Canada

We have to talk about Fanya Metal Exchange

Frik Els | April 18, 2014
We have to talk about Fanya

The rare earth storm has passed, but a new critical metal conundrum could be ahead for the West.

Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings and Aquilini Group say they have signed non-disclosure agreements with a substantial number of First Nations in northern British Columbia to earn a “social licence” for the project.

Investors may be leaning towards Goldcorp bid for Osisko

Frik Els | April 13, 2014
Investors may be leaning towards Goldcorp bid for Osisko

Goldcorp's sweetened offer is straightforward, requires no formal shareholder approval and could be completed by as early as end-April.

UPDATE: The Ore Wars after the Flash Crash

Frik Els | April 13, 2014
UPDATE: The Ore Wars after the Flash Crash

The 8% one-day drop in the iron ore price in March was the result of a new dynamic in the market: panicked selling by traders using ore as loan collateral.

Bolivia to revise new mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Bolivia to revise new mining law

Bolivian President Evo Morales and leaders of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives have formed a commission to quickly redraft at least three controversial articles of the recently-approved ruling.

Copper, iron ore imports defy China weakness

Frik Els | April 10, 2014
Copper, iron ore imports defy China weakness

China's iron ore imports jump 21% to 74 million tonnes while copper imports surge 31%.

Canada invites Coal India to explore mining opportunities

The Hindu | April 10, 2014

Canada invited this week Coal India ltd., the world’s largest coal miner to explore mining opportunities in the country.

Stornoway secures about $1bn for Quebec's to-be first diamond mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 10, 2014
Stornoway secures about $1bn for Quebec's to-be first diamond mine

The agreement with three parties lays out a series of proposed financing transactions for the mine, the world’s biggest undeveloped source of diamonds.

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.

Endeavour Silver production jumps 26% in Q1

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Endeavour Silver production jumps 26% in Q1

Pure silver production increased 26% to 1.89 million ounces, while gold output rose 23% to 18,519 ounces.

Barrick Gold shareholders advised to back miner’s pay plan

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Barrick Gold shareholders advised to back miner’s pay plan

The recommendation comes from Proxy advisory service Institutional Shareholder Services, the same firm that last year called shareholders to vote against the Barrick's approach to compensation.

Moly Mines plunges as suspension from ASX trading looms

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 9, 2014
Copper, iron ore miners take huge hits

The stock fell almost 26% in Sydney after the company announced it expects be suspended from trading later this month.

Study: Copper surplus likely to push price down to $2.75 a pound

Frik Els | April 8, 2014
Study: Copper surplus likely to push price down to $2.75 a pound

The closely-watched Thomson Reuters GFMS annual copper survey paints a grim picture for the copper price in 2014 and beyond.

Mining, oil and gas companies, at highest risk of cyber-attacks: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2014
Mining, oil and gas companies, at highest risk of cyber-attacks: report

Personal assistants at large mining companies and PR people were the most targeted by online criminals.

Rio Tinto walks away from massive Pebble copper-gold project

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Rio Tinto walks away from massive Pebble copper-gold project

Rio becomes the second large diversified miner, after Anglo American, to back out of the project in less than seven months.

Cecilia Jamasmie

PotashCorp brings Doyle era to a close, former Inmet boss Tilk named new CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Potash Corp. brings Doyle era to a close, former Inmet boss Tilk named new CEO

Doyle, 63, will probably be remembered the most as the CEO who fended off BHP Billiton’s hostile takeover bid for the Canadian fertilizer producer.

Shots fired at mining exec's Vancouver home

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
sunnycrest north vancouver shooting

No injuries. No motive.

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.

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