Canadian Mining Journal


Coal


  • COMMENT: What does Rio Tinto know about coal?

    April 2, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    One of the largest miners in the world, Australia’s Rio Tinto plc, is shedding its coal assets at a surprising rate over the last year. To wit: Rio divested its interest in its wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries in

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Teck releases climate action and portfolio resilience report

    March 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Last week Teck Resources released its Climate Action and Portfolio Resilience Report that outlines how the company will continue to be competitive and create shareholder value in a low carbon future. The 30-page report covers the work that

  • News

    Teck posts record 2017 revenue and cash flow

    February 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Favourable commodity prices and a focus on cost control last year drove revenue and cash flow from Teck Resources‘ (TSX: TECK.B; NYSE: TECK) operations into record territory. The company reported revenue of $12.1 billion, up from $9.3 billion in 2016, along

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    COAL: Grande Cache mine to reopen

    January 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – The soon-to-be new owner of the Grande Cache metallurgical coal mine northwest of Edmonton says they want to reopen it. The previous operator was forced into bankruptcy when its Chinese owner defaulted on debts of approximately $500 million.

  • COAL: Feds okay Murray River mine owned by HD Mining

    December 14, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Canadian government has approved the Murray River metallurgical coal mine belonging to HD Mining International of Vancouver. The project is located 12 km south of the town of Tumbler Ridge in the northeast part of the

  • SEC charges Rio Tinto with fraud

    October 24, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO; LON: RIO) and two of its former executives with fraud for inflating the value of coal assets the company acquired in Mozambique for $3.7 billion in 2011 and sold

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    BOOK: Keevil pens memoir, “Never Rest on Your Ores”

    September 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources and McGill-Queen’s University Press are jointly publishing a new book, “Never Rest on Your Ores: Building a Mining Company One stone at a Time”. Written by Teck chairman Norman B. Keevil, the book is a lively

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    COAL: Kameron flips switch at Donkin washplant

    September 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NOVA SCOTIA – Kameron Collieries, owner of the Donkin coal mine in  Cape Breton, has commissioned the washplant at the site. Mining began early in June 2017 with production targeted at 350,000 to 400,000 tonnes in 2017, 1.2 million to

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    COAL: Morien receives first royalty payment from Donkin mine

    July 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NOVA SCOTIA – Morien Resources Corp. of Halifax has received the first royalty payment from Kameron Collieries (an affiliate of the Cline Group) for production from the Donkin metallurgical coal mine on Cape Breton. The payment was “nominal in value,”

  • COAL: Prairie Mines to pay $4.5M for spill at Obed mine

    June 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Prairie Mines & Royalty has pled guilty in Alberta Provincial Court to two counts of violating the Fisheries Act. The company will pay $3.5 million in penalties. On Oct. 31, 2013, an earthen berm at the Obed coal

  • China ‘holds the key’ to thermal coal price stability

    June 7, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Northern Miner recently spoke with Andy Roberts, Wood Mackenzie’s research director of global thermal coal markets, to get an overview of the sector. Based in Austin, Texas, Roberts analyzes and forecasts coal market supply, demand and prices. The mining engineer

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    The Cline Group’s Donkin coal mine enters production in Nova Scotia

    June 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Underground coal mining in Cape Breton has resumed after a 15-year hiatus. The Donkin mine started producing coal at the end of February and the underground operation should churn out 2.75 million saleable tonnes of coal a year over the