Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    COAL: Maiden numbers for Elan’s Alberta coking project

    September 11, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Altitude Resources of Calgary has released a maiden resource estimate – 62.1 million indicated tonnes and 84.7 million inferred tonnes – for the coking coal property belonging to Elan Coal, a private non-arms length…

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    COAL: Sod turned for Trend-Roman project

    August 15, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Initial work has begun on the expansion of Anglo American’s Trend coal mine near Tumbler Ridge. The open pit expansion, dubbed “Roman”, will extend the life of the existing Trend operation by 16 years.

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    COAL: Donkin project gets go-ahead

    July 22, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NOVA SCOTIA – The Donkin coal project has received a positive decision from Nova Scotia’s minister of environment, Hon. Sterling Beliveau. Federal approval was announced a week ago, and 25% partner Morien Resources Corp. of Halifax says…

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    COAL: Federal government gives nod to Donkin project

    July 16, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NOVA SCOTIA – Just before this week’s cabinet shuffle, former Minister of the Environment Peter Kent signed off on the Donkin coking coal project in Cape Breton. The official word is that “the project, taking into account the mitigation…

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    COAL: Fortune begins summer program at Arctos

    July 16, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Fortune Minerals (80%) of London, ON, and POSCO Canada (20%) have begun the environmental assessment of their Arctos anthracite coal project 150 km northeast of Stewart. The final EA is expected to be filed in 2014 with…

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    COMMENT: Back to work

    June 24, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Having taken a couple weeks off to move, I am slowly getting settled into the new place. For any readers who might wish to contact me, I am now at 1128A Klondike Road, Kanata, ON K2K 0H2, and the phone number is 613-270-0213. The email address…

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    COAL: Glenstrata opens port in Colombia

    May 29, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    COLOMBIA – Glencore Xstrata of Baar, Switzerland, opened Prodeco’s new coal port, Puerto Nuevo, with the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, and senior members of his administration. Construction of the US$550-million port was begun…

  • Feature

    British Columbia miners are Canada’s top exporters

    May 1, 2013 by Russell Noble

    The coal mines of British Columbia are the best in Canada. That’s a bold and perhaps brash statement but nevertheless, few can argue with the fact that B.C.’s coal mines are among the best producers in the country and certainly, no…

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    Canada’s coal producers answer the world’s needs

    May 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The headline “Coal Country” on the previous article refers primarily to activities in British Columbia but those two words can also be used to describe Canada as a whole because of the vast reserves and resources of coal this country possesses.

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    Huge marine port continues to upgrade to meet growing demands

    May 1, 2013 by David Godkin

    It is by just about any measure you care to use one of the most impressive marine port developments in the Pacific Northwest: passenger cruise terminals meshing with a world-class intermodal (ship to rail) container terminal. Marine loading…

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    FINANCIALS: Record coal sales fail to boost Teck’s Q1 numbers

    April 23, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released its first quarter financial results that show profit shrunk to $328 million, compared with $544 million in Q1 2012, despite record coal sales of 6.6 million tonnes.

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    COAL: More Chinese miners killed in second blast at mine

    April 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CHINA – Just three days after a blast killed 28 Chinese coal miners, a second blast at the same mine killed six more. Eleven other miners were missing after the explosion in the mine near the city of Baishan in Jilin province.