Canada Mining News

Tanzanian troubles drag down Barrick's production

World's number one producer still confident it will meet 2017 production guidance.

Rio Tinto's $2 billion coal assets attract investor consortium: sources

Sale is part of Rio’s planned exit from Australian coal to focus on iron ore, copper and aluminum.

Goldcorp chairman says mining companies are making two big mistakes

The Goldcorp Inc. chairman sat down with SmallCapPower and spoke about the state of the global mining industry.

Uranium explorer adds mineralization to ‘world-class project’

NexGen Energy Ltd. reported radioactivity results for 22 holes of the on-going summer drilling program on their Rook I property in Athabasca Basin, Sask.

Clean mining project shortlisted for $950 million Canadian gov’t funding

The CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated) project focuses on water use, energy intensity and environmental footprint, with aggressive targets of a 50% reduction in each area by 2027.

B2Gold pours first gold at Fekola mine in Mali

Company is on track to begin commercial production before the end of the year, which would boost its annual production more than 70% to between 925,000 and 975,000 ounces of gold.

Key permit granted to McEwen’s Gold Bar project in Nevada

Company expects the full permitting process to be completed by December.

Argentinian senator expresses opposition to Canadian miner's uranium exploration

Magdalena Odarda says Blue Sky Uranium's exploration is taking place at sites of paleontological significance.

Sherritt International fined $1 million for coal mine spills in Canada

Sherritt pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta to three counts of contravening the Fisheries Act.

K+S shares sink as salt firm's shake-up turns sour

Company will combine its salt and potash businesses to make savings and target customers more effectively.

Canadian magnesium explorer gains nearly 1,000% on asset sale

Investors in a Calgary-based junior will no doubt be clinking wine glasses and giving some extra thanks this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

Energy East's death pins the oilsands' hopes on two pipelines with their own troubles

TransCanada Corp.’s cancellation of the Energy East pipeline leaves Canadian oil producers more dependent than ever on the Keystone XL and Trans Mountain proposals, two projects facing ardent opposition in their own right.

Can Mali maintain its gold mining status?

The fate of IAMGOLD's Sadiola mine hangs in the balance as Mali's gold exports fall and production winds down.

McEwen Mining completes purchase of Black Fox complex

The transaction closed today and included the Black Fox underground gold mine, stock mill, workforce, and nearby Grey Fox and Froome development projects.

First gold poured at Rainy River, one of Canada’s newest mines

At full tilt, New Gold's Rainy River mine is expected to produce about 325,000 ounces of gold annually, during its 14-year estimated mine life.

Graphite seeing some upward movement

The graphite market has shown its first sign of life in a few years with some upward price pressure.

Vanadium: the energy storage metal

Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are fairly unique in the battery world.

Huge increase in BC exports of met coal this year

Recovery in exports for steelmaking coal in BC- global economy is looking good out to 2020.

Barrick to pay $20 million to settle Pascua-Lama arbitration case

Lawsuit was filed last year after the miner halted payments due to a local group.

Mexico's mining sector to reach $17.8bn by 2020 on zinc prices, strong pipeline

Competitive operating costs and supportive government policies are also expected to play a key role in Mexico's mining industry strong recovery.

Massive diamond found by Sierra Leone pastor now for sale in Antwerp

The 709-carat rock is the second-largest ever found in the West African nation.

Gran Colombia Gold to switch Marmato project from open pit to underground

Marmato underground gold mine is expected to have a minimum 12-year productive life, generating over 1.5 million ounces of the precious metal during that time.

Nova Scotia miners offer more than $8,000 cash to students who can prove industry ‘rocks’

The Mining ROCKS! contest, now in its fourth year, hopes to inspire children to learn about the industry, get creative and win big.

Visit to vast Nunavut exploration camp highlights possibilities

James Kwantes of Resource Opportunities takes an in-depth look at a "promising" Canadian explorer.

Canada's First Majestic Silver says four workers die at Mexican mine

Canadian silver miner First Majestic Silver Corp said on Tuesday four miners died from gas intoxication at its La Encantada Silver Mine in Mexico.