Nova Scotia Mining News

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.

Erdene provides update on gold projects in Mongolia

Canada’s Erdene Resource is one of the very few miners to have never encountered issues in the East Asian nation.

Canada’s Erdene Resource sees bright future after striking gold in Mongolia

The company's Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to the company’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Canadian project tailors microbes to extract gold without harming environment

The new technique could help improve environmental outcomes as it uses bacteria instead of chemicals such as cyanide.

Nova Scotia's proposed overhaul of mining rules met with criticism, demands

While the province says the proposed ruling will cut red tape, environmental groups claim it doesn't do enough to prevent mining on privately protected lands.

Broken tax pledge irks Nova Scotia mining industry

The Atlantic Canada province now has two strikes against it in the eyes of Nova Scotia’s mining companies.

Avalon Rare Metals is now Avalon Advanced Materials

Name change reflects a switch on the company's focus.

Cape Breton massive coal mine looking for workers… in Alberta

Halifax-based Kameron Coal is looking for people with experience in room and pillar mining.

Zonte Metals announces non-brokered private placement, provides update on Colombia application

Zonte announces that it plans to raise up to $100,000 through a non-brokered private placement that will include up to 1,176,500 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.085 per Unit (the “Offering”), subject to TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) approval.

Zonte Metals mulling legal actions against Colombia after gold permit rejected

Its project would sit on top of the Gramalote deposit, a joint venture between AngloGold Ashanti and B2Gold that could become one of the first modern commercial scale gold mines in Colombia.

Old Nova Scotia tin mine could resume production in a few years

Avalon Rare Metals expects to publish the project's Preliminary Economic Assessment by the end of the month.

Job-seekers in Alberta consider move east as opportunities arise in The Maritimes

The Maritimes have long been portrayed as an area of economic stagnation, with a stream of job-seekers headed to all points west. However, it may be time to re-evaluate that depiction.

Avalon Rare Metals begins pilot plant program at lithium asset

The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.

Canadian provinces to cut fuel use, boost tidal energy

The deals represent two ground-breaking initiatives to make Canada’s mining industry more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Mongolia’s mining sector ready to take off again — Erdene Resource

The company, which owns a gold project in Mongolia, is optimistic about the country's stance towards foreign mining investment over the coming years.

Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.

Kameron Collieries closer to reopen massive coal mine in Canada's Nova Scotia

In recent months the mine has been pumped out and now the company is working on fixing existing power lines and bringing equipment to the site.

Massive Canadian Donkin coal project now property of U.S. miner

The project is sitting on one of the largest undeveloped coal deposits in North America,