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Sierra Leone Agreement with UK miner is "illegal"

NGOs slam concessions granted to London Mining plc Peoples' organisations in Sierra Leone are up in arms about unacceptable, allegedly illegal concessions, conferred on a UK mining company. They say it threatens to derail the country's existing mining legislation. See...

Greystar shares plunge as Colombia requests mine review

Greystar Resources is a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, but it also has a listing on London's Alternative Investment Market. Greystar has been told by the Colombian government to file a new environmental impact assessment (EIA) for its...

Barrick gets court go-ahead on Cortez Hills

In December 2009, the Western Shoshone won a legal victory on the expansion of Barrick Gold's key Cortez gold mine in Nevada. Yet despite this the company proceeded with the project. It now appears that Barrick has been granted a "more tailored" injunction, allowing...

Searching for gold at the end of the Guatemalan rainbow

A Canadian television director sent a four-person crew to investigate questions about Canadian mining companies operating in eastern and western Guatemala. At the Marlin Mine, operated by GoldCorp, local residents claim the massive mining projects leave little value...

Vedanta’s plan mired in charges of ecological sin in India

Drive up from the district head-quarters of Bhawanipatna to Vedanta's project site in Lanjigarh, and it is hard to miss the sight of rocks and trees clinging to the steep flanks of every hill along the way. This part of Kalahandi is mostly flat agrarian land with the...

Vedanta sets sights on Anglo’s zinc business

Vedanta Resources promoter Anil Agarwal was just a scrap trader in Mumbai at the age of 20. Nearly four decades later, he is taking on Anglo-Swiss mining giant Xstrata and China Metallurgical to buy Anglo American’s zinc business. See...

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