Canada Mining News

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 […]

NEW WEBSITE: Yukon's mineral industry showcased

WHITEHORSE, Yukon — A new website,, was launched on Nov. 20, 2009, to promote the exploration and mining industries in the territory. The site contains information on everything from current geological data on Yukon […]

Sandvik gets deeper into ITH drilling with dealer agreement with Cubex

Sandvik Mining and Construction has entered into a Dealer Agreement with Canadian-based Cubex to market, distribute and support its underground mining product line including all underground drills, booster/compressor packages, ancillary support components, and water pump systems. Founded in 1972, Cubex is a leading developer and manufacturer of (in-the-hole) ITH drilling products, and this is what attracted [...]

Geosoft hosts open house and client appreciation event at its new corporate headquarters

November 12, 2009 – Geosoft welcomed more than 100 guests at an open house and client appreciation event held at its new corporate headquarters located in the historical Queens Quay Terminal in Toronto, Canada. "We're […]

GOLD MINING: Production resumes at Holloway mine

ONTARIO — Production has restarted production at the Holloway gold mine of Toronto's St Andrew Goldfields…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE: When development cannot be sustained

The mining industry evolves continuously and nowhere more so than in the areas of safety, environmental protection and corporate social responsibility (CSR)…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

North West Territories officials won't vaccinate some diamond miners against swine flu

Miners--who work in close quarters and live on mine sites for several weeks--could be more vulnerable to the swine flu, Canadian unions say. However, the NWT won't vaccinate non-residents.

Timberock International signing up distributors in Mexico and Chile

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Timberock International's participation in recent trade missions to Central and South America has paid off. Don Michaluk, sales manager at the Elliot Lake-based company, accompanied Ontario government trade officials and representatives of […]