Canadian Mining Journal


  • 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

  • COPPER-GOLD: AuRico, Tse Keh Nay sign IBA for Kemess underground project

    May 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – AuRico Metals of Toronto and the Takla Lake, Tsay Keh Dene and Kwadacha (Tse Keh Nay or TKN) have signed an impact benefit agreement covering the Kemess underground copper-gold project 430 km northwest of Prince George. The

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    TRUCKS: Terex haulers go the distance in Siberian coal mine

    May 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SIBERIA – Located in south western Siberia, Kemerovo Oblast – also known as Kuzbass after the Kuznetsk Basin – is one of Russia’s most important industrial regions. Infamous for its long and cold winters, where temperatures can plummet to -35°C,

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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