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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Goldcorp donates $300k for new mineral resource engineering professorship

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Vancouver-based gold producer Goldcorp has donated $300 000 to Dalhousie University’s Mineral Resource Engineering programme to establish a new professorship that would increase teaching capacity, expand programme breadth and provide more...
16th April 2014
 
 
BC EXPLORATION

More grassroots prospecting investment required in BC

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Investment in the grassroots level of prospecting and early-stage exploration are critically needed in British Columbia to uncover new deposits that, in turn, would encourage more investment in advanced exploration and resource development, the...
14th April 2014
 
 
ABORIGINAL RIGHTS

On the road to reconciliation, tension between miners and Aboriginals grow

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A protester raises his fist during a demonstration for indigenous sovereignty in Toronto. While Canada has come a long way in reconciling pre-existing Aboriginal sovereignty with assumed Crown sovereignty, tension is rising between the proponents of several new mining projects located on Crown lands, or within Aboriginal reserves, and...
11th April 2014
 
 
Corporate Social Responsibility

Ghana shows positive investment climate, attracts $13.5bn

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GOLDEN GROWTH
The production of gold – Ghana’s flagship mineral – increased by 93% from 2.24-million ounces in 2002 to more than 4.3-million ounces in 2012
Ghana’s favourable investment climate has succeeded in attracting some $13.5-billion in mining investment over the last two decades, highlighted Lands and Natural Resources Minister Alhaji Inusah Fuseini at February’s Investing in African...
11th April 2014
 
 
Corporate Social Responsibility

Resources Minister on Ghana’s Minerals and Mining Act

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Promulgated in 2006, Ghana’s Minerals and Mining Act is aimed at highlighting the country’s mining sector as attractive to investors, while at the same time ensuring that government takes a fair share in revenues that accrue from mining...
11th April 2014
 
 
Corporate Social Responsibility

Underground telehandlers delivered to Ghana gold mine

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More than 72 design modifications turned a standard telehandler, manufactured by materials handling equipment supplier Manitou, into an underground workhorse for gold mining operations in Obuasi, Ghana, says gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti,...
11th April 2014
 
 
MINING TAX

Most Chileans want mining companies to be taxed more - poll

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Nearly three out of four people in Chile believe mining companies should pay more in taxes, a survey conducted by pollster MORI and the Universidad Catolica's mining centre showed on Tuesday. Nearly a third of the world's copper is produced...
8th April 2014
 
 
PROJECT SETBACK

Rio Tinto gifts its Pebble interest to Alaskan charities

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Northern Dynasty Minerals on Monday received another setback in its efforts to build a copper/gold mine at one of the world’s largest undeveloped deposits, the Pebble project, in south-west Alaska, after mining major Rio Tinto gave away its...
7th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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