Stillwater suspends Marathon project permitting process

Stillwater Mining Co. officials have announced that Stillwater Canada Inc. has requested the joint panel evaluating its Marathon project suspend environmental assessment and hearings pending further notice. The inquiries were originally slated to begin February 20. The board is evaluating an Environmental Impact Statement. The Marathon platinum-copper deposit lies 300 km east of Thunder Bay.

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Book Review: ‘Insight Trading,’ 
a Roadmap to Mining Sustainability

By Joseph Kirschke, News Editor-Mining

In 2006, Nick Fleming and Susanne Cooper, chief sustainability officer and sustainability practice leader, respectively, with engineering and consulting firm Sinclair Knight Merz, joined a team of miners developing a major new copper asset in Southeast Asia. 


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A CSR Curse in Transylvania

By Joseph Kirschke, News Editor-Mining

In May of this year, a handful of anti-mining activists descended on the annual shareholders’ meeting of Allianz in Munich, Germany. Their mission: to convince one of the world’s top accident insurers to reconsider its relationship with Gabriel Resources Ltd., a Canadian miner, which, since 1999, has spent $550 million developing one of Europe’s biggest gold deposits in Romania’s storied Carpathian Mountains.

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Vedanta Resources, CSR and the Struggle for India’s Soul

By Joseph Kirschke, News Editor-Mining 

By any measure, 2013 has been a dismal year for Vedanta Resources plc, the $11.4-billion U.K.-based mining, oil and gas conglomerate with two-thirds of its operations in India.

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