Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    COMMENT: Back to work

    June 24, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Having taken a couple weeks off to move, I am slowly getting settled into the new place. For any readers who might wish to contact me, I am now at 1128A Klondike Road, Kanata, ON K2K 0H2, and the phone number is 613-270-0213. The email address…

  • News

    COAL: Glenstrata opens port in Colombia

    May 29, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    COLOMBIA – Glencore Xstrata of Baar, Switzerland, opened Prodeco’s new coal port, Puerto Nuevo, with the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, and senior members of his administration. Construction of the US$550-million port was begun…

  • Feature

    British Columbia miners are Canada’s top exporters

    May 1, 2013 by Russell Noble

    The coal mines of British Columbia are the best in Canada. That’s a bold and perhaps brash statement but nevertheless, few can argue with the fact that B.C.’s coal mines are among the best producers in the country and certainly, no…

  • Feature

    Canada’s coal producers answer the world’s needs

    May 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The headline “Coal Country” on the previous article refers primarily to activities in British Columbia but those two words can also be used to describe Canada as a whole because of the vast reserves and resources of coal this country possesses.

  • Feature

    Huge marine port continues to upgrade to meet growing demands

    May 1, 2013 by David Godkin

    It is by just about any measure you care to use one of the most impressive marine port developments in the Pacific Northwest: passenger cruise terminals meshing with a world-class intermodal (ship to rail) container terminal. Marine loading…

  • News

    FINANCIALS: Record coal sales fail to boost Teck’s Q1 numbers

    April 23, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released its first quarter financial results that show profit shrunk to $328 million, compared with $544 million in Q1 2012, despite record coal sales of 6.6 million tonnes.

  • News

    COAL: More Chinese miners killed in second blast at mine

    April 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CHINA – Just three days after a blast killed 28 Chinese coal miners, a second blast at the same mine killed six more. Eleven other miners were missing after the explosion in the mine near the city of Baishan in Jilin province.

  • News

    COAL: Coalspur and CN sign transport deal

    March 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Coalspur Mines of Calgary and CN have signed an agreement for the transportation of thermal coal from Coalspur’s Vista project near Hinton to Ridley Terminals on the Pacific coast. The agreement is for seven years beginning on…

  • News

    Coal still looks good (to some) for the future

    March 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Coal is still one of the world’s greater resources both in terms of abundance and usage and like it or not, its consumption has grown steadily in recent years. In fact, world coal consumption has grown steadily in the past decade.

  • News

    COAL: Public comments invited on Echo Hill mine

    February 11, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Hillsborough Resources of Vancouver has advanced the Echo Hill coal mine project to the stage that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is inviting public comments on the project. The project is located 44 km…

  • News

    Consol Energy sells coal assets in Canada

    January 7, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Consol Energy sold two non-producing coal assets in Western Canada last month for US$127 million, bringing its total asset sales in 2012 to more than US$350 million, the company reported [on Jan 3, 2013].

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    COAL: Hiring controversy surrounds BC development

    December 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – HD Mining International of Vancouver has come under fire for importing Chinese coal miners for its Murray River underground coal mine southwest of Tumbler Ridge. The company received approval from Human Resources and…