Canadian Mining Journal


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    RISKS: Canadian miner killed in Burkina Faso

    January 17, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    News broke early today that Canadian Kirk Woodman, who went missing on Jan. 15, was found dead the following day in Burkina Faso. He was abducted Tuesday night by a dozen gunmen from a site owned by his employer Progress

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara unearths 127-ct top white stone at Karowe

    January 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 127-carat, top white gem diamond at its Karowe mine in the Orapa-Letlhakane district. The mine also produced the 1,109-carat Lesdi la Rona and the 813-carat Constellation, which sold for a record

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    MINING PEOPLE: Detour Gold, New Energy Metals, SNC-Lavalin and Sniper Resources

    December 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Following a drawn-out proxy fight, Toronto-based Detour Gold Corp. has reconstituted its board of directors. James Gowans retained is seat on the board and the title of chairman. Joining  him on the board are Alan Edwards, Andre Falzon, Steven Feldman,

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    Aton drills ‘lost mountain of gold’ in Egypt

    December 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Aton Resources (TSXV: AAN; US-OTC: ANLBF) recently drilled 4,125 metres across 50 reverse circulation holes during its phase one exploration program on the South Ridge at its Rodruin gold project, part of its 738 sq. km Abu Marawat concession in Egypt.

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    CHILD LABOUR: Eurasian Resources wants to keep children out of mining in the DRC

    December 13, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Eurasian Resources Group announced this week that it joined forces with international development organization Pact to carry out the initiative “Children out of Mining-Northern Kolwezi.” The project is being implemented in the southern Kolwezi region,

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    GOLD: Semafo reports more killings near mines in Burkina Faso

    December 4, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    BURKINA FASO – On Nov. 30, Burkina Faso government security forces were attacked on the road between Semafo‘s Fada and Boungou mine, about 40 km away, leaving four gendarmes and a driver dead. No Semafo employees were involved, “but senior management

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    GOLD: Asanko wins Ghana’s mining company of year award

    December 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GHANA – Vancouver-based Asanko Gold has been awarded “Mining Company of the year” at the Ghana mining industry awards ceremony. The award is presented to the mining company that has achieved the highest aggregate results in the five categories of

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    GOLD: Newmont’s Subika underground starts commercial production in Ghana

    November 28, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    GHANA – Newmont Mining’s Ahafo mine in Ghana started producing gold from an open pit in 2006 and now the underground portion of the mine has launched commercial production on schedule and within budget. Starting next year, Subika underground will

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    GOLD: Iran to develop small-scale gold mines

    November 19, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    IRAN – XIran Minerals Production and Supply Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization, announced through the country’s public broadcaster that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with industry group Iran Mine

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    Editorial: Kamoto halt highlights cobalt’s unpredictability

    November 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Anyone needing a reminder of the tenuousness of the global cobalt market – which plays a major role in underpinning the global boom in electric vehicles (EVs) – need only look at the stark news on Nov. 6 that Glencore’s

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers is said to make big cuts in low end diamond prices

    November 13, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    BOTSWANA – De Beers made steep cuts in the prices of low quality stones at its sale this week, according to people familiar with the situation. The world’s biggest producer reduced prices as much as 10% for low quality stones,

  • GOLD: Caledonia buys back 15% interest in Blanket gold mine

    November 13, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    ZIMBABWE – Caledonia Mining has agreed to buy back Fremiro Investments’ 15% shareholding in the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe in a deal valued at US$16.6 million. After completing the transaction, Caledonia will own 64% of Blanket. Under the terms of the