Canadian Mining Journal


South America


  • News

    COPPER: Hudbay suspends mining at Constancia

    November 9, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERU – Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals has been forced to temporarily suspend operations at its Constancia copper-molybdenum mine as a result of trespassers in the open pit area. The company said the stoppage was necessary for the safety of employees and

  • R & D: BacTech Environmental Engages Laurentian University for Ecuador Bioleach Study

    November 3, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO: BacTech Environmental Corporation today announced that it has engaged the services of Laurentian University specifically, the Vale Living with Lakes Centre located in Sudbury, Ontario, to provide bioleach test work for concentrates collected in Ecuador. BacTech is investigating the use

  • BASE METALS: Trevali discovers new high-grade zinc-lead-silver mineralization at the Santander Zinc Mine

    October 31, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER: Trevali Mining Corp. announced results from three diamond drill holes that are part of the ongoing 2016 underground exploration drill program at its Santander Zinc Mine in Peru. The aim of the current phase of drilling is to extend

  • LITHIUM: Scientific Metals Enters Into Standstill Agreement to Acquire Two Lithium Brine Projects, Argentina

    October 26, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER: Scientific Metals Corp. is pleased to announce it has entered into an arm’s length standstill agreement which provides STM exclusive negotiating rights to purchase a 100% interest in two prospective lithium brine projects in Northwest Argentina. The Properties surround

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Argentina adopts Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative

    October 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BUENOS AIRES – The national mining association of Argentina (CAEM) says it will adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative developed by the Mining Association of Canada. According to CAEM president Marcelo Alvarez, TSM will help move Argentina’s mining sector

  • News

    New management hopes to turn around Luna Gold

    October 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The team that put the Karma gold mine into production in Burkina Faso for True Gold before the junior was acquired by Endeavour Mining Corp. (TSX: EDV; US-OTC: OTCQX) for $240 million in April, hopes to duplicate its success at Luna Gold (TSX:

  • News

    GOLD: Lundin gets approval of Fruta del Norte EIS

    October 17, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ECUADOR – Vancouver-based Lundin Gold has received approval of the environmental impact study for the Fruta del Norte gold project from the government of Ecuador. The approval process began when a draft EIS was submitted in April 2016, and then

  • News

    GOLD: Barrick resumes operations at Veladero mine

    October 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARGENTINA – Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. has resumed operations at its Veladero gold mine 320  km northwest of San Juan. Approval of normal operations has been received from the San Juan provincial authorities. Mining was suspended on Sept. 15, a

  • M&A: TomaGold Signs LOI to Acquire Red Metal Resources

    September 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL:  TomaGold Corporation is pleased to report that is has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire, pursuant to a takeover bid, business combination or similar transaction, all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Metal Resources

  • GOLD: Barrick suspends work at Veladero mine following leak

    September 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARGENTINA – Barrick Gold of Toronto announced a temporary shutdown at its Veladero gold mine pending detailed examination of the heap leach area. A pipe carrying process solution was damaged by a large piece of ice that rolled down the

  • News

    Altius reaps benefits of contrarian investing

    September 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – When it comes to the project generator business model, it’s tough to find a more successful example than Altius Minerals (TSX: ALS; US-OTC: ATUSF). The company’s seen substantial revenue growth over the past five years largely due to its contrarian investment

  • News

    Barrick takes a second look at Pascua Lama

    September 6, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX: NYSE:ABX) has hired one of its former executives and a seasoned mine builder to evaluate options for a more modest, scalable starter project that could be built underground on the Argentina side of the company’s failed Pascua