Canada Mining News

Galantas Gold soars on news of Irish mine expansion

After acquiring new equipment last year, Galantas is moving mining work underground at Omagh.

Glencore sells two Africa zinc mines to Canada’s Trevali

The $400 million-deal will make of Trevali the first pure zinc company with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

INTERACTIVE: Top 10 gold mining companies

The 10 largest gold mining companies produce 30% of the world's gold and enjoy some of the sector's fattest margins.

MICROMINE implements its fleet management and mine control solution, Pitram at one of the world’s largest copper-gold mines, Oyu Tolgoi

MICROMINE has implemented its leading fleet management and mine control solution, Pitram, at the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi region of Mongolia.

Vale to mothball century-old Ontario nickel mine

The Stobie mine in Sudbury began in 1890.

John Kaiser at PDAC 2017: “Discovery exploration is back”

John Kaiser also talks Donald Trump and warning signs for speculators

Shell sells Canadian oil sands businesses in deals worth $8.5 billion

Once the deals close, there will be only three major companies — CNRL, Suncor and ExxonMobil majority-owned Imperial Oil Ltd. — dominating Canada's oil sands industry.

Ecuador anticipates $4 billion in mining investments by 2021

The country expects mining investments to increase 360% in the next four years compared to the 2013-2016 period as it has already granted 160 of the 420 explorations licences it put out to tender in July.

Mickey Fulp: I’m bullish on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2017

Find out what Mickey Fulp learned from his biggest investing mistakes

The 20 best mining schools in the world

The rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and research impact.

Goldcorp partners with IBM to hunt for exploration targets at Red Lake

Goldcorp (NYSE:GG,TSX:G) is teaming up with one of the world's largest computer companies to help if find more gold at its storied Red Lake mine in Ontario.

Exhibition of Diavik-mined giant, uncut Foxfire diamond extended

The 187.6-carat rare stone will remain on display until April at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C..

Newmont piles into Yukon with USD$39.5 million earn-in agreement

U.S. gold producer Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) has joined the race to develop a new mine in the Canadian Yukon territory.

Dawson City wants to designate worm-like piles of mine tailings as protected historical site

In what appears to be a first in Canadian history, a community is hoping to inaugurate mining waste as a protected historic site.

First orders under $455m potash deal for Vancouver junior

Encanto says will sign deal with existing producer to fulfil contract with state-owned Indian trader for 2m tonnes of potash per year.

Canada's Gov't gives mining explorers a full extra year of tax credit

The 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit, which was slated to expire at the end of this month, has been extended until March 31, 2018.

Environmental review panel nixes proposed Ajax mine

A prospective copper-gold mine in south-central British Columbia has been handed a setback by local First Nations who oppose the project.

Mining industry leaders meet again at PDAC 2017

For the second consecutive year, PDAC will host the International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) with 25 countries attending to it.

IBM and Goldcorp team to bring Watson to the mines

IBM today announced they are working with Goldcorp Inc. to bring IBM Watson technology to the Canadian mining industry for the first time.

IBM and Goldcorp Team to Bring Watson to the Mines

Use of IBM Watson cognitive technology a first for the Canadian mining industry

Oil sands jobs may be gone for good

With oil holding steady above US$50 a barrel since December after having bottomed out to about $26 in early 2016, energy analysts say the growth of automation and other labour-saving efficiencies could hold back many jobs from returning with the economic recovery.

Gold price correction sinks mining stocks

Heavy losses across the board – Barrick down 4.6% in massive volumes and second tier Canadian miners hardest hit.

Canadian miners to implement voluntary principles on security and human rights

Several MAC members already formally participate in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative (VPI) and several others apply the VPs for their operations abroad.

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.