Canadian Mining Journal

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    ENVIRONMENT: BHP to invest $400M to slow climate change

    July 23, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Melbourne-based BHP Group has announced a five year, US$400-million program to develop technologies to fight climate change at its own operations as well as those generated from the use of its resources. BHP has pledged to establish new

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    Teck advances QB2 copper project in Chile

    July 18, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    If all goes according to plan in northern Chile, Teck Resources (TSX: TECK.A, TECK.B; NYSE: TECK) and its partners Sumitomo Metal Mining and Sumitomo will start commissioning and ramping up their Quebrada Blanca 2 (QB2) copper project in the fourth quarter of 2021, with full

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa recovers 63-ct stone from Verkhne-Munskoye deposit

    July 17, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa, reported unearthing a gem quality rough diamond weighing 63.15 carats from the Zapolyarnaya kimberlite pipe of the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit located in Yakutia.  In a press release, Alrosa revealed that the

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    COPPER: Oyu Tolgoi underground costs jump 35%, says Rio Tinto

    July 16, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONGOLIA – Big mining projects come with big price tags, and the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi area is no exception. The operator and 50% owner Rio Tinto says the cost to complete the underground portion of

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    GOLD: Anaconda ponders expansion of Pine Cove mine

    July 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Toronto-based Anaconda Mining is considering the idea of expanding the pit at the Pine Cove gold mine, part of its Point Rousse project near Baie Verte. Expansion at this mine would delay development of the Argyle gold deposit

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    RNC expands Beta Hunt with resource update

    July 15, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Infill and exploration drilling in the Western Flanks Zone of the Beta Hunt gold mine in Western Australia has boosted measured and indicated resources five-fold and inferred resources three-fold, RNC Minerals (TSX:RNX) reports. The updated resource for the Western Flanks zone incorporated

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    GOLD: McEwen drills potential new production zone near Black Fox complex

    July 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based McEwen Mining has drilled what could become a new source of ore for the Black Fox gold complex 65 km east of Timmins in the Larder Lake district. Drilling at the 147NE target of the Grey Fox

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    TRUCKS: Cat 794 AC to meet strictest emissions standards, preserve performance

    July 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Caterpillar’s Cat 794 AC mining truck is now equipped to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final exhaust emissions standards. In field testing, the Tier 4 pilot trucks matched the superior performance and productivity of the Tier 2 equivalent

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    PALLADIUM: NAP enjoys positive near surface results at Lac des Iles mine

    July 9, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto’s North American Palladium is enjoying continued success from the near surface exploration targets at its Lac des Iles palladium mine 85 km northwest of Thunder Bay. So far this year, the company has drilled 34 holes totaling

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    GOLD: Pretium says Brucejack ramp-up on schedule to reach 3,800 t/d

    July 9, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Pretium Resources says the ramp-up to 3,800 t/d at its Brucejack gold mine about 60 km north of Stewart is on schedule. Underground development is nearing the targeted rate of 1,000 metres per month, and it will

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    Gahcho Kue delivers fancies, large stones

    July 9, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    Partners Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPVD; NASDAQ: MPVD) and De Beers seem to be finding their stride at the Gahcho Kue mine, in the Northwest Territories. Mountain Province owns a 49% stake in the open pit mine, while De Beers is the majority owner

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    GOLD: The top 10 gold producers in the world

    July 8, 2019 by Frik Els, editor

    VANCOUVER – Global gold production hit another record just shy of 109 million oz. in 2018, up more than 23 million oz. since the start of the decade. The ranks of the top producing companies stayed remarkably stable, but last