Canadian Mining Journal


Australia, NZ & South Pacific


  • News

    GRINDING: Novel HVP pre-concentration could change everything

    May 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution has awarded its 2017 CEEC Medal to the SMI-JKMRC of the University of Queensland for a process that has the potential to significantly reduce grinding energy requirements, thus decrease mineral processing costs.

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD: Grasberg talks underway says Rio

    May 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – Rio Tinto of Melbourne, Australia, has confirmed that it is in talks with several parties concerning the sale of its interest in the Grasberg copper-gold mine in the province of Papua. Historically, the project has been owned 40%

  • News

    BASE METALS: Anglo pulls support from Nautilus’ Solwara 1 project

    May 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A day before its May 8 annual meeting, Anglo American said it is pulling out of the Solwara 1 deep ocean mining project run by Nautilus Minerals of Toronto. Nautilus has held exploration licences for polymetallic

  • IRON ORE: Rio Tinto to double autonomous drills

    May 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – London, England’s Rio Tinto is almost doubling its fleet of autonomous production drills at its iron ore mines in Western Australia. All drills are monitored by the company’s operations centre in Perth, 1,500 km away. Four additional drills,

  • MINE CLOSURE: Checklist for governments in Asia-Pacific

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SINGAPORE – A new report titled Mine Closure Checklist for Governments has just been released to provide policy makers in the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation region with the essential elements of a successful mine closure governance framework based on leading international

  • WATER TREATMENT: Veolia supplies plant to Greenbushes mine

    April 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Veolia technologies used at the water treatment plant allow doubling the output at the largest hard rock lithium mine in the world. The mine is owned by Talison Lithium of Perth. The mine is located adjacent to

  • News

    Global Gold Snapshot: Nine explorers and miners pushing forward with new projects

    April 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    With gold prices remaining strong over the past couple of years and showing no signs of abating, gold exploration and mine development are in high gear, with substantial projects and new mines underway across the globe. Here is a look

  • SUPPLIERS: AMC Consultants launches new brand at the PDAC 2018 Convention

    March 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Melbourne – AMC Consultants (AMC) chose this year’s PDAC Convention to launch its new brand and website. Guided by a fresh focus—mine smarter—the move signals a new chapter for this veteran of mining that sees a bright future for the

  • News

    Superior Gold expands Plutonic mine in Australia

    March 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    In its first full year as a public company and gold producer, Superior Gold (TSXV: SGI) churned out 82,019 ounces of the precious metal from its Plutonic mine in Western Australia, and this year the Toronto-based junior hopes to boost that number

  • News

    SOFTWARE: Deswik stands test of time, continues to grow

    March 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRISBANE, Australia – It can be tough being a newcomer in an established industry but, after 10 years in business, mining technology firm Deswik has proved its staying power. Deswik’s story began in 2008 with three founders at one location

  • GOLD-COPPER: Newcrest hit by tails dam failure at Cadia

    March 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEW SOUTH WALES – Once of Australia’s largest gold mining operations has been shut down following a tailings dam breach on Friday, March 9. The Cadia Valley operations of Newcrest Mining 25 km from the town of Orange. The tailings

  • News

    Tianqi to build world’s largest spodumene converter

    March 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Tianqi Lithium Australia, a subsidiary of China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp, has started building a state-of-the-art spodumene converter that will produce battery grade lithium hydroxide in Kwinana, Western Australia. Initial production is expected by mid-2019 with first sales before the end