Canada Mining News

NL Technologies Australia Can Now Sell Polaris Cap Lamps with Group II Certification for Surface Industries with Explosive Environments

Brisbane, Australia – NL Technologies (NLT), manufacturer of The Northern LightTM range of cap lamps, including Polaris, Eclipse, GII, and GIIIR announces today an approval that goes well beyond mining.  The all new Polaris cordless, […]

NLT Introduces the Rebel Cordless Head Lamp for Industrial and Recreational Applications

Toronto, Ontario- With the New Year comes an exciting new product from NL Technologies.  It's an industrial version of our traditional Northern LightTM mining cap lamp called Rebel. The Rebel is a LED cordless, light […]

Avalon wins environmental and social responsibility award for Thor Lake rare earth project

Avalon Rare Metals received the 2010 Environmental & Social Responsibility Award at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto last week for its community engagement efforts during the exploration of its Nechalacho rare earth elements deposit in Thor Lake, Northwest Territories. This included encouraging skills training and employment opportunities for aboriginal [...]

OIL SANDS EXPANSION: Syncrude's plans include Aurora South mine

Canadian Mining Journal reports that ALBERTA – Calgary's Canadian Oil Sands Trust, 37% owner of the Syncrude project near Fort McMurray, has announced plans to expand synthetic crude oil production to 425,000 bbl/day by the […]

MINERAL PROCESSING: Hydromet tested for Ferguson Lake ore

NUNAVUT – Starfield Resources of Montreal has asked SGS Lakefield Research to develop a hydrometallurgical process for recovering metal from the massive sulphide ore of its Ferguson Lake copper-nickel-cobalt project within the Hearne Domain of […]

Canadian mining associations praise federal budget mining initiatives

Canada's Conservative government Thursday demonstrated its continued commitment to the nation's mining and exploration sector through several initiatives contained within the proposed federal budget.

Canadian mines unscathed in Chile

Canadian mines unscathed in Chile Workers are seen at Yamana's Minera Florida mine in Chile.

Montana Senators Plan Bill to Ban Mining and Energy Development Near Glacier National Park

Both U. S. Senators from Montana say they will introduce a bill to ban mining and oil and gas development on federal lands in the North Fork Flathead drainage, which forms the western boundary of […]

Argentine Judge halts work at Yamana mine after violence erupts during protests

Protests by anti-mining activists at the Canadian gold diggers Acua Rica project in Argentina's Catamarca province turned ugly Wednesday and a ruling was made to suspend work done locally

Musselwhite – first Canadian mine to win International Cyanide Code certification

Goldcorp’s Musselwhite mine in northwest Ontario has become the first gold mining operation in Canada to be fully certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold. Musselwhite is an underground mine that produces some 250,000 oz/y of gold.

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVE: The True North, strong and … mapped

Faculty and graduate students from the University of Calgary have joined in the research of sedimentary basins... [Full Story]

Montana Senators Plan Bill to Ban Mining and Energy Development Near Glacier National Park

Both U. S. Senators from Montana say they will introduce a bill to ban mining and oil and gas development on federal lands in the North Fork Flathead drainage, which forms the western boundary of […]

PUBLICATION: Dealing with artisanal and small-scale mining

LONDON, UK – The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) has published a new document, called "Working Together", for companies engaging with the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

NICKEL-COPPER MINING: Shakespeare production begins

ONTARIO – URSA Major Minerals of Toronto has begun mining ore at its Shakespeare nickel-copper open pit mine 70 km west of Sudbury…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVE: Auto Workers call for probe of Kidd plant closings

The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) is calling for a federal and provincial probe into the planned closing of the Kidd copper smelter and zinc plant at Timmins, ON…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

CYANIDE CODE: Musselwhite is first Canadian mine to be certified

ONTARIO — The first gold producer in Canada to be certified by the International Cyanide Management Institute is the Musselwhite underground mine of Vancouver's Goldcorp…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

Nationalization talk puts miners on edge

Geoffrey York CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Last updated on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 10:02AM EST A powerful wing of South Africa's ruling party is pushing for the nationalization of at least 60 per cent of the country's mining sector, sending jitters through Canadian investors in Africa's richest economy.

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVE: Sixteen Canadians among world's 100 largest mining companies

The list of the world's 100 largest mining companies, judged by market value, begins with BHP Billiton and ends with Kailuan Energy, including among its ranks 16 Canadian companies. The list was published by Mineweb […]

HERO™ Declares War on Abrasive Ground

A new matrix specially designed for soft and abrasive ground has just been introduced on the market by Canadian manufacturer, Fordia. Specializing in the manufacturing of diamond tools and equipment for the diamond drilling and […]

Greystar to build $600 mln gold/silver mine in Colombia

Canadian junior Greystar Resources says it is going ahead with a $600 million precious metals mining project in Colombia where it has outlined a major gold/silver resource.

GOLD MINING: Lamaque mine to reopen, reach commercial output 2011

QUEBEC — Century Mining, a Canadian junior gold producer with its corporate office in Blaine, WA, is m... [Full Story]

Tips to finding and keeping work in the mining industry

Finding work in the mining industry goes with the business cycles of the industry…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

NL Technologies announces Strata Safety Products As National Dealer for Northern Light™ Cap Lamps and NLT Digital™ for the US…

Toronto, Canada- NL Technologies is pleased to introduce Strata Safety Products as their newest US distributor of underground mining lamps including the lightweight Intrinsically Safe Eclipse and the brand new cordless all-in-one cap lamp, the […]

Finning delivers to Shell Albian

Finning International has announced that its Canadian division has secured a sale of seven Caterpillar 797 mining trucks and nine D11 track-type tractors to Shell Canada Energy.

NICKEL-COPPER MINING: Operations to resume at Shakespeare

ONTARIO — Ursa Major Minerals of Toronto will resume mining in January 2010 at its Shakespeare nickel-copper mine 70 km west of Sudbury. Ursa and Xstrata Nickel have inked a deal whereby ore from the […]