Canadian Mining Journal



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    GOLD: Barrick, Newmont said to be in talks to merge Nevada operations

    November 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEVADA – Canada’s Barrick Gold, which last month announced it was buying Randgold Resources in a $6.1-billion deal, is said to have resumed talks with rival Newmont Mining aimed at merging their gold operations in Nevada. “They have been trying to negotiate

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    GOLD: Alamos reports best ever intersection at Island Gold mine

    November 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto’s Alamos Gold says its best ever surface directional drilling intersection at the Island Gold mine 83 km northeast of the town of Wawa. The results have allowed the company to extend high grade gold mineralization 60 metres

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    GOLD: Court sides with Gold Fields as South Deep strike continues

    November 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – The strike by National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members that began on Nov. 2 continues at the South Deep gold mine. About 150 to 200 union members blockaded the entrances to the mine. The job action began

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa kicks off mining at new diamond field in Siberia

    November 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    RUSSIA – World’s top diamond producer by output Alrosa said Wednesday it had begun production at its new Verkhne-Munskoye diamond field in eastern Siberia, which Russian President Vladimir Putin said would reinforce the state controlled firm’s position as a world leader.

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    DIAMONDS: Jwaneng opts for DebTech ore sorters for plant

    October 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Two high-throughput x-ray transmission (XRT) ore sorters from De Beers Technologies SA (DebTech) have been installed at Debswana’s Jwaneng diamond mine, as key elements of its new large diamond recovery pilot plant. According to Gordon Taylor, head of

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    North American Palladium doubles down underground at Lac des Îles

    October 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The story of North American Palladium (TSX: PDL; US-OTC: PALDF) is perhaps best told in threes. In 2003, North American Palladium had just over 3 million oz. palladium equivalent in reserves at its flagship Lac des Îles palladium-platinum-gold-copper-nickel mine in northwestern Ontario.

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    GOLD: Newmont’s Merian mine hits 1 million ounce milestone

    October 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SURINAME – Two years after commercial production began in October 2016, Newmont Mining’s Merian mine in Suriname has poured one million ounces of gold. Newmont Suriname – a subsidiary of the Colorado-based company – owns 75% of the mine and Suriname’s

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    AWARD: Hatch honoured for Gahcho Kue project

    October 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – When the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies handed out the Canadian Consulting Engineer award on Oct. 23, the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories was again honoured. Or more precisely, Hatch was recognized with an Award

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    EMERALDS: First ever all female mining team launched by Fura Gems

    October 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLOMBIA – There is a myth among Colombian emerald miners that if a women entered the mine, the green gems would hide. FURA Gems is challenging that idea at its Coscuez emerald mine. Columbian women have traditionally been barred from

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    GOLD: Toronto miner’s gold production spikes 199%

    October 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – RNC Minerals announced a record quarterly gold production of 31,360 mined gold ounces in the third quarter of 2018. According to the company, such production represents a 199% increase when compared to the third quarter of 2017 and

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    GOLD: B2Gold completes expansion study for El Limon mine

    October 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NICARAGUA – In February, B2Gold Corp. announced an initial open pit inferred resource for the newly discovered El Limon Central zone at its El Limon mine in Nicaragua. This week the gold producer announced the results of an expansion study that

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    GOLD: Asanko launches new initiative for women in mining

    October 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Asanko Gold has launched a new program for the women in mining – the Botae Pa initiative – at the Asanko gold mine in Ghana. The mine is a 50:50 joint venture with Gold Fields, and Asanko is