Latest Precious metals industry News

Diner fined $18K for 'willful' violation of COVID-19 rules

Apr. 07, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass diner was fined almost $18,000 Tuesday for what state regulators called a “willful” violation of COVID-19 rules. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health said Gold Miner Restaurant allowed indoor dining on or about Feb. 14 at...

Fort Belknap Indian Community sues to stop mine work

Apr. 03, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

MALTA, Mont. (AP) — The Fort Belknap Indian Community has sued to halt a Bozeman-based mining company from assessing whether rock at an old mine in the Little Rocky Mountains contains gold. The lawsuit filed in Phillips County District Court claims the Montana...

N Carolina authorities ID car in fatal road rage shooting

Mar. 30, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Investigators have identified the car involved in a road rage shooting on a North Carolina highway that left a Pennsylvania woman dead last week. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday that the suspect vehicle is a...

Utah tellurium mine creates new US supply of key mineral

Mar. 27, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — It is eight times rarer than gold, in high demand for its use in photovoltaic solar cells and will soon be recovered in Utah at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott mine as a byproduct of copper smelting. Tellurium is one of the least common elements on...

Chemical site cleanup on Maine river to cost more than $180M

Mar. 23, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) — A settlement that is pending approval from a federal judge would require the former owner of a shuttered chemical plant in Maine to spend more than $180 million to clean up mercury contamination. The settlement concerns the site of the HoltraChem...

Berlin film festival's Golden Bear goes to 'Loony Porn'

Mar. 05, 2021 08:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Judges at the Berlin Film Festival announced Friday that the satirical movie ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ by Romanian director Radu Jude has been awarded this year’s top prize, saying it has the “rare and essential quality of a lasting art work.” ...

Illegal gold mine in Indonesia collapses, killing 6 workers

Feb. 25, 2021 08:35 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An illegal gold mine on Indonesia's Sulawesi island collapsed on nearly two dozen people who were working inside, killing six and leaving one worker missing, officials said Thursday. Survivors estimated 23 people were trapped in the rubble when...

Improper storage, use of explosives killed 10 Chinese miners

Feb. 23, 2021 06:05 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Improper storage and use of explosives caused a massive blast at a gold mine in eastern China that killed 10 people last month, state media reported Tuesday. A total of 45 people are facing various punishments over the disaster in the city of Qixia in...

Residents protest short comment period for Alaska mine

Feb. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Some Alaska residents in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have raised concerns that 15 days is not enough time to submit public comment on a dozen water right permits granted to an open pit mine, especially with limited internet access in rural areas and travel restrictions...

Metal prices drive catalytic converter thefts in Georgia

Feb. 15, 2021 09:22 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Soaring prices for precious metals contained in some auto components is driving a rash of thefts in coastal Georgia. The Brunswick News reports 18 catalytic converters have been stolen from three truck rental companies in...