Canadian Mining Journal


  • IRON ORE: High Power Exploration raises US$88 million

    November 20, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    VANCOUVER – Robert Friedland’s High Power Exploration has closed a US$88-million equity investment from an undisclosed U.S.-based institutional investor that will allow the privately held company to fast track development of its Nimba iron ore project in southeastern Guinea. The company says

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    POWER: Ballard to supply fuel cells for Anglo’s trucks

    November 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Canadian company Ballard Power Systems has received a purchase order for fuel cell modules from Anglo American. The miner has ordered nine FCveloCity-HD 100-kW modules. Ballard says eight of the modules will power a retrofitted ultra-heavy duty haul

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    Banro calls again for force majeure in DRC

    November 18, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Unlike the recurring attacks by armed jihadists in Burkina Faso, the rebel groups that are making mining impossible for Banro Corp. in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are motivated more by commercial than religious reasons, CEO Brett Richards

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    GOLD: Iamgold study expands Essakane mine

    November 11, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BURKINA FASO – A feasibility study has found that increasing the carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant capacity and postponing the heap leach operation to the end of the mine life is more economical than operating both a heap leach and the CIL

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    ZINC-LEAD-SILVER: Trevali reports record quarterly zinc production

    November 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Trevali Mining Corp. released Q3 financial and operating results from its operations located in Canada, South America and Africa. Q3 zinc production came in at 106.8 million pounds payable, a new record for the company and a slight

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    DIAMONDS: Feasibility confirms strong case for Karowe underground

    November 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – A new feasibility study shows that underground development at Lucara Diamond’s rich Karowe diamond mine in Botswana could double the mine life of the operation. Open pit mining at the operation is expected to last until mid-2025. For

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    GOLD: Barrick, Tanzania settle differences, launch Twiga

    October 21, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania and Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp. say they have settled all the disputes between the state and the former Acacia mines. Barrick will pay US$300 million to settle outstanding tax and other disputes. In return,

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    MINING PEOPLE: Golden Arrow, Kamoa-Kakula, and ScoZinc

    October 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Vancouver-based Golden Arrow Resources  has hired Juan Carlos Benítez Maldonado as country manager for its exploration programs in Paraguay. He is a geologist who was part of the Paso Yobai gold discovery, the start-up of the Independence gold mine (Paraguay’s

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    GOLD: Pit wall fails at Avesoro’s New Liberty gold mine

    October 8, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    LIBERIA – Avesoro Resources has suspended mining activities in the Kinjor-East pit at its New Liberty gold mine, following the failure of a pit wall and ramp in the north side of the pit on Oct. 1. There are no reports of

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    GOLD: Iamgold makes new high grade find at Karita

    October 2, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GUINEA – Toronto-based Iamgold says it has made a new discovery at its Karita gold project in the northeastern part of the country thanks to the results from reverse circulation drilling. The program confirmed the presence of multiple zones of

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    EXPLORATION: New data-driven portal aims to encourage mineral exploration in Uganda

    October 2, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    UGANDA – An international consortium launched this week the Uganda Geoscience Data Portal, which is part of the African Resource Geoscience Initiative and aims to improve the geoscience understanding of the Jinja and Mbarara regions in Uganda. The website makes geoscience

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    GOLD: Semafo releases ‘attractive’ PEA for Nabanga in Burkina Faso

    October 1, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BURKINA FASO – A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for Semafo’s Nabanga gold project in Burkina Faso envisions an open pit and underground mining operation that can be developed with modest initial capital. The Nabanga gold project, 250 km southeast of