Canadian Mining Journal


Vale S.A.


  • News

    SIMULATION: Vale chooses Immersive Technologies to train truckless system operators in Brazil

    July 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – The S11D project in Canaã dos Carajás is in the world spotlight as truckless mining production is slated to begin in 2016. S11D will be one of the biggest mines in the world and this new production method

  • BHP and Vale scramble to cope with Samarco disaster

    November 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Mining giants BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP; LON: BLT) and Vale (NYSE: VALE) haven’t offered much detail relating to a large scale tailings dam breach at the Samarco iron ore joint venture in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State, but reports already indicate it will likely

  • News

    Vale green-lights underground mine at Voisey’s Bay

    August 24, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    The natural resources industry of Newfoundland and Labrador – beaten down as it is by the steep decline in iron ore and oil prices – has received a most welcome board level confirmation from Vale that it will indeed pursue…

  • News

    MINING PEOPLE: Eastmain, Manitou Gold, Lake Shore, Noront, and Vale

    April 30, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Dr. John Hansuld has been named lead director at Toronto-based Eastmain Resources. He is a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, as well as being the Northern Miner’s Mining Man of the Year, the PDAC Developer of the Year, and…

  • News

    Miners adapt to lower coal prices

    December 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Thermal coal prices recently touched a five-and-a-half year low of US$62.25 per tonne and the market has seen several mining companies announce plans to sell coal assets or take on partners to weather the downturn.

  • News

    Vale may sell part of its base metals division

    December 4, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    After paying almost US$20 billion for Inco in 2006, Vale (NYSE: VALE) says it may sell a portion of its base metals division to unlock value.

  • News

    NICKEL: Ceremony opens Vale’s Long Harbour hydromet plant

    November 26, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    NEWFOUNDLAND – On Wed., Nov. 19, Vale SA held a ceremony officially opening its Long Harbour plant to treat concentrates from the Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper-cobalt mine near Nain. This plant is the first to use hydrometallurgical technology to…

  • News

    HSBC cuts forecasts for iron ore prices

    October 27, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    The current iron ore market “looks like a game of chicken where no player has blinked,” says the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

  • News

    SAFETY: Vale team returns from international mine rescue trials

    September 30, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    POLAND – They may not have won the international mine rescue competition held recently in Katowice, Poland, but the team from Vale’s East Mines came home to Sudbury, ON, with their heads held high.

  • News

    Vale’s Q2 nickel production plunges in Sudbury

    September 11, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Vale ’s (NYSE : VALE) companywide nickel production in the second quarter of 2014 was 61,600 tonnes, an 8.6% drop from the first quarter and 5.3% fall from the year-ago period. Vale says the decline mainly reflects the impact of four…

  • Feature

    Newfoundland and Labrador minerals sector reports widespread activity

    August 1, 2014 by Phil Saunders*

    This year, Newfoundland and Labrador celebrates 150 years of modern mining, going back to the opening of the Tilt Cove copper mine in the historic, and still productive, Baie Verte mining district.

  • News

    COMMENT: Riots at Goro cause $30M in damage

    May 28, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    It appears that Vale SA has run into a spot of trouble at the Goro laterite nickel mine in New Caledonia. Turns out it was a rather large spot that will take $30 million to repair.