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Yancoal Canada vets new potash mine proposal

Andrew Topf | July 26, 2015
Image courtesy of Yancoal Canada Resources.

The 2.8-million tonnes per year greenfield facility would mine the potash using the solution method.

World's increasing appetite points to upside for ag input companies: Paradigm's Spencer Churchill

The Energy Report | July 28, 2015

In this interview with The Energy Report, Churchill examines agricultural trends and discusses companies that can benefit from the world's increasing appetite, including one company with a streaming model unique in the ag sector.

BHP Billiton beats iron ore guidance, takes copper write-downs

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2015
BHP Billiton beats iron ore guidance, takes copper write-downs

The world's No.1 miner will continue boosting its iron ore output, adding to a global glut and keeping pressure on prices.

K+S rejects fresh approach from Potash Corp.

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2015
K+S rejects fresh approach from Potash Corp.

With the deal, Potash Corp. could regain some of its historic dominance over the fertilizer market, since the two companies combined account for 30% of the global potash production.

Canadian provinces to cut fuel use, boost tidal energy

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2015
Canadian provinces to cut fuel use, boost tidal energy

The deals represent two ground-breaking initiatives to make Canada’s mining industry more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Little left to lose

Perhaps. But when a sector is so downtrodden that it barely shrugs at major global economic events, there is little left to lose.

BHP Billiton to take a $2.8 billion write-down on US assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2015
BHP Billiton to take a $2.8 billion write-down on US assets

With this impairment BHP will have written down its oil and gas business by more than $4 billion since 2011.

Sirius stock collapses after unveiling plan for UK’s largest potash mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 10, 2015
Sirius stock collapses after unveiling plan for UK’s largest potash mine

The company also said it expects final decision notices for key approvals by the end of September.

Here is why K+S investors think deal with Potash Corp. almost cooked

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 9, 2015
Here is why K+S investors think deal with Potash Corp. almost cooked

They argue Potash Corp's main objective is to seize its rival's ambitious Legacy project in southern Saskatchewan and scale it back.

These are the top business risks mining and metals firms face

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 7, 2015
These are the top business risks mining and metals firms face

Getting — and keeping — a social license to operate, as well as resource nationalism, remain among the top five business risks for the industry.

Potash Corp. buying K+S AG far from a sure thing

Financial Post | July 7, 2015

The market may be factoring in a roughly 60% chance that Potash Corp. successfully acquires K+S AG, but one analyst from J.P. Morgan thinks the odds are much lower.

Sirius gets green light to build UK’s largest potash mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 1, 2015
Sirius gets green light to build UK’s largest potash mine

A special committee voted 8-7 in favour of the project, expected to generate at least 1,000 permanent jobs and inject US$1.6 billion a year to the British economy.

Takeover approach shakes up potash market

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Takeover approach shakes up potash market

Potashcorp shares jump after making unsolicited bid for Europe's largest potash producer amid fundamental shifts in the industry.

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

Opposition to Sirius Minerals $3bn potash project in national park builds up

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2015
Opposition to Sirius Minerals $3bn potash project in national park builds up

The company will hear by June 30 whether it will be allowed to mine polyhalite, a type of potash fertilizer, from a deposit located under Brittan’s North York Moors national park.

Uralkali may delist before year-end ahead of imminent merger — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 22, 2015
Uralkali may delist before year-end ahead of imminent merger — report

The world's largest potash miner is said to be mulling a merger with Uralchem, one of its main shareholders.

ICL to supply India with 835,000 tonnes of potash

Andrew Topf | June 21, 2015
Takeover approach shakes up potash market

Israel's ICL has signed several contracts to supply its Indian customers with a total of 835,000 tonnes of potash.

Mining industry inertia will come at a price

Frik Els | June 16, 2015
Mining industry inertia will come at a price

PwC's John Gravelle on the mining industry's austerity drive, price realities and declining exploration spending.

Mine financing: 2015 off to dismal start

Frik Els | June 11, 2015
Mine financing: 2015 off to dismal start

A third of money raised is destined for Canadian projects while Australia's share of global total drops to only 5%.

INFOGRAPHIC: Geopolitical risks are climbing – interstate conflict is top risk in 2015

Visual Capitalist | June 11, 2015
Top forecaster says geopolitics main gold price driver

Over the last decade economic events or environmental issues came out as top risks to the world according to the annual WEF survey. Not this year.

African Potash seeks to create trading platform in Eastern and Southern Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 11, 2015
African Potash seeks to create trading platform in Eastern and Southern Africa

The goal is to facilitate the mining, production and distribution of the fertilizer in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mining the need of women

Hamilton Spectator | June 8, 2015

The story behind "Covergalls," one of the first ladies' coveralls that include wrist snaps, adjustable Velcro at the waist and two-way zippers to fit various sizes — and of course a secret trap door for when nature calls.

Most US mining and natural resources jobs lost in six years

Frik Els | June 5, 2015
Most US mining and natural resources jobs lost in six years

Mining and logging was the big exception in Friday's payroll numbers with 18,000 jobs lost in May, the worst month since the global financial crisis.

Pacific Potash risks mining rights in Brazil over $2.1 million tax debt

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 5, 2015
Pacific Potash risks mining rights in Brazil over $2.1 million tax debt

This is not the first time the company’s rights for its Amazonas project have been at risk of being revoked for failure of tax payments.

The world’s top 40 miners saw returns hitting decade-low in 2014 — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 4, 2015
The world’s top 40 miners saw returns hitting decade-low in 2014 — report

They shed $156 billion in market value last year, or about 16% of their combined worth, according to PwC.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: The sprouting market for manganese fertilizer in Brazil

Visual Capitalist | June 3, 2015

Manganese is primarily known for its use in steel production, which makes up about 90% of the metal’s demand. However, manganese is also an essential micronutrient that is needed for plant life.

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