Canada Mining News

Teck announces Elkview operation collective agreement

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that employees at its Elkview operation in southeast British Columbia have ratified a new five-year agreement, replacing an agreement which expired on October 31, 2010. Production at the mine will resume effective Friday, April 8 following a temporary suspension due to strike action taken by Local 9346 of the United Steelworkers of America on January 30, 2011.

Premier Gold Mines triples gold resource at Hardrock Project

Toronto-listed Premier Gold Mines has nearly tripled gold resources at its 70%-owned Hardrock Project in northwestern Ontario, Canada. An updated NI 43-101 report by Micon International Limited shows a 269% increase in measured and indicated resources to 2.5 million ounces, and a 164% increase in inferred resources to 1.1 million ounces.

Nunavut to benefit from 'tsunami' of money flowing into Canadian mining, oil and gas: Nunatsiaq Online

Nunavut is attracting the attention of the world's miners like never before, says Scotiabank commodities analyst Patricia Mohr, speaking at a mining summit in the mineral-rich Canadian northern territory. Nunatsiaq Online reports: Pushed by the developing world’s growing hunger for consumer items, civil unrest in many countries, and “random” events like the recent tsunami, earthquake and nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, mining companies around the world are eying Nunavut with far more interest than before.

Silver Quest reports significant geochemical results from Capoose project, B.C.

Silver Quest Resources (TSX.V: SQI) ("Silver Quest" or "the Company") is pleased to report the discovery of a significant gold-in-soil anomaly, referred to as Rusty Creek, at the Capoose Project, located approximately 185 km southwest […]

Selwyn announces Scotia mine mineral resources

Selwyn Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SWN) ("Selwyn") is pleased to announce a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate for the Scotia mine (formerly known as the Gays River mine) in Nova Scotia that includes both the […]

Crystallex receives delisting notification from NYSE Amex

Crystallex International Corporation (TSX:KRY)(NYSE Amex:KRY) has received notice, dated April 5, 2011, that the NYSE Amex LLC intends to proceed with an application to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to remove the Company's […]

Canadian M&A deal volume to grow led by base metals miners

Miners, especially of base metals, will drive Canadian merger and acquisition activity for the rest of 2011, although oil and gas and financial services will also be significant, bankers said on Tuesday.

LIM announces $110 million equity financing

Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (TSX:LIM) announced that in connection with its previously announced public offering on April 4, 2011, it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters to sell 8 million common shares of the company at C$12.50 per common share and 666,700 flow-through shares at C$15.00 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of C$110,000,500.

Alberta conservation plan would cancel some oil sands leases: Globe

The government of Alberta, on the global defensive for its management of the oilsands, says it will revoke a number of oil sands leases, leading some in the oil patch to bring up comparisons with Venezuela. The Globe and Mail reports: The Alberta government has proposed new environmental rules that would revoke a number of oil sands leases – including those which already have active projects – in an effort to protect sensitive habitat, wildlife and forest land in the most industrialized area of the province.

PotashCorp teams up with Redpath and Thyssen on Scissors Creek shaft project

One of the world’s largest potash producers, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) has teamed up with joint venture partners, Redpath and Thyssen Mining in the newly formed Associated Mining Construction (AMC) for the first new potash mine shaft in Saskatchewan to have been built in over forty years - Scissors Creek.

Finning Canada wins Mt Milligan fleet contract

Finning International has announced that its Canadian division has been selected as the mining equipment supplier by Thompson Creek Metals Co for their Mt Milligan copper-gold project.

New Gold acquires Richfield for $550M

nnounced today. Under the arrangement, Richfield shareholders will receive 0.9217 of a New Gold share for each Richfield share, valued at $10.38. The offer represents a 31% premium to Richfield's share price as of Friday's market close. The deal has been approved by both company's boards.

Finning Canada wins Mt Milligan fleet contract

Finning International has announced that its Canadian division has been selected as the mining equipment supplier by Thompson Creek Metals Co for their Mt Milligan copper-gold project. Read more

Teck announces preliminary settlement at its Elkview operation

Teck announced on Saturday that it had reached a settlement deal with Local 9346 of the United Steelworkers of America to end the strike at the company's Elkview operation. According to a company statement, the parties will recommend the memorandum of settlement to their respective groups. The union ratification vote is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2011. If the agreement is ratified, production at the mine could resume by Friday, April 8, 2011.

New exploration technique is similar to human CAT scan

Scientists in British Columbia are researching a new mineral exploration technique that relies on three-dimensional “pictures” of ore deposits. The inventor of the technology, Dr. Doug Bryman, says his research started about five years ago, when he was approached by people in the mining industry who were looking for techniques to find high-density underground ore deposits.

Thompson Creek announces completion of $132 million equipment financing

Thompson Creek Metals completed a $132 million equipment financing facility with Cat Financial Services Limited. Cat Financial has agreed to underwrite up to $132 million in mobile fleet equipment financing for Thompson Creek’s Mt. Milligan copper-gold mine located in British Columbia.

Osisko increases gold reserve at Canadian Malartic to 10.7 million ounces

Osisko Mining Corporation (TSX:OSK)(FRANKFURT:EWX) is pleased to provide an updated reserve and resource estimate for its 100%-owned Canadian Malartic project. This new estimate, calculated at US$1000 gold, combines the previously-reported US$825 reserves and resources of […]

Kinross Gold to invest $1.1bn in Fruta del Norte project to 2016

Canada's Kinross Gold (K.TO: Quote) will invest $1.1 billion in Ecuador's Fruta del Norte gold project until 2016 and could begin digging an underground mine next year, a company executive said on Wednesday.

Grande Cache Coal Corporation announces new handling agreement with Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership

Grande Cache Coal Corporation (TSX:GCE) ("Grande Cache Coal") has reached an agreement with Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership to exclusively handle Grande Cache Coal's annual coal tonnages that it ships through a West Coast port from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2022. The commercial terms of the agreement are confidential.

Manitoba nickel mine to restart in April

Vancouver-based Crowflight Minerals (TSX: CML) says it will resume operations at its Bucko Lake Mine in April. The company expects to mine 220,000 tonnes of ore in 2011, with the goal of producing about five million pounds of nickel. With nickel trading at $12 a pound, the operation would yield a $20 million cash flow in 2011, Crowflight stated in a news release Wednesday.

Barker Mineral's trenching exposes high-grade silver mineralization on its Black Bear Project

Barker Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V:BML) reported results from the 2,000m trenching program on its silver/gold/lead Black Bear project. The 100% owned project on China Mountain is located 74 km northeast of Williams Lake, in the Cariboo region of British Columbia.

Lundin Mining, Inmet Mining end proposed C$9 billion friendly merger

Lundin Mining and Inmet Mining late Tuesday called it a day regarding their proposed friendly merger with a kindly farewell: "We continue to think very highly of each other's assets and wish each other well."

Victims of gang-rape in Guatemala announce lawsuit against Canadian mining company

Rosa Elbira Coc Ich and ten other indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' women filed a lawsuit today against Canadian mining companies HMI Nickel, and its corporate owner, HudBay Minerals, regarding mining-related gang-rapes suffered by them near a […]

Equinox bid for Lundin given boost: Financial Post

The bid for a hostile takeover of Lundin Mining by Equinox Minerals was given a boost today by proxy voting firm International Shareholder Services (ISS), The Financial Post reported: Proxy voting firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is recommending that Equinox Minerals Ltd.’s shareholders vote in favour of the company’s $4.8-billion hostile takeover bid for Lundin Mining Corp.

San Gold Corp says 2011 production to jump 84%

The Canadian gold firm says it also expects significant cost reductions in the coming year as operations get closer to efficiency.