Canadian Mining Journal


BHP Billiton


  • BHP and Vale scramble to cope with Samarco disaster

    November 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Mining giants BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP; LON: BLT) and Vale (NYSE: VALE) haven’t offered much detail relating to a large scale tailings dam breach at the Samarco iron ore joint venture in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State, but reports already indicate it will likely

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    SILVER: Silver Wheaton acquiring stream from Antamina mine

    November 4, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Silver Wheaton Corp. has arranged a streaming agreement with a subsidiary of Glencore to acquire silver from the Antamina copper mine in which Glencore has a 33.75% interest. The mine, located in the Andes Mountains 270 km north

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    DEMERGER: BHP Billiton shareholders vote 98% to launch South32

    May 6, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PERTH, Australia and LONDON, UK – Shareholders of BHP Billiton have voted 98.05% in favour of the proposed demerger, launching the new company South32.

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    HSBC cuts forecasts for iron ore prices

    October 27, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The current iron ore market “looks like a game of chicken where no player has blinked,” says the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

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    COMMENT: BHP Billiton offers details of asset spinoff

    August 26, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    For weeks talk and stories about BHP Billiton’s streamlining of its assets have been making the rounds in mining circles. So it’s no surprise that the company has finally released some details about its plans.

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    BHP plans spinoff to focus on ‘four pillars’

    August 20, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    With a spinoff of its aluminum, manganese, nickel, silver and some of its coal assets, BHP Billiton (LSE: BLT; ASX: BHP) is going back to basics in a drive to simplify its portfolio.

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    GOLD-COPPER: Sabre Metals drills significant copper-gold porphyry at Cordoba

    November 20, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    COLOMBIA – Sabre Metals, which is being taken over by Vancouver’s Cordoba Minerals, drilled a “significant” copper-gold porphyry at the San Matias project in the Department of Cordoba. All four short drill holes at the Montiel target cut…

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    COPPER: Capstone completes purchase of Pinto Valley operations

    October 15, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ARIZONA – Capstone Mining Corp. of Vancouver has completed the acquisition of the Pinto Valley copper mine 125 km east of Phoenix from a subsidiary of BHP Billiton. The associated San Manuel Arizona Railroad is included in the US$650…

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    SEG conference explores the future of geoscience

    October 8, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WHISTLER, B.C. — An emerging trend amongst analysts and participants in the mining industry has been the need to explore and develop with greater efficacy; to make geologically economic discoveries at a lower cost, and advance those…

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    POTASH: BHP Billiton to pour $2.6B into Jansen

    August 20, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Despite uncertainty over the future price of potash, BHP Billiton has announced plans to go ahead with a US$2.6-billion investment in its Jansen potash project 140 km east of Saskatoon.

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    Costs climb, commissioning delayed at Legacy potash mine

    April 23, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – News of a 26% capital cost increase and six-month start-up delay at the Legacy potash mine in Saskatchewan drove owner K+S AG’s share price to a five month low, but the German company remains confident the project offers…

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    AWARENESS: Redpath goes pink for breast cancer

    February 11, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – Mining contractor Redpath Australia is shining a much needed spotlight on breast cancer awareness this year by, for the first time, taking a bright pink excavator and pink work wear to BHP Billiton’s Cannington mine in the…