Nova Scotia Mining News

Atlantic confirms gold extensions at Cochrane Hill

Highlights from the latest resource extension drill program include 11 metres grading 43.65 grams gold.

Nova Scotia miners hand cash to kids who can prove industry ‘rocks’

Students upload their videos to the MANS website and a panel of judges will pick the winners for the Best Junior High School Video, Best High School Video, Best Comedy, and Best 30-Second Commercial.

Atlantic offers resource extension drill results for three projects

Atlantic Gold Corp. has updated the results for its most recent resource extension drilling at its three gold projects near Halifax.

Canada’s Nova Scotia miners call for better control of radon exposure

Proposed geoscience surveys would identify areas with elevated uranium levels, the body representing the mining industry in the Atlantic province says.

Nova Scotia miners to give C$8,000 to those who can prove industry ‘rocks’

The judging panel includes former Minister of Natural Resources and current Transportation Minister Lloyd Hines, Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation and MINING.com’s own Cecilia Jamasmie. 

Nova Scotia needs $19.5m to unlock mineral potential

The mining and quarrying industry is seeking government funding for an airborne geophysical survey program, considered an essential tool for attracting investment and job creation to the province.

Anaconda Mining grows footprint in Atlantic Canada, creates ExploreCo

Anaconda has been busy trying to grow through mergers and acquisitions. Last year, it acquired its first project in Nova Scotia — Goldboro — through the acquisition of Orex Exploration. And in February, it added a new deposit to Great Northern Project in Newfoundland.

Erdene becomes first cross-listed firm on the Mongolian Stock Exchange

The listing also makes Erdene the only precious metals exploration and development company currently registered on the exchange.

Mongolia listing boosts investors confidence in Erdene Resource

The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based miner also said it had launched an offering of common shares to Mongolian residents, as well as a concurrent non-brokered private placement, which in combination are expected to raise up to $4.4 million.

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.