Canada Mining News

Uncovering safety technology in the Canadian mining industry

“Safety systems using radar, warning signals and improved visibility readily address risks to prevent accidents" says vehicle safety expert Henry Morgan.

Arizona’s newest gold mine just weeks away of first pour

Canada’s Northern Vertex Mining is ramping up production at its Moss gold-silver project towards an initial stacking rate of 2,500 tpd, to later reach 5,000 tpd.

Gold price: 9 straight years of record annual mine production

New report shows world's mines produced all-time peak of 105 million troy ounces of gold in 2017 despite 9% drop in output in top producer China.

Guyana Goldfields goes underground, stops worrying about Venezuela

The Canadian company is set to invest $120 million to conduct underground gold mining for the first time in Guyana’s history.

Governmental watchdog soon to investigate Canadian companies abroad

The initiatives are founded to advance human rights by supporting Canadian companies in operating responsibly.

Rio Tinto back in race for stake in world’s largest lithium miner

Rio’s renewed interest in SQM is welcome by the Chilean government, which had expressed concerns about a potential and dangerous concentration in the market should major lithium producers, such as China’s Tianqi, acquire the 32% interest in SQM.

Two die in Yamana Gold mine accident in Argentina

The accident at Gualcamayo mine involved two employees of a local contractor traveling in a light truck on an access road at the Las Vacas exploration site.

Barrick's BattleBorn series will bring together Nevada's tech and innovation community

“Barrick is excited to host the state’s first global mining hackathon in Las Vegas,” said Michael Brown, President, Barrick USA.

Acacia adopts fresh gold price protection measures

Miner has spent $2 million to lock in the option to sell 120,000 ounces of future output at $1,320 an ounce, as it waits for Tanzania exports ban to end.

World Copper Conference to be held in Santiago, Chile on April 9 to 11

CRU’s 17th World Copper Conference is a premier copper conference that attracts over 500 delegates.

Animation: human population growth over all of history

Imagine that for every million people on Earth, there was a single dot on a map. What if we went back in time, watched dots accumulate over human history?

Major mines increasingly tapping Canadian indigenous labour force

Consulting and partnering with First Nations isn’t just a way to get social licence – it can also provide real solutions to labour challenges.

Rio Tinto rejects allegation it dodged $700 million in Oyu Tolgoi taxes

Dutch non-profit organization claims Rio and its Canadian subsidiary Turquoise Hill used a complex network of tax haven subsidiaries and lending money to itself at high interest rates.

These are top-10 global mining trends expected for 2018

Consulting firm Deloitte has published what it says will be the top-10 global trends in the mining industry this year.

Suncor Energy implements first commercial fleet of autonomous haul trucks in the oil sands

Over the next six years, the company expects to deploy more than 150 autonomous haul trucks in the full program, which will be one of the largest investments in electric autonomous vehicles in the world.

Bidders for $500m Canada streaming deal as cobalt price surges–report

Reuters reports Vale has hired bankers to put together world's first ever cobalt streaming deal worth up to $500 million at its Voisey's Bay mine in Canada.

Shares in Vancouver vanadium junior tank after securities probe

Regulator in British Columbia wants clarification on Vanadiumcorp's economic assessment of its flagship Lac Doré project in Quebec.

CHART: Hedge funds have never been this bullish about the oil price

Large scale speculators in West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude oil futures have built up bullish positions equivalent to a staggering 1 billion barrels.

Oreninc Index falls as financings reduce to trickle

The Oreninc Index fell, as a lack of activity saw the metaphorical tumbleweeds rolling down Bay St with the index falling to 22.99 from 34.36 a week ago.

Appeal of $15m BC thermal coal terminal project rejected by court

The appeal against the terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks was made by two community groups backed by Ecojustice last week.

Northern Dynasty: permitting for Southwest Alaska's Pebble Project remains on track

The 2017 settlement agreement provides a clear path for project review and permitting.

First Quantum's nickel output down 24 pct in 2017

Nickel output by First Quantum Minerals fell 24 pct to 17,837 tonnes last year from 23,624 tonnes in 2016, the company said in a report.

De Beers auction sales: what a difference a decade can make

"The last 10 years have been... an exciting time during which we’ve launched lots of industry firsts and helped reimagine the way the sector operates."

Petra Diamonds shares crash on profit and output forecast cuts

The stock fell by 21%, the steepest intraday decline since September, after the miner lowered production forecasts and confirmed that a stronger South African currency would knock annual profits.

Canada’s Fort Hills oil sands project delivers first bitumen

Project is on track to reach 90% of capacity — or 194,000 barrels per day — by the end of the year.