http://www.miningweekly.com

Global Mining News in real time

Environmental News

Brazil’s ambassador to Canada calls for greater trade between two natural resource giants

By: Simon Rees Brazil seeks to boost the level of bilateral trade with Canada, particularly in the sphere of mining, the country’s ambassador to Canada Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos told audience members at the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce mining breakfast on Monday. The level of bilateral trade between... 

Norway supports TiZir's green plan

By: Esmarie Swanepoel ASX-listed Mineral Deposits Limited (MDL) has welcomed the Norwegian government's support for its TiZir joint venture (JV) with France’s Eramet in Norway. A government agency would provide $16.2-million in funding to the TiZir JV to upgrade its titanium and iron (TTI) facility, which smelts... 

True Gold formalises technical shutdown at Burkina Faso project

By: Henry Lazenby Damages to equipment and site infrastructure, sustained during a violent protest by local communities at Canadian project developer True Gold's Karma project, in Burkina Faso, in January, amounted to about $6.1-million. The Vancouver-based company on Monday said it had formalised a technical... 

Five years on, Quebec’s Plan Nord 2.0 aims for coherence in low-price environment

By: Henry Lazenby When the Quebec government’s Plan Nord to develop the parts of the province located north of the 49th parallel was launched under Jean Charest’s Quebec Liberal Party in May 2011, it was heralded as a timely and necessary act in the mining industry’s favourable economic context at the time. But a... 

Five years on, Quebec’s Plan Nord 2.0 aims for coherence in low-price environment
Photo by Reuters
Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest unveiled the Plan Nord on May 9, 2011.

New Brunswick tungsten project EIA cleared for public consultation

By: Henry Lazenby Tungsten project developer Northcliff Resources has cleared a critical milestone, with the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government (NBDELG) completing a review of the Sisson project draft environmental-impact assessment (EIA) report and clearing it to start public... 

Greece revokes approval for Eldorado Gold’s Skouries project

By: Henry Lazenby Greece has revoked the approval required by Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold to complete construction of the Skouries project processing plant. The company on Monday announced that its subsidiary Hellas Gold on Friday received the notice from Greece's Ministry of Productive Reconstruction, Energy... 

Canadian fed and Ontario govts unveil supports for mining industry

By: Henry Lazenby Several federal departments of the Canadian government, as well as the Ontario provincial government, unveiled new measures and investments on Sunday to increase support and drive growth in the country's besieged mining industry. In a speech to the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada,... 

Canadian fed and Ontario govts unveil supports for mining industry
Photo by Reuters
Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver

Mining investment at the core of African economic development

By: Henry Lazenby The potential for broad-based development driven by mineral resources as well as upstream oil and gas remains largely untapped in African countries, but the quest for solutions to make mineral and petroleum resources an engine for growth and development have been a central preoccupation of... 

Mining investment at the core of African economic development

Drought in Chile curbs copper production, to trim global surplus

By: Reuters A drought in Chile is hampering copper production, a water-intensive business, in the world's biggest producer of the metal, one more factor that could trim an expected surplus this year. Both Anglo American and BHP Billiton have said the extremely dry conditions have hit production due to... 

DRDGold moves to shave 10% off sourced potable water

By: Natasha Odendaal Surface gold miner DRDGold would start using wastewater as an alternative water source to replace some of the potable water currently used for Ergo Mining’s operations from July. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online during a site visit to the East Rand-based Ergo Mine, CEO Niel Pretorius said the... 

DRDGold moves to shave 10% off sourced potable water

Mining companies continue to strive for excellence

By: Dylan Stewart North American mining companies are increasingly pursuing superior performance as they respond to low commodity prices, with innovation gaining in importance and energy costs being managed as a diversified portfolio that can be optimised. These form 3 of 10 key mining trends provided to Mining... 

Mining companies continue to strive for excellence
ANDREW SWART The mining industry could be facing a cliff if new mines and developments are not invested in

EPA approves expanded Wiluna plan

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the environmental scoping document for the Wiluna project extension, developer Toro Energy reported on Wednesday. Under the expansion project, Toro would integrate the Millipede and Lake Maitland deposits into its... 

Orbite selected for $4.5m grant to advance waste monetisation initiative

By: Tracy Hancock TSX-listed Orbite Aluminae has been granted up to $4.5-million in nondilutive funding towards the development, demonstration and commercialisation of its technology for the processing of red mud. Orbite CEO Glenn Kelly said on Monday that the funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada... 

Orbite selected for $4.5m grant to advance waste monetisation initiative
Alumina

Aligning mining projects with financing requirements a challenge

By: Bruce Montiea Aligning mining projects in Africa with international project financing requirements, while ensuring that there is a direct link to the work conducted on the ground and that clients’ expectations are being met, can be challenging, says global consulting organisation Golder Associates head of... 

Aligning mining projects with  financing requirements a challenge
Photo by Bloomberg
INCREASED IMPORTANCE The issue of sustainability in the mining industry has become more prominent over the past ten years

TransCanada disagrees with EPA argument regarding Keystone XL pipeline 

By: Henry Lazenby The proponent of the $8-billion Keystone XL pipeline TransCanada Corp has disagreed with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent comment that the State Department's final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS) for the project should be revisited in light of the lower... 

TransCanada disagrees with EPA argument regarding Keystone XL pipeline

Renewable energy for mines still relevant despite decline in oil price

By: Simon Rees The complexities and challenges of running a mine are immense, but the end result is simple; either it makes or loses money. In the current downturn, the difference between success and failure can be a fine line. Central to the issue of margins is the cost of power supply, consumption rates and... 

Renewable energy for mines still relevant despite decline in oil price
Photo by Barrick Gold
Barrick Gold's Punta Colorada wind farm, Chile.

Renewable energy's future in mining shines bright

By: Simon Rees Renewable power is reliable, proven and continues to offer the mining industry an attractive means to obtain lower-cost energy at remote operations, Hatch director of renewable power Michel Carreau told an audience at a seminar hosted by the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s... 

Renewable energy's future in mining shines bright

Kayelekera no threat to environment - Paladin

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Uranium miner Paladin Energy on Tuesday confirmed that a January tank rupture at its Kayelekera mine, in Malawi, has had no impact on the surrounding environment. Early in January, the ASX-listed company launched protection and remediation procedures at the Kayelekera site, after heavy rainfalls... 

Acacia Mining settles group claims out of court

By: Henry Lazenby Acacia Mining, formerly African Barrick Gold (ABG), ha settled outside of a UK Court with a group of Tanzanian locals regarding alleged deaths and injuries caused by security and police guarding the company's North Mara mine, which had a history of illegal artisanal mining, the International... 

Acacia Mining settles group claims out of court
Photo by Bloomberg
Illegal artisanal miners at Acacia Mining's North Mara mine, Tanzania

Challenging year in store for Canadian miners – MAC

By: Henry Lazenby The year ahead will be challenging for the Canadian mining industry, despite a positive long-term outlook for Canadian metals and minerals, a new report by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has found. The organisation’s ‘Facts & Figures 2014’ report released Wednesday revealed that the... 

Challenging year in store for Canadian miners – MAC

Mining industry welcomes BC's independent panel report on Mount Polley

By: Henry Lazenby The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has committed to reviewing the information and recommendations of the Friday-released report examining the August 2014 tailings dam failure at the Mt Polley mine, in British Columbia, with a view to enhancing tailings dam safety. The report, compiled by the... 

Flawed design fingered in Mt Polley tailings dam failure

By: Henry Lazenby British Columbia will immediately act on seven critical recommendations of an independent panel that investigated the tailings storage facility (TSF) failure at Canadian base metals miner Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley copper/gold mine in August last year and launch a code review to consider the... 

Flawed design fingered in Mt Polley tailings dam failure

Coal of Africa shares rise on update

By: Martin Creamer The shares of triple-listed Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) rose by more than 3% before noon on Friday following the company’s release of a quarterly update, which recorded a series of financial settlements, environmental go-aheads and project advances. CoAL also announced the issuing of... 

Coal of Africa shares rise on update
Photo by Duane Daws
David Brown

Fluid Burkina Faso situation still delaying progress at True Gold’s Karma

By: Henry Lazenby The continued fluidity of events in Burkina Faso has made an update on the timeline of TSX-V-listed True Gold's flagship Karma gold difficult to pin down, with the company initially expecting to pour first gold as early as October this year. While the West Africa-focused project developer noted... 

Junior miners urged to consolidate to enhance survival chances in current environment

By: Anine Vermeulen Junior miners continue to play an increasingly important role in the growth of mining assets through exploration on the African continent and, as emerging producers, constitute an important component of the mineral production chain. However, they face mounting challenges regarding their survival,... 

Junior miners urged to consolidate to enhance survival chances in current environment

Mining boosts world’s poorest regions – ICMM

By: Martin Creamer The global mining industry makes its biggest contribution in the world’s poorest regions, an International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) study has found. The study, which became available in published form on Tuesday, finds that mining spurs the growth and development of national economies... 

Mining boosts world’s poorest regions – ICMM
Photo by Duane Daws
Anthony Hodge

Seabridge Gold appoints independent panel to advise on KSM

By: Henry Lazenby British Columbia-focused project developer Seabridge Gold has established an independent geotechnical review board (IGRB) to review and consider its KSM project's tailings management facility (TMF) and water-storage dam (WSD), focusing on their structural stability and integrity. The IGRB would... 

Centerra Gold’s Gatsuurt project gains 'strategic important' Mongolian status 

By: Henry Lazenby Canadian gold producer Centerra Gold’s Gatsuurt project, 35 km from its operating Boroo mine, in Mongolia, has been designated as a 'mineral deposit of strategic importance' by the Mongolian Parliament. The project milestone paves the way for Centerra to move forward within the country’s Water... 

Consulting company hopes for a prosperous 2015

By: Bruce Montiea Irrespective of the general negative economic climate, long-term economic value in minerals projects can be achieved once environmental and social issues are built into a company’s strategy and not externalised, says consulting engineering firm SRK Consulting (SA). Chairperson and corporate... 

Consulting company hopes for a prosperous 2015
ROGER DIXON SRK Consulting’s strategy and policy group can facilitate collaborative engagement among mining industry stakeholders

Organisation aligns itself with industry demands

By: Bruce Montiea Recognising the trends and developments that shape the mining industry across the value chain, occupational health, safety and environmental risk management services provider NOSA aims to establish itself as a leading innovator in terms of occupational risk management in the mining sector, says... 

Organisation aligns itself with industry demands
Photo by Bloomberg
SAFETY FOCUS The Investing in African Mining Indaba presents an ideal opportunity to shed some light on the need for innovation in occupational risk management

Rio stays on for Panoramic's Canadian project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Mining giant Rio Tinto’s exploration arm has taken the decision to enter into an earn-in option agreement with ASX-listed Panoramic Resources over the Thunder Bay North project, in Canada. In July last year, Rio Tinto Exploration Canada inked a consolidation agreement with Panoramic, brining... 

First
Prev
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next Last

Latest News

more

Latest Videos

more

Topics In These Articles

RSS Feed

About

Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on MiningWeekly.com is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
R/€ = 13.14Change: 0.02
R/$ = 11.75Change: 0.02
Au 1205.55 $/ozChange: 1.90
Pt 1189.00 $/ozChange: -0.50
 
Subscribe Now for $96
Subscribe Now for $96 Close