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    Barrick president Kelvin Dushnisky to join AngloGold Ashanti as CEO

    July 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE: ABX) president Kelvin Dushnisky is leaving the company at the end of August to join AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) as CEO. Dushnisky joined Barrick in 2002 and held a range of progressively senior positions at the company before

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    GOLD: B2Gold doubles Q2 production to 240,000 oz, revenue jumps to $285M

    July 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – B2Gold Corp. has delivered what it says are “very strong” second quarter and first half results this year. Gold production doubled to 240,000 oz., and revenues  jumped by $121 million (all U.S. dollars) to $285 million for the

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    TRANSPARENCY: Glencore subpoenaed by U.S. Dept. of Justice

    July 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice issued a subpoena on July 2, 2018, for a subsidiary of Glencore plc of Baar, Switzerland. The department is seeking documents and other records with respect to compliance with The Foreign Corrupt

  • New DRC mining code comes into force

    June 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    After months of outcry from foreign mining companies active in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the new DRC mining code proposed in March was signed into law with no adjustments on June 8, effectively raising taxes and increasing

  • GOLD: Talks continue between Barrick, Tanzania government

    June 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TANZANIA – The long running tax dispute between Barrick Gold subsidiary Acacia Mining and the government of Tanzania continues. The sides are talking and the discussions are constructive, said Barrick. But the company declined to guess at when the discussions

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    Eira Thomas takes the reins at Lucara

    June 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Lightning has struck more than once so far in Eira Thomas’s career of more than 25 years. The geologist famously spotted a nearly 2-carat diamond in drill core – an incredibly rare occurrence – during exploration at Lac de Gras

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    Iamgold makes headway in West Africa

    June 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    It’s been a big year in West Africa for Iamgold (TSX: IMG; NYSE: AIG). The company kicked off 2018 with high grade assay results from its Siribaya gold project in Mali and completed a prefeasibility study on its Boto gold project in

  • COPPER: CITIC picks up 20% stake in Ivanhoe

    June 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BEIJING – Ivanhoe Mines of Vancouver and CITIC Metal has signed a long term strategic co-operation agreement that will give CITIC a 19.9% stake in Ivanhoe. CITIC becomes Ivanhoe’s largest investor, leaving chairman Robert Friedland with a 17% stake. The

  • GOLD: B2Gold powers up solar pant at Otjikoto mine

    June 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NAMIBIA – B2Gold Corp. of Vancouver is celebrating the opening of its solar power plant at its Otjikoto gold mine. This plant is one of the first fully autonomous hybrid plants in the world. Changing the power source to a

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    PLATINUM GROUP: Shaft 1 at Ivanhoe’s Platreef reaches 750 metres

    April 23, 2018 by Ivanhoe, Platreef

    SOUTH AFRICA – Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines says the fist shaft at its Platreef PGM-nickel-copper mine 280 km northeast of Johannesburg has reached the 750 metre level. A station is to be built at this level to provide access for initial

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    DIAMONDS: Interstellar gems from lost planet land in Nubian Desert

    April 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDAN – The landing of a small meteorite containing tiny diamonds that landed in the Nubian Desert is, according to scientists, compelling evidence of a mysterious planet that disappeared from the solar system. The original asteroid, dubbed Almahata Sitta, was

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    Global Gold Snapshot: Nine explorers and miners pushing forward with new projects

    April 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    With gold prices remaining strong over the past couple of years and showing no signs of abating, gold exploration and mine development are in high gear, with substantial projects and new mines underway across the globe. Here is a look