Canada Mining News

Canada's First Majestic Silver says four workers die at Mexican mine

Canadian silver miner First Majestic Silver Corp said on Tuesday four miners died from gas intoxication at its La Encantada Silver Mine in Mexico.

Sandstorm Q3 gold output jumps, second best in company history

Miner sold 14,290 gold equiv. oz. during Q3, the second highest quarterly total in the company's history.

Mandalay Resources mothballs Cerro Bayo mine in Chile

Operations have been suspended since a June 9 incident that flooded the mine, killing three workers.

Mining Association of Canada adds new actions to address climate change

Members have committed to new actions to further enhance efforts in the climate change space based on recommendations from MAC’s independent Community of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel.

Big trucks, dead ducks put Alberta's oilsands under environmental scrutiny

Two things helped make Alberta’s oilsands a top North American environmental concern — ducks and trucks.

Denver Gold Forum 2017 concludes with record activity

As the world’s premier precious metals equity event, the Gold Forum attracted 1,000 attendees who conducted a record 3,900 meetings.

Clean-tech firm wins million-dollar contract with Northern Quebec mine

BluMetric Environmental will provide its services to an unnamed major global company

Petra Diamonds' shares sparkle as its solves labour disputes in South Africa

Company reached wage agreement with the main union at two of its mines in South Africa. Workers will return to work on Friday.

Caterpillar advances latest machines and technology at AusIMM underground operators’ conference

Caterpillar Global Mining is participating in the AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference as an exhibitor, conference sponsor and presenter.

Canadian steel producer Stelco plans $150-million IPO

Following its emergence from bankruptcy protection three months ago, Stelco filed Wednesday a preliminary prospectus with securities regulators in Canada for a proposed initial public offering of its shares.

Canadian miner’s plan incite protest in Irish town

Anti-mining activists were escorted out from a hotel by police after they tried to enter a conference where they thought representatives from Dalradian Resources would be in attendance.

Petra jumps on Tanzania letting it resume diamond exports

Stock closed 12.2% higher at 64.80p, after it had fallen on Tuesday to its lowest since late 2015.

Improving safety and productivity with the world’s first wireless electronic blasting system

Orica's Chief Commercial Officer described the technology as being a game-changer for the industry.

SLIDESHOW: Paulson hedge fund in blistering attack on top gold miners

“If we don’t do anything we will continually be disappointed and the industry will slowly dig itself into a hole of irrelevance and oblivion.”

Lucara sells world's second-largest diamond for $53 million

London-based Graff Diamonds paid nearly $47,777 per carat

US landowners oppose Canadian company's gold search

Mineral Mountain Resources wants to drill 20 holes on federal land a couple miles south of the community of Rochford

PotashCorp hires banks to lead sale of stake in Chilean lithium producer

Rumours point at US chemical company Albenarle Corporation as the first potential buyer for PotashCorp interest in SQM, worth about $4.5 billion.

Total to wait for better oil prices before selling Canadian assets

CEO Patrick Pouyanne said the company’s priority was "value over volume", adding that oil sands were among the high breakeven projects in Total's portfolio.

Taseko gets permit and board approval for construction of Florence copper test facility

The Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an order denying any further review of the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit granted in 2016 for Taseko's Florence Copper Project.

Canada’s Cenovus to sell Suffield assets in Alberta for $512m

The sale of the Suffield assets to to International Petroleum Corporation is expected to close before the end of the year.

PEA shows 22-year life for B.C. copper-gold-moly mine

A preliminary economic assessment for a mine on Vancouver Island, British Columbia is showing promising economics - despite being in a jurisdiction challenging to build mines.

Nickel prices drag Canadian Mining Eye Index down

After an 11% increase in 2017’s first quarter, the Canadian Mining Eye index dropped 7% in the second quarter, according to professional services firm EY.

Acacia’s Buzwagi mine in Tanzania to produce just gold bars until it shuts

Gold bars are not impacted by the export ban on gold and copper concentrate imposed by the Tanzanian government in March.

Miner Kincora secures EBRD help to explore Mongolia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will acquire a 6.16 percent stake in the Canadian company for 1.4 million Canadian dollars ($1.1 million) to further its exploration in Mongolia.

Eldorado defers decision to halt operations in Greece as talks with Gov’t begin

Company said it preserved the right to shut down operations in the country and to take legal actions to protect itself and its assets should the dialogue with the ministry of energy and environment fails.