Canadian Mining Journal


  • DATABASE: New inventory of orphaned and abandoned mines released

    May 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The National Orphaned and Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI) has release a new, updated database of such sites across Canada. NOAMI was launched in 2002 as a multi-partner – provinces, territories and several federal departments – collaboration. NOAMI’s new

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    Water treatment optimization through innovation

    May 1, 2017 by Chris Biederman

    Water is an integral part of mining. Without ready access to water, ore processing and mineral production becomes prohibitively expensive, or is altogether not possible. Even when water is readily available, stakeholders expect that water will be used efficiently and

  • LAW: El Salvador becomes first country to ban metal mining

    April 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SAN SALVADOR – Legislators in Central America’s smallest nation have taken the unprecedented step of passing a law that bans all metal mining in that country. The final vote was unanimous: 69 in favour, none opposed. The ban does not

  • CARBON CAPTURE: CO2 Solutions, Hatch agree to collaborate

    March 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY and MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – On March 23, 2017, CO2Solutions and Hatch Ltd. jointly announced a collaborative agreement between the two companies. They will collaborate on delivering carbon capture systems integrating CO2 Solutions’ low cost, environmentally benign, enzymatic technology in

  • GOLD-COPPER: AuRico’s Kemess underground gets environmental nod

    March 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – After review the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has okayed the Kemess underground (KUG) gold-copper project. She said the mine may proceed as it is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

  • GOLD: Iamgold, partners to develop solar power at Essakane mine

    March 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BURKINA FASO – Toronto-based Iamgold has partnered up with EREN Renewable Energy and Essakane Solar to develop 15 MW of solar power capacity this year for Iamgold’s Essakane gold mine in this African country. The agreement is for an initial

  • LOAD-HAUL-DUMP: Artisan Vehicle Systems delivers two of its battery powered, zero emission loaders to Hecla Lucky Friday

    February 27, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CAMARILLO, Calif. – Artisan Vehicle Systems has delivered two battery powered, zero emission 153 loaders to Hecla’s Lucky Friday mine in Mullan, Idaho.  Hecla is addressing ventilation and cooling issues related to the depth of its Lucky Friday operation. “I’ve

  • NOMINATION: MGX Minerals’ nanoflotation technology among finalists for Katerva prize

    February 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – MGX Minerals reports that the nanoflotation technology developed by David Bromley Engineering (DBE) and licensed exclusively to MGX engineering and technology development partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions has been nominated for the prestigious international Katerva Award. The Katerva Award recognizes disruptive sustainable

  • WATER TREATMENT: New genomic research gets $3.7M boost

    February 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    HOUSTON, Texas – The is a new collaborative industry and academic initiative, led by the University of Toronto, to conduct research and develop solutions for managing wastewater and reducing environmental footprint for mine development and operations has been given a

  • TUNGSTEN: Deal reached for Northcliff’s Sisson project

    February 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Northcliff Resources of Fredericton, the province of New Brunswick, and the province’s six Maliseet First Nations have entered into an accommodation agreement concerning the development of the Sisson tungsten-molybdenum project. The project, 60 km northwest of Fredericton,

  • Feature

    Court clarifies threshold requirement to trigger BC environmental assessment

    February 1, 2017 by Jennifer Nyland and Laura Duke

    A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal provides some reassurance to project proponents because it clarifies the threshold requirement to trigger a B.C. environmental assessment. The decision also provides the Crown and project proponents with certainty that the

  • ENVIRONMENT: Vale to decommission Superstack in Sudbury

    January 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Yesterday Jan. 24, Vale announced that it will decommission the iconic Superstack at its Copper Cliff smelter in Sudbury in Q2 2020. It will be replaced with two smaller, more efficient 137-metre stacks. Construction of the Superstack began