Articles by Colin Desmond


HD Mining photo of coal-mining portal near Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. Credit: HD Mining.

BC’s highest NPV exploration projects

Using the database of our sister company Mining Intelligence, The Northern Miner compiled the following list of British Columbia’s four exploration projects with the highest…



Robbie Grubbs, environmental engineer, collects baseline ground water samples at Rare Element Resources' Bear Lodge REE property, in support of the Wyoming project's environmental impact statement, currently underway. Credit: Rare Element Resources.

Top-8 US uranium, REE juniors

VANCOUVER — With the Trump Administration in the U.S. unveiling earlier this year its list of critical minerals vital to the U.S. economy, the need…


Processing equipment at Southern Copper’s Toquepala copper mine in southern Peru. Credit: Southern Copper.

Top 10 US-based mining companies

The Northern Miner presents its top-10 list of the largest U.S.-headquartered mining companies. 1. SOUTHERN COPPER Market cap: US$35 billion Southern Copper (NYSE: SCCO), an…






Workers in an underground storage area at Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan’s Allan potash mine, 50 km southwest of Saskatoon, where Altius Minerals holds a royalty. Credit: Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan.

Top 10 Canadian-based mining companies

The Northern Miner presents the top 10 Canadian-headquartered mining companies by market capitalization, as of early July 2018. NUTRIEN:  $46 billion market cap Nutrien (TSX: NTR;…




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