Canadian Mining Journal


Australia, NZ & South Pacific


  • News

    GOLD: Lion One buys Geodrill drill assets

    January 15, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    FIJI – Lion One Metals announced has just bought the drilling assets of drilling company Geodrill, which is located in Fiji’s main island. The purchase would allow Lion One to prepare for drilling at its 100% owned Tuvatu gold project,

  • BATTERY MINERALS: Cobalt 27 to acquire ASX-listed Highlands Pacific

    January 2, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

      Cobalt 27 Capital has entered an agreement to acquire ASX-listed Highlands Pacific. The acquisition, valued at $96 million, will increase Cobalt 27’s exposure to nickel through the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine in Papua New Guinea. Highlands Pacific owns an 8.56% interest in

  • COPPER-GOLD: Havilah inks agreement for Australia’s largest undeveloped open pit copper-gold deposit

    December 20, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    AUSTRALIA – After five years of negotiations, Havilah Resources has signed a Native Title Mining Agreement for its Kalkaroo copper-cobalt-gold project, northeast of Adelaide in South Australia. Kalkaroo is believed to be the largest undeveloped open pit copper-gold deposit in

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    DRILLING: Epiroc delivers first autonomous rig to BHP

    December 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Swedish supply company Epiroc has delivered the first autonomous drill rig to BHP Group’s South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara. The rig, an Epiroc Pit Viper 271, is operational and marks the beginning of autonomous production

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    IOCG: New ramp at BHP’s Olympic Dam doubles capacity

    December 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – BHP Group has commissioned the new ramp at its Olympic Dam iron ore-copper-gold mine, and it doubles the haulage capacity for its trucks. The Kalta decline is key to reaching the Southern mine area where BHP is mining

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    COMMENT: Idea from Down Under needs to come Up North

    December 13, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    The Australians have a practical and forward-thinking idea: Hire military veterans to meet the looming labour shortage in the mining sector. Veterans are highly trained and bring diverse skills and talents to the job. Many have a difficult time transitioning

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    GOLD: Kirkland Lake drills high grade extensions at Fosterville

    December 13, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    AUSTRALIA – Kirkland Lake Gold has drilled high grade and visible gold mineralization on the down plunge extensions of the Swan zone at its Fosterville gold mine in Victoria state. The company says results from 47 new drill holes totaling more

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    VANADIUM: Ultra Power chooses Canadian technology for world’s first processing plant

    December 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – VanadiumCorp and Electrochem Technologies and Materials have signed a patent option agreement allowing Ultra Pure Systems to purchase an exclusive licence to their VanadiumCorp-Electrochem processing technology (VEPT). The new technology will be used in the world’s first dedicated

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    LITHIUM: Lithium Australia formalizes acquisition of the Youanmi project

    December 11, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Lithium Australia announced today that it has expanded its holdings in Western Australia by completing the formalities on an option over the Youanmi lithium project, located in the Archean Yilgarn Block, 450 km northeast of Perth. In

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    GOLD: Kirkland Lake Gold provides guidance for 2019-21

    December 11, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    TORONTO – Kirkland Lake Gold (TSX: KL; NYSE: KL) expects production growth of 10% to 15% each year over the next three years with consolidated output of 740,000 to 800,000 oz. of gold next year, 850,000 to 910,000 oz. in 2020,

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    GOLD: Superior Gold drills toward resource update at Plutonic mine

    November 20, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Superior Gold has announced results for 9,700 metres drilled across 51 holes aimed at expanding the reserves and resources at the Indian zone on its 100% owned Plutonic gold mine in Western Australia. The company currently has three

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    GOLD: OceanaGold drills high grade gold at Martha

    November 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEW ZEALAND – OceanaGold has announced new high grade gold intersections from its Martha gold project at its Waihi gold mine in New Zealand. The company will include the latest results in an underground resource model for Martha it will release