Alabama chemical facility (Cherokee Facility) on December 24, 2015. On December 17, 2015 the company reported that the plant had been taken out of service for unplanned maintenance

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MSHA Commemorates 10-year Anniversary of Sago Mine Disaster in W. Va.

January 4, 2016

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main issued the following statement on the ten-year anniversary of the Sago Mine disaster: “On Jan. 2, 2006, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Sago coal mine in Tallmansville, West

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