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A mine worker operates an underground diamond drill rig inside the Curraghinalt gold project near Omagh. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty

An Australian exploration company has become the latest listed prospector to join the rush to find precious metals and diamonds in Northern Ireland. (...)

Traders working  the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares lagged their US peers and closed in negative territory on Thursday, as a busy day of central bank meetings failed to provide momentum (...)

Striking miners  on August 27th, 2012, near where police shot and killed 42 miners days earlier. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Some police officers involved in a notoriousshooting incident in which 44 people were killed during a week-long standoff between striking miners and p(...)

Traders at the  New York Stock Exchange  on Monday. The benchmark US Treasury yield rose after matching a one-month low on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Crude oil futures hit a six-month high yesterday as output disruptions were expected to eat into a long-standing glut in the market, while higher com(...)

Gold and coal mining companies are engaged in what all parties are describing as difficult wage negotiations against a backdrop of falling metal prices. Photograph: Reuters

Falling metal prices and lower demand internationally are behind the loss of more than 23,000 jobs in South Africa’s mining sector and subsidiary indu(...)

Miners in  Anglo American’s  Bathopele mine in Runstenburg, North Western Province, South Africa. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Two of the world’s best-known miners are cutting thousands of jobs, as a decade-long supercycle of booming demand for commodities turns sour for natur(...)

Lonmin is battling prices that have tumbled 36 per cent since 2011.

Lonmin scaled back spending plans to weather a platinum price slump that may last two more years. The world’s third-biggest producer of the metal cut (...)

Like its peers Glencore has been hit by falling commodity prices. Crude oil has halved in price since June, while the price of copper has fallen almost 20 per cent

Glencore has decided to spin off its stake in Lonmin, a troubled South African platinum producer, in a move that could flush out a bidder for the 23.9(...)

Residents pass the perimeter of the Wonderkop platinum plant operated by Lonmin in Marikana, South Africa. Photograph: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

The longest industrial action in South African history ended yesterday when 70,000 striking platinum miners agreed to return to work tomorrow after (...)

A police car escorts a bus outside Lonmin’s Saffy shaft mine in Rustenburg. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Efforts to end the longest industrial action in South African history entered the courts this week in a bid to break a deadlock between striking pl(...)

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