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First sale of the year was ‘excellent’, says Canadian diamond miner

26th January 2021 Canadian diamond miner Mountain Province has seen confidence among rough diamond buyers return, spurring hope that a rebound is taking hold in an industry that has been crippled by the global pandemic. “The first sale of the year was excellent,” said CEO Stuart Brown. “The growing confidence... 

KORE spin-out Karus Gold comes to life

26th January 2021 TSX-V-listed KORE mining has successfully spun out its Cariboo gold district exploration assets into Karus Gold, which will focus on the FG Gold and Gold Creek projects in British Columbia. KORE CEO and Karus director Scott Trebilcock said on Monday that the company was well positioned with a... 

Canada miners listed among world’s most sustainable corporations

26th January 2021 Canada’s Agnico Eagle and Teck Resources have earned themselves places on the Corporate Knights’ latest index of the world’s most sustainable corporations, garnering recognition as leaders in sustainability on a global stage. With an overall score of 60.6%, Agnico Eagle placed seventy-third and... 

Silver Elephant acquires nickel project in Thompson belt

25th January 2021 Toronto-listed Silver Elephant has high hopes and aspirations for its new Minago project, in Manitoba, which could supply the “insatiable” demand for Class 1 nickel from the electric vehicle (EV) industry. The company announced on Friday that it had entered into a binding agreement to acquire... 

Contura name change to reflect metallurgical future

22nd January 2021 NYSE-listed Contura Energy on Friday announced that it would change its name to Alpha Metallurgical Resources on February 1. The rebranding effort aims to more accurately relects the company's strategic focus on the production of metallurgical coal as a critical feedstock for steel production.... 

Endeavour sells noncore Côte d’Ivoire mine

22nd January 2021 Canadian miner Endeavour Mining will sell its 85% interest in the Agbaou mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, to private African operator Allied Gold, which owns the nearby Bonikro mine. When the transaction closes, the Bonikro-Agbaou operation will comprise multiple openpits, and two processing plants with a... 

Argonaut cleared to start work on C$480m Ontario gold project

22nd January 2021 Toronto-listed Argonaut Gold has been cleared to start site preparation for the construction of its C$480-million Magino gold mine. The Toronto-listed company announced on Thursday that the province of Ontario had filed the closure plan for Magino, which would produce about 150 000 oz/y in the... 

Yamana begins advancing plans for newly acquired Wasamac

22nd January 2021 Gold miner Yamana Gold has completed the acquisition of the Wasamac property and Camflo property and mill, solidifying its position in Quebec’s Abitibi region. The company acquired the assets through the acquisition of Monarch Gold, which has spun out its other mineral assets in the newly formed... 

Pellet production resumes at Vargem Grande

22nd January 2021 Brazilian iron-ore miner Vale has resumed production at the pelletising plant in Vargem Grande, two years after production were halted in a crackdown by authorities following a fatal dam break. Vargem Grande will produce between four-million and five-million tonnes this year, Vale said on... 

Shareholder nod for Endeavour’s Teranga buy

22nd January 2021 Toronto-listed Endeavour Mining on Thursday announced shareholder approval for its acquisition of Teranga Gold. Through the deal, unveiled in November, Endeavour would be transformed into a top ten senior gold producer and the largest gold producer miner in West Africa. 

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