Canadian Mining Journal


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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    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…

  • US targets coal-fired power plants with new emissions rules

    June 4, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – In a move immediately billed as both an ambitious step to address climate change and a grand scheme destined to fail before it starts, the United States has proposed a rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power…

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    OFFERING: Altius shares to be issued to raise $65M+

    April 28, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    St. John’s, Newfoundland – Altius Minerals Corp. has announced plans to make a $65 million offering of common shares with which to purchase coal mines and royalties. If the overallotment is fully subscribed as well, the total raised will…

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    COAL: Ontario’s last coal-fired generating station closes

    April 21, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – When the Liberals came to power in Ontario in 2003, one of the first things then-premier Dalton McGuinty promised to do was to ban the burning of coal for power generation by 2007. That deadline came and went, but last week the…

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    COAL: Walter Energy to close three mines in BC

    April 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Walter Energy of Birmingham, AL, has announced plans to close two of its coal mines in British Columbia due to low coal prices and soft markets. The Wolverine mine at Tumbler Ridge will be closed immediately, idling…