Iron Ore

Facts 'n' figures - Potash bid tops Q2 M&A activity: KPMG report 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-12
The following is an edited excerpt from KPMG’s Mining M&A Quarterly Newsletter. For more information and to see the full report visit

Capstone gets positive EIA, mulls new plan at Santo Domingo 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
With iron ore prices down by 31% in the last year, Capstone Mining (TSX: CS) is contemplating a different development plan for its 70%-owned Santo Domingo copper-iron project in Chile.

Evrim sees opportunity amid struggling markets 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-10
VANCOUVER — For project generator Evrim Resources (TSXV: EVM; US-OTC: EMRRF) the ongoing down swing in commodity markets provides an opportunity to pick up previously unobtainable projects with promising exploration histories.

Lundin faces scrutiny in Chile  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-03
Less than a year after Lundin Mining (TSX: LUN) acquired an 80% stake in Freeport-McMoRan’s (NYSE: FCX) Candelaria copper mine in Chile in a deal worth $1.8 billion, a Chilean environmental regulator has filed charges against the...

China's Zijin Mining buys into Barrick, Ivanhoe assets  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-27
Just a week after Vale (NYSE: VALE) unveiled a memorandum of understanding with one of China’s largest commercial banks for financing arrangements worth up to US$4 billion, Zijin Mining Group of southern Fujian province has agreed to...

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty could become takeover target  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-20
Osisko Gold Royalties (TSX: OR) has amassed a 9.8% stake in Labrador Iron Ore Royalty (TSX: LIF) since the beginning of the year, and of that, 7.2% was acquired in the first quarter, Osisko noted in its quarterly financial statements.

Tata Steel buys LIM's 49% stake in Howse deposit 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-08
Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC) acquired a 51% stake in Labrador Iron Mines’ (TSX: LIM) Howse iron ore deposit in Labrador for $30-million cash in 2013.

Editorial: Quebec pushes forward with revived Plan Nord 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-08
More meat has been added to the bones of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s revival of former Premier Jean Charest’s shelved Plan Nord to develop large infrastructure in Quebec’s resource-rich Far North.

Editorial: No end in sight for iron ore glut 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-11
Ten weeks into 2015, and many of the world’s iron ore miners are on edge as iron ore prices set new lows, and the finger-pointing begins as to who is contributing to the problems besetting the industry.

PDAC 2015: The 'first green shoots have emerged' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-04
With metal markets being the number-one indicator for the health of the global mineral exploration industry, a great way to kick off the technical program of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto is to...