Canada Mining News

Knelson Concentrator founder passes away

Byron Knelson founder of Knelson Concentrators (Knelson), has passed away at the age of 80. Byron succumbed to complications arising from his battle with cancer.

Lake Shore reports extensions of gold mineralization along strike and to depth at Gold River trend project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) - Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG) ("Lake Shore Gold" or the "Company")
  • Deep Drilling at North Porphyry/4800 Zones intersects multiple zones of mineralization up to 450 metres below current resource (840 meters below surface)

Cameco commences offer to acquire Hathor Exploration Limited

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) - ALL AMOUNTS ARE STATED IN CDN $ (UNLESS NOTED) Cameco (TSX:CCO) (NYSE:CCJ) today announced that it has commenced its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Hathor Exploration Ltd. (TSX: HAT) for cash consideration of $3.75 per share in a transaction which values the fully diluted share capital of Hathor at approximately $520 million(1) (the "Offer").

Advanced Explorations Inc. reports 165 metre section of 34% iron at Tuktu project-includes 8 metres of 50% iron

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) - Advanced Explorations Inc. (the "Company" or "AEI") (TSX VENTURE:AXI)(FRANKFURT:AE6) is pleased to announce further drill results from its Tuktu Iron Ore Project located in Nunavut, Canada. Drill-hole 11TT011 intercepted 8 metres of high quality banded iron formation (BIF) grading 50.27% Fe within a broader 165.25 metre interval of BIF grading 33.61% Fe (see table below). The same broad interval also included 14 metres of 46.34% iron.

New Prince Rupert BC potash terminal edges closer

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced on Monday it is conducting a comprehensive study, which is a type of environmental assessment, for the proposed Canpotex Potash Terminal Project located on Ridley Island, in the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The Agency is also making available $50,000 under its participant funding program to assist groups and individuals to take part in upcoming steps in the federal environmental assessment of this project. Construction is projected to start in 2013 and to be completed three years later.

Small Canadian miner's Tibetan plateau gold mine likely largest in Asia

China Daily reports local land and mineral resource officials in the Qinghai province estimate that the Dachang gold mine in the Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Yushu is likely to become one of the largest gold mines in Asia with 300 tonnes in proven reserves. The geological exploration was conducted jointly by Qinghai mining development bureau and TSX-listed Inter‐Citic Minerals with a total investment of $31.3 million. The project is at an elevation of approximately 4,500 meters and consists of five exploration licenses covering some 279 square kilometers. Tiny Inter-Citic says it allocated $6.3 million in exploration expenses for this year.

Debut Signs Option to Acquire 70% Interest in 33 Diamond Exploration Targets Near Nakina

Debut Diamonds Inc. ("Debut") is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 70% interest in 33 diamond exploration targets near Nakina, Ontario.

North American Gem starts drilling in Saskatchewan

North American Gem Inc. (NAG) (TSX VENTURE:NAG) reports that DJ Drilling LTD. of Aldergrove, B.C., has commenced drilling near Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan. NAG has permitted five fully approved drill locations to the south of the Goldsource Mines "Border Property". The Hudson Bay area has been the target of coal exploration by various companies since the discovery drill hole by Goldsource in 2008. This discovery has resulted in a NI 43-101 estimate of coal resources in several small basins that include 79.2 million Indicated tonnes plus 33.0 million Inferred tonnes on the Border properties

RCMP probe Calgary mining firm over Mexican bribery allegations

The RCMP have confirmed that a criminal investigation is now underway into bribery allegations against Blackfire Exploration Ltd., a Calgary mining company. In March 2010, a coalition of non-governmental organizations forwarded documents to police that appear to show 14 payments to the mayor of Chicomuselo, Julio Cesar Velazquez Calderon, and a letter from the company to the congress of the state of Chiapas in which the company asks for the mayor to be removed from power.

KWG completes Debut Diamonds acquisition

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2011) - KWG Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KWG) has completed the acquisition of 7 million treasury units of its subsidiary Debut Diamonds Inc. ("Debut") valued at $0.30 each in exchange for subscription receipts for 21 million KWG treasury units valued at $0.10 each. KWG's subsidiary Debut holds nine diamond exploration projects, three of which are presently undergoing assessment programs valued at almost $3 million.

Hathor urges no action by shareholders in response to Cameco offer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2011) - Hathor Exploration Limited (TSX:HAT) is aware that Cameco Corporation intends to proceed with a hostile and unsolicited all cash take-over bid for Hathor at a price per Hathor common share of Cdn.$3.75. The announcement stated that the bid will be open for at least 60 days from the time it is made. Hathor has not yet been provided with a formal offer and so is not in a position to respond. Hathor will issue a strong and detailed response to the offer after it has received and reviewed the bid materials, and received guidance and input from its financial and legal advisors.

Trelawney expects 4 million ounce gold deposit to grow on step-out drilling

Trelawney Mining and Exploration hit some lengthy gold intercepts at Cote Lake, where it hopes to add ounces in the ground in a forthcoming resource update.

TSX may open higher on U.S. stimulus hopes and commodities

Canadian stocks were poised to open higher on Monday, taking their cue from Wall Street, as commodity prices rose after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday left the door open for further action to stimulate the U.S. economy.

Canadian gold miner AuRico to buy Northgate Minerals for $1.48 billion

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - AuRico Gold Inc. ("AuRico") (TSX:AUQ) (NYSE:AUQ) and Northgate Minerals Corporation ("Northgate") (TSX:NGX) (NYSE-Amex:NXG) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive acquisition agreement (the "Agreement") to create a new leading intermediate gold producer. The new company will have 5 operating gold mines, a sixth mine targeting production in 2012 and 3 gold development projects in Mexico, Canada, and Australia, three of the top global mining jurisdictions.

U.S. poised to slurp up more of Canada's dirtiest oil

At the climate talks under way at the Mexican beach resort of Cancun, the U.S. has assured the world it's not backing away from its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, however, the State Department looks likely to approve a pipeline that would increase the use of one of the dirtiest forms of oil.

Royal Candian Mint's RCMP gold 'Cougar' silver bullion coins to be available from Sept

Royal Candian Mint's RCMP gold, 'Cougar' silver bullion coins to be available from Sept Read more : royal canadian mint,silver bullion,gold bullion coins,cougar OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Commodity Online): The Royal Canadian Mint has announced that its recently

Lucara Diamond to Start Trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

Rough diamonds (illustrative) Lucara Diamond Corp. will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange as of the market opening on August 29, 2011, under its current trading symbol, LUC, the company announced on Thursday. The diamond company's shares were

Oil sands miners share technology to tackle tailings

Oil sands miners in northern Alberta are pooling new knowledge to tackle an old foe: tailings. It's an unusual collaboration in an industry that is famously secretive for fear of losing an edge to competitors. The StarTribune reports on how companies participating in the Oil Sands Tailings Consortium — a 7-member group formed last December to share tailings research and technology — are spending over $90 million this year to address the common problem of how to dispose of wet tailings left behind when bitumen is extracted from oil sands.

$130 billion in investments planned for Canadian mining industry

New figures from the Mining Association of Canada estimate that approximately $130 billion worth of investment is projected over the next five years for the Canadian mining industry; including both new project and expansions to existing operations. That message was part of an address Thursday to the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce made by Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada.

Official oil sands pipeline approval a step closer

Confirming details leaked to the Washington Post on Wednesday the US State Department said on Friday a proposed $7 billion extension of the Keystone pipeline to US Gulf Coast refineries would not likely boost the amount of crude produced from Alberta's oil sands, suggesting it would have limited impact on the environment. A final decision on the controversial pipeline could come as soon as the end of the year. The news comes as demonstrators in front of the White House continue being arrested in efforts to convince President Barack Obama of Keystone XL’s dangers. The price Canada can charge for crude exports to the US is falling further behind the international benchmark because of a glut in the Midwest and some hedge funds have started to bet that the spread could go as high as $50/barrel leaving Alberta producers millions of dollars out of pocket per day.

Cameco kicks off uranium consolidation with $527 million cash buyout of Hathor

In a sign that consolidation in the uranium sector is gathering pace, world number one uranium producer Cameco announced on Friday it is extending a $527 million cash offer to shareholders of Hathor Exploration, after talks with the board of the junior explorer failed to result in a deal.

Oilsands Quest forced to extend begging bowl to battered investors once again

Oilsands Quest stock was trading below the rights offer price of 20c at the open on Friday after announcing it was extending a rights offer to advance its Axe Lake oil sands project in Saskatchewan a second time. The company is attempting to raise $60 million after it was forced to go it alone following a fruitless 11-month quest to find a partner or buyer.

Why U.S. protesters want Obama to “just say no” to Canada’s oilsands

Thousands of Americans – many of them high-profile, law-abiding citizens – will be risking arrest over the coming weeks to send a message to their president about importing oil from Canada’s oilsands: “Just say no.”

Detour Gold obtains another $40 million for mine fleet

Detour Gold has executed a term sheet with Caterpillar Financial Services pursuant to which Cat Financial has agreed to underwrite an additional mining fleet lease facility of some $40 million to fund its acquisition of additional Caterpillar mobile fleet equipment including two rope shovels for the Detour Lake gold project in northeast Ontario.

The secrets of diamond mining are forever

24/7 Wall St says the global diamond mining industry may be one of the world’s best-kept secrets and diamond mining is not unlike the oil business, where about 100 massive fields supply about half the world’s oil.