Canadian Mining Journal



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    COPPER: First Quantum boosts share of Cobre Panama

    August 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – First Quantum Minerals of Toronto is boosting its share of the Cobre Panama copper project by increasing its share of the operating company, Minera Panama SA, to 90%. First Quantum will pay $635 million for the 10% share

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    Vangold to mine historic stockpiles at El Pinguico

    August 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Vangold Mining (TSXV: VAN; US-OTC: VGLDF) hopes to reactivate production at the historic El Pinguico gold mine, which operated more than a hundred years ago outside Guanajuato City, Mexico. The mine – 2.5 km from Fresnillo’s (LON: FRES) Las Torres

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    MINING: Brazil tweaks rules for Amazon mineral development

    August 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Faced with overwhelming criticism from lawmakers and environmentalists, the government of Brazil plans to revise the rules for opening up a vast reserve in the Amazon Basin to exploration and mining. The prior decree will be

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    POTASH: BHP may sell stake in Jansen potash project

    August 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – BHP is considering the sale of a 25% interest in its Jansen potash project 140 km east of Saskatoon, according to a report from Reuters. The quarter share could be worth as much as $2 billion. BHP posits

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    MINING: Brazil opens large part of Amazon reserve to exploration, mining

    August 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Last week Brazilian president Michel Temer opened up 46,000-km2 area in the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca) to exploration and mining. The protected status of an area straddling the northern states of Amapa and

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    COPPER-GOLD: Oz Minerals okays $900M+ mine at Carrapateena

    August 24, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Oz Minerals of Adelaide has given the go-ahead to this country’s largest undeveloped copper project – the A$916 million Carrapateena project. The first phase of work will begin next month with first production planned for late 2019.

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    Nevsun cuts mine life in half at Bisha; extends study timeline for Timok

    August 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Newly appointed CEO Peter Kukielski hasn’t wasted much time putting his imprint on Nevsun Resources (TSX: NSU; NYSE: NSU). The Stanford University educated civil engineer who joined the company in May is moving quickly to put his expertise to work in re-assessing

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    GOLD: Victoria begins construction at Eagle project

    August 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Toronto’s Victoria Gold Corp. held the official sod turning on Aug. 18 to mark the start of construction at its Eagle gold project. The project, part of the Dublin Gulch property, lies about 85 km north of Mayo.

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    Killing of contractors casts pall over Continental’s Buritica project in Colombia

    August 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Over the last year, Continental Gold (TSX: CNL; US-OTC: CGOOF) has had a series of successes in Colombia. It received the final environmental permit for its Buritica gold project in November 2016, and in May, closed private placements with Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) and

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    GOLD: Wallbridge to take bulk sample at Fenelon property

    August 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Sudbury-based Wallbridge Mining Company has passed one hurdle on the way to taking a bulk sample at its high grade Fenelon gold property 75 km northwest of Matagami. The province has issued a certificate of non-liability for the

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    Trek sets stage for near term restart at Aurizona

    August 10, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Trek Mining (TSXV: TREK) is on track to revive its flagship Aurizona gold mine in northwestern Brazil. On July 31, the company unveiled a re-imagined feasibility study (FS), modeling a $131-million redevelopment plan that would result in “first gold pour”

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    COBALT: eCobalt nears completion of Idaho cobalt feasibility study

    August 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IDAHO – Vancouver-based eCobalt Solutions is nearing completion of the feasibility study covering its plans for the Idaho cobalt mine and mill 40 km west of Salmon, in the central part of the state. Meanwhile, pre-construction activities will begin at