Canada Mining News

Superior Gold kicks off mining at Hermes open pit project in Western Australia

The Hermes development project is located about 65 km southwest of the company's 100%-owned Plutonic Gold Mine in Western Australia.

Data workers prove a rare resource for Barrick, fellow miners

The world's biggest gold miner is staking new ground in a dogged push to overhaul its operations, seeking scarce artificial intelligence experts to oversee projects using technology for everything from exploration to robot-run mining.

Diamond Fields to resume mining off Namibian coast next year

The country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy has renewed the Canadian miner's licence for ten years.

Glencore, Canadian teachers launch mining royalty firm

BaseCore Metals will be independently operated and have its own board of directors.

Sierra Leone ‘Peace Diamond’ sold for less-than-expected

The egg-sized, 709-carat rough yellowish diamond was sold for $6.5 million to luxury jeweller Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds.

Bacanora tanks as president resigns

President and director Martin Vidal has left the post effective November 30.

First Cobalt merges with CobalTech

The company is redeveloping the Keely-Frontier mine, a high-grade mine that produced over 3.3 million pounds of cobalt.

Canada court backs need to consult aboriginals on projects

Canada's top court ruled in favor of aboriginal bands seeking say in Yukon territorial government effort to develop coal and iron deposits in wilderness.

Castle Silver Resources exploration approach is leading it to high-grade cobalt

CSR’s portfolio includes Castle Silver mine located 85km northwest of Town of Cobalt, which produced nearly 300m grams of silver and 376,000lbs of cobalt.

McEwen Mining to speed up Timmins exploration program

The Canadian precious metals producer announced a financing plan consisting of a $10-million bought deal private placement offering of four million flow-through common shares.

Barrick Gold just bought more than $9 million worth of shares in this junior

The non-brokered private placement gives Barrick about 15% of Reunion Gold Corporation (TSX-V:RGD), which has interests in four different projects in South America’s North Atlantic coast.

Kimberlite deposit in Nunavut twice as deep as previously estimated

Peregrine Diamonds also found a very rare green diamond at the site.

Canadian miner to survey property using Long Wave Infrared Imaging

Tasca Resources says the new technology is a significant advancement in exploration tools, particularly when it comes to developing potential exploration targets.

Union at Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile votes to strike

A union at Teck Resources’ Quebrada Blanca copper mine on Wednesday rejected a contract offer from the Canadian miner, increasing the likelihood of a strike.

Rubicon Minerals consolidates McCuaig, adding to its substantial exploration properties in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

The Company currently has a 60% interest in McCuaig and, upon closing of the transaction, will have a 100% interest.

Canadian miners want to launch clean resources supercluster

They hope to receive $200 million in government funding.

Lockheed partners with graphite miner

Elcora Advanced Materials is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Lockheed Martin Canada.

Freeport Indonesia targets 1.1 million tonnes copper concentrate exports by end 2017

The company had exported 684,333 tonnes of copper concentrate by end-October, according to government data.

Zambia's state-controlled investment firm wants bigger stake in copper mines

Following sharp rise in copper prices this year, ZCCM Investments Holdings wants to increase its stakes Zambia’s mines and expects higher dividend payments.

PotashCorp CEO confirms Chinese interested in lithium producer SQM

Chinese firms have shown “broad interest” in buying PotashCorp’s stake in the Chilean lithium producer SQM, according to chief executive Jochen Tilk, who declined to name interested parties or the number of bids the company has received.

SolGold on a roll in Ecuador with finds at Timbara, Porvenir projects

The Ecuador-focused miner said it has discovered "promising" new copper prospects at the Porvenir and Timbara projects, with rock chip samples graded up to 4.27% copper.

Hebron project off Newfoundland coast kicks off oil production

It's expected to help Atlantic Canada offshore production rise 44% to 307,000 bpd by 2024.

Tax payments from Minnesota's iron ore industry show lower production

Taconite-pellet plants and ore-concentrating firms produced 29 million tonnes last year, down from 33 million tonnes in 2015.

Canada’s Goldcorp challenges you to disrupt mining

Miner is calling companies and individuals to participate in #DisruptMining, a challenge aimed at accelerating the pace of innovation in the sector by thinking differently and seeking cross-sector collaboration.

U.S. environmentalists file lawsuit to overturn approval of Canadian copper mine

The activists oppose Hudbay's Rosemont Project in the Santa Rita Mountains.