Canadian Mining Journal


Vale S.A.


  • News

    JV Article: New standard strives to improve safety and transparency in tailings management

    November 30, 2020 by Northern Miner staff

    The Global Tailings Review (GTR) released the first-ever Global Standard on Tailings Management in August. The standard aims to strengthen current best practices around the management of tailings dams in the mining industry, with the goal of zero harm to

  • Brazilian state rejects Vale’s US$4B offer for dam disaster

    November 19, 2020 by Cecilia Jamasmie

    The head of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, where Vale’s (NYSE: VALE) Brumadinho dam collapsed in January 2019 leaving 270 people dead, has rejected the miner’s proposed settlement of around 21 billion reais (US$3.97 billion). Minas Gerais’ Secretary General

  • News

    IRON: Brazil Minerals encouraged by resource estimates for Iron project

    July 21, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    BRAZIL – Brazil Minerals announced that an independent technical report for the Iron project in Minas Gerais estimates that the project area contains 7.4 million tonnes of iron ore, within a deposit that is up to 45 metres deep. The 16.7-sq.-km

  • COMMENTARY: Dominion Diamond latest to seek creditor protection

    May 13, 2020 by Marilyn Scales

    Blaming the COVID-19 pandemic, Dominion Diamond sought and was granted creditor protection last month. Mining was suspended in March due to requirements to limit the spread of the virus. Dominion is the 100% owner and operator of Canada’s first diamond

  • News

    Ex-Vale CEO and others charged with homicide for dam disaster in Brazil

    January 23, 2020 by Trish Saywell

    State prosecutors in Brazil have charged Vale’s former chief executive, Fabio Schvartsman, with homicide after the catastrophic tailings dam disaster last January at the company’s Feijao iron ore mine in Minas Gerais killed more than 250 people. Schvartsman left his position

  • News

    MINING PEOPLE: CIM, Ivanhoe Mines, Vale, and Wolfden

    May 2, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Earlier this week the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum recognized Roy Slack as the new president for a one-year term. He is the former president and is currently a board member of Cementation Americas. Toronto-based Ivanhoe Mines has

  • News

    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

  • TAILINGS: BHP looks to create international oversight for dams

    February 19, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    BHP says it is stepping up its work to create an international and independent body to oversee integrity in the construction and operation of all tailings storage facilities across the industry. The Australian company is also calling for greater transparency

  • 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

  • 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