Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    COPPER: Capstone 2018 revenue slides, costs up

    February 13, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – The latest quarterly numbers from Capstone Mining Corp. show lower revenue than a year earlier, but production costs also rose. The company met the year’s guidance with output of 155.2 million lb. of copper at a C1 cash

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    EMERALDS: Fura promotes transparency in coloured gem industry

    February 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Fura Gems has launched the Provenance Proof Blockchain designed to promote transparency in the coloured gemstones industry. The program was launched by Gubelin Gem Lab with Everledger at the Tucson, Ariz. gem show. Emeralds from Fura’s Coscuez mine

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    OILSANDS: Suncor reports Q4 record 740,800 bbl/d

    February 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – Suncor Energy published its fourth quarter numbers that included an oilsands record – 740,800 bbl/d – thanks in part to its interests in the Fort Hills (53%) and Syncrude (100%) operations in northern Alberta. Funds from all operations

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    GOLD: Gold Fields plans mega solar power plant at Grannie Smith

    February 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – South African-based Gold Fields has announced plans to build one of the world’s largest solar power and battery facilities at its Granny Smith gold mine 400 km northeast of Kalgoorlie. The system will be powered by more

  • LITHIUM: Lithium Energy Products wants to buy fluorite operation

    February 5, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    UTAH – Vancouver-based Lithium Energy Products announced that it entered into a binding letter of intention with American Strategic Minerals to acquire 100% of its assets, including the Lost Sheep fluorite mine in Juab County, Utah. In a press release, LEP

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    GOLD: OceanaGold forecasts similar production, slightly higher costs for 2019

    February 5, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    AUSTRALIA – OceanaGold says its mines in the Philippines, New Zealand and the U.S. will produce a total of between 500,000 and 550,000 oz. of gold and 14,000 to 15,000 tonnes of copper this year at all-in sustaining costs (AISC) ranging

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    COPPER: Glencore expects higher copper production in 2019

    February 4, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    SWITZERLAND – Commodities giant Glencore has reported production figures for 2018 and confirmed 2019 guidance that implies a 14%-year-over-year increase in copper equivalent production. Copper production reached 1.45 million tonnes in 2018, 11% higher than 2017, and Glencore expects that number to

  • Feature

    The case for blasthole drill automation

    February 1, 2019 by Jim Peterson

    Caterpillar says the journey can be made in incremental steps

  • IRON ORE: Arrests made in Vale tails dam breach

    January 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Following the Jan. 25 failure of the No.1 tailings dam at its Veijao iron mine, owner Vale SA offered a long list of relief efforts for all of those affected. But is it enough? Perhaps not. Minas Gerais

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    GOLD: Goldcorp expects higher production in 2019

    January 29, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    VANCOUVER – Goldcorp expects to produce more silver, zinc, lead and gold equivalent ounces in 2019 compared to 2018. The company, which is currently merging with Newmont, produced 630,000 oz. of gold in 2018’s fourth quarter at $850 per oz. all-in sustaining

  • NICKEL: Sherritt’s year end and 2019 guidance

    January 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Sherritt International Corp. has published its 2018 year end production numbers, some of which outstripped guidance and some of which fell short. The company also supplied guidance numbers for 2019. At the Moa joint venture in Cuba, 2018

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara recovers 240-ct gem from Karowe

    January 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Earlier this month, Lucara Diamond Corp. recovered a 127-carat top white diamond from its Karowe mine. And the good new just keeps coming. This time the company has recovered a 240-carat top white gem from the same mine.