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Hecla appoints interim CEO

Hecla appoints interim CEO

Silver producer Hecla Mining announced the appointment of Catherine Boggs as interim president and CEO with immediate effect, succeeding Phillips Baker, who is stepping down after 23 years at the company. Boggs, who is currently chairperson, will be assisted in...
Equinox marks first gold pour at Greenstone mine

Equinox marks first gold pour at Greenstone mine

Canadian miner Equinox Gold has successfully poured its first gold at the newly built Greenstone mine, in Ontario. The inaugural gold pour occurred on schedule, with the recovery circuit yielding 1 800 oz of gold. Equinox reports that all equipment functioned as...
Fortescue’s first spin in hydrogen haul truck

Fortescue’s first spin in hydrogen haul truck

A hydrogen-powered T 264 haul truck prototype developed in partnership by Fortescue and Liebherr has fired up its engines for the first time in Perth. The successful operation of the truck, dubbed ‘Europa’, with hydrogen marks the next step in Liebherr and Fortescue’s...
Companies seek Norway seabed mining permits

Companies seek Norway seabed mining permits

Two companies said they are seeking offshore seabed acreage on the Norwegian continental shelf where they hope to explore for minerals, in what could be the start of a controversial new mining industry. The process puts Norway on track to become the first country to...