Julienne Bay

Julienne Bay is a Toronto native and a recent journalism school graduate.

BHP Billiton announces major shake-up of non-core operations

The news comes of the heels of the creation of a new aluminum division, BHP Billiton Aluminum Pty Ltd.

BHP Billiton CEO speaks at Miami conference

The company has been trying to sell its 41.3% stake in Mount Nimba in Guinea since July 2012, as a boost to its plans to exit West Africa and focus its investments elsewhere in the world.

Availability of spare parts a top priority for Australian miners

The respondents placed more importance on high quality equipment that could support the efficient operation of a mine rather than being the lowest-cost equipment available.

NioGold acquires remaining 40% of Malartic H property

The Quebec-based exploration company originally acquired a 60% interest in the property from Breakwater Resources in 2010.

South African platinum strike talks going nowhere

He added that the miners are demanding their wages to more than double, an increase the three companies say is unaffordable.

"Emergency services may be withheld": Burnaby warns Kinder Morgan

The city’s lawyer Greg McDade stated Trans Mountain has not consulted with or obtained any agreements with the city’s fire, police, and emergency services.

Paragon Diamonds interest in Lemphane increased to 100%

Paragon will now hold 80% of the equity in the project, together with the Government of Lesotho holding 20%.

True Gold completes water infrastructure in Burkina Faso

The reservoir will provide sufficient water for the Vancouver-based junior company’s construction and operational needs, as well as for local communities in Burkina Faso.

Protester dressed as gecko blocks coal trains

The company has been facing a string of attacks as of late.

Six-year-old mining dispute between El Salvador and Vancouver-based miner still seeking a conclusion

A $315 million damage claim.

"Consider M&A option": Laurentian bank tells Taseko

The bank suggests Taseko should merge with other fellow Canadian miners and form “B.C. Mining Inc,” creating a significant producer with low political risk.

ArcelorMittal Europe reports $79m operating profit

The world's largest steel producer expects global consumption to increase by approximately 3% to 3.5% this year.

Striking Implats miners to vote on wages; AMCU rejects latest offer

The vote would involve miners who are willing to take part and inquire whether they wanted to return to work.

Glencore may consider bidding for ENRC Kazakhstan manganese assets

ENRC was delisted from the London Stock Exchange after the largest investor backed the founders' US$4.5 billion takeover last year.

Escobal mine ramps up according to plan

"Despite a handful of normal start-up issues, the operations team maintained operating costs within expectations.”

Nickel at two-year high after Vale suspends Goro plant

Vale claims water quality at the creek is back to normal.

Pilot Gold highlights strong drill results in Nevada

Thursday's report highlighted the 12-hole, 4,230-metre 2014 winter diamond drilling program at the Western Flank.

BSGR files notice of dispute over lost Guinea mining rights

BSGR denied any laws were broken and accused president Conde and his allies of attempting to steal BSGR’s assets.

Sudbury mining incidents "unacceptable": Ministry of Labour

Data from Association of Workers' Compensation Board of Canada, shows a total of 69 Canadians have died in mining-related accidents since 2012.

Newmont Mining may halt Indonesia operations

The Indonesian government plans to increase export tax on copper concentrates to 35% by January 2015.

GoGold starts processing ore in Mexico

The processing is expected to gradually increase to 5,000 tonnes per day over the next three months.

Revival of Hollister gold mine reaches milestone

This will authorize additional area for surface exploration, reducing operational and regulatory uncertainty for the project and extending the proposed project life.

Canadian mining equities improve in Q1, but companies remain cautious

The majors continue to focus on rigorous cost control measures and disciplined M&A activities and juniors still seek the right opportunities.

Make way for more driverless trucks: BHP

The autonomous trucks cut costs by reducing the need to house, feed and employ four drivers.

Lucara increases credit facility to $50 million

Lucara has discovered rare diamonds in the past, including a 9.46-carat blue diamond that fetched $4.5 million in 2012.