Canada Mining News

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.

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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.

WGC latest report shows how weak gold demand has been this year

Global demand dropped so much between January and March that the period became the weakest first quarter since the 2008 financial crisis.

Developer increases gold resources at project with 'district size potential'

Canaccord Genuity reported that Marathon Gold Corp. released an updated resource on its Valentine Lake gold project in Newfoundland.

Ontario partners with First Nations to share forestry and mining revenues

Ontario and First Nations partners have signed historic resource revenue sharing agreements in mining and forestry – the first of their kind in the province.

Brazil's Sigma Lithium to list in Toronto next week

The Brazil-based lithium mine developer eyes a wave of demand for the metal used in rechargeable batteries for iPhones and electric cars.

You don't have to dig a mine to run one, female leaders say

The materials industry, which includes miners, trails all other sectors in the Bloomberg World Index on rates of female participation.

Yamana exceeds gold production plans in Q1

The Toronto-based miner expects to stay in line with its 900,000 ounces production guidance for 2018.

Fuel tax rebate comes into effect for Nova Scotia-based mining companies

Provincial fuel tax is supposed to help pay for public roads and highways by charging the vehicle owners who use them. The Nova Scotia government gives other resource industries a tax rebate for fuel used in vehicles that do not go on public roads, such as fishing boats, farm tractors and forestry harvesters.