Some modern-day prospectors make thousands of dollars selling precious stones they dug up themselves.
The demise of coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Kentucky shows how the president, despite promises to restore jobs, failed to counter the forces decimating the industry.
Residents of the Papua New Guinea region have accused the mining giant of environmental and human rights violations and asked for an investigation.
A fire led to excessively high levels of carbon monoxide, officials said. The site had previously been fined for safety violations.
With prices for the precious metal surging, amateur prospectors are fanning out over the Scottish countryside, while the nation’s first commercial mine is set to start production.
The executive made “offensive” remarks about the state’s political leaders, the company said, in meetings recorded by an environmental group.
In secretly recorded meetings, executives with the Pebble Mine project said the operation could run nine times longer than outlined in their permit filings.
California’s numerous fires are challenging the survival of some of the state’s oldest and most storied small communities.
The mining giant’s chief executive was among those pushed out after shareholders revolted over the destruction of ancient Indigenous sites in Western Australia.
The agency weakened Obama-era rules meant to keep metals and other pollution out of rivers and streams, saving industry tens of millions of dollars.
The Army Corps of Engineers will impose new mitigation conditions on the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine, potentially pushing approval past the election.
In “Soul Full of Coal Dust,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hamby tells the story of black lung and the mining companies who refused to take responsibility for its harm.
The Trump administration is encouraging development of a domestic industry to produce critical metals now dominated by Chinese companies, but few players show clear long-term promise.
The growing push to mine the seabed threatens the vast and rich ecosystem between the surface and the seafloor.
The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.
The Pebble Mine could be worth billions. It could also put a lucrative fishing industry at risk.
A survivor was swept away by a wave of mud and water after the wall of a mine collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 200 people.
There are thousands of abandoned hamlets in the U.S. Some people still live and vacation in them. Maybe you want to, too?
Just weeks after another company was criticized for razing ancient caves in the Pilbara desert, BHP said it would expand an iron ore mine on land that contains rock shelters some 15,000 years old.