Canadian Mining Journal


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    Top 10 Canadian-based diamond companies

    July 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Canada is the fifth-largest diamond producer in the world, according to the Mining Association of Canada. Last year two new diamond mines came into production: Gahcho Kue in the Northwest Territories and Renard in Quebec. Here are the top 10

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    Banro takes risk in stride at its mines in the DRC

    July 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is often described in an industry cliché as “elephant country” – a place where mining companies hunt for elephants – a metaphor for vast deposits of mineral wealth. The elephant in the room,

  • Endeavour Mining bids for Avnel Gold

    July 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Unless another gold miner like B2Gold (TSX: BTO; NYSE: BTG) or Randgold Resources (LON: RRS; NASDAQ: GOLD) sweeps in with a sweeter offer, the boards of both Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV) and Avnel Gold Mining (TSX: AVK) have unanimously agreed to merge their two West Africa focused gold

  • Acquisition: Endeavour picks up Avnel Gold

    June 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Endeavour Mining is acquiring Avnel Gold Mining, which owns the Kalana gold project in Mali, in all-share transaction valuing Avnel at US$122 million. The friendly transaction has been approved by boards of both companies and offers a 52% premium to

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    TNM Data Miner: Largest global cobalt reserves in 2016

    June 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Using the IntelligenceMine database of our sister company Infomine, The Northern Miner compiled a list of the world’s five largest cobalt deposits in 2016, based on reserves. 1. Mutanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Glencore’s Mutanda copper-cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Communition: Metso investing in crusher wear parts manufacturing in Africa

    June 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Metso is increasing its manufacturing capacity for large crusher wear parts castings used in minerals processing by investing in a second melting furnace at the Isithebe foundry in South Africa. The EUR 3.5 million investment will ensure the availability of

  • Cobalt 27 IPO provides ‘pure play’ exposure to cobalt

    June 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Cobalt 27 Capital‘s $200-million initial public offering (IPO) on the TSX Venture Exchange on June 23 shows there’s a growing appetite among investors for exposure to the booming demand for minerals used in the lithium-ion battery and electric vehicle

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    Editorial: Africa remains a dominant force in global gold mining

    June 22, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    With so many troubles in Africa’s centres of gold mining — extremist attacks in West and North Africa, perennial challenges in Central Africa and the long, slow decline of violence-ridden South Africa — it can be easy to lose sight

  • Orca improves economics at Block 14 in north Sudan

    June 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Avant-garde explorer Orca Gold has launched into a feasibility study at its 2.3 million oz. gold Block 14 project in northern Sudan’s Nubian Desert, after finding a water source that could support a larger open-pit operation than the company

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    COMMENT: Two committees, twice the bad news for Acacia

    June 13, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Followers of international mining news have read about the Tanzanian government’s beef with Acacia Mining which is headquartered in London, U.K. Last month we learned that the report of a government committee says Acacia owes tens of billions in unpaid

  • GOLD-COPPER: Tanzania bans concentrate exports

    May 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TANZANIA – In March the Tanzanian government banned the exports of gold and copper concentrates from that country, a move that was especially troublesome to Acacia Mining. Many  hoped the ban would be lifted, but last week the government charged

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    ZINC: Trevali to acquire Glencore’s zinc interests in Africa

    May 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AFRICA – Shareholders of Vancouver-based Trevali Mining Corp. approved the acquisition of interests in three African zinc properties from Glencore plc. The deal includes Glencore’s 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, a 39% interest in the Gergarub