Potash Mining News

Mosaic suspends phosphate mines in Brazil after new rules for dams

It is unclear how long the dams' suspension will last.

$6 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resource reached a record $93 billion last year.

Conservation group raises concerns over proposed Canadian potash mine

CanPacific Potash plans a new 3.25 million tonne per year solution potash mine and submitted its environmental impact assessment to the province in January.

Cannabis mania mows down Canada’s junior mining sector

There is enough evidence to conclude that risk capital has found a new home, a BDO report shows. The question now is, how and where will junior miners find the capital needed to sustain their businesses?

Fertilizer Canada decries lack of consultation as Saskatchewan ups tax burden

Saskatchewan potash producers had no input before the surprise provincial budget announcement that they may pay an estimated C$117m more next year.

Construction on unique, new Canadian potash mine to start in spring

The Saskatchewan-based mine will change the way potash is produced and sold.

BHP's potash passion play fades – for now

The logic behind BHP's potash play is strong, but investors won't be convinced to back it until the mining giant convinces itself.

Sirius Minerals puts alternative plan for potash project on the table

The Woodsmith mine will be one of the world’s largest in terms of the amount of resources extracted — It's set to generate an initial 10 million tonnes per year of polyhalite, a form of potash used in plant fertilizers.

Amazon rainforest's riches up for grabs as Brazil to open indigenous reserves to mining

Brazil’s new right-wing government is going ahead with announced changes to current mining regulations, which include a controversial plan to open up indigenous reserves to mining.

Canadian miners had a tough 2018, but optimism remains — EY

Ernst & Young’s Canadian Mining Eye index, which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior miners — dropped 2% in the last quarter of 2018.

Mining stocks rally as copper price hits 7-month high

BHP, Anglo American touch one-year highs.

BHP urges miners to create global body to oversee tailings dams

CEO Andrew Mackenzie said it was too early to say what impact the recent Vale tailings dam disaster will have on efforts to restart BHP and Vale's jointly owned Samarco mine, shut since November 2015 after a dam collapse killed 19 people.

K+S Potash still among Saskatchewan top employers for sixth year

The company has a total of slightly more than 400 employees at the mine, its Saskatoon headquarters, and at a small logistics office in Vancouver.

Danakali’s potash project could be a game changer for Eritrea — UN

UNDP says the Colluli potash project has the potential to significantly boost Eritrea’s economy and advance the country’s sustainable development agenda.

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Mining companies now need to determine how to operate in a market that is characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, as well as dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, says Deloitte in its latest annual report.

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

But only sliver of funds raised destined for mining and metals

Brazilian general with mining ties to solve industry-indigenous disputes

General Franklimberg Ribeiro de Freitas’s return to the country’s Indigenous Rights Agency (Funai) is seen by many as positive, as the agency has lost funding and authority on land issues.

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

Emmerson moves forward with Africa’s hottest new potash project

Company has completed a scoping study at its Khemisset project in northern Morocco, which shows it has the potential to be among the world’s lowest capital cost potash mines.

World class potash project in Eritrea closer to development

Danakali, an Australian-based miner, has moved to within sight of developing the potential world-class Colluli potash project which sits close to the Red Sea which is Eritrea's eastern border.

Nutrien merger effects ongoing one year later

The company has begun to settle into its new role in the agriculture world and according to retailers and producers it hasn’t really shaken things up all that much.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

Lithium, potash producers lead miners amid stocks surge

But Newmont Mining prevents perfect performance for S&P 500.

Germany's K+S ups production outlook for Werra potash plant

The Germany-based fertilizer producer raised production outlook as weather-related production stoppages at one of its plant will be shorter than previously thought.

BHP's $20B Canadian potash dilemma: To build or not?

BHP Group may be heading for another clash with investors as the world’s biggest miner gets closer to a decision on whether to build, sell or mothball.