Metals and minerals industry

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks at EPA headquarters in Washington. Zinke has landed a more than $100,000-a-year job with a Nevada gold-mining firm. Zinke confirmed by phone Tuesday, April 16, he has accepted a consulting and board position with U.S. Gold Corp., a company with business before Zinke's former agency, the Interior Department. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 16, 2019 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job: a more than $100,000-a-year post with a gold-mining firm that's pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left fewer than four months ago. Zinke told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his work for...
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April 15, 2019 - 11:46 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia is forming a partnership with a Russian company that until recently faced U.S. sanctions. Russian aluminum giant Rusal wants to invest $200 million in an aluminum rolling mill that Braidy Industries...
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This 2002 photo released by Redbush Classics Records shows rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams performing in Hemsby, England. Adams, who wrote and recorded a rockabilly staple “Rock, Pretty Mama,” died Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Westmoreland, Tenn. He was 79. (Redbush Classics Records via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 3:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams, who wrote and recorded the rockabilly staple "Rock, Pretty Mama," has died. He was 79. According to a press release from his publicist and manager, Adams died Saturday in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Born in Redbush, Kentucky, Adams was one...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, the closed LTV Steel taconite plant is abandoned near Hoyt Lakes, Minn. The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota the final permit it needs to proceed. The permit deals with how PolyMet will mitigate its effects on wetlands. PolyMet calls it a "historic achievement" that will let it move forward with Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine. Minnesota regulators issued the other key permits for the project last year, but the mine still faces court challenges. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
March 22, 2019 - 3:24 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — PolyMet Mining Corp. has received the final permit it needs to proceed with building Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine, the company and the Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday. The Corps said it issued the permit late Tuesday. It deals with the steps PolyMet must take...
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March 22, 2019 - 3:22 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to acquire it. The Navajo Generating Station has operated for decades in northeastern Arizona near the Utah border, providing...
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Retired coal miner John Robinson uses a nebulizer during his daily breathing treatments for black lung disease on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Coeburn, Va. Robinson was 47 when he was diagnosed with black lung disease, part of a new generation of black lung sufferers who are contracting the deadly disease at younger ages. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
March 20, 2019 - 12:48 am
COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration. Amid the turmoil of the government shutdown this...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:34 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro says it has been a targeted by "an extensive cyberattack" through a ransomware virus impacting its key operations and disrupting its IT systems. The Oslo-based company that is one of the world's largest aluminum producers said Tuesday it has...
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An island of solar panels floats in a pond at the Los Bronces mining plant, about 65 kilometers (approximately 40 miles) from Santiago, Chile, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The island of solar panels could give purpose to mine refuse in Chile by using them to generate clean energy and reduce water evaporation.(AP Photo / Esteban Felix)
March 15, 2019 - 11:04 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's economy that uses huge amounts of electricity and water. The experimental "Las Tortolas" power-...
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March 13, 2019 - 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke didn't engage in illegal political activity when he went to Pennsylvania about a year ago to announce federal grants shortly before a special House election. The Office of Special Counsel released its finding this...
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March 11, 2019 - 7:54 am
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Barrick Gold is dropping its takeover bid for Newmont Mining, as the gold companies instead form a joint venture to combine their Nevada mining operations. Last month Barrick Gold Corp. offered to acquire Newmont Mining Corp. for about $18 billion in stock. The joint venture will...
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