Canadian Mining Journal


BHP Billiton


  • GOLD: Luminex grows Condor with first Camp resource

    March 31, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Luminex Resources has unveiled a maiden resource at its Camp deposit, part of its Condor project in southeast Ecuador, of 11.9 million inferred tonnes grading 2.95 g/t gold equivalent for 1.1 million gold-equivalent oz. Camp contains the highest

  • ENERGY: Hatch, Anglo American, BHP and Fortescue form Green Hydrogen consortium

    March 23, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Hatch, Anglo American, BHP, and Fortescue have formed a Green Hydrogen consortium as part of a move to evaluate using green hydrogen to decarbonize their operations. The consortium will aim to eliminate obstacles around the adoption of green

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    SILVER-COPPER-ZINC: Surge expands Caledonia project

    December 9, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Surge Exploration added additional mineral claims in the area of its Caledonia project in northern Vancouver Island. In a press release, Surge explained that the new mineral claims include the Silver Skarn project and additional land nearby

  • ENVIRONMENT: Second dam failure for Vale in Brazil

    January 28, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    Every mine and mill operator’s worst nightmare is the failure of a tailings dam. Vancouver’s Imperial Metals faced this catastrophe in 2014 at its Mount Polley copper-gold mine in British Columbia. Fortunately no one died. The company remediated the problem

  • COPPER: Strike averted at Escondida

    August 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – BHP  has averted a strike at the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida. A deal has been struck between the operator and the union representing most of the workforce. The terms of the offer will now go to union

  • EDITORIAL: Expect copper price rise

    August 13, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    Recent events are conspiring to push up the price of copper significantly. Lack of new discoveries and labour action at the world’s largest copper mine make both the short and long term outlook for copper prices rosy. First is the

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    IRON ORE: BHP finds $2.9B for South Flank project

    June 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Last week the board of BHP Billiton approved an expenditure of US$2.9 billion for the South Flank iron ore project in the Central Pilbara region of Western Australia. BHP’s contribution reflects 85% of the project cost, which totals

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    POTASH: BHP may sell stake in Jansen potash project

    August 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – BHP is considering the sale of a 25% interest in its Jansen potash project 140 km east of Saskatoon, according to a report from Reuters. The quarter share could be worth as much as $2 billion. BHP posits

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    COPPER: BHP pledges $2.5B for Spence mine growth

    August 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – BHP of Melbourne, Australia, has committed US$2.46 billion to expand the Spence open pit, heap leach copper mine in the northern part of the company. The mine is operated by Minera Spence, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP.

  • IRON ORE: Samarco restart delayed into 2018

    July 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – BHP Billiton of Australia has approved a total of US$250 million in financial support for the Samarco iron ore clean up through the end of this year. The company says operations are unlikely to restart this year. Samarco

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    COMMENT: New chapter for Canadian diamonds?

    March 23, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    This writer has a fondness for Canadian diamonds, as do many CMJ readers. The stones are beautiful, world famous and conflict free – an excellent accomplishment for a sector that didn’t exist 35 years ago. But could the Canadian diamond

  • PARTNERSHIP: Hatch, BHP Billiton team up to advance technology applications in mining

    December 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    USTRALIA – BHP Billiton and Hatch have entered into a collaborative technology development partnership, formed to accelerate the development and deployment of a wide range of key technological advances in the fields of mining and mineral processing. Hatch sees this