Canada

Imperial Metals evicted by B.C. First Nation

Jeffrey Richmond | August 13, 2014
imperial metals evicted from b.c. first nation's land feat

Band cites Mount Polley disaster in rejecting mine development.

First Majestic Silver profit up, but below estimates

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 13, 2014
First Majestic Silver profit up, but below estimates

Output at the company's mines reached a record 3,855,223 silver equiv. oz., up 6% from the previous quarter.

U.S., Canada and Latin America the cheapest regions to mine gold: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 13, 2014
u-s-canada-and-latin-america-the-cheapest-regions-to-mine-gold-report

A case in point: AngloGold Ashanti's Americas division produced gold at $765 per ounce, almost $100 an ounce less than its South African operations.

Glencore zinc and nickel output drops

Frik Els | August 13, 2014
Glencore zinc and nickel output down

Mines in Australia and Dominican Republic put on care and maintenance and Canadian operations' reserves depleted during first half of the year.

Satellite photo shows impact of Mount Polley breach

Michael Allan McCrae | August 12, 2014
composé_breche_mine_mountpolley_2014_en_03 feat

An estimated 10 million cubic metres of water and 4.5 million cubic metres of fine sand was released.

Derek Hamill - Zimtu Capital

Diamond exploration in Canada: Opportunity knocking or a fool’s errand?

Derek Hamill - Zimtu Capital | August 12, 2014

Zimtu expects diamond exploration, development to materially increase over the medium term.

Protesters slam Imperial Metals over Mount Polley

Jeffrey Richmond | August 12, 2014
rally slams imperial metals over mount polley disaster feat

"We have two once pristine lakes that are now Imperial Metals tailings ponds."

This $2 million red diamond is the hero in Rio’s annual tender

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
This $2 million red diamond is the hero in Rio’s annual tender

In the 30 years Rio Tinto's Argyle Pink Diamonds have been tendering the rare gems, only 13 red diamonds have been brought in.

Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Index gained 9% from April to June, outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite index, which gained 6%, and the London Metal Exchange index, which gained 7% in the same period.

Athabasca near closing $1.32 billion sale of Dover oil sands to PetroChina

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Athabasca near closing $1.32 billion sale of Dover oil sands to PetroChina

But CEO Sveinung Svarte won’t publicly say when that date will arrive.

Canada needs to refine its oil sands ambitions

Globe and Mail | August 12, 2014
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Despite European hostility toward “dirty” oil from Canada, refiners there may look more to Alberta for supply as price differentials and sanctions on Russia whet their appetite.

Mexico copper mine spill pollutes water supplies 40 km from U.S. border

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Mexico copper mine spill pollutes water supplies 40 km from U.S. border

While Canada and the U.S. look at Mount Polley disaster's aftermath, another big spill has contaminated rivers a bit further south.

What the Mount Polley disaster means for mining companies: Steve Todoruk

Sprott Group | August 11, 2014
What the Mount Polley Disaster Means for Mining Companies

The mining industry can’t give guarantees just as airlines can’t.

Imperial Metals shareholders mull lawsuit

Jeffrey Richmond | August 11, 2014
imperial metals shareholders mull lawsuit feat

Proposed move to recover investor losses after tailings pond disaster, share price plunge.

Is uranium about to hit $75?

The Motley Fool | August 11, 2014

Over the next couple of years you could make triple-digit gains in one of the most beaten-down commodities in the world: uranium.

Kinder Morgan merges assets in $70-billion deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2014
Kinder Morgan merges assets in $70-billion deal

The merger is the largest in the energy sector in the last 15 years.

Canada’s Mount Polley disaster: experts warned tailings pond 'getting large'

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 10, 2014
Canada’s Mount Polley disaster: experts warned tailings pond 'getting large'

Consulting company claims it told Imperial Metals how important it was to monitor the tailings “to prevent problems in the future."

Bernard von Schulmann

Mining industry at a crossroads

Bernard von Schulmann | August 10, 2014
mining industry at a crossroads

Some of what is missing is any sense that the company is being open and transparent.

Imperial Metals was a miner in best-practices process at time of breach

Prince George Citizen | August 8, 2014
christy clark at Likely bc flyover

'It's confounding'

As depressing as Bre-X: a week of Imperial Metals commentary

MINING.com Editor | August 8, 2014

A chilling effect.

Mining tycoon, Calgary Flames co-owner, also Imperial Metals’ largest shareholder

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 8, 2014
Mining tycoon, Calgary Flames co-owner, also Imperial Metals’ largest shareholder

N. Murray Edwards has a 36% stake in Imperial Metals, owner of Mount Polley mine.

Imperial Metals: Here come the protests

MINING.com Editor | August 8, 2014
Imperial Metals protest

Both in Vancouver.

Alaskans uneasy over another Imperial Metals mine nearing end of construction

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 8, 2014
Alaskans uneasy over another Imperial Metals mine nearing end of construction

The Red Chris copper and gold project, in northwest B.C., is located near the Iskut River, a major tributary of the Stikine River, which ends in southeast Alaska.

China's rare earth industry will look very different in 5 months

Frik Els | August 8, 2014
China's rare earth industry will look very different in 6 months

WTO ruling an afterthought as Beijing approves sweeping changes to its rare earth industry and fast-tracks state stockpiling.

About those Chinese iron ore miners cutting output

Frik Els | August 8, 2014
About those Chinese iron ore miners cutting output

It's just not happening; thanks to support from China's local governments says new report.

Mount Polley water advisory remains in place after preliminary testing

Michael Allan McCrae | August 7, 2014
water testing

However, some contaminants could not be tested.

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