Canadian Mining Journal

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    COPPER-GOLD: Grasberg talks underway says Rio

    May 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – Rio Tinto of Melbourne, Australia, has confirmed that it is in talks with several parties concerning the sale of its interest in the Grasberg copper-gold mine in the province of Papua. Historically, the project has been owned 40%

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    TRUCK: Sandvik’s intelligent underground line-up grows

    May 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN – Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has introduced the TH545i underground mining truck, which promises to deliver safety, productivity and profitability benefits. The ‘intelligent’ truck joins the existing i-series family – Sandvik TH551i and TH663i – launched last July.

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    GOLD: Yamana produces first gold and silver at Cerro Moro

    May 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARGENTINA – Toronto-based Yamana Gold made the first gold-silver doré pour at its Cerro Moro mine in the Santa Cruz province on May 15, 2018. The high grade project is being mined by both underground and open pit means. As

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    GOLD: TMAC takes steps to improve milling at Hope Bay

    May 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – The first quarter report did not reflect the full scope of the work being done, but TMAC Resources of Toronto continues to improve mineral processing results at its Hope Bay gold mine 65 km east of Bathurst Inlet.

  • ENVIRONMENT: Barrick to convert Pueblo Viejo power plant to natural gas

    May 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Barrick Gold of Toronto has signed a 10-year natural gas supply contact with a local company to fuel the Quisqueya power generation plant that supplies the Pueblo Viejo gold mine 100 km northwest of Santo Domingo. The

  • Centerra rebuffs Chaarat’s $800M offer for Kumtor mine

    May 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Before Chaarat Gold (LON: CGH) launched an US$800-million, cash-and-share proposal to acquire Centerra Gold’s (TSX: CG) Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan, very few North Americans had even heard of the junior mining company. But what Chaarat lacks in visibility on this side of the

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    GOLD: Hecla expands resources at Casa Berardi

    May 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Hecla Mining Co. of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho says underground exploration drilling continues to expand the resources at its Casa Berardi gold mine 95 km north of La Sarre. Several drills have been hard at work in the 118,

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    Harte Gold nears commercial production at Sugar

    May 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Harte Gold (TSX: HRT; US-OTC: HRTFF) is fully funded to finish construction of its Sugar Zone project in northern Ontario, 80 km east of the Hemlo gold camp, and plans to start producing gold in July with commercial production to follow

  • ROYALTIES: Queen’s Park to share mining, forestry revenue with Indigenous communities

    May 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Calling the agreements the first of their kind, the Ontario government has come through with its long-awaited plan for sharing mining and forestry revenues with First Nations. Queen’s Park announced on May 3 that it had signed agreements

  • GOLD: Work resumes at Tahoe’s La Arena mine

    May 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERU – Tahoe Resources of Vancouver announced on May 3, 2018, that the local labour strike at its La arena gold mine 480 km northwest of Lima has been resolved. The strike began on April 20 as the local union

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    Detour Gold slammed on revised mine plan

    May 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Shares of Detour Gold (TSX: DGC) plunged 30% after the company forecast life-of-mine costs could rise significantly at its Detour Lake open pit gold mine in Ontario, 300 km northeast of Timmins. The preliminary cost review — which will be finalized in

  • IRON ORE: Rio Tinto to double autonomous drills

    May 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – London, England’s Rio Tinto is almost doubling its fleet of autonomous production drills at its iron ore mines in Western Australia. All drills are monitored by the company’s operations centre in Perth, 1,500 km away. Four additional drills,