Canadian Mining Journal

Australia, NZ & South Pacific

  • 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

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD: Nautilus marks start of construction of deep sea support vessel

    September 29, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Nautilus Minerals has finally reached a major milestone in its quest to become the world’s first commercial deep sea mining company. On Friday, Sept. 25, the first steel was cut, marking the beginning on construction of…

  • News

    SAFETY: Western Australia launches code for autonomous mining systems

    September 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Earlier this week Western Australia mining minister Bill Marmion approved the world’s first safety code of practice for autonomous mining systems.

  • News

    OceanaGold is firing on all cylinders

    June 8, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    There aren’t many companies in the mining sector these days that are able to pay off large chunks of debt from operating cash flow and embark on sizable acquisitions at the same time. OceanaGold (TSX: OGC) is one of them.