The fatalities occurred after a makeshift gold mine collapsed near Bondo in Lower Uele province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking the death toll from mine accidents to 50 this year.
The decision by the First Environmental Court in the nearby city of Antofagasta calls into jeopardy SQM's $400 million plan to expand its lithium carbonate production plant to feed an appetite for the ultralight battery metal.
Congolese women entered the mining sector in the late 90s and ever since they have been fighting discrimination, superstition and outdated customs, while they successfully bring more and more women into the workforce.
The Reko Diq mine case shows the overreach of a secretive arbitration system.
Local disaster official Abdul Muin Paputungan said an excavator began working on the site Friday morning after relatives gave permission and a path was cleared through steep jungle terrain.
Illegal gold miners in Battlefields, 175 kilometres west of Harare, entered shafts on land owned by RioZim and another firm on Tuesday night in search of gold, but a dam wall nearby collapsed, flooding the shafts and tunnels, local media report.
Iron ore miner Vale SA and regulators under fire after a mine dam collapse in Brumadinho town killed dozens and left some 300 others unaccounted for.
Hundreds of gold miners have taken over a farm belonging to Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe as a dispute with several mining syndicates intensifies.
Five years after South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers, rights groups say no one has been prosecuted and miners' living conditions remain as poor as ever.
As the US shifts away from coal, stories from a once mighty mining community of Appalachia risk being forever forgotten. This is part of a special series from Appalachia, a poor, largely rural and often marginalised region of the country.
Dozens of workers are still missing after a collapse at a state-owned coal mine in the Godda district.
Mongolian opposition party coalition collapses ahead of June 29 election
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