China Digital Campaign Used Social Media to Target Mining Firms: Report

A pro-China propaganda campaign used fake social media accounts to try to stir up opposition, including protests, against mining firms that challenge China’s business interests, U.S.-based cyber-security firm Mandiant said on Tuesday. While politically motivated disinformation campaigns on social media have grown increasingly common, researchers say, such an operation targeting a specific industry of strategic … Read more

Great Panther to sell Mexican mining assets in $14.7M deal (NYSE:GPL)

RHJ/iStock via Getty Images Great Panther Mining (NYSE:GPL) +12.2% post-market after saying Wednesday it agreed to sell the Guanajuato mine complex, the Topia mine, and the El Horcón and Santa Rosa projects, all located in Mexico, to Guanajuato Silver Company for $14.7M plus up to $2M in potential additional payments. Great Panther (GPL) said the … Read more

Probe Into Australia’s Mining Sector Uncovers ‘Horrific’ Sexual Abuses

A landmark inquiry into Australia’s mining sector has uncovered dozens of shocking cases of sexual harassment and abuse of women workers at companies including BHP Group and Rio Tinto Group. The Western Australia government report released [June 23] described “horrific” incidents at the workplaces, which it labeled both a failure of the industry and an … Read more

EC commences hearing of mining lease case against Soren, BJP seeks Jharkhand CM’s disqualification

The legal counsel for the BJP on Tuesday sought before the Election Commission disqualification of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren as an MLA over a mining lease case, asserting he violated a provision of the election law by extending himself a favour with regard to a government contract while in office. Former Jharkhand Chief Minister … Read more

US lawmakers urge EPA to consider the potential benefits of crypto mining By Cointelegraph

US lawmakers urge EPA to consider the potential benefits of crypto mining A group of 14 United States senators and House representatives have signed a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency extolling what they believe are the benefits of crypto mining. In a Thursday letter, many U.S. lawmakers including pro-Bitcoin Senator Cynthia Lummis and Representative … Read more

BIS report warns about front-running threat in crypto mining By Cointelegraph

BIS report warns about front-running threat in crypto mining Since 2020, miners on the blockchain have extracted around $600 million from other investors by miners, according to a new report by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) focusing on common malpractice in the crypto mining industry. The June 16 bulletin, “Miners as intermediaries: extractable value … Read more

Bolivia again delays announcement on lithium mining tie-ups By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Evaporation pools for the extraction of lithium are seen at the Salar de Uyuni, a vast white salt flat at the centre of a global resource race for the battery metal lithium, outside of Uyuni, Bolivia March 26, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivia’s government on … Read more