Canadian Mining Journal


Australia, NZ & South Pacific


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    Cameco turns eye to Western Australia

    September 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — It appears Canada’s major uranium power Cameco is viewing a downswing in uranium markets as an opportunity to diversify its project portfolio and acquire a foothold in Australia.

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    Papua New Guinea continues to scare off miners

    July 9, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Aldridge Minerals has added its name to a growing list of mining companies leaving or looking to leave Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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    COPPER-GOLD MINING: Ivanhoe’s Osborne project makes first concentrate shipment

    June 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – Ivanhoe Australia of Melbourne has made the first shipment of copper-gold concentrate from the Osborne project in northwest Queensland.

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    UNDERSEA MINING: Nautilus signs off take agreement for Solwara 1

    April 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – In 2005 Nautilus Minerals of Vancouver set it sights on finding gold-copper massive sulphide deposits on the seafloor and mining them. That dream is a giant step closer since Nautilus signed an off take agreement with…

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    COPPER-GOLD STUDY: Ivanhoe’s Mount Elliott project shaping up in Australia

    April 17, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEENSLAND – Ivanhoe Australia has completed a scoping study for its Mount Elliott copper-gold project, and the company says this is one of the largest copper-gold mineralized systems ever discovered in Australia. The indicated resource…

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: CEMI, Evolving Gold, Goldcorp, Mine Radio, and Victoria Gold

    February 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) of Sudbury, ON, has named Douglas Morrison as its new president and CEO, effective March 1, 2012. Since joining CEMI in 2011, he has been VP and now succeeds Dr. Peter K. Kaiser, who will…

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    COPPER-URANIUM-GOLD PROJECT: Olympic Dam gets environmental nod

    October 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – The federal and South Australian governments have approved the environmental impact statement submitted by BHP Billiton for the expansion of its Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold mine. The project, that reportedly carries a…

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    SILVER-ZINC-COPPER RESOURCE: Diamond Fields releases 43-101 for seafloor SedEx deposit

    July 26, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    RED SEA – Diamond Fields International of Vancouver has released what it believes to be the first ever 43-101-compliant resource estimate for a SedEx (sedimentary exhalative) deposit located on the seafloor. ACA Howe prepared a report that…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Pacific seabed hosts large REE deposits

    July 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Rare earth elements have recently become the one of the hottest exploration targets. The number of juniors seeking REEs seems almost as great as those hunting for gold particularly in Quebec. The most advanced junior is Canada Lithium that is…

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    COAL MINING: Moratorium on new projects in New South Wales

    May 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – The government of New South Wales has imposed a 60-day ban on new coal mining projects in that state to allow time to solve disputes between farmers and the mining industry. Farmers fear that land and water resources may be damaged.

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    ELECTRIC DRIVE: Siemens technology in Hitachi trucks

    May 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TLANTA, Georgia – Siemens Industry has won its largest mobile mining order from Hitachi Construction Truck Machinery to provide 50 more EH4500 trucks equipeed with Siemens’ AC drive technology. The trucks will be delivered to Indonesian-based…

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    GOLD MINING: IamGold sells Tarkwa and Damang mine for $667-M cash

    April 18, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GHANA – Toronto-based IamGold Corp. is selling its 18.9% interest in the Tarkwa and Damang gold mines in Ghana for $667 million cash. The purchaser is South Africa’s Gold Fields, which will hold 90% of the mines when the deal is completed in…