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New Member Announcement – Cast Construction
We are pleased to announce that Cast Construction is our NEWEST corporate member! Since 2009 Cast Construction has built a solid reputation for Excellence and Commitment by continuing to specialize in surface and underground: mining, construction, maintenance, specialty piping and design-build of new and existing infrastructure for Mines, Mills and...
Construction progresses at Geraldton-area mine project
Construction of a new mine near Geraldton is well underway with ongoing drilling and blasting for the pit operation and to reroute a major provincial highway. Greenstone Gold Mines has been providing regular updates on the progress being made at the site, four kilometres south of the town and 275 kilometres northeast of...
June 15 will mark inaugural International Day of Women in Mining
International Women in Mining (IWiM), a U.K. body that advocates for more women to work in the mining sector, is launching the International Day of Women in Mining, to be celebrated on June 15. IWiM is encouraging stakeholders in the industry — practising professionals, academia, organizations and more — to mark...
New Member Announcement: North Bay Machining Centre (NBMC)
A Storied History in the North NBMC was established in 1997 by four partners to exclusively manufacture exploration consumables for JKS Boyles in North Bay. In 2001, JKS Boyles was purchased by Atlas Copco; summarily in 2002, on the advice of its major client, North Bay Machining Centre became ISO...
North has the minerals BEVs need, challenge is meeting demand
As much as Ontario is ready to reap the rewards of the anticipated boom in battery electric vehicles (BEV) in the next 10 years and beyond, the move to go green is not as rosy as it might seem. That was revealed during the two-day BEV conference held at Science...
Gold price set for second straight monthly loss
Gold prices eased on Tuesday, heading towards a second straight monthly decline, as a rise in the dollar and US Treasury yields dented the metal’s appeal despite concerns over surging inflation. Spot gold dialed back 0.7% to $1,843.37 per ounce by 12:15 p.m. ET, recording a loss of 2.7% for...
Marathon awards key contracts for Valentine gold project in Newfoundland
Marathon Gold (TSX: MOZ) has awarded key contracts for its Valentine gold project in central Newfoundland. The company has signed a letter of intent with SNC-Lavalin for detailed engineering for the mill and major facilities. SNC will also supply related equipment and construction packages. Marathon has also appointed Progesys to...
Workers at Baffinland ask Canada to approve mine expansion
Unionized workers at Baffinland Iron Mines’ Mary River iron ore operation on the northern tip of Baffin Island, in Canada’s territory of Nunavut, are urging the federal government to approve the company’s request for a shipping limit expansion. After four years of consultations and deliberations, the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) rejected...
Inflation bites Temiskaming refinery construction project
Inflation, labour costs and supply chain issues may bump up the construction price tag to finish the refurbishment and expansion of a Temiskaming cobalt refinery. But Toronto’s Electra Battery Materials doesn’t expect any delays in the schedule to have the facility running by year’s end. In a news release of its first...
Sudbury Chamber celebrates local businesses
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce celebrated 10 local entrepreneurs and businesses on May 26, during its annual Bell Business Excellence Awards gala. About 400 people gathered for the event, which has been held annually for more than two decades. “For 25 years, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has honoured the...
Glencore antes up US$1.1 billion for bribery and market manipulation schemes
Glencore International AG and Glencore Ltd, a Swiss-headquartered international miner and commodities trader, pleaded guilty this week to charges of bribing foreign officials and engaging in an oil market manipulation scheme. As a result, Glencore has agreed to pay more than US$1.1 billion in criminal fines and forfeiture of all...
Mining expo coming to Timmins June 8-9
The City of Timmins is gearing up to host the 2022 Canadian Mining Expo, which has become one of the largest gatherings of mining expertise in Northern Ontario. Taking place June 8-9 at the McIntyre Arena in Timmins, the expo features more than 400 exhibitors, conferences, demonstrations, networking events, and...
Sudbury’s economy to get ‘massive’ boost from electric vehicles
Greater Sudbury’s first ever municipal conference to explore the commercial viability of the battery electric vehicle (BEV) industry was told Wednesday that massive economic opportunities will exist in Sudbury and Northern Ontario because of it.Greater Sudbury’s first ever municipal conference to explore the commercialviability of the battery electric vehicle (BEV)...
Glencore says bribery days are over. Now it has to prove it
Glencore Plc has closed the “cash desks” in London and Switzerland that once dispensed money for bribes. Employees implicated in sweeping, cross-border corruption investigations are gone. New safeguards are in place, and boss Gary Nagle says it’s a “different company.” Now he will have to prove it. Glencore this week agreed...
Geraldton gold explorer inks agreement with area First Nations
A gold exploration company working ground near Geraldton has signed an exploration agreement with three area First Nations. Tombill Mines announced that they have entered into an agreement with Aroland First Nation, Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek and Ginoogaming First Nation. The company is exploring a large claims package, just south of Geraldton,...
Canada’s minerals extraction in situation critical
In 2014, the Stephen Harper Conservative government rejected the New Prosperity mine project, said to be one of Canada’s largest undeveloped copper deposits. Now, the Justin Trudeau government is so anxious to secure a domestic supply of critical minerals and metals, including copper, that it earmarked C$3.8 billion ($2.9bn) in...
Sayona Mining delivers positive PFS for Quebec lithium project
Australian lithium producer Sayona Mining (ASX: SYA) has published a positive pre‐feasibility study (PFS) for its flagship North American Lithium (NAL) project in Québec, confirming the NAL operation’s technical and financial viability over a 27-year mine life. Sayona currently has a 75% interest in NAL, with US-based lithium explorer Piedmont Lithium (ASX:...
Ottawa’s Ring of Fire assessment process declared unconstitutional by Alberta court
The federal environmental and social assessment being applied in the Ring of Fire was declared unconstitutional by an Alberta court. And an Indigenous business organization in that province is “gratified” with the opinion. Alberta’s Court of Appeal handed down a non-binding decision on May 10 that the Impact Assessment Act (IAA) is...
Electric vehicles surpass phones as top driver of cobalt demand
Electric vehicles (EVs) overtook smartphones and other high-tech devices for the first time last year as the main driver of cobalt demand, with the sector consuming 59,000 tonnes of the battery metal, or 34% of the total globally. The figure contrasts with the 160,000 tonnes of cobalt mined last year,...