Canadian Mining Journal



  • IRON ORE: Supreme Court to hear appeal in Innu-Rio dispute

    November 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a jurisdictional appeal in the years-long effort by the Innu to sue Rio Tinto over its Iron Ore Company of Canada operations. The appeal was launched by the government

  • INVESTMENT: QMA notes spending uptick in province

    November 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – The Quebec Mining Association is pleased to note the upward trend in mining investment in that province during 2017-18. The provincial ministry of statistics originally estimated that the sector would spend $2.77 billion, but investment topped $3.00 billion

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    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

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    LITHIUM: Chilean regulators reject Albemarle’s plans to boost lithium output

    November 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SANTIAGO – Chilean environmental regulators have rejected plans by Albemarle Corp., the world’s top lithium producer, to expand output from the Salar de Atacama salt flat, according to filings with Chile’s Environmental Assessment Service (SEA). SEA said in a resolution

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    GOLD: Premier locks up land next to South Arturo

    November 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEVADA – Premier Gold Mines  has signed an option agreement with Ely Gold Royalties  to acquire its Rodeo Creek property, which sits adjacent to Premier’s South Arturo open pit mine, a joint venture operation in which it owns a 40% stake

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers is said to make big cuts in low end diamond prices

    November 13, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    BOTSWANA – De Beers made steep cuts in the prices of low quality stones at its sale this week, according to people familiar with the situation. The world’s biggest producer reduced prices as much as 10% for low quality stones,

  • GOLD: Caledonia buys back 15% interest in Blanket gold mine

    November 13, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    ZIMBABWE – Caledonia Mining has agreed to buy back Fremiro Investments’ 15% shareholding in the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe in a deal valued at US$16.6 million. After completing the transaction, Caledonia will own 64% of Blanket. Under the terms of the

  • COPPER: Top copper miner’s output slump adds to worry on metal shortfall

    November 12, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    A tight copper market may be set to get a lot tighter, if a report this week from the world’s biggest miner of the metal is any indication. Santiago-based Codelco posted the lowest quarterly copper production this year in the

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    GOLD: Kinross on track for 2018 production and costs

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Kinross Gold has released its third quarter results that indicate the company achieved solid production and generated a cash flow. Operations in Nevada, Brazil, Ghana and Russia all performed well, said the company. On the production side, the

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa recovers first rough diamond over 50 carats from new Yakutia deposit

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    RUSSIA – Russia’s Alrosa just recovered the first large gem quality rough diamond from its Verkhne-Munskoe deposit, which recently launched operations in Western Yakutia. In a press release, the world’s top diamond producer said the transparent round shaped octahedron crystal with

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    GOLD: B2Gold hits record gold production in Q3

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – B2Gold produced a record 242,020 oz. of gold in 2018’s third quarter, 78% higher than in the same quarter of the previous year. It attributed its success to strong performances from the Kekola mine in Mali, the Masbate mine

  • 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