Canada

BHP tipped as favourite in race for Barrick’s Zaldivar mine in Chile

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
BHP tipped as favourite in race for Barrick’s Zaldivar mine

BHP already operates the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, which sits, quite literally, across the road from Zaldivar.

Integra Gold Corp. launches Cdn $1,000,000 crowd-sourcing gold rush challenge

Marketwired | June 23, 2015

The objective is to try finding Val-d'Or's next big gold discovery.

Chile may revoke Teck’s copper mine permit over environmental breaches

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2015
Chile may revoke Teck’s copper mine permit over environmental breaches

Teck is facing sanctions over infractions that include openings in the deposit where the ore is stored and a failure to build sufficient water infrastructure.

Australia’s Paladin Energy gets historic ok to run uranium mine in Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2015
Australia’s Paladin Energy gets historic ok to run uranium mine in Canada

Until now Canadian companies needed to have at least 51% stake in any uranium project.

The world is awash in oil — is Canada making it worse?

CBC News | June 23, 2015
EU spares Canadian oil sands the ‘dirty fuel’ label

Collectively, Canada's energy sector lost more than $600 million in the first three months of this year, and the Canadian economy shrank in the same period, as the collapse in oil prices took its toll.

Kameron Collieries closer to reopen massive coal mine in Canada's Nova Scotia

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 22, 2015
Kameron Collieries closer to reopen massive Canadian coal mine in Nova Scotia

In recent months the mine has been pumped out and now the company is working on fixing existing power lines and bringing equipment to the site.

Zijin goes after Aussie gold miner in overseas buying spree

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 22, 2015
Zijin goes after Aussie gold miner in overseas buying spree

The Chinese firm already mines gold next door to a Phoenix deposit.

Nicola Mining Inc. enters into a second mining and milling profit share agreement

Marketwired | June 19, 2015

The mill feed is expected to be processed for gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc.

Mayor pleads for funds from security bond to stop blowing dust

Michael Allan McCrae | June 19, 2015
Mining Truck

"I can feel the dust on my teeth."

Heavyweight enviro group targets world's largest gold project

Frik Els | June 18, 2015
Heavyweight green group targets world's largest gold project

Seabridge's KSM project in BC, world's largest undeveloped gold deposit, comes under attack from non-profit founded by Sierra Club chairman.

Congo mulls suspending Ivanhoe's Kamoa stake sale to Zijin

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2015
Congo mulls suspending Ivanhoe's Kamoa copper venture sale

It also plans to review the legal status of the joint venture, while it negotiates with Ivanhoe to raise its stake to 20% from the current 5% it holds.

Goldcorp sells off 26% stake in Tahoe to raise cash

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2015
Goldcorp sells off 26% stake in Tahoe to raise cash

The news came on the same day Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Goldcorp’s stock to “sector perform” from “outperform,” citing concerns over the miner’s ability to continue paying its monthly dividend.

Imperial Oil begins production at Kearl oil sands as expansion completed early

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 16, 2015
Imperial Oil begins production at Kearl oil sands as expansion completed early

Production is expected to reach 110,000 barrels per day, bringing total production to 220,000 barrels per day.

NGOs question Nautilus Minerals report on seafloor mining ‘minimum’ impacts

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 16, 2015
NGOs question Nautilus Minerals report on seafloor mining ‘minimum’ impacts

They are calling the company's shareholders “not to pay the price of ignorance” when it comes to investing in the Solwara 1 deep sea copper, gold mining project in Papua New Guinea.

Agnico Eagle may expand Nunavut exploration after striking 'promising' gold vein

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 15, 2015
Agnico Eagle may expand Nunavut exploration as it strikes gold vein

The miner continues to extract high-grade ore samples at its Amaruq deposit, near its Meadowbank asset, Nunavut's only fully operational gold mine.

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%.

Oilprice.com

Busting the "Canadian Bakken" myth

Oilprice.com | June 11, 2015
northwest territories

ConocoPhillips and Husky have both suspended exploration in the play, scared off by the oil price rout.

World Coal Association urges G7 leaders to invest more in cleaner technologies

MINING.com Editor | June 10, 2015
World Coal Association urges G7 leaders to invest more in cleaner technologies

The industry body said that instead of fighting fossil fuels, industrialized nations should try to make them cleaner.

Zambia sells stake in state-owned copper miner

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 10, 2015
Zambia sells stake in state-owned copper miner

The country's national pension fund has bought 15.9 million shares of Zambia's Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings for almost $80 million.

ABB drive systems boost production at Canada’s Red Chris gold and copper mine

ABB | June 9, 2015
ABB

Copper concentrate throughput at Imperial Metal’s greenfield project exceeds projections after installation of ABB’s reliable low-speed dual pinion ring-geared mill drive solution

Investment in Canada’s oil sands to fall more than 30% this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 9, 2015
Investment in Canada’s oil sands to fall more than 30% this year

Meanwhile, the country’s overall oil production is expected to reach 5.3 million barrels a day by 2030, which is 1.1 million barrels per day lower than last year's expectations.

Enbridge to pay $4 million over 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill in Michigan

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 8, 2015
Enbridge to pay $4 million over 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill in Michigan

The proposed sum is on top of the $75 million the firm agreed to pay to Michigan last month.

How Canada’s oilsands are paving the way for driverless trucks — and the threat of big layoffs

Financial Post | June 8, 2015

The 400-tonne heavy haulers that rumble along the roads of northern Alberta’s oilsands sites are referred to in Fort McMurray as “the biggest trucks in the world,” employing thousands of operators to drive the massive rigs through the mine pits.

G7 agrees to phase out fossil fuels by end of the century

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 8, 2015
G7 agrees to phase out fossil fuels by end of the century

U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Japan, and Italy agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century.

Low metals prices force Canadian First Nickel to idle Ontario mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 8, 2015
Low metals prices force Canadian First Nickel to halt mine Ontario mine

The company said the mine will either be put on "care and maintenance" for a possible restart or closed.

BlackPearl Resources aim to beat oilsands curse

Calgary Herald | June 5, 2015

Junior oil sands companies have been falling like dominoes lately, but that doesn’t mean the species is doomed, says the CEO of BlackPearl Resources Ltd., insisting his junior oilsands company will survive and thrive despite current low oil prices and unfavourable capital markets.

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