Canadian Mining Journal


The Mosaic Company


  • News

    POTASH: Mosaic idles Colonsay mine

    August 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN –  The Mosaic Company of Plymouth, Minn., has announced plans to close the Colonsay potash mine near the town of the same name. Layoff notices effective Sept. 10 went out to 359 employees and no suggestion of when the

  • Feature

    Disappearance of potash tax credit irks Saskatchewan miners

    June 1, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    Exploration for other minerals got a new boost instead

  • POTASH: Fertilizer Canada decries lack of consultation as Saskatchewan ups tax burden

    March 21, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – Fertilizer Canada – representing manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers – has decried the lack of consultation with the Saskatchewan government before changes were made to the current potash taxation regime. Saskatchewan potash

  • News

    POTASH: Mosaic to acquire Vale’s fertilizer business including Kronau project in Canada

    August 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – A Brazilian regulator has approved the sale by Vale SA of its fertilizer division to Mosaic Company of  Plymouth, Minn. The deal includes Vale’s Kronau potash project in this province. Mosaic is paying US$2.5 billion for the project

  • FERTILIZERS: Mosaic to buy Vale’s fertilizer business

    December 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PLYMOUTH, MN – The Mosaic Company has announced plans to purchase Vale SA’s fertilizer business for US$2.5 billion. Mosaic is offering US$1.25 billion in cash and the other half through the issuance of 42.3 million shares to Vale. With an

  • News

    Canpotex nixes plan for potash terminal in Prince Rupert

    June 29, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Canpotex, an exclusive offshore marketing company for potash mined in Saskatchewan by Agrium (TSX: AGU; AGY: NYSE), Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX: POT; NYSE: POT), has abandoned plans to build a $775 million potash export terminal in Prince Rupert, BC, after

  • POTASH: Economic slowdown forces miners to cancel plans to build a B.C. export terminal

    June 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Three of Canada’s major potash miners, Agrium Inc., Mosaic Co. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., have scrapped plans for Canpotex Ltd., their exporting and offshore marketing wing, to build a $775-million West Coast export terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C.

  • News

    POTASH: PotashCorp aims to regain market influence with K+S bid

    June 30, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Canadian giant Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan is considering a mega deal for Germany’s K+S Aktiengesellschaft that could materially change the landscape in the fertilizer business. The world’s largest…

  • News

    POTASH: Canpotex to buy 700 new railcars

    June 18, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATOON – Canpotex, Canada’s largest exporter of potash, has chosen National Steel Car of Hamilton, ON, to manufacture 700 new railcars designed to transport Saskatchewan potash to coastal ports in North America. The railcars will cost…

  • News

    MINING PEOPLE: Altitude Resources, Avrupa Minerals, Mosaic, Orbite, and Thompson Creek

    October 10, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Altitude Resources of Calgary has named Gene Wusaty its new president and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2013. He is currently the chairman of the company and recently he was managing director and CEO of Coalspur Mines. He has also been COO at…

  • News

    Cartel break-up raises doubts about BHP’s Jansen project

    August 8, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The break-up of one of the world’s two big potash cartels has spawned much speculation about the future of BHP Billiton’s (NYSE: BHP) Jansen project in Saskatchewan, with a report from analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch arguing that…

  • News

    Potash producers plummet after Uralkali quits cartel

    July 31, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Russia’s OAO Uralkali (LSE: URKA) has quit one of the world’s two big potash cartels, which together supported prices by limiting supplies, an unexpected move that stunned the potash market and led to widespread forecasts that…