Canadian Mining Journal



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    POTASH: Mosaic accelerates its Esterhazy K3 mine program

    November 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – The Mosaic Company of Tampa, Fla., says it is accelerating the development of the Esterhazy K3 potash mine by a full year. The new plan means the K1 and K2 shafts can be closed, and the elimination of

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    ZINC-COPPER: Nyrstar puts Langlois mine on care and maintenance

    October 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Swiss mining company Nyrstar is putting its Langlois zinc-copper mine 50 km northeast of Lebel-sur-Quevillon on care and maintenance. Production will conclude before the end of this year. The company said that rock conditions at the mine have

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    GOLD: Avesoro suspends operations at Youga mine after security breach

    August 12, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BURKINA FASO – Avesoro Resources has temporarily suspended operations at its Youga gold mine in Burkina Faso and moved all staff to the capital Ouagadougou as a precautionary measure, after a group of armed artisanal miners overran the camp and tried

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    POTASH: Mosaic idles Colonsay mine

    August 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN –  The Mosaic Company of Plymouth, Minn., has announced plans to close the Colonsay potash mine near the town of the same name. Layoff notices effective Sept. 10 went out to 359 employees and no suggestion of when the

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    COPPER-GOLD: Imperial cites low prices in decision to suspend Mount Polley mining

    January 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Imperial Metals Corp. says the low price of copper is responsible for its decision to suspend mining at its Mount Polley copper-gold project 55 km northeast of Williams Lake. Processing of low grade stockpiles will continue

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    COPPER: Capstone places Minto mine on care and maintenance, still looking for buyer

    October 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Vancouver-based Capstone Mining and Pembridge Resources have terminated their agreement for the sale of the Minto copper-gold mine 240 km northwest of Whitehorse. Capstone had agreed to sell the Minto operation to Pembridge last February, putting a price

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    GOLD: Monarques suspends mining at Beaufor

    September 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Monarques Gold Corp. plans to temporarily suspend mining at the Beaufor gold project on Dec. 14, 2018. The money-losing mine will be placed on care and maintenance. Monarques says it intends to continue exploration at Beaufor to

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    SILVER-GOLD: Tahoe’s Escobal mine remains suspended by court order

    September 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GUATEMALA – Guatemala’s highest court has ordered that Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver-gold mine remain suspended. The decision reaffirms a lower court decision from July 2017 to halt work at Escobal and the Juan Bosco exploration licence because of what locals

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    NICKEL: Vale’s Coleman mine remains closed till mid-February

    January 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

      ONTARIO – The Coleman nickel-copper mine near Sudbury, owned by Vale Canada, will remain closed until the middle of next month. The owner suspended operations on Nov. 13, 2017, due to safety concerns. Originally, the work was to be

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    GOLD: Klondex cuts operations at True North mine

    January 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Vancouver-based Klondex Mines is reducing its underground mining operation and workforce at the True North gold mine near Bissett. The reason given is that the mine did not achieve planned operating and cash flow targets in 2017. Klondex

  • INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: Unimin to modernize its nepheline operation

    January 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Unimin Canada, with offices in Havelock, Ont., has announced a major modernization for its nepheline operations at Blue Mountain in the Kawartha Lakes. The company is planning to reduce the site’s environmental impact and footprint as well as

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    NICKEL: Vale suspends Coleman mine over safety concerns

    November 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Vale Canada announced late last week that it is suspending operations at its Coleman nickel mine in Levack due to concerns about safety. The move will allow the company to expedite repairs to the shaft ventilation system at