Category: Leading Developments

Finland Tops Fraser’s 2017 Mining Survey

The Fraser Institute’s annual survey of mining companies, published on February 22, ranked Finland as the top jurisdiction in the world for mining investment in 2017 based on the survey’s Investment Attractiveness Index. Finland...

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Production Resumes at Cadia

Newcrest Mining recommenced processing at its Cadia operations at the beginning of April with the associated tailings being deposited into the southern tailings facility. Processing is currently at a run rate of approximately 8...

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Leagold Acquiring Brio Gold

Canadian companies Leagold Mining and Brio Gold have agreed to the acquisition of Brio by Leagold. Leagold is headquartered in Vancouver and owns and operates the Los Filos mine in Guerrero, Mexico. Brio is headquartered in...

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Mountain Province Diamonds Buys Kennady Diamonds

Mountain Province Diamonds and Kennady Diamonds have entered into a definitive agreement where Mountain Province will acquire all of Kennady issued and outstanding common shares by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement....

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Barrick Outlines Organic Investments

Barrick Gold recently discussed plans for four feasibility-level projects that have the potential to contribute more than 1 million ounces (oz) of annual gold production with initial contributions beginning in 2021. Nevada...

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Nutrien Emerges From Agrium, PotashCorp Merger

Agrium and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) have completed their merger of equals, creating Nutrien Ltd., the world’s largest provider of agricultural crop inputs and services. Plans for the merger were announced in...

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Nevada Copper Finds Financing for Pumpkin Hollow

Nevada Copper Corp. said it has entered into arrangements for a $378 million construction financing and recapitalization package, which will provide a clear pathway toward first production in 2019 from its Pumpkin Hollow Copper...

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Vedanta Building Out India, Zambia Copper Facilities

Vedanta Resources has announced it will double copper production capacity at its Tuticorin copper smelter in southern India from 400,000 metric tons per year (mt/y) to 800,000 mt/y and that Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia...

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Agnico Eagle Purchases Exploration Assets

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has agreed to acquire all of the Canadian exploration assets of Canadian Malartic Corp. (CMC), including the Kirkland Lake and Hammond Reef Gold projects. CMC is a corporation 50/50 owned and operated by...

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Kinross Acquires More Reserves Near Fort Knox

Kinross Gold has gained mineral rights to a 287-hectare (709-acre) parcel of land known as Gilmore located immediately west of its Fort Knox mine in Alaska. As a result, the company added 2.1 million gold ounces (oz) in...

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First Quantum Buys Into Pebble Project

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. announced it has entered into a framework agreement with Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. where a subsidiary would make a payment of US$37.5 million to Northern Dynasty to progress the permitting of the...

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