Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    Musings on Greenland, tariffs and inverted yield curves

    August 29, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Last week the U.S. president abruptly cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the Danes rebuffed his proposal to buy Greenland, a semi-autonomous Danish territory strategically located between the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean and rich in natural resources like

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    EDITORIAL: Barrick, Newmont settle on Nevada JV

    March 11, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    Much has been speculated about mergers among gold producers since Barrick Gold announced the takeover of Randgold Resources last September. The $6-billion Barrick-Randgold deal came together without a  hitch and was finalized on Jan. 2, 2019, making Barrick once again

  • ENVIRONMENT: Second dam failure for Vale in Brazil

    January 28, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    Every mine and mill operator’s worst nightmare is the failure of a tailings dam. Vancouver’s Imperial Metals faced this catastrophe in 2014 at its Mount Polley copper-gold mine in British Columbia. Fortunately no one died. The company remediated the problem

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    RISKS: Canadian miner killed in Burkina Faso

    January 17, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    News broke early today that Canadian Kirk Woodman, who went missing on Jan. 15, was found dead the following day in Burkina Faso. He was abducted Tuesday night by a dozen gunmen from a site owned by his employer Progress

  • GOLD: Newmont to pay $10B for Goldcorp, creates world’s leading gold miner

    January 14, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp of Vancouver announced plans on Jan. 14 to merge, creating the world’s leading gold producer. When the US$10 billion (all figures U.S. dollars) deal closes, a new company, Newmont Goldcorp, will be created. Newmont

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    COMMENT: Idea from Down Under needs to come Up North

    December 13, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    The Australians have a practical and forward-thinking idea: Hire military veterans to meet the looming labour shortage in the mining sector. Veterans are highly trained and bring diverse skills and talents to the job. Many have a difficult time transitioning

  • News

    Editorial: Kamoto halt highlights cobalt’s unpredictability

    November 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Anyone needing a reminder of the tenuousness of the global cobalt market – which plays a major role in underpinning the global boom in electric vehicles (EVs) – need only look at the stark news on Nov. 6 that Glencore’s

  • COMMENT: Acacia takeover by merged Barrick an option

    November 7, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    UNITED KINGDOM – The buyout of Acacia Mining’s minority shareholders by the new, larger Barrick Gold is one option, said Mark Bristow, CEO of Randgold Resources. Toronto-based Barrick, which owns about 64% of Acacia, and Randgold are merging in a

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    Editorial: Industry veterans Boyd, Howes and Hemingway weigh in on innovation

    November 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Attendees of The Northern Miner’s Progressive Mine Forum held at the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto in mid-October had the opportunity to hear the views of three sharp-minded keynote speakers on the topic of innovation. After accepting his commemorative Welsh

  • Feature

    Plan Nord a key support for Quebec miners

    October 1, 2018 by Alisha Hiyate

    Quebec’s steady support for mining

  • Editorial: Gold, copper declines start to bite

    August 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The dog days of summer are upon us in North America, and this year for the mining industry the biggest dogs are gold and copper — the two leading precious and base metals, which have seen precipitous price drops in

  • Feature

    Back on track

    August 1, 2018 by Alisha Hiyate

    The Top 40 get back on track