Canadian Mining Journal


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  • COPPER: Strike averted at Escondida

    August 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – BHP  has averted a strike at the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida. A deal has been struck between the operator and the union representing most of the workforce. The terms of the offer will now go to union

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    PRECIOUS METALS: San Dimas sale pushes Wheaton Q2 earnings to $318M

    August 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Wheaton Precious Metals reports that it had net earnings of $318 million (all U.S. dollars)  in Q2 2018, including the $246 million gain on the sale of the San Dimas silver stream. The company reported record gold production

  • EDITORIAL: Expect copper price rise

    August 13, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    Recent events are conspiring to push up the price of copper significantly. Lack of new discoveries and labour action at the world’s largest copper mine make both the short and long term outlook for copper prices rosy. First is the

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    COPPER-GOLD: Filo del Sol project ups resources

    August 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARGENTINA – Vancouver’s Filo Mining Corp. says the recent successful exploration drill program at its Filo del Sol copper-gold-silver project has allowed it to boost the resource numbers. The company saw a significant increase in the indicated tonnage and contained

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    GOLD: Yamana celebrates 15 years since IPO

    August 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – On July 31, 2018, Yamana Gold celebrated its 15th anniversary since launching itself as a public company using a reverse takeover. The company’s early portfolio of properties included the Chapada copper-gold mine in Brazil. Yamana commissioned the project

  • Ecuador eases rules on early-stage exploration drilling

    August 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Ecuador’s Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources says holders of mining concessions can now drill on early-phase exploration projects in the country. Previously, drilling was only permitted during the advanced exploration phase and required an environmental licence. Under the

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    GOLD: Equinox begins stockpiling ore at Aurizona mine

    July 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Equinox Gold of Vancouver has begun stockpiling ore from the open pit Aurizona gold mine in the Maranhao state in preparation to resume production. Construction at the project is on time and on budget to pour gold by

  • Technology Metals Snapshot: Eight juniors step up to meet the tech-metal challenge

    July 18, 2018 by Trish Saywell, The Northern Miner

    The wider use globally of advanced technologies such as electric vehicles has led to a boom in juniors developing technology-metal assets, with an emphasis on lithium, cobalt, vanadium and rare earths. Here is a look at eight such juniors active

  • GOLD: Lundin closes $350M debt facility, announces offtake deal

    July 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ECUADOR – Lundin Gold of Vancouver has closed a $350-million (all amounts are U.S. dollars) senior secured project finance debt facility with a syndicate of seven lenders. The funds will go toward development and construction of the Fruta del Norte

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    TRANSPARENCY: Glencore subpoenaed by U.S. Dept. of Justice

    July 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice issued a subpoena on July 2, 2018, for a subsidiary of Glencore plc of Baar, Switzerland. The department is seeking documents and other records with respect to compliance with The Foreign Corrupt

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    Mexican Gold’s Las Minas project draws big backers

    July 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    It all started with a cup of coffee in Zacatecas. Brian Robertson was swapping stories with a fellow engineer when he learned about 30 historical mines in the cliffs and ravines near the small village of Las Minas, about 177

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    GOLD-COPPER: Equinox to spin out copper assets as Solaris Copper

    June 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Equinox Gold Corp. has plans to transfer all its copper assets to a newly incorporated company named Solaris Copper. The new company will continue to advance the copper projects that belong to Equinox. These include the exploration stage