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The US Needs China For Rare Earth Minerals? Not For Long, Thanks To This Mountain
Trailwatch (blog)

One of the biggest recent challenges in that regard has been China's dominance in mining and processing critical rare earth minerals. These are vital ...

Bond-Forfeited Virginia Blackjewel mines may finally have a buyer
Appalachian Voices

These operations collectively comprise 1,865 permitted acres of mountaintop removal and contour surface mining, with around 400 acres currently in ...

USA Rare Earth progresses re-establishing a critical mineral supply chain outside China
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

North American miner USA Rare Earth has purchased neodymium iron ... USA Rare Earths is developing the Round Top Mountain heavy rare earth ...

Weak lungs and small spaces: Coal miners face heightened risk as essential workers during ...

Weak lungs and small spaces: Coal miners face heightened risk as essential workers during COVID-19. Part of an abandoned coal tipple in Jeff, Ky. By ...

Colombian coal miners struggle with export obligations
Argus Media
Colombian coal miners struggle with export obligations. Published date: 08 April 2020. Share: AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to LinkedIn Share to ...

Iron ore, met coal miners prepare for falling steel demand outside China
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Several coking coal miners are yet to report outright cancellations of tonnages to contract customers in the Atlantic, with changes to volumes likely to ...

Some miners in Eastern Ky. are out of job again; the state offering some relief

... are filing for unemployment benefits, but for some coal miners in Eastern Kentucky this is the second time in less than a year they're jobless.

US coal production to slump 22% this year – EIA
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Last week, two US coal miners announced the closure of their mines in response to the fast-spreading virus pandemic, which has shut nearly entire ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

This dynamic will increasingly play a key role in negotiations between coal miners and domestic buyers such as Eskom, Sappi etc. Miners will ...

India's coal ministry wants power plants to keep buying coal despite weak demand
Yahoo Finance

Over three-fourths of the electricity generated in India is coal-fired. Anil Kumar Jain, the secretary of India's Ministry of Coal, last week wrote to Sanjiv ...

Parent company idles AK Coal in Somerset County

Iron ore and steel producer Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is idling its coal operation, AK Coal Resources Inc., in Friedens, Somerset County. The operation ...

EIA US coal production, export, consumption forecasts decline sharply following coronavirus ...
S&P Global

Coal exports for 2020 were projected to total 62.7 million st, down 32.1% from last year's exports. The forecast also dropped 19.7% month on month.

Coal Industry Continues Pursuit Of State, Federal Government Support
Wyoming Public Media

Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), added the coal industry to its list ...

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