Canadian Mining Journal

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    COMMENT: Fort McMurray fires move north toward oil sands mines

    May 18, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    The wildfires that started on May 2 and forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 people from Fort McMurray, AB, have not abated. Hot, dry weather and the winds generated by the firestorms themselves burned through the town two weeks ago

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    COMMENT: Wildfires force Fort McMurray residents to flee

    May 4, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    As if northern Alberta hadn’t been the target of enough misfortune in the collapse of the oil price, now tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents have been forced to evacuate as wildfires ravage the town. So many jobs were

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    COMMENT: Worldwide ranking of mine engineering schools released

    March 24, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    LONDON, UK – The first ever ranking of the world’s mineral engineering schools has been compiled as part of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The entire list can be found at Click on “Mineral & Mining Engineering.”

  • COMMENT: World Bank bears down on commodity outlook

    January 27, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    It seems the World Bank has only bearish opinions on commodity prices for this year. In its Q1 2016 Commodity Markets Outlook, it highlighted weak growth in emerging economies and commodity markets. None of what the bank predicted gives the

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    COMMENT: The 100-year legacy of the Obuasi gold mine

    October 14, 2015 by Marilyn Scales

    Anything that keeps working for more than a century is worthy of note. That includes the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana. Dating back to 1897, it was well past the 100-year mark before owner AngloGold Ashanti put it on care-and-maintenance