Tombstone marks second pour from production

Arizona-based explorer and miner Tombstone Exploration Corp. confirmed on Aug. 18 that, thanks to a positive run of production, it produced its second gold-silver dore bar at the Bonanza Harquahala mine in Salome. The company made the announcement in combination with Goldrock Resources and Bonanza Mining Co. The dore was stripped from Bonanza’s activated carbon by Metals Research and sent…

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Freeport appoints two to board

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) tapped Marcela Donadio and Sara Grootwassink Lewis to its board of directors. Donadio retired as a partner of Ernst & Young in 2014. From 2007 until her retirement in 2014, she served as Americas Oil and Gas Sector Leader. She served as audit partner for multiple companies with domestic and international operations in the natural resources sector and…

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Newmont releases first climate strategy report

Newmont launched its inaugural Climate Strategy Report in accordance with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures in June.  The report outlines the company’s climate-related risks and opportunities, strategic planning, and pathways to achieving Newmont’s climate targets. It also looked at the technology necessary to transition to a low-carbon economy. Some highlights of Newmont’s report: 2030 greenhouse emissions targets approved…

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Turner Mining adds Alford

On July 30, Turner Mining Group confirmed it had appointed Jeremy Alford as its vice president of equipment in June. Alford was appointed to oversee all aspects of the miner’s heavy equipment and light fleets. “Turner Mining Group is primed to establish equipment management best practices and will utilize Jeremy’s industry expertise to further develop partner relationships throughout the country,”…

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Golden Minerals CFO retiring

Golden Minerals Co. announced the pending retirement of the company’s Chief Financial Officer Robert Vogels, planned to occur around the end of 2021.  The Colorado-based gold and silver producer has begun the search for his replacement. According to company President and CEO Warren Rehn, Vogels had a nearly 40-year mining industry career as a finance and accounting professional, including 12…

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Elim Mining now Arizona Sonoran Copper

Privately held copper developer and producer Arizona Sonoran Copper on July 22 said it had officially changed its name from Elim Mining. President and CEO George Ogilvie said that, looking ahead, its driving focus will continue to be the development of the Cactus mine in Pinal County, Arizona. “The project already benefits from significant infrastructure already in place and has…

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BLM publishes final EIS for Robinson Mine expansion

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District in Nevada reported on Aug. 6 that it had prepared and published a final environmental impact statement (EIS) regarding a proposal to expand the Robinson mine in Ely. It began an immediate availability period that, at press time, was set to expire on Sept. 7.  The property is located on private and…

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NVMA hands out Individual Safety Awards to 37

A total of 37 individuals are now recipients of 2021 Individual Safety Awards from the Nevada Mining Association, the group said in July. The honors celebrate industry professionals who make “extraordinary efforts” to ensure safety for all every day, and are based on performance during the previous calendar year. Nearly 100 nominations were submitted in total. The 37 winners were…

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Wyoming, Japan re-up clean coal, carbon capture partnership

The state of Wyoming has inked a new five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan Coal Frontier Organization (JCOAL) that commits both to continue working together on research to boost the coal industry, including a carbon capture utilization and storage test project. State governor Mark Gordon said the two, which renewed the MoU in July, are working to develop a…

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Western Uranium restarts Sunday mine

Western Uranium and Vanadium said in July it had restarted the Sunday mine complex in San Miguel County, Colorado, for both mining and exploration development The complex includes the Sunday, West Sunday, Carnation and St. June mines. The base of operations for the interconnected assets, which used to be St. Jude, will now be the Sunday operation as significant underground…

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