Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    GOLD: B2Gold hits record gold production in Q3

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – B2Gold produced a record 242,020 oz. of gold in 2018’s third quarter, 78% higher than in the same quarter of the previous year. It attributed its success to strong performances from the Kekola mine in Mali, the Masbate mine

  • COMMENT: Acacia takeover by merged Barrick an option

    November 7, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    UNITED KINGDOM – The buyout of Acacia Mining’s minority shareholders by the new, larger Barrick Gold is one option, said Mark Bristow, CEO of Randgold Resources. Toronto-based Barrick, which owns about 64% of Acacia, and Randgold are merging in a

  • Caledonia buys back 15% interest in Blanket gold mine

    November 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    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

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    GOLD: Court sides with Gold Fields as South Deep strike continues

    November 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – The strike by National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members that began on Nov. 2 continues at the South Deep gold mine. About 150 to 200 union members blockaded the entrances to the mine. The job action began

  • GOLD: Endeavour tables maiden resource at Fetekro

    October 30, 2018 by Northern Miner staff

    After a year and a half of exploration at its Ivorian Fetekro gold property in north-central Cote d’Ivoire, Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV; US-OTC: EDVMF) has tabled a maiden resource for the property’s Lafigue target. It also identified 14 other targets for follow-up

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    DIAMONDS: Jwaneng opts for DebTech ore sorters for plant

    October 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Two high-throughput x-ray transmission (XRT) ore sorters from De Beers Technologies SA (DebTech) have been installed at Debswana’s Jwaneng diamond mine, as key elements of its new large diamond recovery pilot plant. According to Gordon Taylor, head of

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    GOLD: Asanko launches new initiative for women in mining

    October 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Asanko Gold has launched a new program for the women in mining – the Botae Pa initiative – at the Asanko gold mine in Ghana. The mine is a 50:50 joint venture with Gold Fields, and Asanko is

  • MERGER: Glass Lewis likes Barrick-Randgold combo

    October 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – A second independent proxy advisory firm, Glass Lewis, has recommended that shareholders of Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources for the proposed merger of the two companies. The recommendation from Glass Lewis comes in addition to an earlier report

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    GOLD: Tanzania charges Acacia workers with corruption

    October 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TANZANIA – Beleaguered Acacia Mining is back in the crosshairs of the Tanzanian government. Taxation issues between the company and the country have been a source of friction for a year and a half.  Then a year ago, the government

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    Anglo American has its eye on Angola

    September 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Commodities giant Anglo American (LON:AAL) has applied for exploration concessions to explore for base metals in Angola. “We believe there is geological potential in Angola and have noted with interest the recent changes, including the release of a new Mining Code and

  • GOLD: Barrick to buy Randgold creating $18B company

    September 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Barrick Gold has made an all-share offer worth US$6 billion for Randgold Resources. The merger, subject to the approval of both companies’ shareholders, will create an industry leading gold miner with a combined market cap of US$18 billion.

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    TNM Editorial: Worries of lithium oversupply dog market

    September 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    There’s no better example of how unhinged the junior mining market can get than the last few releases in August from Toronto-based Desert Lion Energy in relation to its assets in Namibia. Desert Lion proudly describes itself as a “lithium