Canadian Mining Journal


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    IRON ORE: BHP reports autonomous truck collision at Jimblebar mine

    March 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – BHP Group reported a collision between two autonomous trucks on March 16 at the Jimblebar iron ore mine in the Pilbara. The company blamed the accident on heavy rainfall. The company said the wet and soft ground caused

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    IRON ORE: Baffinland holds second community workshop for Mary River expansion

    March 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Oakville, Ont.-based Baffinland Iron Mines held what it calls a “risk assessment workshop” for stakeholders who want to know more about the expansion of its Mary river direct shipping iron ore project near Pond Inlet on Baffin Island.

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    IRON ORE: BMO updates production estimates for Vale after additional mine closure

    March 18, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    TORONTO – BMO Capital Markets has cut Vale’s iron ore production estimate this year by a further 30 million tonnes due to the continued suspension of the iron ore miner’s Brucutu mine, and the recent suspension of the Timbopeba mine. A

  • IRON ORE: Black Iron inks MOU with Glencore on Shymanivske project

    February 20, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    UKRAINE – Black Iron and Glencore are in talks to finance construction of the junior’s Shymanivske iron ore project and have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to begin formal negotiations on the financing and offtake package. The companies envision an investment

  • IRON ORE: Vale declares force majeure

    February 6, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Vale has declared force majeure on a series of iron ore and pellets sales contracts after a Brazilian state court ordered it to suspend production from its Brucutu mine in the state Minas Gerais. The court order

  • IRON ORE: Video shows exact moment when Vale’s dam collapsed

    February 4, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    BRAZIL – What looks like a quiet field in a tropical landscape soon becomes a disaster area. A video made public by Brazilian television shows the exact moment when a dam at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mining complex burst and

  • IRON ORE: Arrests made in Vale tails dam breach

    January 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Following the Jan. 25 failure of the No.1 tailings dam at its Veijao iron mine, owner Vale SA offered a long list of relief efforts for all of those affected. But is it enough? Perhaps not. Minas Gerais

  • IRON ORE: Vale kicks relief efforts into high gear following dam failure

    January 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Four days after the failure of one of its tailings dams at the Feijao iron ore mine in Brumadinho, owner Vale SA is kicking its relief efforts into high gear. The release of the rusty-coloured sludge when the

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    DRILLING: Epiroc delivers first autonomous rig to BHP

    December 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Swedish supply company Epiroc has delivered the first autonomous drill rig to BHP Group’s South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara. The rig, an Epiroc Pit Viper 271, is operational and marks the beginning of autonomous production

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    IRON ORE: Tacora secures cash to restart Scully mine

    November 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Tacora Resources, based in Grand Rapids, Minn., has secured the needed cash to restart the Scully iron ore mine at Wabush. Funds are available from a US$212 million  private equity and senior secured debt financing as well as

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    COPPER-IRON-GOLD: Capstone updates feasibility for Santo Domingo

    November 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Capstone Mining Corp. of Vancouver has updated the feasibility study for the  Santo Domingo iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) development project in the Atacama desert. Capstone holds a 70% interest, and Korea Resources Corp. holds the balance. The updated feasibility

  • IRON ORE: Baffinland, Qikiqtani Inuit augment Mary River IBA

    October 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Baffinland Iron Mines  the Qikiqtani Inui Association have signed an improved impact benefit agreement covering the company’s Mary River iron ore mine and concentrator near Pond Inlet. The new agreement enhances Inuit training and employment. Baffinland will