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  • News

    COPPER-SILVER: Rio Tinto starts exploration at Janice Lake

    June 24, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    SASKATCHEWAN – Rio Tinto has started exploration at Forum’s Janice Lake sedimentary copper-silver project in northern Saskatchewan. The major is earning up to an 80% interest in the project from Forum Energy Metals, which has optioned the property from Transition Metals. Crews have begun construction of the

  • Feature

    Precious & Practical: Spotlight on Saskatchewan gold and base metals

    June 1, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    A look at some of the gold and base metals projects being advanced in Saskatchewan.

  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER: Talon updates Tamarack PEA, increases NPV

    March 5, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MINNESOTA – An updated preliminary economic assessment released by Talon Metals for the 125-sq.-km Tamarack project, 87 km west of Duluth, suggests a net present value of US$291 million, at a 7% discount rate. When compared with the prior PEA

  • News

    GOLD-SILVER: Vancouver royalty firm invests $3.5M in Rawhide mine

    December 23, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    NEVADA – EMX Royalty announced that it has acquired, for $3.5 million, a 19.9% equity interest in Rawhide Acquisition Holding, a privately-held Delaware company that owns the Rawhide gold-silver mining operation in Nevada. In a press release, EMX said it

  • News

    COPPER: Rio Tinto invests US$1.5 billion to extend Kennecott operations

    December 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    UTAH – Rio Tinto has announced a US$1.5 billion investment over the next six years to extend production at its Kennecott copper operation to 2032. The funds will allow for development of the second phase of the South Wall Pushback

  • Turquoise Hill faces legal challenge at Oyu Tolgoi

    December 4, 2019 by Steve Stakiw

    Last week, Turquoise Hill Resources reported that a lawsuit previously lodged by a Mongolian non-governmental organization (NGO) group was apparently upheld by the country’s Administrative Court. The challenge, brought by NGO group Darkhan Mongol Nogoon Negdel, alleges due process was not properly

  • DIAMONDS: Shore finds potential partner in Rio Tinto

    November 22, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate, Diamonds in Canada

    As recently as 2012, mining giant Rio Tinto had been publicly considering exiting the diamond space. But the company, which operates and owns 60% of the Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories, as well as the Argyle mine in Australia, was unable

  • ALUMINUM: NRC promotes more use of aluminum

    June 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    A newly formed alliance called ALTec Industrial Research R&D Group is consolidating research efforts in the Canadian aluminium sector to develop innovative aluminium products for ground transportation vehicles. As a cost-effective and sustainable material, aluminum is increasingly being used to

  • News

    Erdene rises on Bayan Khundii gold discovery in Mongolia

    May 16, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Erdene Resource Development’s (TSX: ERD; US-OTC: ERDCF) interest in Mongolia dates back to the late 1990s, and so it has experienced the good and bad times in the oft-volatile country. The company’s dedication may be about to pay off, however, due to its wholly owned Bayan Khundii

  • News

    Rio Tinto could be ready for a Turquoise Hill takeover, analysts say

    March 23, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — It’s not a secret that many in the mining community are pretty bullish on copper’s long term prospects. There’s some disagreement over the timeline for recovery, but typical analyst models assume a supply deficit for the red metal

  • News

    Forum CEO touts ‘very exciting’ year on the Athabasca

    January 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — It’s not shaping up to be a particularly active year for the exploration community, but Forum Uranium (TSXV: FDC; US-OTC: FDCFF) is bucking the trend with a pair of drill programs it hopes will lead to another major

  • News

    ALUMINUM: Modernized Kitimat smelter begins production

    July 8, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – International diversified miner Rio Tinto is preparing the first shipments of aluminum from its modernized Kitimat smelter.