Canadian Mining Journal


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    COAL: Kameron skips feasibility study at Donkin

    February 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NOVA SCOTIA – Royalty holder Morien Resources passed along an update from Kameron Collieries on the construction of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton. Kameron has chosen not to conduct a feasibility study, but has recently begun production using

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    WRAP UP: Miners offer production and cost guidance

    January 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    This is the time of year that many mining companies release their preliminary 2016 production numbers and guidance for 2017. Cameco Corp. of Saskatoon, SK, said it delivered 13.5 million lb of uranium at an average realized price of US$54.46/lb

  • COAL: No pollution relief when coal power plants were shuttered in Ontario

    January 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – The latest study from the Fraser Institute says that closing Ontario’s coal-fired power plants had very little effect on reducing air pollution and, instead, help boost energy costs through the roof. The think-tank calls for policymakers across the

  • REPORT: MAC releases sustainability results

    January 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA –  The Mining Association of Canada has released its 2016 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) progress report. The report takes a look at MAC members’ efforts to protect the environment and contribute positively to the communities where they operate. The

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    COAL: JOGMEC opts to continue at Altitude’s Palisades property

    January 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Altitude Resources of Calgary says its partner Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC) at the Palisades coal project near Hinton has agreed to proceed with the 2017 field program. The property contains an inferred resource of

  • COAL: New Brunswick to phase out coal

    December 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Brunswick government announced Wednesday that it will phase out burning coal to generate electricity as part of a new climate change plan. Premier Brian Gallant said the province must do its part to combat global

  • Base metal and bulk commodity forecasts improve heading into 2017

    December 7, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — It’s been a tough run recently for many people involved in base metals and industrial commodities. Structural recessions among leading global economies have combined with oversupply concerns to drive down spot prices for copper, zinc and metallurgical coal.

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    STRATEGY: Rio Tinto promises to boost free cash flow by $5 billion

    November 24, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Rio Tinto promised earlier this week to boost its free cash flow by an additional $5 billion over the next five years. And it will meet its cash reduction target of $2 billion this year and next. The

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    Teck seeks more cuts despite ‘cost reduction fatigue’

    October 3, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Teck Resources’ (TSX: TCK.B; NYSE: TCK) chief financial officer Ron Millos said the company will continue lowering debt and improving operating costs, despite the fact further savings would be difficult to achieve. In 2012, the diversified miner began cutting costs

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    Southwest US snapshot: 9 projects to watch

    September 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The mineral bounty of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona is legendary, but the hard work of finding new deposits continues. Here are nine new projects large and small that are catching attention … Barrick’s Goldrush, Capstone’s Pinto Valley, Crown Mining’s

  • COAL: New interest in B.C. coal mine

    September 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: Altius Minerals Corporation says that the private company optionee of its Telkwa Coal project in British Columbia, Telkwa Coal Limited, has announced a conditional binding agreement to be acquired by an Australian-based public issuer, Allegiance

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    Editorial: Metallurgical coal prices go through the roof

    September 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    While so much attention this year has focused on gold, it’s metallurgical coal that has suddenly become the unlikely star performer of 2016. Traders in metallurgical coal, also known as “coking coal,” saw the Steel Index price of premium hard