Canadian Mining Journal


Imperial Metals Corporation


  • 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

  • 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

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    COPPER-GOLD: Imperial cites low prices in decision to suspend Mount Polley mining

    January 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Imperial Metals Corp. says the low price of copper is responsible for its decision to suspend mining at its Mount Polley copper-gold project 55 km northeast of Williams Lake. Processing of low grade stockpiles will continue

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    COPPER-GOLD: Imperial Metals posts $28.6M loss in Q3

    November 15, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    VANCOUVER – Imperial Metals (TSX: III) recorded a net loss in the third quarter of $28.6 million compared to a net loss of $1.6 million in the same quarter a year ago, with the increase primarily due to reduced income from

  • Feature

    Imperial’s VP environment talks remediation

    April 1, 2018 by Alisha Hiyate

    Vice-president ‘Lyn Anglin speaks about the aftermath of the Mount Polley tailings spill

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    The cleaner, drier future of mine waste

    April 1, 2018 by David Godkin

    The Mount Polley tailings dam failure has spurred a look at tailings alternatives

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    Radical change coming to tailings management

    April 1, 2018 by Alisha Hiyate

    Maybe it’s overstating the case to say the 2014 Mount Polley tailings dam failure changed everything. It hasn’t yet. But it will. Today, the mine’s owner, Imperial Metals – which has already spent about $70 million on remediation efforts at

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    Imperial’s Mount Polley shows promise following 2014 tailings dam failure

    April 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    It’s been over two and a half years since a catastrophic tailings dam failure paralyzed activity at Imperial Metals’ (TSX: III; US-OTC: IPMLF) Mount Polley copper-gold mine, 56 km northeast of Williams Lake, B.C., but now, with a long term water

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    COPPER-GOLD: Imperial reports underground drill results at Mount Polley mine

    March 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver’s Imperial Metals Corp. has completed the first nine underground holes in the Martel and Green zones below the Wight pit at its Mount Polley copper-gold mine 100 km northeast of Williams Lake. The zones were discovered

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    GOLD: Northern Empire to buy Sterling mine from Imperial

    February 15, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEVADA – Vancouver-based Northern Empire Resources has offered to buy a 100% in the Sterling gold mine from a subsidiary of Imperial Metals Corp., also headquartered in Vancouver. Sterling is a heap leach operation located 185 km northwest of Las

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    WRAP UP: Miners offer production and cost guidance

    January 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    This is the time of year that many mining companies release their preliminary 2016 production numbers and guidance for 2017. Cameco Corp. of Saskatoon, SK, said it delivered 13.5 million lb of uranium at an average realized price of US$54.46/lb

  • COPPER-GOLD: Mount Polley returns to normal operations

    June 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The BC Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Ministry of Environment have given permission for Imperial Metals Corp. of Vancouver to resume normal operations at its Mount Polley copper-gold mine near Williams Lake. The operation was