Canadian Mining Journal



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    TRUCKS: Caterpillar builds 1,000th Cat 797

    June 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DECATUR, Ill. – Caterpillar recently celebrated the manufacture of the 1000th Cat 797 Mining Truck. With 363 tonnes payload capacity, the 797F model is Caterpillar’s largest truck and the largest mechanical drive mining truck in the world. The 797 is the only

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    COBALT: Vale streams Voisey’s Bay cobalt for $700M

    June 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – What Bloomberg reported last week – that Vale SA has reached a deal to sell future cobalt production from the Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper mine 35 km south of Nain – Vale confirmed today, June 11. The upfront deal

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    SILVER-GOLD: Avino commissions fourth mill circuit

    June 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Vancouver-based Avino Silver and Gold Mines has commissioned the fourth mill circuit as part of the expansion at the Avino silver-gold mine in Durango State. The addition of the new circuit increased mill capacity by 70%. Commissioning began

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    TECHNOLOGY: Swedish breakthrough creates “digital geologist”

    June 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN and AUSTRALIA – The Swedish-Australian company Orexplore has launched the world’s first fully featured digital drilling cores laboratory – the GeoCore X10. The product, which won a Red Dot Industrial Design Award in 2017, analyzes the element concentrations and

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    Ascendant turns around El Mochito

    June 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Since Ascendant Resources (TSX: ASND; US-OTC: ASDRF) acquired the El Mochito zinc-lead-silver mine from Nyrstar for just US$500,000 in December 2016, the company has increased production 81% and cut costs 30%. The junior zinc miner also started generating free cash flow in

  • GOLD: B2Gold powers up solar pant at Otjikoto mine

    June 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NAMIBIA – B2Gold Corp. of Vancouver is celebrating the opening of its solar power plant at its Otjikoto gold mine. This plant is one of the first fully autonomous hybrid plants in the world. Changing the power source to a

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    LIGHTING: Doosan introduces new light towers with longest runtime

    June 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    STATESVILLE, N.C. – Doosan Portable Power has expanded its product line of portable light towers with the addition of the LCV6 and LCV8 models. Both the LCV6 and LCV8 light towers feature a small body design and vertical mast that

  • Nutrien faces market challenges after mega-merger

    June 1, 2018 by D’Arcy Jenish

    World’s largest potash producer expects ‘huge’ synergies

  • Feature

    Canadian coal driving global growth

    June 1, 2018 by Robin Campbell

    Alberta’s production of metallurgical coal is set to rise

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    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue gives up 95-ct gemstone to Mountain Province

    May 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Mountain Province Diamonds, 49% owner of the Gahcho Kue mine at Lac des Gras, has recovered a 95-carat diamond. The stone was included in the fancies and special parcel acquired by Mountain Province in the most recent

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    ROYALTIES: Maverix expands portfolio with acquisition from Newmont

    May 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Maverix Metals is tripling its royalty portfolio with the acquisition of 54 additional royalties from Newmont Mining Corp. Maverix will issue 60 million common shares and 10 million share purchase  warrants to Newmont. The deal will be topped

  • LEADERSHIP: Business calls for Ontario resources strategy

    May 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TIMMINS, Ont. – Earlier this week, representatives from Indigenous business, mining, mineral exploration, forestry, local government and others issued a call for the Ontario government to develop a provincial natural resource strategy with specific actions. The need to develop such