Potash Mining News

New tool helps industry collect and share geoscience data

PDAC gearing up to launch Exploration Assessment Digital Data Formats guidelines, a practice expected to improve Canadian mine exploration discovery rates.

Nexans to power the world’s largest potash mine

French firm has secured an eight-year contract to provide power cable and support services for the Mosaic K3 potash mine in Canada.

Clean mining project shortlisted for $950 million Canadian gov’t funding

The CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated) project focuses on water use, energy intensity and environmental footprint, with aggressive targets of a 50% reduction in each area by 2027.

K+S shares sink as salt firm's shake-up turns sour

Company will combine its salt and potash businesses to make savings and target customers more effectively.

Brazil’s president revokes decree allowing mining in Amazon

It would have opened up for mining a vast national reserve in the country’s Amazon, larger than the size of Switzerland.

PotashCorp hires banks to lead sale of stake in Chilean lithium producer

Rumours point at US chemical company Albenarle Corporation as the first potential buyer for PotashCorp interest in SQM, worth about $4.5 billion.

New chairman set to test BHP's commitment to Jansen potash

Ken Mackenzie vowed "to bring a fresh perspective to management’s ongoing process of reviewing the portfolio" and "the way we allocate cash".

BHP Billiton Foundation launches two new transparency projects

BHP Billiton Foundation announced Tuesday its financial support for two new global projects launched at an event held in Washington DC.

BHP’s shareholders to vote whether firm should leave Australia’s top mining lobby group

Investors to vote on the two resolutions submitted ethical investing group ACCR at BHP’s annual general meeting in London in October.

More than 30 train cars carrying potash derail southeast of Saskatoon

Canadian Pacific Railway says it's not yet clear what caused about 35 train cars carrying potash to derail.

PotashCorp mulls selling stake in Chilean lithium producer SQM — report

Move would seek to secure approval for its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium, creating the world’s largest potash miner worth about $36 billion.

Brazil judge blocks decree allowing mining in Amazon

Federal judge Rolando Spanholo said opening the area known as Renca to mining can only be done by an act of Congress under the constitution.

K+S Potash Canada and Pacific Coast open handling and storage facility

The premises is the western port destination for potash from KSPC’s new multibillion dollar Bethune mine in southern Saskatchewan, the first new potash mine in Canada’s premiere potash belt in nearly 50 years.

BHP seeking $2 billion Jansen stake sale

Working with an investment bank to off-load 25% interest in giant potash project in Saskatchewan according to new report.

Brazil to let mining happen in Amazon area the size of Switzerland

The region, preserved as a national reserve for more than three decades, is thought to be rich in gold, iron ore, copper and other minerals.

Shale may be gone but BHP won't ditch potash

After pressure BHP is exiting oil and gas. Expect similar calls for shelving its $12 billion Jansen potash project in Saskatchewan to fall on deaf ears.

BHP Billiton to replace two directors in board shake-up

Controversial director Grant King is stepping down, only six months after joining the company amid concerns among investors over oil investments.

BHP says not to seek go-ahead for its Jansen potash project in 2018

Due to uncertain timing on the need for the commodity used as fertilizer

Mining industry can now predict opposition to projects before it's too late

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

Caterpillar in search of new CFO as Halverson to retire next year

Brad Halverson has spent nearly three decades with the mining and construction equipment maker.

Mining jobs in Canada to go begging: MiHR report

A torrent of retirements over the next 10 years is poised to wreak havoc on the mining labour market in Canada.

Here’s how to avoid being caught in mining scams

These courses can help you identify and evaluate the risks involved in mining investments before it’s too late.

DMT explores subsoil in the Dead Sea

The world's 8th largest potash producer, the Jordanian firm Arab Potash Company Ltd., is engaging the services of the German engineering and exploration company DMT for a ground survey at the Dead Sea.

Caterpillar earnings beat estimates, shares hit five-year high

It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.

Mosaic joins chorus calling BHP’s Jansen potash mine plan unwise

Mosaic chief Joc O’Rourke also said BHP’s target of 2023 for first production looks unachievable.