Canadian Mining Journal


Australia, NZ & South Pacific


  • 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

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD: Nautilus completes PEA for Solwara 1 project

    February 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Toronto-based Nautilus Minerals has completed the preliminary economic assessment for its Solwara 1 seabed copper-gold project in the Bismarck Sea. Nautilus has been inching the Solwara 1 project forward for almost 40 years. The project has

  • News

    INNOVATION: Cat and Minetec team up to create new underground technology

    February 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Caterpillar and Minetec announced an agreement for the development and delivery of technologies targeting underground hard rock mining challenges. The collaborative work will deliver best-in-class site solutions for mining customers. The integrated solutions will be offered as part

  • News

    EQUIPMENT: Connect with Australian suppliers at PDAC

    February 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRISBANE, Australia – Opportunity abounds for organisations keen to engage with Australia’s mining supply industry at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention early next month. For the first time, Australian Industry Growth Centre METS Ignited is attending

  • News

    HAULING: Rio Tinto’s autonomous Komatsu trucks reach 1B-tonne milestone

    January 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Rio Tinto’s fleet of autonomous haul trucks achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia last week by moving their one-billionth tonne of material. Since commencing trial operations in 2008, haul trucks fitted with autonomous

  • ENVIRONMENT: The Philippines adopts MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative

    December 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PASIG CITY, Philippines – The Chamber of Mine of the Philippines (COMP) became the first south Asian organization to adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative developed by the Mining Association of Canada. COMP is the fourth offshore association to adopt

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD: Indonesian government to pick up Rio’s share of Grasberg

    December 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – If the Indonesian government wants 51% of your mine, what can you do? Freeport McMoRan of Phoenix, Ariz., has caved to the demand and agreed to divest its interest in one of the world’s richest copper-gold mines in

  • COPPER: Copper Mountain bids US$70M for Altona Mining

    November 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Copper Mountain Mining has tabled a US$70-million, all-share bid for Australia-based Altona Mining and its district-scale Cloncurry copper-gold property 95 km northeast of Mount Isa in Queensland, Australia. The company reported on Nov. 19 that it is offering Altona shareholders 0.0974 of a

  • DRILLING: New line of Longyear diamond drilling bits cut faster and last longer

    November 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SALT LAKE CITY — Boart Longyear announces the new line of Longyear™ diamond drilling bits with the release of the first bit in the line, the Longyear™ Green Bit. The Longyear Diamond Bit Color Series is an innovative and versatile

  • GOLD: New Gold Announces Sale of Peak Mines for $58 Million

    November 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – New Gold Inc. today announces that it has entered into a binding agreement with Aurelia Metals Limited to sell the Peak Mines located in Cobar, New South Wales, Australia for cash consideration of $58 million. “Peak has generated significant value for New

  • News

    GOLD: KLGold extends Swan zone 120 metres down plunge at Fosterville

    November 7, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Kirkland Lake Gold of Toronto continues to drill high grades at its Fosterville mine in Victoria state during underground definition work. The latest assays have extended the Swan zone 120 metres down plunge. The continuity of the mineralization