Swiss mining giant Glencore Xstrata is expected to pull out of a $5.9 billion gold-copper mining project in the Philippines, its Australian partner Indophil said.
Nazarbayev instructed the state officials to increase financing of scientific research in Kazakhstan.
Officials gathered in Astana to discuss production of methane from Karaganda coal basin.
At the bottom of a dank salt mine in Colombia, a 200-strong film crew featuring Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is reconstructing the incredible tale of 33 miners buried alive for 69 days in Chile in 2010.
As winter approaches, the Samis of northern Sweden move thousands of reindeer down from the snow-covered mountains for lowland grazing. They have done so for centuries, but they wonder how much longer they can continue.
Vasili Anisimov, 62, an Almaty-born Russian billionaire, made it into the 300 Plus Richies list according to Swiss economy magazine Bilan.
Mining giant Rio Tinto said Friday it will suspend alumina production at its Gove refinery in northern Australia because it is no longer a viable business.
Russkaya Mednaya Kompaniya (RMK) plans to invest 600 million dollars in the execution of projects in Kazakhstan.
Australia launched a probe Wednesday into the agency responsible for protecting the Great Barrier Reef after some board members were urged to resign over alleged conflicts of interest related to the mining industry.
In a desolate area of central Indonesia where lush rainforest once stood, illegal miners on the frontline of a modern-day gold rush tear up the earth in the hunt for the precious metal.
Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency chief spoke for the first time Wednesday since allegations of spying on Brazil's mining and energy ministry, saying its work is legal and doesn't target Canadians.
Over 17 million tons of coal was mined in Karaganda oblast in the first 7 months of 2013.
Mining giant Rio Tinto on Thursday said it will lay off up to 1,700 staff at its huge Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia after a more than US$5 billion expansion was halted.
Kenya on Monday revoked all mining licences granted in the months before and after March elections and announced that it was hiking royalties paid by companies operating in its nascent mining sector.
An Australian mining firm was convicted Friday of desecrating a sacred outback Aboriginal site in a landmark ruling protecting the beliefs of the beleaguered minority in the country.
Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart on Friday accused the government of using the mining industry as an ATM, warning of an unhealthy reliance on the sector and unsustainable debt levels.
Global mining titan BHP Billiton on Monday announced the sale of its Pinto Valley mining operation and rail assets in the United States to Capstone Mining Corp for US$650 million.
Chairman of Kazakhmys Vladimir Kim will leave his post after the general meeting to be held in May 2013.
Australia Friday rejected a bid for blanket heritage listing of Tasmania's Tarkine rainforest, angering environmentalists who said it would allow mining and could threaten the Tasmanian devil.
Kazakhstan’s KazGeology and British Rio Tinto agreed on implementation of joint projects in Kazakhstan.
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