Canadian Mining Journal


  • 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

  • Feature

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    COAL: Another chance for the Donkin mine?

    January 11, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NOVA SCOTIA – According to a report in the National Post, there may yet be an opportunity to start mining at the Donkin project in Cape Breton. The mine has been an on-again-off-again development since the days of the Cape

  • Former Massey CEO Blankenship convicted of conspiracy

    December 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has been convicted by a federal jury in West Virginia of conspiracy to violate U.S. mine safety laws in relation to the 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners at the firm’s Upper Big Branch

  • FUEL: Teck testing LNG haul trucks at Fording River

    December 9, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver’s Teck Resources is piloting the first use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel in Canadian haulage trucks. Six trucks at the Fording River coal mine have been equipped to burn LNG. The switch to a

  • News

    BASE METALS & COAL: Teck tightens its belt

    November 18, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has announced the layoff of 1,000 employees from its global workforce as part of its plans to reduce spending by $650 million in 2016. The announcement brings the total workforce reduction to 2,000 positions over the

  • News

    COAL, COPPER, ZINC: Teck takes write offs, records quarterly loss

    October 22, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Third quarter results have not been kind to Teck Resources. The company took impairment charges totalling $2.2 billion after taxes. That amounts to $1.5 billion on metallurgical coal assets, $300 billion on copper, $19 million on zinc, and

  • News

    COAL: Low prices push Alpha Natural, Optimum over edge

    August 4, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    UNITED STATES and SOUTH AFRICA – Alpha Natural Resources, a large US coal producer with head offices in Virginia, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bad news is not confined to this continent, either. Glencore subsidiaries Optimum…

  • Feature

    Prospects and projects

    August 1, 2015 by Russell Noble

    For most companies working claims across Canada, the chances of moving from exploration into production are slim and more likely none, thanks to investors cocooning into a wait and see position.