Canadian Mining Journal


  • 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

  • Newmont exits Indonesia with US$1.3B asset sale

    July 6, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) indicated earlier this year that it was in talks to divest its Indonesian business unit to a consortium of local investors, and on June 30 it hammered out a US$1.3-billion deal with PT Amman Mineral Internasional

  • FIRST NATIONS: Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs sign royalty deal for proposed undersea coal mine

    June 9, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEMBERTOU, N.S.—A potentially “groundbreaking” royalty deal between 11 Mi’kmaq chiefs in Nova Scotia and a coal mining giant for a proposed undersea coal mine may signal companies are more willing to share resource wealth with First Nations, an expert on

  • BONDS: Teck bond offering raises US$1.25 billion

    June 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has closed its US$1.25 billion offering of senior unsecured notes. The offering consisted of US$650 million worth of five year notes and US$600 million worth of eight-year notes. Teck has applied the net proceeds from the

  • BENEFITS: Ktunaxa and Teck sign historic agreement

    May 18, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Ktunaxa Nation Council of Cranbrook, BC, and Teck Resources of Vancouver have signed a historic impact management and benefits agreement. The deal covers both long term opportunities for the local community and increased certainty that Teck

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    COAL: Battelle scientists convert coal to jet fuel

    April 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists and engineers at Battelle have developed a process that turns coal into jet fuel. This new process uses biomass derived coal solvents to convert coal directly to liquid. The conversion of coal to synthetic crude is

  • Feature

    Despite booms and busts, the coal industry still has decades of work ahead

    April 1, 2016 by Robin Campbell*

    The Canadian coal mining industry is in a huge state of flux right now, to say the very least. Policy changes at all levels of government, in addition to a slump in coal prices makes, the coal industry a very

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    Two Alberta companies use coal by-products in unique ways

    April 1, 2016 by Russell Noble

    Coal, the other “black gold,” is one of the more abundant yet least popular rocks on the planet. It’s not only one of the dirtier components within the earth’s make-up to mine, but it’s also one of the more potentially

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    COAL: Altitude, JOGMEC proceed with second farm-in on Palisades project

    February 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Altitude Resources of Calgary and joint venture partner Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC) have agreed to a second farm-in by JOGMEC at the Palisades coking coal project 40 km north of Hinton. JOGMEC is earning

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    ZINC-LEAD: Canadian Zinc, Buchans Minerals study central mill facility

    January 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Canadian Zinc Corp. of Vancouver and Buchans Minerals Corp. (a subsidiary of Toronto-based Minco Plc) are researching the possibility of building a central mineral processing plant to treat material from their respective zinc-lead properties. Buchans owns the Lundberg

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    COMMENT: Coal, hard facts

    January 18, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    Mining coal has always been a tough endeavour. Underground miners work in the dust and dark with the threat of deadly explosion. Surface miners must be ever alert to the hazards of large equipment. And in today’s markets the industry