Canada Mining News

BHP Americas boss says miners must make copper greener

Many in the industry have emphasized the importance of copper in the quest for a lower carbon economy.

Scientists figure out origin of cobalt-blue spinel in Canada’s Arctic

Small spinel stones with good transparency and fine cobalt-blue colour can sell for about 10 times the price of a comparable sapphire.

Pretium plans 40% increase in Brucejack throughput, shares jump

The Brucejack mine and mill are increasing throughput to 3,800 t/d from 2,700 t/d over the course of the year.

Appointment notices: Anaconda Mining, Champion Iron, Detour Gold, Nickel One, and Superior Gold

Anaconda Mining has boosted its management team with the appointment of Kevin Bullock as CEO.

Nova Scotia miners announce winners of student video contest

The Mining Association of Nova Scotia has announced the winners of its Mining ROCKS! video contest.

Anaconda preps for feasibility at Goldboro

The company will table an updated resource estimate for Goldboro by 2019’s third quarter.

Hunt for Canada's vast diamond riches reaching an end

Iconic mines, including Ekati and Diavik are now old, tired and running out of diamonds; they will likely both close soon. So far, operations that were designed to replace them aren’t faring well either.

Conservation group raises concerns over proposed Canadian potash mine

CanPacific Potash plans a new 3.25 million tonne per year solution potash mine and submitted its environmental impact assessment to the province in January.

Lucapa Diamond cuts debt related to building Mothae mine

The diamond producer has inked deals with New Azilian and Equigold, following the delivery and de-risking of the Lesotho-based mine, which began commercial production in December.

Nouveau Monde raises C$10m for Matawinie development

The company has arranged a private placement with Pallinghurst Graphite that will raise C$10.3m for continued work on the Matawinie graphite project in Quebec.

GFG Resources discovers new gold zone at Pen project

The new find was made at the Crawford target, with drill intercepts of 21.26 g/t gold over 1.7 metres.

Production of battery grade cobalt blows up First Cobalt's stock

The restart of North America's only cobalt refinery is one step closer for Fisker-backed company.

Osisko Metals intersects more shallow, high-grade at Pine Point, NWT

The company intends to update a portion of its inferred resource to the indicated category before the end of the year.

Plans for logging, mining near British Columbia parks spark concern

Cross-border concerns about mineral exploration and logging in British Columbia's Skagit River watershed may put a long-simmering campaign to close a hole in the middle of two provincial parks back on the front burner.

American Manganese’s lithium-ion battery recycling technology granted patent

The company said the granting of the patent comes at a time of surging demand for lithium-ion batteries as part of the trend towards ‘the electrification of everything.'

Barrick upbeat about new DRC president’s stance on mining, investment

The company said Felix Tshisekedi had confirmed his intention of working with miners to keep growing the Central African nation’s gold sector.

ISIS claims kidnapping and killing Canadian geologist in Burkina Faso

In the he latest issue of propaganda newsletter Al-Naba, ISIS took responsibility for the abduction and murder of Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Kirk Woodman.

Jewelers must disclose whether diamonds are mined or synthetic — FTC

The Diamond Producers Association, which represents mining companies like De Beers, Rio Tinto and Alrosa, welcomed the FTC insistence that companies distinguish between diamonds that are mined and those that are made in laboratories.

Kirkland Lake files updated Macassa 43-101 report

Inferred resources total 610,000 tonnes averaging 16.7 g/t gold for 328,000 contained oz. of gold.

Casa Berardi reserves up 28% for Hecla

Hecla estimates the Casa Berardi reserves contain 1.9 million oz. of gold.

Elysis to create research centre in Saguenay

The new facility should be fully functional in the second half of 2019. It also has the financial backing of the governments of Quebec and Canada.

Wesdome discovers new Falcon zone at Eagle River mine

Surface exploration drilling returned 73.5 grams gold over 1.3 metres starting from 209 metres downhole and 18.5 grams gold over 5.8 metres from 170 metres downhole.

Wildcatters of the prairies get big boost from Alberta oil cuts

One group of Canadian oil producers is gaining from the output cuts imposed by Alberta: the small explorers.

Frontier Lithium to build demonstration plant for battery metals products

The plant is expected to produce up to 15,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate (spodumene) per year from samples taken at the PAK deposit, located in Canada's northwestern Ontario.

First Quantum plans $327m expansion of giant copper mine in Panama

The Canadian miner plans to expand Cobre Panama, located about 120 km west of Panama City, and 20 km from the Atlantic coast, from 85 million tonnes per year to 100Mtpy beginning in 2023.