Canada

No retreat for Goldcorp: raises hostile Osisko bid to $3.6bn

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 10, 2014
No retreat, no surrender for Goldcorp: rises hostile Osisko bid to $3.6bn

The sweetened hostile offer for Osisko trumps friendly bid from Yamana Gold Inc.

PICTURE OF THE DAY: Muskeg claims excavator

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
differ mining mayhem

In deep.

High tech employs more BC workers than mining and forestry combined

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
tech sector bc larger

Sector still relatively small compared to central Canada and the US.

Frank Holmes - U.S. Global Investors

Four areas revved up for a resource boom

revved up mining

A diversified selection of commodity stocks is key.

Canpotex sells potash to India at 7-year low price

Frik Els | April 4, 2014
Canpotex sells potash to India at 7-year low price

The price of the soil nutrient is down 25% in a year.

Taseko announces record quarterly copper and molybdenum shipments

CNW Group | April 4, 2014
taseko new prosperity feat

In the first quarter 2014, total production was 34.5 million pounds of copper and 566 thousand pounds of molybdenum, a 49% and 59% increase, respectively, since the first quarter 2013.

More balance in reports: reader

MINING.com Editor | April 4, 2014

Less National Enquirer tabloid stuff .

Zambia miners can’t afford 29% power price hike — chamber

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 4, 2014
Zambia miners can’t afford 29% power price hike — chamber

Mining companies in Zambia use about 68% of the country’s electricity, while less than a quarter of the population has access to it.

Global electric car company could source cobalt from new Langham, Saskatchewan facility

Fortune Minerals Limited | April 4, 2014
Tesla battery plant will need 6 new flake graphite mines

Car maker Tesla prefers suppliers in North America for its $5 billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" in the southwest US which could provide a boost for Fortune Minerals proposed refinery near Saskatoon .

Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2014
Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

Canada should allow more private ownership of mineral rights, particularly from First Nations, says the Fraser Institute latest report.

Goldcorp halts operations at Los Filos mine in Mexico

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2014
Goldcorp halts operations at Los Filos mine in Mexico

Gold giant was unable to negotiate the renewal of an occupancy agreement with a group of landowners.

White knight rides to Osisko's rescue, shares soar

Frik Els | April 2, 2014
White knight rides to Osisko's rescue

Yamana's takes 50% for $930 million and Canada pension plan provides $550 million funding to stave of Goldcorp's hostile bid.

BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2014
BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

The mining giant believes demand for coal to keep growing over the next 20 years, driven mainly by China and India.

The how and when of Chinese stimulus

Frik Els | April 1, 2014
The how and when of Chinese stimulus

Don't hold your breath.

Oil sands air emissions linked to serious health problems

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
Oil sands air emissions linked to serious health problems

Independent report finds conclusive link between the industry's activities and human health.

AuRico gold announces preliminary first quarter production results

Newswire | April 1, 2014
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AuRico is reporting its seventh consecutive quarter of record production, representing a 10% increase over the prior quarter and a 17% increase over the first quarter of 2013.

Uralkali’s potash goes on sale, India to pay lowest price in 7 years

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
Uralkali’s potash goes on sale, India to pay lowest price in 7 years

The price is also about 25% below what India paid last year to the now defunct Belarusian Potash Co., which Uralkali owned jointly at the time with Belaruskali.

BHP Billiton mulls spinning off non-core divisions into $18bn firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
BHP Billiton mulls spinning off non-core divisions into a $18bn firm

The separate company would be listed on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the Australian and South African markets.

Barrick Gold slashes pay, adopts exec scorecard

Frik Els | March 31, 2014
Barrick Gold slashes pay, adopts exec scorecard

Chairman John Thornton had to make do with $7 million less and CEO Jamie Sokalsky's take home shrank 3.7 million last year when shares in the world's number one gold miner tanked 45%.

Declining coal prices to hit producers even harder

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2014
Declining coal prices to hit producers even harder

Australian coal miners to be the most affected.

Canadian Mint honours Pope John Paul II with gold, silver coins

Ana Komnenic | March 30, 2014
Canadian mint honours Pope John Paul II with gold, silver coins

Coins show pope during Mass in first Canadian visit.

HudBay target Augusta says it's got nine potential buyers

Ana Komnenic | March 28, 2014
HudBay target Augusta says it's got nine potential buyers

Company says 'significant industry players' are among them.

Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 28, 2014
Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

In the last two months at least a dozen juniors have announced they are considering growing cannabis.

US city mulls blocking Canada’s oil sands crude from reaching its port

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 28, 2014
US city mulls blocking Canada’s oil sands crude from reaching its port

South Portland, in Maine, could be the first US city to pass a law preventing Canada’s crude from Alberta’s oil sand from getting to its port.

Coking coal price crashes through $100

Frik Els | March 27, 2014
Coking coal price crashes through $100

Spot Australian coking coal export price in single digits for the first time and contract prices at 6-year lows.

Stornoway’s vast diamond mine, Quebec’s first, to begin operations in 2016

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 27, 2014
Stornoway secures about $1bn for Quebec's to-be first diamond mine

Shares in the company were soaring Thursday.

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