Canadian Mining Journal


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  • News

    DIAMOND: Alrosa unearths matryoshka diamond in Yakutia

    October 7, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YAKUTIA, CIS – Russian miner Alrosa has unearthed a one-of-a-kind diamond at its Yyruba division. It is named after the traditional Russian matryoshka dolls because it contains a diamond within a diamond. More astounding is that the inner stone freely

  • COAL: Technology boosts productivity at RusCoal’s Khakassia mine

    August 20, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – Russian Coal saw a 5% increase in productivity at its Stepnoy pit just two months after the company installed, in the mine’s BelAZ dump trucks, a technological solution called Karier Mine Fleet Management System, which is produced by Vist

  • GOLD: Kinross makes US$283M acquisition in Russia

    August 1, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Toronto-based Kinross Gold is expanding its portfolio in Russia with the acquisition of a large, open pit development project in the country’s Far East region. The company is paying US$283 million for the Chulbatkan project to N-Mining, $113 million in

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa recovers 63-ct stone from Verkhne-Munskoye deposit

    July 17, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa, reported unearthing a gem quality rough diamond weighing 63.15 carats from the Zapolyarnaya kimberlite pipe of the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit located in Yakutia.  In a press release, Alrosa revealed that the

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa recovers large diamond from International pipe

    April 24, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – Alrosa’s International mine produced this month the largest gem quality diamond seen in the past two years. In a press release, the world’s top diamond miner by output revealed that the stone weighs 118.91 carats, displays a light yellow

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    GOLD: Kinross on track for 2018 production and costs

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Kinross Gold has released its third quarter results that indicate the company achieved solid production and generated a cash flow. Operations in Nevada, Brazil, Ghana and Russia all performed well, said the company. On the production side, the

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Alrosa kicks off mining at new diamond field in Siberia

    November 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    RUSSIA – World’s top diamond producer by output Alrosa said Wednesday it had begun production at its new Verkhne-Munskoye diamond field in eastern Siberia, which Russian President Vladimir Putin said would reinforce the state controlled firm’s position as a world leader.

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    COPPER: ABB to help double mill capacity for KAZ Minerals

    May 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KAZAKHSTAN – ABB recently won an order to deliver a comprehensive process and power solution that will double the capacity of KAZ Minerals’ sulphide ore processing plant in Aktogay. The project is the third major order from this customer and

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    Nevsun completes prefeasibility at Timok

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Nevsun Resources (TSX: NSU; NYSE-AM: NSU) has a busy year ahead. In early April, the mid-tier base metals company released a prefeasibility study for the Cukaru Peki Upper Zone, part of its 213 sq. km Timok copper-gold project near Bor, Serbia.

  • News

    CONFERENCE: World Mining Congress to promote science and technology co-operation

    April 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KAZAKHSTAN – The 2018 World Mining Congress is set for June 19-22, 2018, in Astana. It is billed as the largest industry event that brings together specialists and scientists from 50 countries working in mineral development, science, technology, environmental protection

  • News

    Global Gold Snapshot: Nine explorers and miners pushing forward with new projects

    April 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    With gold prices remaining strong over the past couple of years and showing no signs of abating, gold exploration and mine development are in high gear, with substantial projects and new mines underway across the globe. Here is a look

  • CONVENTIONS: World Mining Congress 2018: Stages of program formation

    March 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    From June 19 till June 22, the 25th anniversary World Mining Congress will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan. Such a large-scale event of world significance is being held for the first time not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the