Nova Scotia Mining News

Vancouver miner to become one of Nova Scotia’s largest single mineral claim holders

Coronet Metals to acquire 3,888 mineral claims in the Meguma Gold Belt.

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.

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.

Calls for gold exploration on Warwick Mountain delayed

The 30,000-hectare terrain between Earltown, Tatamagouche and Wentworth is considered to have potential for the development of multiple gold mines.

Nova Scotia’s Mining Association applauds Government push for a Mineral Resources Development Fund

The Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) is pleased the new provincial government budget provides funding to establish the Mineral Resources Development Fund (MRDF).

Inflexible land protections rob Nova Scotians of economic opportunity

The protected areas plan is harming the mining industry’s ability to create jobs and economic growth for Nova Scotians.

Nova Scotia miners call for better balance in protected areas plan

The Mining Association of Nova Scotia is calling on the provincial government to strike a better balance between protecting jobs and protecting land.

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.

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.

Canada’s Donkin coal mine begins processing ore on site

Current coal production is being stockpiled on site, and trucked and stored up at the Provincial Energy Ventures port in Sydney, Cape Breton, for export.

Anaconda Mining to fill Newfoundland pit with Nova Scotia tailings

When the company's Pine Cove pit mine stops producing in about eight months, work will begin to turn it into a tailings storage facility with capacity of up to 7 million tonnes.

GoGold sells stalled Mexico project to Agnico Eagle for $80 million

The sale of Santa Gertrudis has given GoGold much-needed cash to pay off its $46.3-million debt with the Bank of Montreal.

Warnings for safety violations at newly opened coal mine in Canada pile up — report

Donkin coal mine, in Cape Breton, has had at least 10 compliance orders and 29 warnings since it began producing in February, a report claims.

Mining to provide essential foundations for Nova Scotia's rural economy

Three major new mines are expected to open in the Canadian province this year, bringing new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment in the province.

Canada’s Zonte Metals sues Colombia over gold permit rejection

The junior miner claims the Department of Antioquia's mining authority did not process its exploration application in accordance with the country’s mining code.

Nova Scotia marks 25 years since one of Canada's deadliest mine disasters

The tragic accident was the result of "incompetence, mismanagement, bureaucratic bungling, deceit, ruthlessness... and cynical indifference," an official report said.

Erdene Resource moving forward with flagship project in Mongolia

While the company had other projects in the country, the Bayan Khundii gold project went from greenfield prospect to being its main asset in roughly nine months.

Colombian court lets Zonte Metal sue authorities over gold permit rejection

The Canadian junior explorer argues its exploration application was not processed in accordance with the country’s mining code.

Erdene new gold zone at Mongolia Bayan Khundii project larger than expected

Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to being Erdene’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Canada’s Zonte sues Colombia authorities over gold permit rejection

The junior miner claims the mining authority did not process its exploration application in accordance with the country’s mining code.

Canada to fully phase out coal power by 2030

Gov’t will work with the four provinces that still burn coal to reach the goal of making sure 90% of Canada's electricity comes from sustainable sources by 2010.

Zonte Metals announces acquisition of an Intrusion Related Gold Target in the Tintina Gold Belt in the Yukon.

Zonte Metals Inc is pleased to announce it has signed a binding Letter Agreement to option and acquire 100% of the McConnells Jest project, in the Tintina Gold Belt in the Yukon Territory, which is composed of 172 claims totaling approximately 3371 hectares.

Juniors inject new life into Nova Scotia’s mining sector

One of them, Vancouver-based junior Atlantic Gold, hopes to turn the province into a regular supplier of the precious metal.

Dufferin gold mine could be reopened by Vancouver company

A Vancouver company says it plans to acquire and restart a gold-mining operation on Nova Scotia's east coast.

Gold mining back to Nova Scotia with imminent Moose River mine construction

Project consists of two open-pit mines forecast to produce 87,000 ounces of the yellow metal a year during their eight to nine years of mine life.