Canada Mining News

Barrick chairman Thornton boosts ownership with major share buy

The boss of the world's top gold miner has bought 306,000 additional shares in the company.

Oil sands upgraders may make a comeback amid pipeline crisis with $1-billion Alberta pledge

Partial updgrading would free up pipeline space and produce a grade of oil that's easier to refine and more valuable than the heavy grades produced currently.

Anti-corruption body asks Rio for Oyu Tolgoi-related info

Request relates to an investigation about possible abuse of power by authorized officials during negotiation of the 2009 Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement.

Canada's Trudeau tells metal workers: 'We have your backs'

“We are ready to take action whenever action is required ... we had your backs last week and we always will,” Trudeau said after visiting a Rio Tinto smelter in Quebec.

Gold miner now in the blockchain business

Caza Gold and Arctic Blockchain merge.

Investors hunting cobalt deals approached Sherritt, CEO Says

Sherritt shares were up 2.5 percent at 10:30 a.m. in Toronto.

PDAC attendance best since 2013

Up six percent from a year ago.

Countries evaluate actions to offset the effects of Trump’s tariffs

Reactions continue to pour in following U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of 25 per cent tariffs on steel imports and 10 per cent for aluminium for almost every country but Mexico and Canada.

BHP's Jansen Potash mine development remains on hold

Several factors have led to the project delay, including cash availability and the struggling potash market.

Indonesia to lead nickel production: BMI

The market intelligence firm says global nickel ore production growth will continue to accelerate in 2018 as major producer countries see a recovery in production levels following subdued output in 2017.

South African diamond provides new clues on Earth's internal processes

A mineral usually found at depths of 700 km found ensconced within diamond near Earth’s surface for the first time.

Teck restarts Elkview dryer, to lose 200,000 tonnes of coal production

Company expects to lose about 200,000 tonnes in steelmaking coal output.

Guatemala delays ruling on Tahoe’s Escobal mine reopening

Constitutional Court has requested additional information.

How vanadium-coated smart glass saves energy

Smart glass windows made with vanadium are capable of saving more energy by stopping thermal radiation from escaping, scientists say.

More countries want to be exempt from Trump’s tariffs

Brazil, Argentina, Japan and the EU have expressed concerns about the measure.

Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs; Mexico, Canada exempted

Trump has also demanded concessions from the European Union and has threatened to hike tariffs on auto imports from Europe.

B.C. mining and exploration grew last year for the first time since 2012: EY

Exploration spending increased 20% across the Canadian province in 2017, reaching $246 million, compared with $205 million in 2016.

British Columbia to reform Environmental Assessment Process in the fall

Environmental assessments already underway will continue under the current process.

Trump set to authorize steel, aluminum tariffs on Thursday

White House says not just Canada, Mexico could be excluded.

Canada to claim world’s second largest gold producer spot — Wood Mackenzie

The nation has embraced its domestic potential as money flows into the exploration sector, says the UK-based research firm.

Mining's main event shows good times are back – just not for all

If attendance at the world’s biggest mining conference is any indication, things are looking up for the industry.

Atac Resources receives positive decision for all-season tote road to the Rackla gold property

“The receipt of a positive joint Decision Document between the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun and the Yukon Government is a major de-risking milestone for the Company and all three projects within the Rackla Gold Property,” states ATAC’s President and CEO, Graham Downs.

Barrick moves forward with plan to make every employee an owner

The gold miner’s employees will receive this year 90 shares each, taking the total held by staff to more than 1.5 million shares.

Global diamond supply expected to decrease this year

Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst, estimates supply will fall 3.4% to 147 million carats.

Ontario wants high-tech mines up north

According to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, the Province wants to help improve mine productivity in the region, increase operating efficiencies, and contribute to the global expansion of northern businesses.