Canadian Mining Journal


  • 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

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto, Alcan team up to create carbon-free smelting

    May 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Alcoa of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Rio Tinto Alcan of Montreal have created a joint venture, Elysis, to commercialize an aluminum smelting process that produces oxygen and eliminates all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Together they will undertake a $558-million,

  • GOLD: White River FN want panel review for Goldcorp’s Coffee project

    May 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Although Goldcorp, headquartered in Vancouver, enjoys the support of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community for its proposed Coffee gold development, the White River First Nation (WRFN) insists that the project undergo a full panel review from the Yukon Environmental

  • COMMENT: Tracking North American industrial pollution

    April 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – With Earth Day fresh in our memories, the Commission for Environmental Co-operation (CEC) has released its 15th report Taking Stock: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers. The organization represents Canada, the United States and Mexico pulling the entire

  • MINE CLOSURE: Checklist for governments in Asia-Pacific

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SINGAPORE – A new report titled Mine Closure Checklist for Governments has just been released to provide policy makers in the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation region with the essential elements of a successful mine closure governance framework based on leading international

  • CSR: First global Responsible Mining Index published

    April 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GENEVA – The first Responsible Mining Index was launched on April 11, 2018, in this Swiss city. It is an independent, evidence based assessment of 30 large scale mining companies and collective assets of over 700 operating mines around the

  • SURVEY: Help ICMM make mining more sustainable

    April 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – The International Council on Mining and Metals is asking individuals and organizations to help it improve the environmental and social performance of the mineral industry through a world-wide consultation. ICMM members companies follow 10 principles and eight

  • IRON ORE: Tata’s Howse mine gets environmental okay

    April 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Montreal-based Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC) has successfully applied for federal environmental approval for its Howse direct shipping iron ore project 25 km northwest of Schefferville, Que. The federal government has determined that the project can proceed and

  • ENVIRONMENT: Zero liquid discharge treatment plants chosen for northern mine

    April 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Saltworks Technologies has been chosen to deliver two full-scale saline water treatment systems for a precious metals mine in the Canadian North. The zero liquid discharge (ZLD) plants will desalinate mine shaft water, and enable the site to achieve

  • WATER TREATMENT: Veolia supplies plant to Greenbushes mine

    April 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Veolia technologies used at the water treatment plant allow doubling the output at the largest hard rock lithium mine in the world. The mine is owned by Talison Lithium of Perth. The mine is located adjacent to

  • COMMENT: What does Rio Tinto know about coal?

    April 2, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    One of the largest miners in the world, Australia’s Rio Tinto plc, is shedding its coal assets at a surprising rate over the last year. To wit: Rio divested its interest in its wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries in

  • AWARD: Anaconda receives industry award for environmental stewardship

    April 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Anaconda Mining of Toronto has been recognized with the Natural Resources Magazine’s Industry Excellence Award for Environmental Stewardship. The award recognizes companies in Atlantic Canada that are striving for and achieving greatness in resource development, health and safety,