Canadian Mining Journal



  • DIAMONDS: Dominion Diamond’s new chapter

    November 23, 2017 by Virginia Heffernan

    One of the biggest deals to hit the diamond world recently is the sale and privatization of Dominion Diamond, Canada’s premier diamond miner and the world’s third largest producer of rough diamonds by value. The sale gives Montana-based Washington Companies a 100%

  • EDITORIAL: Cameco suspends 40% of production in face of oversupply

    November 22, 2017 by John Cumming, The Northern Miner

    Every mining subsector has its unofficial leader. It’s that company — usually with the largest market capitalization — that has arguably the best combination of top mineral deposits, superb operations, savvy management, high-quality workers, technical excellence, welcoming jurisdictions, a stable

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    COMMENT: USGS finds 40M lb U3O8 in potential calcrete resources

    November 14, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    The U.S. Geological Survey has taken a look at parts of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, and found there may be 40 million lb. of undiscovered uranium resources in the region. Geologists examined calcrete formations, which are well documented in

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    COMMENT: Someone is counterfeiting the Mint’s gold bars

    October 31, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Forget Bitcoin and other cyber-currencies. Someone is extremely fond of gold these days. So smitten that counterfeit gold bar with the hallmarks of the Royal Canadian Mint has been created. Last week, a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada

  • Feature

    Infrastructure back in vogue

    October 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    Renewed emphasis on infrastructure.

  • Feature

    Welcome to the gold issue

    September 13, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    We couldn’t think of a better profile for our gold issue than Agnico Eagle Mines – a Canadian success story that will celebrate 60 years in business in October. Simply put, the company represents some of the best qualities of

  • COMMENT: Dominion Diamond accepts sweetened offer from Washington Companies

    July 17, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    YELLOWKNIFE, NWT – The management of Dominion Diamond Corp. has agreed to accept the sweetened takeover offer of the Washington Companies, the private company based in Missoula, Montana. In March, Washington offered US$13.50 per share, and the Dominion board turned

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    Editorial: Africa remains a dominant force in global gold mining

    June 22, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    With so many troubles in Africa’s centres of gold mining — extremist attacks in West and North Africa, perennial challenges in Central Africa and the long, slow decline of violence-ridden South Africa — it can be easy to lose sight

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    COMMENT: Two committees, twice the bad news for Acacia

    June 13, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Followers of international mining news have read about the Tanzanian government’s beef with Acacia Mining which is headquartered in London, U.K. Last month we learned that the report of a government committee says Acacia owes tens of billions in unpaid

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    Mining’s role in Canada’s next 150 years

    June 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    On July 1, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. Of course, I would normally take this opportunity to recognize the mining sector’s contribution to Canada’s wealth and its importance in our history. However, CMJ’s news editor Marilyn Scales did an excellent

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    COMMENT: Digital disconnect looming for miners

    May 8, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    There was a time a mere decade ago that we thought the mining industry was among the leaders in adopting computerized technologies. We set up seismic monitor arrays in underground mines and used computers to track and predict ground movement.

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    Connecting the dots

    May 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    When I talk to people outside of mining about the new technology that’s starting to infiltrate the sector, they are invariably surprised that it doesn’t already exist in the industry. For a society that’s constantly connected through our smart phones