Canadian Mining Journal

South America

  • Feature

    Students provide great resource

    August 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    When it comes to hiring students for part-time employment, the Canadian mining industry is almost second to none. With a shortfall of 100,000 workers predicted within the next decade, the mining industry is concerned about these prospects and…

  • News

    TAKEOVER: Breakwater agrees to Nyrstar offer

    June 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The directors of Toronto-based Breakwater Resources have approved an all-cash takeover of their firm by Nyrstar NV. Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business that produces zinc, lead, silver, gold and copper; it is headquartered in…

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Black Iron, Thompson Creek, Tyhee Gold and Vale

    May 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Black Iron Inc. of Toronto has named George A. Mover  its COO. He is the former project general director of Ferrexpo Yeristovo Mining. He will be based at Black Iron’s Shymanivske project site in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine.

  • News

    PUMPS: GIW slurry pump proves to be longest lasting

    January 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PERU – GIW Industries of Grovetown, GA, has good news for operators in need of heavy duty centrifugal slurry pumps. The company and its local representative recently installed a 150 LCC 20(XH) cyclone feed pump at a gold mine in a remote region…

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    GOLD PRODUCTION: Goldcorp sets record at 2.52M oz

    January 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Goldcorp set a gold production record in 2010 at 2.52 million oz, including 686,300 oz in Q4. Cash costs per ounce were $US285. Total 2011 output is forecast to grow to 2.70 million oz, and over five years output is expected to…

  • News

    ACQUISITION: HudBay sets sights on Norsemont

    January 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – HudBay Minerals has set its sights on acquiring Norsemont Mining in a cash and share deal worth $520 million. The deal will bring Norsemont’s Constancia copper development project in Peru into the HudBay portfolio. Its addition will…

  • News

    ARMED ROBBERY: Thieves make off with 1,500 oz of gold from Aurizona mine

    January 3, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRAZIL – Luna Gold of Vancouver made the unhappy announcement that armed robbers had relieved its Aurizona gold project in Maranhao state of an estimated 1,500 oz of gold on Dec. 29, 2010. No employees were injured during the robbery, and local…

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    MERGER: Franco-Nevada, Gold Wheaton deal provides opportunity for Quadra FNX

    December 13, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO and VANCOUVER – Franco-Nevada Corp. and Gold Wheaton have agreed to a friendly business combination that will have Franco-Nevada paying approximately $830 million for the Vancouver company. Franco-Nevada is offering $5.20 per share,…

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    AWARD: Pan American Silver wins sustainable development prize in Peru

    December 6, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PERU – The Peruvian subsidiary of Vancouver’s Pan American Silver has won the 2010 Sustainable Development Award in the promotion initiatives for local development (mining) category.

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    SHAFT SINKING: Dumas buys Peruvian specialist

    October 21, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Dumas Contracting recently acquired L&L Contratista Minera, Peruvian mining contractor specializ…

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    CALL FOR PAPERS: First international seminar on social responsibility in mining

    October 20, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SANTIAGO, Chile – SRMINING 2011, the First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining, has issue…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Leaked CSR report flawed

    October 19, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    If words such as “suppressed report” and “international violations by Canadian mining companies” were not writ…