Canadian Mining Journal



  • Feature

    Block caving

    December 1, 2018 by David Sprott

    Some considerations for extending the life of open pit mines

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue wins economic leadership award

    November 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YELLOWKNIFE, NWT – The Gahcho Kue diamond  mine near Lac des Gras is well on its way to be the most decorated mine in Canada. Operator and 51% owner De Beers Canada won the 2018 Northwest Territories MAX  award for

  • News

    GOLD-SILVER: Goldcorp pours first doré from Pyrite Leach at Penasquito

    November 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Vancouver-based Goldcorp has poured the first gold at its Penasquito’s Pyrite Leach project (PLP) in Zacatecas. Commissioning of the plant began in Q3 2018, and it is now treating existing tailings around the clock. “PLP was a major

  • News

    PUMPS: How are GIW mining pumps related?

    November 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GEORGIA – With so many product lines and acronyms, it can seem as though all of the pumps produced by GIW Industries are a bit random. However, the products are more related than people may realize. Each pump is a

  • News

    GOLD: Newmont’s Subika underground starts commercial production in Ghana

    November 28, 2018 by Northern Miner Staff

    GHANA – Newmont Mining’s Ahafo mine in Ghana started producing gold from an open pit in 2006 and now the underground portion of the mine has launched commercial production on schedule and within budget. Starting next year, Subika underground will

  • GOLD: Gold production to grow in the next four years: report

    November 26, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    GLOBAL – A report by Fitch Solutions states that the period 2018-22 is seeing a growth in gold production because slightly higher prices and stronger company financials are encouraging greater mine investment. “We forecast global gold production to increase from

  • News

    TRUCKS: MacLean celebrates double production milestones

    November 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – Two production milestone units are ready to roll off the line at MacLean Engineering’s manufacturing facility: SL3 scissor lift No.200 and BT3 boom truck No.100, going to mines in Quebec and British Columbia, respectively. “We’re known for

  • News

    LOADER: Cat launches best in class underground R1700

    November 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Caterpillar recently launched the Cat R1700 underground mining loader, a completely new design that has proven its high productivity and efficiency in extended field trials and in production studies. The R1700 carries a size-class-leading payload of 15 tonnes,

  • 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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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