Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    ZINC-COAL: Outlook good for Teck despite revenue drop

    February 12, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources reported that gross profit before depreciation and amortization in 2014 was $2.9 billion compared with $3.7 billion in the previous year. But the company was able to close the year with a cash balance of $2.0…

  • News

    Contrarian Anglo Pacific Group picks up coal royalty

    February 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Anglo Pacific Group (TSX: APY; LSE: APF) is paying US$60 million in cash and US$5 million in shares for a royalty on Whitehaven Coal’s (ASX: WHC) Narrabri thermal coal mine in Australia at a time when the price of thermal coal…

  • News

    COAL: New resource estimate for Carbon Creek

    January 6, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLOMBIA – Vancouver’s Cardero Resource Corp. has released an updated 43-101 report for the Carbon Creek Metallurgical coal project that puts Measured and indicated resources at 290 million tonnes and inferred resources at 161…

  • Feature

    Tough slugging for BC’s coal miners

    January 1, 2015 by David Godkin

    BC’s coal mining industry has always had more heroes than villains over its tumultuous 150-year history.

  • News

    Miners adapt to lower coal prices

    December 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Thermal coal prices recently touched a five-and-a-half year low of US$62.25 per tonne and the market has seen several mining companies announce plans to sell coal assets or take on partners to weather the downturn.

  • COAL: Teck wins approval of Elk Valley water plan

    November 18, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The British Columbia Ministry of Environment has approved the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan as proposed by Teck Resources of Vancouver. The plan addresses the management of selenium and other substances released by coal…

  • News

    Glencore to shut Australian coal mines temporarily

    November 18, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Glencore (LSE: GLEN) says it plans to shut down its coal operations in Australia for three weeks starting from mid-December due to slack demand and weak prices.

  • News

    COAL: Cardinal River earns TSM leadership award

    October 7, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    HINTON, Alberta – Teck Resource’s Cardinal River coal operation has earned a special TSM Leadership Award. The Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining program encourages environmental stewardship, excellent community…

  • News

    China moves to restrict imports of low-quality coal

    September 24, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    A week before the United Nations Summit on Climate Change kicked off today [Sept. 23] in New York, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a directive on coal stating that the country will restrict imports of low…

  • News

    COAL: Anglo puts Peace River on care and maintenance

    September 11, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Anglo American announced on Sept. 11 from Vancouver that it is putting its Peace River metallurgical coal operation on care and maintenance. Operations at the Trend mine will cease at the end of 2014.

  • News

    COAL: JV created to develop Elan coking project in Alberta

    September 8, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Altitude Resources and Elan Coal of Calgary and Kuro Coal of Perth, Australia, have formed a joint venture for the development of the Elan coking coal project north of Crowsnest Pass. Kuro can earn a 70% interest in the project…

  • News

    COAL: Morien waives opportunity to buy out Donkin partner

    August 25, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NOVA SCOTIA – Two weeks ago Morien Resources Corp. was given notice that its partner in the Donkin coal project on Cape Breton wished to dispose of its 75% interest in the project. Because Morien held a right of first refusal, Glencore…