Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    TRUCK: Artisan delivers first 40-tonne battery-powered hauler

    March 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – It was one year ago that Artisan put the mining industry on notice that times are changing with the launch of the first ever battery powered loader built from the ground up around lithium battery technology

  • News

    GOLD: WGC rates Top 10 gold miners

    March 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – The World Gold Council has perused the numbers and determined that primary gold production his another record level in 2017. Output totaled roughly 105 million oz., up 17 million oz. from the previous year. Nearly 30% of

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD: Turquoise Hill to lift force majeure at Oyu Tolgoi

    March 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONGOLIA – Turquoise Hill Resources of Vancouver announced that effective March 1, 2018, that the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine will lift its force majeure notice. Turquoise Hill declared force majeure on Jan. 17, 2018, as protestors blocked the main access

  • OIL SANDS: Suncor buys out Mocal share of Syncrude

    February 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – Suncor Energy has arranged to buy out Mocal Energy’s 5% interest in Syncrude for $925 million. Syncrude mines oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alta. After this transaction, Suncor’s share of Syncrude will increase to 58.74%. Other partners in

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    GOLD: New shaft for Agnico’s Kittila mine in Finland

    February 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Agnico Eagle’s board of directors has approved adding a 1,044-metre-deep shaft at its Kittila gold mine. At the same time, milling capacity will be boosted 25% to 30%, increasing annual production to 250,000 oz. of gold by 2021.

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD: Capstone agrees to sell Minto mine to Pembridge Resources

    February 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Vancouver-based Capstone Mining has agreed to sell its Minto copper-gold mine 240 km northwest of Whitehorse to Pembridge Resources plc of London, U.K. Capstone started production at the mine in 2007. Pembridge will pay US$37.5 million in cash

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    GOLD: Golden Star reaches commercial production at Prestea underground mine

    February 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GHANA – The Prestea underground gold mine has reached commercial production says 90% owner and operator Golden Star Resources of Toronto. The government of Ghana holds a 10% interest. All construction is complete and output is expected to continue to

  • News

    Exclusive interview: Pretium’s Ovsenek responds to Brucejack ramp-up criticisms

    February 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    On Jan. 23, Pretium Resources (TSX: PVG; NYSE: PVG) provided an update on the ramp-up of its flagship Brucejack underground gold mine in northwestern B.C.’s Golden Triangle district. The company was criticized by BMO Capital Markets for providing “more questions than answers”

  • Feature

    Tahoe invests in Timmins

    February 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Tahoe grows in low-risk jurisdiction

  • News

    GOLD: Premier sets $83M development, exploration budget

    January 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Premier Gold Mines has announced plans to spend up to $83 million (all U.S. dollars) for exploration and development of its eight properties in North America. Premier’s 2018 budget includes $38.8 million for direct exploration and

  • DIAMONDS: Mountain Province makes friendly bid for Kennady

    January 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Mountain Province Diamonds and Kennady Diamonds have entered into a friendly and definitive agreement whereby Mountain Province will acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Kennady. The latter was spun out of Mountain Province in 2012. Kennady

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    GOLD: Atlantic reveals new mine plan for Moose River project

    January 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NOVA SCOTIA – Vancouver-based Atlantic Gold Corp. has completed the second phase of its life of mine expansion for the Moose River Consolidated (MRC) pre-feasibility study. Production is to be increased to 200,000 oz./year at an all-in sustaining cost of