Washougal mine ruled legal despite local safety concerns
County Clark hearings examiner Joe Turner has ruled that a rock mining operation near the city of Washougal in the Columbia River Gorge in the US is operating legally, following strong local opposition to the mine over the legality of its operations and the threats it poses to local residents.
US seeks public proposals for mining on reclaimed monument land
The US Government is pushing ahead with its plans to open up land formerly belonging to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to mining companies, despite lawsuits filed against the Trump administration by environmental groups.
Auxilium partners with Inmarsat to deliver smart mining solutions
Australian mining technology solutions company Auxilium has partnered with mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat to provide smart mining solutions, such as industrial internet of things (IIoT) and communications services, for mining firms.
Ausdrill agrees to acquire mining contractor Barminco for $197.2m
Australian mining services firm Ausdrill has signed an agreement to acquire all of the equity and equity-like instruments in underground hard-rock mining contractor Barminco Holdings for around A$271.5m ($197.2m).