Canadian Mining Journal


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    POTASH: Commissioning underway at K+S Legacy project

    December 7, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Commissioning is well underway at its Legacy potash solution mine and plant near Moose Jaw, according to owner K+S Potash Canada. This is the first Saskatchewan greenfield potash project in nearly 40 years. Commissioning is done on the

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    POTASH: PotashCorp announces layoffs, production cuts

    November 24, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON – As it prepares for the merger with Agrium, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has announced layoffs and production cutbacks at its mines in Saskatchewan. At the Cory mine, production of red potash will cease, and only white potash will

  • POTASH M&A: Agrium and PotashCorp Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Merger

    November 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY: Agrium Inc. announced that its securityholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the company’s proposed merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. at the Special Meeting of Agrium securityholders that was held today. Approximately 98 percent of the shares and

  • POTASH: Hatch granted new Canadian patent in potash and mineral salt cooling pond technology

    November 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Mississauga: Hatch is pleased to announce it’s been granted a new patent for potash and mineral salt pond crystallization—the only filed patent that has been validated to increase production over the “conventional wisdom” approach that is typically used today. The new

  • ENVIRONMENT: K+S Potash supports grassland offset project in Saskatchewan

    October 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – K+S Potash Canada together with the government of Saskatchewan and the Nature Conservatory of Canada have created a grassland  habitat offset valued at close to $1 million. The objective is to achieve “no net loss” of native grasslands

  • POTASH: PotashCorp, Agrium make official $36B merger announcement

    September 12, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON and CALGARY – Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and Agrium have made their merger plans official by announcing certain details on Sept. 12, 2016. The combined business with be the largest crop nutrient company in the world and the third

  • POTASH: PotashCorp, Agrium in talks

    August 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON – Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions with Calgary-based Agrium regarding a potential merger of equals. The company cautioned that no decision has been made as to whether to proceed with such a

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    POTASH: BHP Billiton loses $6.4B, future of Jansen project unclear

    August 17, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Uncertainty has overtaken the Jansen potash development 140 km east of Saskatoon as owner BHP Billiton posted a loss of US$6.4 billion for the year ended June 30, 2016. Weak commodity prices, the failure of the tailings dam

  • POTASH: Karnalyte breaks off financing talks for mine

    August 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Things were looking up for Karnalyte Resources of Calgary last March when it announced it was in talks to fund a new in situ potash mine near Wynyard. Today the company said that the financing talks have broken

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    POTASH: Process vessel topples at K+S Legacy project

    July 18, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – A large process vessel fell in the wee hours of Sunday morning causing significant damage to the plant under construction at the Legacy potash project of K+S Potash Canada. The plant near Bethune, 60 km northwest of Regina,

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    Mosaic idles Colonsay potash mine

    July 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) is temporarily shutting one of its three Saskatchewan potash operations, amid declining global demand and potash prices. The major fertilizer producer will close the Colonsay potash mine for the rest of 2016 in response to the “challenging” market

  • RUMOUR: BHP still after PotashCorp

    July 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Rumours surfaced last week that BHP Billiton has made an offer for Saskatoon-based Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Whatever the truth to the story, PotashCorp shares jumped 6.6% in Toronto on Thursday to $22.28 then closed at $21. BHP