Canadian Mining Journal


  • COPPER-GOLD: Kamloops rejects new Ajax mine on doorstep

    July 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Kamloops city council voted four-two to oppose the proposed Ajax copper-gold mine 3 km south of the town. Instead, the councillors are drafting a letter to all three political parties in the province to suspend environmental assessment

  • GOLD: Goldcorp stalls at Coffee project

    July 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Vancouver-based Goldcorp has run into trouble at its Coffee gold project. Local media Yukon News reported late last week that the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board has halted its review of the proposed mine because it says

  • COPPER-GOLD: EPA ready to drop major roadblock for Pebble project says Northern Dynasty

    July 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALASKA – The US Environmental Protection Agency has begun a process to withdraw a proposed determination that has restricted development of the Pebble copper-gold project 300 km from Anchorage in the southwest part of the state. Project owner Northern Dynasty Minerals

  • GOLD: IDM Mining submits project application and EIS for Red Mountain

    July 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – IDM Mining of Vancouver has submitted both the project application and environmental impact statement for the Red Mountain underground gold project to the BC Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. IDM has outlined a

  • IRON ORE: Samarco restart delayed into 2018

    July 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – BHP Billiton of Australia has approved a total of US$250 million in financial support for the Samarco iron ore clean up through the end of this year. The company says operations are unlikely to restart this year. Samarco

  • Tungsten: Northcliff’s Sisson project receives environmental approval

    June 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Northcliff Resources Ltd., on behalf of Sisson Mines Ltd., is pleased to announce that the Federal Cabinet has approved the Sisson Tungsten and Molybdenum Mine Project, after a rigorous federal environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (“CEAA”). The

  • Tailings: FLSmidth, Goldcorp partner on EcoTails

    June 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FLSmidth will be working with Goldcorp to develop EcoTails, a new system to dramatically improve tailings and waste rock disposal while economically processing mine waste and increasing water recovery and reuse by as much as 90–95%. Together with the world’s

  • COAL: Prairie Mines to pay $4.5M for spill at Obed mine

    June 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Prairie Mines & Royalty has pled guilty in Alberta Provincial Court to two counts of violating the Fisheries Act. The company will pay $3.5 million in penalties. On Oct. 31, 2013, an earthen berm at the Obed coal

  • Environmental review report out of touch with Canadian mining realities

    June 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Last August, the Trudeau-led federal government in Canada kicked off a wide-ranging review of the federal environmental assessment process for resource projects by appointing a four-person panel to carry out and deliver a final report to federal Environment and Climate

  • Feature

    Water rising to the top of the mining agenda

    June 1, 2017 by Sander Grieve

      In an era of social licence, business is driven to think and care about other factors along the way to the creation of value. Mining has for years been increasingly focused on obtaining social licence through community development, impact

  • Feature

    Turning reclaimed mines into renewable power sources

    June 1, 2017 by Sean Gunton and Meghan Harris-Ngae

    At the end of a mine’s operational life, mining companies face the challenge and cost of reclaiming the site. But unused sites don’t have to be a cost centre. In fact, there is opportunity to elevate a mine’s environmental status

  • WATER: ICMM publishes new water reporting guide

    May 30, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – Globally, there is a clear call for greater transparency and disclosure on water use and management from all those who use it. This is especially true for the mining and metals industry considering its high water dependency