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Mining Association of B.C. applauds new resources for Ministry in 2019 budget

MABC has advocated for an adequately resourced system that functions with clarity, consistency and co-ordination.

Investors applaud Yamana Gold’s Q4 results

Yamana Gold’s stock was up 4.65% in after hours trading.

Technology to redesign 77% of Australian mining jobs over next five years — report

An injection of A$5 billion to A$13 billion in workforce capability will be needed over the next decade.

Global aluminium market to remain undersupplied over coming years — report

While there are deficits ahead, the global aluminium demand picture will improve.

Iron ore prices reach almost two-year high

Analysts believe the price surge lines up with the market halting up to 40 million metric tonnes of Vale’s iron ore production.

Rio Tinto to remain strong despite difficulties—report

A key asset is the Oyu Tolgoi copper project in Mongolia, which will partially diversify the miner's earnings away from iron ore.

EY appoints new global mining and metals leader

Paul D. Mitchell has been named the new EY global sector leader for mining and metals.

Central bank gold buying surges to 50-year high

Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan remained key buyers throughout the year.  

Initial drilling at Gran Bestia boosts Lumina Gold’s Cangrejos project

Five holes previously drilled by Newmont Mining confirm the existence of a satellite deposit not included in the current NI 43-101.

BC exploration tax credits made permanent

Exploration in British Columbia hit paydirt on Monday.

Slow growth for Europe's mining sector — report

In Q2 2019, analysts expect investment levels across the European mining sector will be sluggish.

Vale's tailings dam bursts after end-year rebound in iron ore prices

As early as next week, iron ore prices may start to reflect the impacts of Vale's dam bursting at Corrego de Feijao in Brumadinho.

ALROSA earns $463m at international auctions in 2018

Alrosa traditionally holds its auctions in Russia, Belgium Israel, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Trevali announces executive overhaul

By Thusday afternoon, Trevali's stock had dropped 10%.

Mining the Americas in 2019 — a forecast

Canada's cobalt sector and Ecuador's budding mining sector for copper and gold will be investment hot spots.

MineHub and IBM to introduce global mining and metals supply chain solution with blockchain

The first use case will manage concentrate from Goldcorp’s Penasquito mine in Mexico.

WPC Resources rebrands as Blue Star Gold

Blue Star will be a Vancouver-based gold and silver exploration company focused on mineral exploration and development in Nunavut, Canada.

IAMGOLD announces $170m gold prepay arrangement

The prepaid gold arrangement is supported by a syndicate of banks.

Potential 2019 El Niño poses risks to some South American mining regions

El Niño could impact countries such as Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador that heavily rely on hydroelectric plants to generate.

ALROSA increases rough and polished diamond sales to $4.5B

ALROSA saw a 6% growth in its diamond sales last year.

TomaGold consolidates Monster Lake, acquires Irene Lake property

TomaGold will own a 50% interest in the Monster Lake property, with IAMGOLD holding the other 50%.

Canada's first geothermal power facility announced

The energy project, led by DEEP Earth Energy Production Corporation, is the first of its kind in Canada.

Murchison Minerals triples land holdings in Saskatchewan

Murchison now controls 221.8 km2 of mineral rights over a strike length of approximately 29 kilometres.

Imperial Metals suspends operations at Mount Polley mine

The company said there will be no impact to the mine’s ongoing environmental monitoring and remediation program.

Surge Exploration announces spin-out company — CuGold

Surge will continue to hold its interest in its cobalt projects in both Chile and Ontario, and its lithium brine project in Chile.