Canadian Mining Journal


Africa


  • News

    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.

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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