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'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia
'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of annual showcase.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia
Photo courtesy of rts.tu.
145-men fight between Chinese and Kazakh miners in Kazakhstan, 65 injured

A large fight between Kazakh and Chinese workers of Aktogay mine in East Kazakhstan occurred on July 8.

145-men fight between Chinese and Kazakh miners in Kazakhstan, 65 injured
Robot for off-road maneuvering. Photo © Dmitry Khegai
Almaty students develop robot to find radiation source in mines

Students from Almaty have assembled a robot that can identify sources of radiation and harmful gases.

Almaty students develop robot to find radiation source in mines
©RIA Novosti
Explosion in Karaganda mine: one killed, one injured

An explosion in a mine in Satpayev town of Karaganda Oblast in central Kazakhstan has claimed one life.

Explosion in Karaganda mine: one killed, one injured
Photo ©REUTERS
Russian Polymetal to invest $640 million into Kazakhstani Kyzyl gold mine

Russian gold mining company Polymetal plans to invest up to $640 million into Kazakhstani gold mine Kyzyl.

Russian Polymetal to invest $640 million into Kazakhstani Kyzyl gold mine
©Reuters/Daniel Munoz
Australia approves huge India-backed mine

Australia has given the go-ahead to a massive coal mine in Queensland state which Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Monday could ultimately provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians.

Australia approves huge India-backed mine
Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials
Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials

Rescuers freed three of 11 laborers trapped in a collapsed mine in southern Honduras, two days after the men became trapped.

Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials
©Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
Land mine kills four Tunisian soldiers: ministry

Four Tunisian soldiers were killed by a land mine in the country's northwest, where the army has been battling Islamist militants, the defence ministry said.

Land mine kills four Tunisian soldiers: ministry
Gina Rinehart. Photo courtesy of mamamia.com
Rinehart still Australia's richest despite losing Aus$2 bn

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart had Aus$2.01 billion (US$1.89 billion) wiped off her fortune in the past year but remains Australia's wealthiest person, an annual rich list showed.

Rinehart still Australia's richest despite losing Aus$2 bn
©Reuters/Mujahid Safodien
Eight miners shot dead at South African gold mine

Eight suspected illegal gold miners were found shot dead at a disused mine near Johannesburg at the weekend, police said.

Eight miners shot dead at South African gold mine
©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
Four killed in Russia copper mine explosion

Four people have been killed and two others injured in an explosion at a copper mine in southeast Russia, a Russian news agency reported.

Four killed in Russia copper mine explosion
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Gold mine to open in North Kazakhstan in 2015

Development of Aulie gold deposit has started in Yessil District of North Kazakhstan Oblast.

Gold mine to open in North Kazakhstan in 2015
The Kumtor gold mine. ©Reuters/Vladimir Pirogov
Kyrgyzstan grants gold mine operating permits to Centerra

Kyrgyzstan has granted a gold mine operating permit to Canada's Centerra Gold, barely making the deadline for a threatened shutdown of operations.

Kyrgyzstan grants gold mine operating permits to Centerra
Seven killed in Ukraine mine blast
Seven killed in Ukraine mine blast

Seven miners were killed and two others are missing after a gas explosion ripped through an underground coal mine in eastern Ukraine, authorities said.

Seven killed in Ukraine mine blast
©Reuters/David Gray
Mining exports drive Australian growth

Surging mining exports powered the Australian economy to better-than-expected 1.1 percent growth in the first quarter of the year, data showed Wednesday, but Treasurer Joe Hockey said he was also encouraged by a pick-up in other sectors.

Mining exports drive Australian growth
©Reuters/Vladimir Piragov
Canada's Centerra Gold threatens to close Kyrgystan mine

Canada's Centerra Gold on Monday threatened to close its mine in Kyrgyzstan unless its receives long-awaited government approvals for its annual mine plan and related operating permits by June 13.

Canada's Centerra Gold threatens to close Kyrgystan mine
Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe
Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe

The operator of a Turkish mine where an explosion has claimed more than 280 lives said on Friday the disaster was not due to negligence on its part.

Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe
Strikers on march at S.Africa platinum mine
Strikers on march at S.Africa platinum mine

Hundreds of striking miners marched at a Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa Wednesday, where bosses have been trying to break deadly stoppages that have severely curbed production.

Strikers on march at S.Africa platinum mine
Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped
Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said Wednesday, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time.

Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped
Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster
Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster

Rescue workers recovered more bodies Saturday of people killed in a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, raising the death toll to 10, with an additional six feared dead.

Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster