Canadian Mining Journal

Vale S.A.

  • TAILINGS: BHP looks to create international oversight for dams

    February 19, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    BHP says it is stepping up its work to create an international and independent body to oversee integrity in the construction and operation of all tailings storage facilities across the industry. The Australian company is also calling for greater transparency

  • IRON ORE: Vale declares force majeure

    February 6, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Vale has declared force majeure on a series of iron ore and pellets sales contracts after a Brazilian state court ordered it to suspend production from its Brucutu mine in the state Minas Gerais. The court order

  • IRON ORE: Video shows exact moment when Vale’s dam collapsed

    February 4, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    BRAZIL – What looks like a quiet field in a tropical landscape soon becomes a disaster area. A video made public by Brazilian television shows the exact moment when a dam at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mining complex burst and

  • IRON ORE: Arrests made in Vale tails dam breach

    January 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Following the Jan. 25 failure of the No.1 tailings dam at its Veijao iron mine, owner Vale SA offered a long list of relief efforts for all of those affected. But is it enough? Perhaps not. Minas Gerais

  • ENVIRONMENT: Second dam failure for Vale in Brazil

    January 28, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    Every mine and mill operator’s worst nightmare is the failure of a tailings dam. Vancouver’s Imperial Metals faced this catastrophe in 2014 at its Mount Polley copper-gold mine in British Columbia. Fortunately no one died. The company remediated the problem

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    MINING PEOPLE: Mountain Province, New Dimension, and Vale

    May 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds has asked Stuart Brown to be its next president and CEO, effective July 1, 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in the diamond industry rising to CFO at De Beers Group. Since September 2013,

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    POTASH: Mosaic to acquire Vale’s fertilizer business including Kronau project in Canada

    August 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – A Brazilian regulator has approved the sale by Vale SA of its fertilizer division to Mosaic Company of  Plymouth, Minn. The deal includes Vale’s Kronau potash project in this province. Mosaic is paying US$2.5 billion for the project

  • 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

  • FERTILIZERS: Mosaic to buy Vale’s fertilizer business

    December 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PLYMOUTH, MN – The Mosaic Company has announced plans to purchase Vale SA’s fertilizer business for US$2.5 billion. Mosaic is offering US$1.25 billion in cash and the other half through the issuance of 42.3 million shares to Vale. With an

  • Pressure grows on Samarco, one year after tailings disaster

    November 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Legal and financial pressures are mounting on Samarco, one year after a tailings dam failure sent 60 million m3 of mine waste and sludge into Brazil’s Rio Doce River system. A federal court in Minas Gerais state has ruled that BHP

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    THE FUTURE: New Canadian research offers step change to global mining

    October 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Although supported by the world’s largest miners and with 10 years of success under its belt, the COSMO-Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory of McGill University in this city is not a familiar name to most industry followers. The lab

  • Silver Wheaton to pay Vale US$800M to increase gold stream at Salobo to 75%

    August 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Silver Wheaton (TSX: SLW; NYSE: SLW) is offering Vale (NYSE: VALE) US$800 million to buy another 25% gold stream from the miner’s Salobo copper-gold mine in Brazil, pushing up its annual gold production. Vancouver-based Silver Wheaton already has a 50% gold stream on