Canada Mining News

Canada / U.S. big players announce world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelting process

Alcoa and Rio Tinto announced the launching of Elysis, a joint venture company whose goal is to push towards commercial production a newly discovered, carbon-free aluminum smelting process.

Canadian junior to acquire gold-silver project in Mexico

Megastar Development wants to buy the Rama de Oro project located in the state of Oaxaca.

Dalradian up on resource update for Curraghinalt gold deposit

Document shows a 46% increase in gold ounces at the Northern Ireland project.

Erdene soars as Altan Nar project in Mongolia proves larger than predicted

Indicated and inferred gold equivalent resources increased by whooping 208% and 172% respectively, when compared to the project’s maiden mineral resource estimate of 2015.

Expansion of Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine delayed

Construction of a new open pit at the mine has been delayed until further notice.

Kinross reels as two more African nations seek mining payoffs

The Canadian miner is the latest company to be hit by changing policies in Africa as governments seem increasingly willing to upend historic deals with foreign companies in their quest for more mining revenue.

Mexico greenlights First Majestic’s $320 million-acquisition of Primero

The approval was the final government agency’s permission the parties required to close the deal.

Optimism returns to B.C.'s mining sector as revenues rise by over a third in the last year

Prices for most metals and minerals produced in the province continue to steadily recover from multi-year lows.

Nutrien speeds up sale of $4bn-stake in Chilean lithium giant SQM

The world’s largest potash miner said it expected to have an announcement on the matter by the end of June.

Barrick grabs stake in Midas Gold, accesses promising Idaho project

The $38-million investment will give Barrick an almost 20%-stake in Midas Gold.

Seabridge discovers new gold zones at Courageous Lake

Winter drilling has identified two new gold zones, Olsen and Marsh Pond, with widths and grades suggesting they could make a contribution to project resources similar to the Walsh Lake Deposit discovered by Seabridge in 2012.

The DJIA, gold industry, & gold equities

Gold orientated discovery company, Westhaven Ventures, is currently drilling a potentially high grade epithermal gold target in an underexplored gold belt.

Canadian-made responsible mining initiative answers global demand for supply chain transparency

The Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Toward Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative is an accountability program for social and environmental performance.

MAC fetes Vale and IAMGOLD with 2018 TSM Excellence Awards

The companies were recognized with the awards yesterday at the CIM Awards Gala in Vancouver.

Ontario launches $90 million solar rebate program to help save energy, money and the environment

This program will provide qualifying businesses $0.75 per watt for solar panel installations up to 500 kW (AC).

Shell sells stake in Canadian Natural Resources for $3.3 billion

Once the deal closes, Shell's only involvement in Canada's oil sands will be through its 10% stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, majority owned by CNR and Chevron.

Golden Triangle’s red line

BC's Golden Triangle is now hot again after many years of neglect.

Zambia concludes mine tax audits after slapping huge bill on First Quantum

First Quantum said that Zambia's tax agency had demanded the taxes, saying they were on import duties, penalties and interest on consumables and spare parts.

China lithium top player boosts investment in emerging Australian miner

Chinese companies continue to aggressively try securing steady supply of lithium, a key ingredient in the making of batteries that power electric cars.

Meteoric expansion in Cobalt

Meteoric's new project contains historical cobalt-silver shafts and pits which have never been explored using modern exploration techniques.

Workers end strike at Tahoe’s mine in Peru

Workers were demanding higher profit-sharing payouts.

First ever Resources for Future Generations conference expected to attract upwards of 2,000 attendees

The conference will bring sustainability and ethical issues around energy, mining, and water into the spotlight.

Anglo American to end investment in deep sea mining company Nautilus

Anglo has a 4 per cent stake in Toronto-listed Nautilus.

Seabridge Gold closes $19.7 million private placement of flow-through shares

The proceeds from the financing will be used to fund a 2018 exploration program at the Company's KSM project in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada.

Alcoa ready to resume labor talks for Canada aluminum smelter

The smelter, which produces some 430,000 metric tonnes of aluminum annually, has been operating at reduced capacity by non-union workers since Jan. 11.