Canadian Mining Journal


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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…

  • ENVIRONMENT: GE technology removes selenium from coal mining wastewater

    April 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TREVOSE, Pennsylvania – Anglo American has selected GE’s Advanced Biological Metals removal process (ABMet) technology to remove nitrate and selenium from wastewater discharge at its Peace River Coal Trend mine in Tumbler Ridge, BC….

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    COAL: Altitude offers resource for Palisades coking project

    February 19, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Altitude Resources of Calgary has released a NI 43-101 resource estimate for the Palisades coking coal project west of Hinton. The estimate is based on 27 rotary and three cored holes totaling 4,583 metres drilled last fall.

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    BASE METALS: Teck profit down 17% after good year

    February 13, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Gross profit before depreciation and amortization at Teck Resources was $3.7 billion in 2013, compared to 4.5 billion in 2012. That is a drop of 17%, but at least the company is in the black.

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    COMMENT: In case you missed it …

    January 6, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Many of us have enjoyed a bit of vacation as the mining industry wound down on 2013. That doesn’t mean nothing happened in the sector, just that we might not have noticed.