Canada Mining News

Advisian, as part of a consortium, has been selected for a new $3.7 million project funded by Genome Canada for the research and development of genomic based biological treatments for Mining Wastewater Solutions.

This collaborative industry and academic initiative, led by the University of Toronto, will conduct research and develop solutions which will create enhanced strategies within mine development and operations for managing wastewater and reducing environmental footprint.

CAT shares hammered as feds search offices

Federal officials executed a search warrant at three of Caterpillar facilities, including the corporate headquarters in Peoria.

World’s largest new diamond mine begins commercial production

Gahcho Kué, owned by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds, is expected to produce around 54 million carats of rough gems over its 12-year lifetime.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

BC Iron tries its luck in the potash industry

Joint venture with Kalium Lakes has added the Carnegie potash project in Western Australia to the company’s increasingly diverse project portfolio.

Explorers frustrated with waiting times for permits in B.C., the Territories

On the level of transparency in the approvals process, jurisdictions in the US, Australia and Scandinavia performed better than Canada, a fresh report by the Fraser Institute, shows.

Canada’s Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the world's new top mining destinations

Both provinces displaced Western Australia from the first to the third place thanks partly to their rich mineral reserves, competitive tax regimes, efficient permitting procedures, and certainty surrounding environmental regulations.

Have the majors given up on Canada’s oil sands?

Canada’s oil sands could struggle to rebound, with potentially billions of barrels of oil being kept underground permanently.

IOC green-lights new iron ore pit in Labrador

The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) is taking advantage of rocketing iron ore prices by pushing forward with its Wabush 3 iron ore mine in Labrador, Canada.

Scientists find new way to extract uranium from seawater

A practical method for extracting the uranium present in the oceans could help make nuclear power a viable part of the quest for a carbon-free energy future, researchers say.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

Diamond producers go after Millennials with Oscars-time spot

The target group was the the top diamond consumer in 2015, a year in which most commodities plummeted, hitting the mining industry very hard.

Endeavour extends Karma mine’s life to over 10 years

A drill program at the mine's North Kao deposit has added 262,000 ounces to the reserves, extending Karma's life to more than 10 years.

Pan American Silver boss just gifted $4 million to the Canadian Museum of Nature

The donation by the company's founder Ross Beaty aims to enhance the museum’s national research and collections that are focused on species discovery.

Mining exploration spending drops to 11-year low

Miners and explorers are only spending a third of what they did four years ago – and proportion of greenfield exploration are at record lows.

The discoveries keep on coming for Balmoral Resources

Balmoral Resources Ltd. announced that drilling has extended the Bug South gold deposit on the Martiniere Property in Quebec to a depth of 350 vertical meters and it "remains open down-plunge below this level."

These five companies are ready to “disrupt” the mining industry

Integra Gold Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. are pleased to announce the five finalists and 11 semi-finalists for #DisruptMining.

Caterpillar touts automation solutions as top miners swing back to profit

The world's No.1 heavy machinery maker is telling miners not to rest on their laurels now that the industry is finally coming back up from a brutal downturn and keep focused on maximizing returns and efficiency.

Misinformed in the Age of Information: What is the ‘fake news’ impact on stock market prices?

While the phrase is on many people’s lips, the impact of fake news on the financial markets and high-frequency trading is not yet clearly defined.

World’s biggest miner hasn’t given up hope for potash

BHP Billiton still sees potash as a key commodity in which to base its future growth despite prices for the fertilizer remain weak.

FLSmidth awarded first phase of EPC contract for gold mine

Belo Sun Mining Corp. has awarded FLSmidth the first phase of an EPC contract for the Volta Grande gold mine processing plant in Brazil’s Amazon region.

Colombian court lets Zonte Metal sue authorities over gold permit rejection

The Canadian junior explorer argues its exploration application was not processed in accordance with the country’s mining code.

Agnico Eagle looking at hovercrafts to explore Meadowbank

The owner of Canada's coldest mine is hoping to reach another milestone with an unusual piece of exploration equipment.

Agnico Eagle green lights construction of 2 new Nunavut gold mines

Agnico Eagle's board of directors has given the go-ahead for construction of the Meliadine and Amaruq gold mines in Nunavut.

Uranium price rally comes to screeching halt

Down more than 6% Friday as realities of Japanese reactor restarts make an impact.