Canada Mining News

Canada's Ontario province to build roads into Ring of Fire region

The province first committed $1 billion to fund infrastructure into the chromite-rich area in 2014.

Voisey's Bay underground mine on hold

Plans to extend the life of the Voisey's Bay nickel mine in northern Labrador by moving operations underground – already once delayed – are now on hold.

Ex-Integra Gold executives launch new mining exploration company

The company, to be named Integra Resources Corp, plans to acquire an advanced-stage gold-silver project in Canada or the United States in the next two months, and then apply to list on the TSX Venture Exchange, CEO George Salamis said.

Argentina confirms charges for Barrick employees over 2015 cyanide spill at Veladero

Court of appeals says charges of “pollution, negligence and malpractice" still in place for 8 of 9 people.

Copper price surges to 32-month high as hedge funds place $20 billion bet

Copper trades just short of $3 a pound as large scale futures speculators build massive bullish position and global supply worries resurface.

Gold rush in Nicaragua — production doubles in little over 10 years

Last year, the nation produced over 267,000 ounces of gold, significantly more than the 109,200 ounces it generated in 2006.

Artisanal miners’ protests heat up in Colombia

They are protesting against expansion plans by Zandor Capital, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Gran Colombia Gold, and also in opposition to Bill 169

These are the mining sector’s suggestions to the Canadian government

Industry highlights the topics they would like government officials to address during the Energy and Mines Ministers’ annual conference

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

Former chief executive of Mountain Province to lead Dominion Diamond

Patrick Evans will become the new CEO once a deal to purchase the Canadian diamond company closes later this year

Snow, soil and trees could help detect mineral deposits in Canada

A team of geologists is using a series of techniques to identify halogens, commonly associated mineral deposits, in organic materials

McEwen grows gold production 50% with Timmins buy

Toronto-based gold miner acquires Black Fox mining complex in northern Ontario from Primero Mining for $35m.

Tahoe ceases dividend and suspends company-wide guidance due to uncertainty in Guatemala

The Vancouver-based miner seems to be handling the situation well, as officials announced Wednesday that balance sheets "remains strong"

Lead-zinc mine on Vancouver island reopens

Vancouver Island copper-zinc-lead mine, Myra Falls, restarts after nearly two years.

North Korea breathes new life into gold price, mining stocks

Safe haven buying lifts gold price 1.8% to 8-week high sparking stock market gains for top producers.

Comstock provides dual upside for Canadian gold discovery

There’s been a recent bull rush for Canadian gold projects, and Comstock Metals Ltd. sits in a good position with a pair of quality exploration plays in two exciting jurisdictions.

Good and bad news from Japan-China oil sands projects in Canada

On the bright side, the companies have started production of ultra-heavy crude oil at their Hangingstone Oil Sands Project in Alberta

INFOGRAPHIC: The Yukon: Where mineral potential is coming of age

While the Yukon only produced 2.2% of Canada’s gold in 2016, the territory’s considerable potential may finally be getting realized in a big way.

AbraPlata hires Canadians and Australians to undertake PEA at Diablillos

The junior miner wants Toronto’s Roscoe Postle Associates and Perth’s GR Engineering Services to undertake a Preliminary Economic Assessment of its Diablillos silver-gold project

A Canadian company wants to help artisanal miners produce “clean gold”

SEF Canada is launching “Clean Gold Community Solutions” in Ecuador

Large diamond-shaped crystal stolen in Toronto

The crystal had a 30-centimetre diameter and was a city icon

Mining industry can now predict opposition to projects before it's too late

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

Cantor analyst: 'This is the best uranium PEA we have ever seen'

NexGen Energy Ltd. (NXE:TSX; NXE:NYSE.MKT) announced its maiden preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the "basement-hosted" Arrow Deposit on July 31.

Teck and union reach agreement at Highland Valley

The threat of a strike at one of British Columbia's biggest mines is no longer hanging over employees and management.

Goldcorp closing 107-year-old Dome mine

It's the end of an era for one of Canada's oldest and most prolific gold mines.