Canadian Mining Journal


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    GEOLOGY: Scientists to drill the ‘most valuable mineral province on Earth’

    September 12, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    SOUTH AFRICA – South African and German researchers are about to conduct scientific drilling at the Bushveld Complex, regarded as the most valuable mineral province on Earth. Their goal is to clarify several unresolved scientific questions related to the genesis

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    GOLD: Teranga’s Wahgnion gold mine starts ahead of schedule

    September 5, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BURKINA FASO – Teranga Gold’s Wahgnion open pit gold mine in Burkina Faso started processing ore in August, two months ahead of schedule, and is expected to produce 30,000 to 40,000 oz. of gold in 2019. Wahgnion has an estimated

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    COBALT: Glencore to shut down Mutanda mine

    August 27, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Glencore AG, one of the largest miners in the world, has announced the closure of its Mutanda mine due to depressed cobalt prices. The closure of the mine that in 2018 produced 27,000 tonnes of

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    Security measures critical amid heightened risk in West Africa

    August 20, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The following is a summary of key conclusions coming out of the West Africa Mining Security Conference and was provided by The Australian High Commission in Accra and The Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG), which represents Australian companies engaged in

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    COPPER: Ivanhoe drills 18% at Kamoa-Kakula

    August 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Ivanhoe Mines of Vancouver continues to drill its Kamoa-Kakula copper deposit 25 km west of Kolwezi and has been rewarded with an intersection of 18% copper – the highest grade ever – from the Kamoa

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    GOLD: Asset sales continue at Barrick Gold

    August 13, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – In discussing its second quarter results, Barrick Gold slipped in two very interesting bits of information. First, president and CEO Mark Bristow said the company is seeking a buyer for the 50% of the Kalgoorlie gold mine –

  • DIAMONDS: Lucara results highlight difficult market

    August 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Despite higher production, Lucara Diamond saw lower revenue in its second quarter than the same period a year earlier, highlighting a difficult environment for diamond miners. Lucara reported net earnings of US$700,000 for the quarter on revenue of

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    GOLD: Avesoro suspends operations at Youga mine after security breach

    August 12, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BURKINA FASO – Avesoro Resources has temporarily suspended operations at its Youga gold mine in Burkina Faso and moved all staff to the capital Ouagadougou as a precautionary measure, after a group of armed artisanal miners overran the camp and tried

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    GOLD: Semafo revises 2019 guidance after Mana pit wall failure

    August 7, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BURKINA FASO – Semafo has cut 2019 production guidance for its Mana mine in Burkina Faso by 40,000 to 50,000 oz. of gold, following a wall failure in the northern part of the Wona pit on Aug. 2. The intermediate gold

  • COPPER: CITIC pledges $612M to Ivanhoe for Kamoa-Kakula

    July 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – CITIC Metal Africa, a subsidiary of China’s state-owned CITIC Metal Co., has made a $612-million investment in Ivanhoe Mines. The funding news comes shortly after the company announced it will fast track the Kamoa-Kakula copper

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    DIAMONDS: Russian and Zimbabwe state-owned diamond miners form JV

    July 22, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    ZIMBABWE – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa and the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company have signed a joint venture agreement to develop diamond deposits in this country. Under the terms of the agreement between the state-owned companies, Alrosa

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    MINING PEOPLE: Adventus Gold, Asanko Gold, Great Panther, McEwen Mining, and Rugby Mining

    July 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Adventus Mining Corp. of Toronto has named Olivia Gamache its new director of environmental management and community development. Most recently she was environment and sustainability manager for Yamana Gold. She holds a BSc and MSc in chemical and environmental engineering