Canadian Mining Journal

  • 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

  • News

    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

  • Feature

    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.

  • Feature

    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

  • Feature

    An industry on the cusp

    April 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    Introducing CMJ’s new editor, Alisha Hiyate.

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    COMMENT: New chapter for Canadian diamonds?

    March 23, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    This writer has a fondness for Canadian diamonds, as do many CMJ readers. The stones are beautiful, world famous and conflict free – an excellent accomplishment for a sector that didn’t exist 35 years ago. But could the Canadian diamond

  • Editorial: Resource regulators under Trump

    February 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Amidst the flurry of executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump – starting four hours after his inauguration on Jan. 20 – were several that benefited the resource sector, and there are likely a few more business-friendly changes

  • Feature

    Proud mining sector for a strong nation

    February 1, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Canada is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. In 1867 the founding fathers met in Charlottetown built the foundation of a nation truly “strong and free”. They did a very good job, too. We can savour their hard work as

  • COMMENT: Quebec pulls permits for Copper One claims at Riviere Dore

    January 30, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    When a government unilaterally pulls a company’s exploration permits for a property, it is usual to wonder “What kind of tin-pot dictatorship is this?” This time it was the government of Quebec. The provincial ministry of energy and natural resources

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    Indigenous community deserves our R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    January 1, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    The holidays have been enjoyed, resolutions made, and the time has come to get a fresh start with a new year. And there is no better place to start than with respect for the indigenous peoples of Canada. In November,