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Alpha Natural Resources Expected to Idle and Reduce Workforce at Several West Virginia Mines

February 2, 2015

Two operating affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. have notified their employees that certain West Virginia coal mines are being idled due to sustained weak market conditions and federal government regulations that have challenged the entire Central Appalachian mining industry.

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Almonty and Woulfe Mining Enter LOI to Merge, Will Create Leading Tungsten Producer Outside of China

February 2, 2015

Almonty Industries Inc. and Woulfe Mining Corp. have entered into a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to combine the businesses of the two companies and create the leading tungsten company outside of China. The combined business (MergeCo) will have two

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Shale: Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners to Merge in an $18 Billion Unit

February 2, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement. This merger collectively implies a value for Regency of approximately $18.0 billion, including the assumption of net debt and other liabilities of $6.8 billion.

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New Gold Receives Environmental Approvals for Rainy River Project in Ontario, Canada

February 2, 2015

New Gold Inc. has received the key environmental approvals for its Rainy River project located in Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change separately completed their detailed assessments of the Rainy

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Settlement Reached Between Iron Range Mines and EPA, Minnesota

February 2, 2015

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan released a statement that Cliffs Natural Resources, ArcelorMittal and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have arrived at a far-reaching agreement over the Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan affecting northern Minnesota. Nolan said the settlement would

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Canada Allocates Funding for Environmental Assessment for Tio Mine Expansion

February 2, 2015

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has allocated a total of $89,348 to four applicants to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the Tio Mine Expansion Project, located near Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec. DETAILS OF ALLOCATION Conseil régional de

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Alabama Graphite Initiates Trenching at Its Bama Mine Project, Alabama

February 2, 2015

Alabama Graphite Corp. has begun trenching at its past-producing Bama Mine Project in Chilton County, Alabama. The purpose of the trenching is to explore the geometry of the graphitic mineralization adjacent to the Bama Mine. In addition, bulk samples will

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Wabauskang First Nation, Goldcorp Sign Collaboration Agreement to Advance Red Lake Gold Mines, Ont.

February 2, 2015

Goldcorp Inc. and Wabauskang First Nation have signed a collaboration agreement that paves the way for long-term economic benefits for the northwestern Ontario First Nation. The new agreement, which marks Goldcorp’s sixth First Nation partnership in Canada, provides a framework

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Superior Industries Names AIS New Conveyor Dealer in Michigan

February 2, 2015

Superior Industries, Inc.has appointed AIS Construction Equipment Corporation as its new, exclusive conveying equipment dealer in Michigan. AIS will market, sell and service Superior’s full line of conveying equipment including stacking conveyors, transfer conveyors, feed systems and portable plants. “AIS

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RungePincockMinarco Receives Award for Mine Scheduling Solutions

February 2, 2015

RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has won Mining Magazine’s annual innovation award in the category of Mine Planning/Resource Modeling for their XPAC Solutions suite of products. All mining software providers were eligible to enter the race for this prestigious award but what makes

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