Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    GEMSTONES: True North signs $21M, 3-year offtake deal

    January 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GREENLAND – Vancouver’s True North Gems has signed a three-year offtake agreement worth US$21 million with Chinastone, a polisher and supplier of gems to jewelers, watchmakers, and the luxury trade. The rough gemstones will come from True North’s open pit

  • Eldorado pulls plug on Greek project; stock tanks

    January 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The stock plunges 19% on the suspension news Eldorado Gold (TSX: ELD; NYSE: EGO) is suspending construction at its Skouries gold-copper project due to a continued lack of government support, and cautions it will halt its Olympias underground mine, if

  • Community effort helps save fishway problem

    January 1, 2016 by Russell Noble

    Almost everybody associates the name “Huckleberry” with Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and his comrade Tom Sawyer, but in the mining community, Huckleberry is also the name of a Canadian mine that has been in production in northwestern British Columbia since

  • GOLD-SILVER: Lydian secures US$325M construction funding for Amulsar mine

    December 1, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARMENIA – Toronto’s Lydian International has secured financing in the amount of US$325 million for construction of its Amulsar gold mine in the south-central part of the country. Total cost of building the mine is estimated to be US$395 million

  • News

    Lydian outlines new mine plan for Amulsar project

    November 25, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Lydian International (TSX: LYD; US-OTC: LYDIF) knows it has to adjust expectations at its wholly owned Amulsar gold project in south-central Armenia if it wants to secure development funding under current market conditions. To that end, the company has spent

  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER: NAN offers long and strong drill results from Maniitsoq

    November 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GREENLAND – Vancouver-based North American Nickel (NAN) has received the final assays from the 2015 diamond drilling program at its Maniitsoq nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM sulphide project. The best hole, at P-013, returned 0.94% Ni and 0.44% Cu over 11.95 metres and 0.57%

  • GOLD: Centerra’s Oksut project receives environmental nod

    November 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TURKEY – The Turkish ministry of environment and urbanization has approved the environmental impact study done by Toronto’s Centerra Gold for its Oksut project. The company’s CEO Scott Perry said, “The company will now focus on obtaining all the necessary

  • News

    CSR: Finnish mines to adopt MAC’s Toward Sustainable Mining initiative

    November 3, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – After three years of multi-stakeholder consultations, Finland becomes the first country outside Canada to adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program for corporate social responsibility. TSM was created by the Mining Association of Canada several years ago, and

  • News

    GEMSTONES: True North pours concrete for processing plant

    September 30, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GREENLAND – Vancouver-based True North Gems has begun pouring the concrete for the mineral processing plant at the Aappaluttoq ruby and pink sapphire project in the Fiskenaesset region. The floor has been poured and the wall and ceiling…

  • News

    Eldorado Gold halts Greek ops as uncertainty rises

    August 27, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Haywood Securities analyst Kerry Smith says Greece’s energy minister Panos Skourletis was on a “fishing expedition” when he revoked the technical studies on Eldorado Gold’s (TSX: ELD; NYSE: EGO) Skouries and…

  • Feature

    First Quantum Minerals makes its fortunes by going global

    August 1, 2015 by Russell Noble

    Head office for First Quantum Minerals is 543 Granville Street, 14th Floor, Vancouver, but like many Canadian mining companies, that’s primarily for administrative purposes where the mail is sent, so to speak, because most of the…

  • News

    GOLD: Centerra says Oksut feasibility study is positive

    July 29, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TURKEY – Centerra Gold of Toronto has looked at the feasibility study for its Oksut gold project and says it is positive. If the timeline goes as projected, the first production from the mine 50 km south of the city of Kayseri will be in…