Canadian Mining Journal



  • 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

  • News

    TMN editorial: Former Massey Energy CEO, ex-con Blankenship attempts comeback in US Senate

    May 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    It’s hard to figure out what the lessons are here, but the audacity and sheer political spectacle can’t go unremarked: the disgraced former CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship, is attempting a major comeback in the public arena by launching

  • 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

  • COMMENT: What does Rio Tinto know about coal?

    April 2, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    One of the largest miners in the world, Australia’s Rio Tinto plc, is shedding its coal assets at a surprising rate over the last year. To wit: Rio divested its interest in its wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries in

  • Feature

    Radical change coming to tailings management

    April 1, 2018 by Alisha Hiyate

    Maybe it’s overstating the case to say the 2014 Mount Polley tailings dam failure changed everything. It hasn’t yet. But it will. Today, the mine’s owner, Imperial Metals – which has already spent about $70 million on remediation efforts at

  • EDITORIAL: Glimmers of hope for uranium miners

    March 29, 2018 by John Cumming, The Northern Miner

    It’s been an eventful past couple of weeks in the uranium subsector, even if the spot price for uranium oxide has shown little positive response. In the U.S., the Trump administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) has suspended sales from its

  • COMMENT: Sustainable cobalt at Samsung

    February 14, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    Reading MINING.COM yesterday, I came across this headline gem: Soaring cobalt prices force Samsung SDI to mine metal from old phones. No problem there. South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI is making plans to recycle cobalt from used mobile phones.

  • Feature

    Canada shines in risk-off climate

    December 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    Offshore companies buy into Canada for stability.

  • 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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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