Canada Mining News

Kivalliq picks up Baffin Island gold property previously explored by three majors

Uranium junior Kivalliq Energy (TSXV:KIV) last week expanded its portfolio of projects focused in Nunavut, northern Canada, by acquiring a position in what it says is one of the largest undeveloped greenstone gold belts in Canada, from Commander Resources (TSXV:CMD).

Skyharbour to drill AREVA-backed property this summer

The action is heating up in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin with one of the major exploration players in the region, Skyharbour Resources (TSXV:SYH), announcing last week that its option partner Azincourt Uranium (TSXV:AAZ) will be starting a new exploration this summer.

Lucara gets almost $18M for fragment of its massive ‘Lesedi La Rona’ diamond

The 373.7-carat diamond, sold during the Vancouver-based miner’s $54.8 million recent tender, was one of 15 large and high value diamonds offered by the company.

EPA, Northern Dynasty settle dispute over Pebble mine

Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has injected new life into the long-stalled and controversial copper-gold-silver project near Bristol Bay, southwest Alaska.

Silver Wheaton changes name to Wheaton Precious Metals

Silver Wheaton Corp. (TSX:SLW) (NYSE:SLW) is pleased to announce that it has filed Articles of Amendment to change its name to Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.

GoldMining to buy Yellowknife Gold Project, property

The Vancouver-based miner has inked a deal to acquire 100% of the Yellowknife Gold Project and nearby Big Sky Property, both located in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Suncor plans to build new oil sands project in Canada

The Lewis project would be located about 25 km northeast of Fort McMurray and could eventually produce up to 160,000 barrels a day.

Nova Scotia marks 25 years since one of Canada's deadliest mine disasters

The tragic accident was the result of "incompetence, mismanagement, bureaucratic bungling, deceit, ruthlessness... and cynical indifference," an official report said.

These were the top producing diamond mines in 2016

Here are the top 10 diamond mines in terms of output in carats and value.

Areva leaves Nunavut after uranium project rejection

The Kiggavik uranium project called for one underground and four open-pit mines just west of Baker Lake, and would have provided at least 400 jobs.

Argentina to pass new mining law this week

Governments, industry players, unions expected to sign federal mining agreement this week, which aims to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

Barrick may face 'negligence' charges over latest spill at Veladero — report

Local judge says the company failed to complete improvements that could have prevented the latest cyanide spill, the third such accident in less than 18 months.

Matamec announces agreement for the sale of its royalties in the Timmins Gold Camp to Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.

Net smelter royalties on the Hoyle-Matheson and Montclerg properties to be sold

Cameco continues to explore Athabasca Basin through CanAlaska deal

Top Canadian uranium producer Cameco (TSX:CCO) has just signed an agreement with CanAlaska Uranium (TSXV:CVV) to conduct exploratory drilling at the West McArthur uranium project, 15 kilometres from its majority-owned McArthur River uranium mine.

Richmont stock hammered on lower gold production, revenues

Total Q1 gold production reached 29,401 ounces, compared to 32,369 oz in the year-ago quarter.

Pretium's Brucejack poised to start-up in BC

The new underground mine powered up on March 31 and is now in the commissioning stage, a few months ahead of schedule.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

De Beers pioneers research programme to make carbon-neutral mining a reality

De Beers Group today announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years.

De Beers Group returns US$5 billion to its partners in 2016

De Beers Group increased returns to governments, communities, supply chain partners and its joint venture partners by 26 per cent to US$5 billion in 2016, according to its latest Report to Society, published today.

2017 global natural diamond production forecasted at 142M carats worth $15.6B

The top 10 largest mines in the world by value produced are estimated to represent 58% of global production.

Greenhills is safest coal mine in Canada for fourth year

Sparwood, B.C. – Teck’s Greenhills Operations in the Elk Valley of B.C. has been awarded the John T. Ryan National Safety Trophy as the safest coal mine in Canada for 2016. This is the fourth […]

Agnico Eagle fined $50K for spill at Meadowbank mine

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited has been fined $50,000 under the federal Fisheries Act for failing to report a spill at its Meadowbank site near Baker Lake, Nunavut.

New method for cleaning coal could help determine economic viability of coal projects

A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects.

Washington takes note of BC premier’s targeting US coal exports

American coal expert says Christy Clark's posturing on thermal coal exports having intended effect

North Arrow announces non-brokered C$5 million private placement financing

The net proceeds of the private placement will be used for general working capital and to fund the continued evaluation of North Arrow’s Canadian diamond exploration properties.