Canadian Mining Journal

Australia, NZ & South Pacific

  • OceanaGold, B2Gold scramble as Philippines gov’t may suspend 20 more mines

    September 29, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — The socio-political situation in the Philippines is volatile for miners following the conclusion of a national mining audit by president Rodrigo Duterte’s newly elected administration. On Sept. 27, environment secretary Regina Lopez revealed that 20 more metallic mines in the

  • COAL: New interest in B.C. coal mine

    September 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: Altius Minerals Corporation says that the private company optionee of its Telkwa Coal project in British Columbia, Telkwa Coal Limited, has announced a conditional binding agreement to be acquired by an Australian-based public issuer, Allegiance

  • News

    MAPPING: 3-D exploration model covers all of South Australia

    August 23, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA – The South Australian Geophysical Reference Model was launched to the international exploration community at this week’s 25th Geophysical Conference & Exhibition in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. The model allows users to bring to life the

  • GOLD: B2Gold makes at-the-market offering up to $100M

    August 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – B2Gold Corp. plans to distribute an at-the-market offering of US$100 million worth of common shares. The company has entered into an agreement with the American and Canadian subsidiaries of Canaccord Genuity and HSBC Securities. Newly issued shares are

  • ACQUISITION: Kal Tire Acquires Klinge Tire Services in Australia

    June 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BC, Canada—Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, a world leader in mining tire management and supply, has acquired the tire services business of Klinge & Co. in Australia. Kal Tire has been operating in Western Australia for approximately six years and

  • News

    GOLD: Canadians own half of world’s 10 largest gold mines

    June 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The list of the world’s 10 largest gold mines is making the rounds. In 2015 they produced almost 10.6 million oz of the yellow metal or 329.6 tonnes of it (if imaging 330 tonnes of anything is possible). That was

  • News

    KALGOORLIEITE: New mineral named after historic Australian mining town

    April 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – The opportunity to name a previously unknown mineral is a rare honour, and it recently went to Dr. Kirsten Rempel, a geochemist from Curtin University. She calls it “kalgoorlieite” after the iconic Australian mining town. The International Mineralogical

  • Feature

    Seafloor mining takes a unique set of skills

    April 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    When it comes to shipping heavy equipment to a mining location, few companies know more about the challenges of getting machinery to a site than Nautilus Minerals Inc., of Toronto. In fact, it’s safe to say that Nautilus Minerals is

  • NICKEL-COPPER: Royal Nickel buys into Australian, Manitoban mines

    February 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Royal Nickel Corp. is buying into two mining companies, thus launching itself into the ranks of nickel and copper-gold producers. It is buying a 67% interest in Salt Lake Mining and a 100% interest in VMS Ventures. Salt

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD: Nautilus, Tongling ink new offtake deal for Solwara 1

    December 14, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Toronto-based Nautilus Minerals is a step closer to being the first seafloor massive sulphide miner with the signing of a new offtake agreement for its Solwara 1 copper-gold project in the Bismarck Sea. Tongling Nonferrous Metals

  • COMMENT: BHP Billiton to boost copper output

    December 2, 2015 by Marilyn Scales

    Australian mining powerhouse BHP Billiton announced plans this week to lower copper unit costs by boosting output by 1.7 million t/y. That’s’ a doubling of the 1.7 million tonnes the company produced in the year ending June 30, 2015. The

  • News

    MINING PEOPLE: Adriana Resources, Kaminak Gold, and Newmarket Gold

    November 19, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Adriana Resources of Toronto has appointed Michael Harrison as president and CEO as Allen J. Palmiere has stepped down from those offices. Richard Williams has been elected to the board of Vancouver-based Kaminak Gold Corp. He is currently VP engineering