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US mine fatalities down slightly from 2012

Federal mine safety regulators say 18 miners have been killed on the job nationwide so far this year. Full story

Scary days panning for gold stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scary movie "The Conjuring" may be a winner at the box office this summer, but on Wall Street the real horror show is the gold mining sector. Full story

Cliffs shares rise after better-than-expected 2Q

Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources jumped 9 percent Friday after surprisingly strong coal and iron ore shipments pushed the miner's profit and revenue beyond Wall Street expectations. Full story

New Anglo boss targets $3.5 billion lift to fix lagging miner

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo American's <AAL.L> new boss laid out his blueprint for a turnaround of the underperforming miner on Friday, vowing to cut costs, halve a $17 billion project pipeline and revive lagging mines to boost cash and returns by 2016. Full story

Analysis: As Canada's junior miners flounder, long-term damage looms

TORONTO (Reuters) - Hundreds of small mineral exploration companies may have their stock delisted by Canada's TSX Venture Exchange in the coming months, choking off a development pipeline that has long supplied major miners with new projects. Full story

Anglo American silicosis claimants turn to South African courts

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A British court has thrown out a lawsuit against Anglo American South Africa brought by miners who contracted the deadly lung disease silicosis when they worked in South Africa, saying it did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter. Full story

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Oregon Senate passes bill to limit gold dredges

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Calif. closes loophole allowing gold dredging

Central African Republic gold mine collapses, at least 37 dead

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  Safe to get into gold?

Jon Najarian discusses his gold metal and miner trade. And the Futures Now traders discuss whether it's safe to get back into gold.

  Gold Prices Drop 14% This Year

Discussing how the big swing in gold prices is impacting the major miners, with Charles Jeannes, Goldcorp CEO.

  Global Markets: European Stocks Decline

CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets were dragged lower by miners in morning trading.

  Miners rescued after being trapped by quake

Nineteen miners in Poland were rescued from a mine after being trapped underground by a small earthquake. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  21 killed, 4 trapped in mine blast in China

At least 21 miners have died and four others are trapped after a mine explosion in China. NBCNews.com's Richard Lui reports.

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