Saskatchewan Mining News

Saskatchewan may set back Canada’s plan to phase out coal by 2030

One coal-fired power plant in Saskatchewan likely won't be retrofitted before 2030.

Texas uranium deposits could meet US nuclear energy demand for almost a year

But low prices for the radioactive commodity remain a challenge, the latest report by the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows.

Weak uranium prices force Cameco to halt two operations in Canada

Company will suspend operations at the McArthur River and Key Lake at the end of January for at least 10 months.

Rio Tinto joins race for stake in world’s largest lithium miner

Mining giant is eying the 32% interest in SQM that PotashCorp is selling to fulfill China's regulators condition for the approval of the its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium.

Cameco posts unexpected third-quarter loss, trims production outlook

Cameco said its most immediate goal was to remain competitive and in a position to be among the first to respond when the market calls for more uranium.

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.

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.

CanAlaska hits high-grade uranium at West McArthur

Drills turning at CanAlaska Uranium's (TSXV:CVV) West McArthur project in Saskatchewan, Canada, have started to bear fruit.

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.

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.

Cantor analyst: 'This is the best uranium PEA we have ever seen'

NexGen Energy Ltd. (NXE:TSX; NXE:NYSE.MKT) announced its maiden preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the "basement-hosted" Arrow Deposit on July 31.

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.

Activist investor Elliott calls BHP potash plans ‘disastrous’

Hedge fund manager says expanding into the currently over-supplied fertilizer market is just a bad idea.

BHP to speed up Jansen development as potash demand to double by 2040

The world's largest miner believes potash will be a $50 billion market by the late 2040s.

Denison Mines granted fresh 10-year licence for Saskatchewan uranium operations

The permit renewal comes only a year after the miner obtained regulatory approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to rise annual uranium production capacity from 13 million to 24 million pounds.

Potash Corp. and Agrium merged firm to be called Nutrien

The firm will be world’s largest potash miner and No.2 nitrogen fertilizer producer.

BHP to grow potash business to size of iron ore — report

Timeline-wise, the world's largest miner expects to achieve that goal in about 50 years.

Most potash shipped through Thunder Bay in a decade

According to the Thunder Bay Port Authority, 134,000 tonnes of potash crossed its docks into ships en route to ports in Brazil and Europe.

Gensource confirms the future of potash production with one feasibility study

Gensource Potash’s feasibility study (FS) was largely in line with its preliminary economic assessments (PEA), validating the robust economics of Vanguard 1.

Eagle Plains begins fieldwork on Orchid gold project, Saskatchewan

Project is located 120km east of La Ronge, and 70km south of Silver Standard Resource’s Seabee Gold Operation.

BHP likely to open Jansen potash mine in Canada by 2023

Company could seek approval from the board for Jansen's expansion as early as June 2018, said chief executive Andrew Mackenzie.

Skyharbour to drill AREVA-backed property this summer

The action is heating up in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin with one of the major exploration players in the region, Skyharbour Resources (TSXV:SYH), announcing last week that its option partner Azincourt Uranium (TSXV:AAZ) will be starting a new exploration this summer.

Cameco continues to explore Athabasca Basin through CanAlaska deal

Top Canadian uranium producer Cameco (TSX:CCO) has just signed an agreement with CanAlaska Uranium (TSXV:CVV) to conduct exploratory drilling at the West McArthur uranium project, 15 kilometres from its majority-owned McArthur River uranium mine.

PotashCorp says expected sector recovery has already begun

The Canadian miner, the world’s largest producer of the fertilizer by capacity, expects strong demand to continue this year as North American farmers seek to replenish soil nutrients after record harvests.

Another potash mine coming soon to Canada’s Saskatchewan

Western Potash said it’s moving ahead with its Milestone project, expected to produce 146,000 tonnes of potash annually over 12 years of planned operations.