Canadian Mining Journal

Australia, NZ & South Pacific

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    Contrarian Anglo Pacific Group picks up coal royalty

    February 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Anglo Pacific Group (TSX: APY; LSE: APF) is paying US$60 million in cash and US$5 million in shares for a royalty on Whitehaven Coal’s (ASX: WHC) Narrabri thermal coal mine in Australia at a time when the price of thermal coal…

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    SPINOUT: BHPBilliton names newco “South32”

    December 8, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MELBOURNE, Australia – BHP Billiton says the new company it intends to create through its proposed demerger will be called South32. Most of the new company’s assets are located in the southern hemisphere with two regional centres –…

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    Glencore to shut Australian coal mines temporarily

    November 18, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Glencore (LSE: GLEN) says it plans to shut down its coal operations in Australia for three weeks starting from mid-December due to slack demand and weak prices.

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    DRILLING: Driller supports major conference

    July 15, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Drill manufacturer Boart Longyear announces that it will be the major sponsor of the Australian Drilling Industry Association’s (ADIA) DRILL 2014 conference at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Queensland on…

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    COMMENT: Riots at Goro cause $30M in damage

    May 28, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    It appears that Vale SA has run into a spot of trouble at the Goro laterite nickel mine in New Caledonia. Turns out it was a rather large spot that will take $30 million to repair.

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    Are the clouds parting for junior miners?

    May 21, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Junior miner Novo Resources (CSE: NVO) checks all the boxes: It’s led by a well known, connected and respected geologist; it has several prospective gold projects (one of which has an inferred resource) in the low risk jurisdiction of…

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    NICKEL: TVI Pacific produces first hydroxide from pilot plant

    March 17, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PHILIPPINES – As Calgary-based TVI Pacific continues working towards earning a 60% interest in the Agata iron-nickel laterite project in the Agusan del Norte province, the company says its pilot plant has produced the first nickel…

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    Barrick sells another asset in Australia

    January 27, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE:ABX) continues to peel back its presence in Australia as it prepares to take another hit on its balance sheet due to Pascua-Lama.

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    GUEST COMMENT: OMS’s video contest migrates to South Australia

    January 7, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    If indeed “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” then the Ontario Mining Association has a big fan in an antipodean counterpart. The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has recently launched “Dirt TV…

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    COMMENT: In case you missed it …

    January 6, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Many of us have enjoyed a bit of vacation as the mining industry wound down on 2013. That doesn’t mean nothing happened in the sector, just that we might not have noticed.

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    TAXES: What Australia and Quebec can teach us

    November 7, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    A recent trend in resource taxation philosophy found on both sides of the world came to light recently. It would seem both Australia at the national level in the southern hemisphere and Quebec at the provincial level in the northern hemisphere…

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    WCB Resources unveils multi-million ounce gold-silver deposit

    October 9, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Things look to be heating up for junior explorer WCB Resources (TSXV: WCB) on the small island of Misima around 630 km southeast of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The company has been quiet on the news front for nearly a…