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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…

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    DIAMONDS: Roadblock removed, Ekati acquisition to go forward

    February 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Harry Winston Diamond Corp. has announced that all legal actions surrounding its acquisition of the Ekati diamond mine at Lac des Gras have been discontinued. BHP Billiton, the current owner, and all of the joint…

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    DIAMONDS: Roadblock for Ekati acquisition

    January 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The deal for Harry Winston Diamond Corp. to buy out BHP Billiton’s interest in the Ekati diamond mine at Lac des Gras has hit a roadblock. Minority owner Chuck Fipke, who along with Stuart Blusson discovered the…

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    DIAMONDS: Harry Winston sheds retail to become Dominion Diamond

    January 14, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Harry Winston Diamond Corp. has announced a deal to sell its luxury brand diamond jewelry and watch division to The Swatch Group for $1 billion. Swatch will pay US$750 million and assume up to US$250 of pro forma net debt.

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    Cuervo jumps back into action in Peru

    November 27, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Iron ore explorer Cuervo Resources may be on to something big as it drills off the Bob 1 zone, one of the two large targets on its flagship Cerro Ccopane iron ore property in southern Peru.

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    DIAMOND MINING: BHP Billion sells Ekati to Harry Winston for $500M

    November 13, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – BHP Billiton is selling its diamond business, including the Ekati mine at Lac de Gras, to Harry Winston Diamond Corp. of Toronto. The deal is worth US$500 million, and it should close in Q1 2013.

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    DIAMOND PROJECTS: Investors warm to icy gems

    October 11, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Mountain Province Diamonds of Toronto has set out to raise $47.1 million via a rights offering for the Gahcho Kué project 300 km northeast of Yellowknife. The proceeds will fund the company’s 49% share…