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  • Drilling: Boart Longyear offers hands-free drilling

    June 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Utah — Mining companies increasingly expect drilling contractors to keep pace with their commitment for healthier and safer work sites for all employees. Manual rod handling hazards increase the risk of severe hand and back injuries within the drilling industry,

  • Orca improves economics at Block 14 in north Sudan

    June 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Avant-garde explorer Orca Gold has launched into a feasibility study at its 2.3 million oz. gold Block 14 project in northern Sudan’s Nubian Desert, after finding a water source that could support a larger open-pit operation than the company

  • Protest: Tahoe Resources reports roadblock at Escobal

    June 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    British Columbia — Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources has reported that a group of protesters near the town of Casillas in Guatemala has been blocking the road between its Escobal mine, near Minera San Rafael, and Guatemala City. The company says the

  • Communications: Galaxy Broadband launches new satellite network

    June 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Alberta – Calgary-based Galaxy Broadband Communications is launching a new network with the latest Generation 5 High QoS technology. The new Gen 5, QoS capable technology will be deployed on Galaxy’s Ka Band high powered spot beams to offer much

  • Hecla embraces ‘culture of innovation’ to boost productivity

    June 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    U.S.-based Hecla Mining has highlighted operational innovation as a key strategic pillar because it is convinced the industry stands on a technological “tipping point” that will pave the way for the next generation of mines.   The company hosted an intimate technology mini-conference

  • STUDY: PwC’s optimistic outlook for BC mining

    May 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The following is from a new release distributed by PwC Canada. VANCOUVER – The B.C. mining industry is cautiously optimistic as prices of key metal and resource commodities either rose or stabilized in 2016. The same trend continued in Q1

  • STREAMING: Silver Wheaton changes name to Wheaton Precious Metals

    May 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER –  Shareholders of Silver Wheaton Corp. approved changing the streaming company’s name to Wheaton Precious Metals at the annual general meeting earlier this week. The company will begin trading under the symbol WPM and its new name on the

  • GOLD: Barrick Q1 report cuts 2017 guidance

    April 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Barrick Gold reported strong first quarter results, but has cut its guidance for 2017 following the sale of a 50% interest in the Veladero gold mine in Argentina. The company had first quarter revenues of $1.99 billion (all

  • MOVING: Caterpillar to build new global headquarters

    April 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DEERFIELD, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. announced today that its new global headquarters will be located in Deerfield, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb. The new headquarters building is minutes away from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, is centrally located near major interstates

  • TNM Roundtable: Leaders debate cash deployment

    April 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Industry members weighed in on how companies could best deploy cash at The Northern Miner’s roundtable discussion in Toronto in early April. The event – sponsored by PwC and moderated by Northern Miner editor-in-chief John Cumming and publisher Anthony Vaccaro – augments the Miner’s

  • MERGER: Komatsu acquires Joy Global

    April 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MILWAUKE, Wis. – Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global, a worldwide leader in high productivity mining solutions. Retaining its headquarters in Milwaukee, Joy Global will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp.

  • Feature

    With a brighter end to 2016, 2017 is full of potential

    April 1, 2017 by Michelle Grant

    How miners can prepare for a predicted uptick in M&A activity this year.