Vale green-lights underground mine at Voisey's Bay 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-19
The natural resources industry of Newfoundland and Labrador — beaten down as it is by the steep decline in iron ore and oil prices — has received a most welcome board-level confirmation from Vale that it will indeed pursue...

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

Equitas hunts next Voisey's Bay  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-05
Junior Equitas Resources (TSXV: EQT; US-OTC: EQTRF) has kicked off a second phase of exploration at its Garland nickel-copper-cobalt property in Newfoundland and Labrador, with the hope of discovering deeper Voisey’s Bay-style...

Royal Nickel receives main environmental permit for Dumont  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
Royal Nickel (TSX: RNX; US-OTC: RNKLF) says it will build what will be one of the largest nickel sulphide mines in the world at its Dumont project early next year, after securing a key environmental permit from the Quebec government.

TSX inches up, June 22-26 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
Canada’s benchmark index added 1% to finish at 14,808.09, despite concerns rising over the Greek debt crisis. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index, however, slipped 0.8% to 695.56. The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index...

Analysts weigh in on BHP spinoff South32 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-03
In April BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage of BHP Billiton (LSE: BLT) spin-off South32, (LSE: S32; US-OTCBB: SOUHY)commenting that the shares of the newly created mining company “represent a more compelling investment than BHP...

Sherritt brings discipline to the business  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-20
At its annual general meeting on May 12 in Toronto, Sherritt International (TSX: S; US-OTC: SHERF) chairman Harold (Hap) Stephen dismissed a disgruntled shareholder’s criticism about the nickel producer’s languishing share price and...

Lundin shares jump following 'spectacular' first quarter 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-06
VANCOUVER — Lundin Mining  (TSX: LUN; US-OTC: LUNMF) has been on the acquisitions trail for the past two years, and its aggressive strategy paid off in a big way during the first quarter. The company reported record copper and nickel...

Sirius pushes Nova towards production in Australia 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-29
VANCOUVER — It’s been two and a half years since Mark Bennett, managing director and CEO of Australian-explorer Sirius Resources (ASX: SIR; US-OTC: SRQUF), struggled to keep his 5¢-per-share company above water.

Editorial: Not all pleased with Ring of Fire sale 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-29
The final week of April saw the closing of Noront Resources’ acquisition of Cliffs Natural Resources’ chromite assets in northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire region. The deal saw a last-minute bump-up in the price to US$27.5...