Canada Mining News

Columbus Gold to buy 70% stake in Maripa project from IAMGOLD

The project is made up of five contiguous exploration permits and has a historic gold production of around 40,000 ounces of gold, mined between 1985 and 1996.

China's Ganfeng grabs SQM's stake in Argentinean lithium project

The $87.5-million deal is the latest Chinese acquisition of a lithium project in South America, following Tianqi Lithium’s decision to buy 24% of SQM for $4.1 billion, which has not yet been approved by Chile’s antitrust regulator.

How Canada’s mining sector impacts the economy

Canada is one of the world’s largest exporters of minerals and metals, supplying approximately 60 different mineral commodities to over 100 countries.

First Majestic shares hammered after reporting $40 million-loss

It also recorded an impairment charge of $31.7 million, or $20.5 million net of tax, related to placing the La Guitarra mine on care and maintenance.

Fate of Canadian gold miner in Uruguay uncertain

Orosur says that the scarcity of alternative sources of ore at its Uruguayan project is resulting in financial liquidity constraints.

Barrick ‘was almost dead’: Thornton pulls no punches on gold miner’s missteps

Barrick's plan going forward includes increasing its portfolio of so-called tier 1 assets over time, and gradually shedding anything that’s not tier 1 or deemed to be “strategic.”

Rosy Canadian jobs report gets no help from resource sector

On a year-over-year basis, natural resources employment is little changed.

Gold fever hits Newfoundland

Miners are acquiring different projects in the Moosehead Gold District.

Pretium Resources grows cash by $72 million, produces 111,340 ounces of gold

The company is up 18.5% today to $12.04 a share.

Rio Tinto considers float of Canadian iron ore business

Rio Tinto, the world's second largest listed mining company, is exploring a public listing of its Iron Ore Company of Canada business.

MGX gets a hold of three lithium projects in Chile

Exactly six months after hinting at the possibility of opening shop in Chile, MGX Minerals is acquiring 50 per cent of the issued shares of Chilean Lithium Salars.

Nevsun asks shareholders to reject Lundin's hostile bid

Canadian miner Nevsun Resources Ltd on Thursday urged its shareholders to reject a hostile C$1.4 billion ($1.07 billion) offer from rival Lundin Mining Corp.

Barrick says copper operation in Saudi Arabia not affected by diplomatic dispute

The Canadian miner said it has a strong relationship with partner Ma’aden.

Premier Gold revenues decline on changing geological interpretations

At Premier's Mercedes Mine production and costs were impacted by differences in the orebody geometries as compared to the original models. 

Linamar sees higher metals costs as 'opportunistic' U.S. companies hike prices

The U.S. Commerce Department said it was investigating recent steel price hikes to determine whether some market participants were "illegitimately profiteering" from 25 percent tariffs introduced by Trump on steel imports.

Latin America-focused copper miner now eyeing Canada

Westminster Resources to buy a land package in the Ronge district of Saskatchewan.

Water shortage threatens BC copper-gold mine

Not the first time.

Canadian junior ready to start drilling for copper in Spain

Pan Global’s subsidiary Minera Águilas has received the necessary permits to start its exploration campaign on the first two sections of the Águilas project.

Canada's Kinross Gold puts Mauritania mine expansion on hold

Kinross Gold Corp said on Wednesday it was "pausing" expansion work at its Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania after a government request for talks to improve the country's economic benefits from the miner's activities.

Barrick Gold makes China investor push as markets slump

Barrick Gold Corp will make a bigger push to attract institutional investors in China under a new deeper-ties pact with Shandong Gold, aimed at bolstering its shareholder base, executives told Reuters.

Replenishing economic diamond resources, a daunting task for miners

Given that most of the high-economic diamond deposits in the world have already been put into production, diluted via expansion, or depleted, going forward the economics of diamond mines will inevitably gravitate towards higher-cost, lower-value operations.

Imperial testing driverless oilsands haulers at Kearl

Imperial Oil says it has commenced and is ready to expand field testing of driverless oilsands heavy haulers.

Canadian craft brewers scramble for aluminum cans

Canadian microbreweries are facing a shortage of cans and higher costs, forcing some to cut beer production after the country imposed retaliatory import duties on U.S. aluminum imports in the busy summer season.

McEwen Mining posts loss on strong investment to grow key assets

The Canadian precious metals miner logged a $10.6-million net loss for the first half of the year following a $49-million investment in its Gold Bar, Black Fox and Los Azules projects during the period.

First Quantum extends copper hedging, even as trade war clips prices

The miner said it aims to ensure a level of cash flow for its $6.3 billion Cobre Panama project ahead of commercial production.