Canadian Mining Journal


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    Roxgold reports maiden resource on Bagassi South’s QV1 target

    May 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Roxgold (TSXV: ROG; US-OTC: ROGFF) expects to become a junior producer in June when it pours the first gold from its Yaramoko project in Burkina Faso. In the meantime, the company is adding 200,000 oz of gold to the project from

  • DIAMONDS: New standards for responsibly sourced, artisanal stones

    April 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI),an organization focused on improving the lives of artisanal diamond miners, has launched the Maedeleo Diamond Standards. MDS is aimed at ensuring respect for human rights, the environment and community well-being. DDI executive director

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    GOLD: True Gold achieves first production at the Karma mine

    April 11, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BURKINA FASO – True Gold Mining of Vancouver announced that it achieved the first gold production from its Karma gold mine on April 11, 2016. This is an open pit heap leach operation 185 km northwest of Ouagadougou. The leach

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    GOLD: Kinross to move forward with Tasiast expansion

    March 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MAURITANIA – Toronto’s Kinross Gold is making plans to proceed with phase one of expansion at the Tasiast gold project. Mill capacity will be increased to 12,000 t/d from 8,000 t/d, a move that will not only boost output but

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    Ivanhoe, Zijin wrap up prefeasibility study at Kamoa in DRC

    March 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — With a positive prefeasibility study in hand, Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) and Chinese partner Zijin Mining Group are another step closer to developing Kamoa, the world’s largest, undeveloped copper resource in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The study

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    Lily, Katanga disasters underline a stark reminder on mine safety

    March 10, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Twin disasters at two large-scale mining operations in Africa serve as a stark reminder that the number one priority in mining – and any industrial business that deals with heavy equipment and large job sites – shouldn’t be production metrics,

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    Nevsun sees bright future at Bisha

    March 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    It’s a transformative year for Nevsun Resources (TSX: NSU; NYSE-MKT: NSU), as the company and its 40% joint-venture partner, Eritrean National Mining, remain on schedule and under budget to complete a zinc expansion project this May at their Bisha open

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    GOLD: Feasibility and financing lined up for Semafo’s Natougou project

    February 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BURKINA FASO – Semafo Inc. of Montreal says the feasibility study is positive for its Natougou gold project 320 km east of the capital, Ouagadougou. The project boasts an after tax 5% net present value of US$262 million, an after

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    DIAMOND: Lucara names 1,111 ct stone “Lesedi La Rona”

    February 9, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – In November 2015, Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. announced that it had recovered a 1,111-ct diamond – the second largest ever found in the world – from its Karowe mine. To name it, the company held a contest for

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    GOLD: Roxgold readies Yaramoko for start by mid-year

    February 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BURKINA FASO – Roxgold Inc. of Toronto says development of its Yaramoko gold project is on budget and on time for a Q2 2016 start to commissioning. The project, 200 km southwest of Ouagadougou, has a budget of US$110.8 million,

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    GOLD: African Gold offers feasibility for Kobada project

    February 3, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MALI – Toronto-based African Gold Group says the results of the definitive feasibility study for its Kobada gold project are robust using a gold price of US$1,200 per oz. The study contemplates mining oxide ore from two open pits. Proven

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    GOLD: Asanko pours first doré at Asanko mine

    January 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GHANA – Vancouver-based Asanko Gold has poured its first gold at the Asanko mine. The 400-oz bar was smelted a month ahead of schedule. The Asanko project carried a capital cost of US$295 million and the all-in sustaining cost is