Canadian Mining Journal


South America


  • News

    Gold Fields bets big on South America

    May 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Since discovering Salares Norte in the Atacama region of northern Chile in 2011, Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) has carved out a resource from the project’s two orebodies of 3.66 million oz. of gold and 49.46 million oz. of silver. The South

  • GOLD: Work resumes at Tahoe’s La Arena mine

    May 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERU – Tahoe Resources of Vancouver announced on May 3, 2018, that the local labour strike at its La arena gold mine 480 km northwest of Lima has been resolved. The strike began on April 20 as the local union

  • Agnico Eagle slashes stake in Belo Sun

    May 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM) has sold 44.55 million common shares it owned in Belo Sun Mining (TSX: BSX), slashing its stake in the company from 19.14% to about 9.57%. The gold major announced on April 20 that it had completed

  • COMMENT: Tracking North American industrial pollution

    April 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – With Earth Day fresh in our memories, the Commission for Environmental Co-operation (CEC) has released its 15th report Taking Stock: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers. The organization represents Canada, the United States and Mexico pulling the entire

  • GOLD: Goldcorp reports Q1 net earnings down to $67M

    April 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Goldcorp reports net earnings of $67 million (all figures are U.S. dollars), or $0.08 per share, for the first quarter of 2018. Earnings were down substantially from the $170 million, or $0.20 per share, for the same quarter

  • COAL-COPPER-ZINC: Teck Q1 profit up sharply to $753M

    April 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Strong commodity prices lifted Teck Resources first quarter revenues to $3.09 billion, compared to $2.85 billion in Q1  2017. The company recorded an adjusted profit for Q1 2018 of $753 million or $1.31 per share. Compare that to

  • News

    POTASH: Canpotex opens sales office in Brazil

    April 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SAO PAULO, Brazil – Canpotex Ltd., with headquarters in Saskatoon, Sask., has opened a sales office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company says that Brazil is the largest market for Canpotex potash. Since 1972, Canpotex has exported about 35 million

  • News

    VANADIUM: Largo announces 25% expansion plan for Maracas Menchen mine

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Largo Resources of Toronto has announced plans to boost vanadium pentoxide production by 25% at its Maracas Menchen mine in Bahia state, about 813 km northeast of Brasilia. Monthly production would increase to 1,000 tonnes, and it may

  • News

    SolGold steps up drilling campaign in Ecuador

    April 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

      With about US$90 million in the bank and plenty of ground still to explore, Brisbane-based SolGold (TSX: SOLG; US-OTC: SLGGF) has embarked on a 120,000 metre, 12-drill program at its Cascabel copper-gold project in northern Ecuador. The main purpose of the

  • News

    Iamgold turns around Rosebel in Suriname

    April 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PARAMARIBO, SURINAME — Only a few years ago during the depths of the mining industry downturn, Iamgold (TSX: IMG; NYSE: IAG) had on its hands with its Rosebel open-pit gold mine in Suriname an aging, high-cost operation that faced closure in 2018, as

  • POTASH: Nutrien names retail business Nutrien Ag

    April 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LOVELAND, Colo. – Nutrien Ltd. has launched its new retail business under the banner of Nutrien Ag Solutions from this city. The name allows the company – the merger of PotashCorp and Agrium – to align all its global retail

  • COPPER: Teck raises Quebrada Blanca interest to 90%

    April 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Teck Resources of Vancouver has raised its interest in the Quebrada Blanca copper mine to 90%. Teck recently purchased Inversiones Mineras S.A., a private Chilean company, that held a 13.5% interest in the operating company, Compania Minera Teck