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Appeals Court Tosses Gag Order for Don Blankenship Case, W. Va.

March 11, 2015

A federal appeals court on Thursday invalidated a sweeping gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accused of violating safety standards at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 men. U.S. District Judge Irene

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Pre-trial Hearing for Don Blakenship Put on Hold, W. Va.

March 11, 2015

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s pre-trial hearing has been temporarily taken off the March 3 docket, with no reschedule date currently set. According to court documents, the defense has filed “a number of motions and the United States has

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Nomad Ventures Receives Sand and Gravel Permit for St. Vincent Bay Quarry, B.C.

March 10, 2015

Nomad Ventures Inc. has received their sand and gravel permit for the St. Vincent Bay Quarry, located in the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. The permit is granted by the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines and indicates the approval of

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Atna Resources Making Progress to Ramp Up Operations at Its Pinson Gold Mine, Nevada

March 10, 2015

Atna Resources Ltd. has made substantial progress in the ramp-up of its operations at the Pinson Mine located near Winnemucca, Nevada. Since the start of 2015, the mine has achieved a number of milestones: •  A second operating crew was

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BCGEU President Smith Raises Concerns Over Recruitment, Retention in Mining Industry, B.C.

March 10, 2015

President of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) Stephanie Smith has raised concerns over recruitment and retention in the mining industry. Smith met with Bill Bennett, minister of energy and mines and the minister responsible for core review.

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Dominion Diamond Releases Updated Mine Plan for Its Diavik Diamond Mine, Canada

March 10, 2015

Dominion Diamond Corporation has released an updated mine plan for the Diavik Diamond Mine. The company has a 40 percent interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine. An updated reserves and resources statement adds an additional 3.9 million tonnes containing approximately

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Frost & Sullivan Report: Future of Shale Gas to Rely Strongly on Advances in Enabling Technologies

March 10, 2015

Recent years have seen marked advancement of the shale gas industry due to key enabling technologies in shale gas extraction. This includes hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, microseismic monitoring technologies, information and communication technologies, and produced water technologies. Powered by these

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One Fatality, Two Injured in Roof Fall at Murray Energy’s Marshall County Coal Mine, W. Va.

March 9, 2015

One person was killed and two injured Sunday night in a mine roof collapse outside of Cameron in Marshall County, W.Va., officials confirmed. Tom Hart, emergency management director for Marshall County, said emergency crews were called around 8:50 p.m. to

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Stornoway Diamond Commences Pre-Stripping at Renard 2-3 Open Pit in Quebec, Canada

March 9, 2015

Stornoway Diamond Corporation has commenced pre-stripping of the Renard 2-Renard 3 open pit at the Renard Diamond Project. The removal and containment of surficial lake sediments was successfully completed during January and February and, with the procurement of the mobile

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MGX Minerals to Acquire American Manganese’s Koot Silica Prospect, B.C.

March 9, 2015

MGX Minerals Inc. has entered into an acquisition agreement with American Manganese Inc. (AMY) to acquire a 100 percent interest in 166 contiguous hectares covering a known high-purity silica prospect (Koot Claims). Exploration conducted on the Koot Claims by Cominco

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