Nova Scotia Mining News

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.

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.