Canadian Mining Journal


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  • News

    B2Gold’s Fekola to pour first gold in October

    September 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    B2Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE: BTG) says it has started processing ore at its Fekola mine in southwestern Mali and will reach commercial production before the end of the year. The mid-tier miner already operates four gold mines — two in Nicaragua,

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    DIAMOND: Lucara sells 1,100-ct Lesedi La Rona for $53M

    September 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. has finally sold the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona diamond for US$53 million (US$47,777 per carat) to Graff Diamonds. The company tried to auction the stone in June 2016, but offers did not reach the reserve

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    GOLD: Kinross goes forward with $1B Tasiast, Round Mountain expansions

    September 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Kinross Gold is proceeding with not one, but two major expansions. One is the $590-million (all U.S. dollars) expansion phase two of the Tasiast mill in Mauritania, and the other is the $445-million phase W mining expansion at

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    Teranga completes feasibility study on Banfora

    September 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Teranga Gold (TSX: TGZ) has produced more than 1.2 million ounces of gold from its Sabodala mine in Senegal since 2009 and expects its flagship operation will produce another 1 million ounces of the metal over the next five years. “If

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    ZINC: Ivanhoe in talks to reopen high grade Kipushi mine

    September 7, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines is in talks with the state owned miner Gecamines and the country’s state owned railroad concerning the reopening of the high grade Kipushi zinc-copper mine. The mine is owned by Kipushi Corp.

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    GOLD: Acacia cuts operations at Bulyanhulu

    September 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TANZANIA – The African subsidiary of Barrick Gold, Acacia Mining, is reducing its operations and workforce at the Bulyanhulu gold mine as the country’s government continues its ban on export of copper-gold concentrate. The decision will cut 1,200 employee and

  • LEAD-ZINC: Trevali buys African property portfolio from Glencore

    August 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Trevali Mining Corp. has agreed to pay US$417.9 million for Glencore’s portfolio of zinc assets in Africa. The deal includes an 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, a 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in

  • POWER: B2Gold chooses Cat and Barloworld for solar option in Namibia

    August 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NAMIBIA – Caterpillar today announced that B2Gold Corp. has selected Caterpillar and Cat dealer Barloworld to supply 7 MW of solar power at the Otjikoto mine in this African republic. The full system, including Cat photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and

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    Nevsun cuts mine life in half at Bisha; extends study timeline for Timok

    August 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Newly appointed CEO Peter Kukielski hasn’t wasted much time putting his imprint on Nevsun Resources (TSX: NSU; NYSE: NSU). The Stanford University educated civil engineer who joined the company in May is moving quickly to put his expertise to work in re-assessing

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    Barrick’s Acacia, Tanzanian gov’t stay on collision course

    August 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The months-long showdown between Barrick Gold’s 63.9%-owned subsidiary Acacia Mining and the Tanzanian government heated up in the last days of July, with Acacia reporting that one of its senior international executives was prevented from leaving the country on July

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    PGMs: Ivanhoe publishes Platreef feasibility study

    July 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – Ivanhoe Mines has released the definitive feasibility study for phase one of its Platreef platinum group-nickel-copper-gold project 280 km northeast of Johannesburg. The first phase of the project will produce 476,000 oz. of platinum group metals and

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies boosts operator skills at Hounde mine

    July 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BURKINA FASO – The greenfield Hounde gold operation of Endeavour Mining in has recently gone into development and with quick timelines to get equipment to site and operators trained. Endeavour Mining has selected operator training solutions from Immersive Technologies. Operators