North America

Patriot Coal has notified employees of job cuts at two mining operations at the Corridor G complex near Danville, West Virginia.   The two mines are Hobet 21 mine and Beth Station preparation plant, where the company employs 360 people.   Under the WARN Act, the company was required to…
Canadian gold mining firm Agnico-Eagle Mines has signed a deal to purchase Cayden Resources for approximately C$205m ($186.8m).   The sale includes Cayden's issued and outstanding common shares and two flagship projects, the El Barqueno and the Morelos Sur properties, in Mexico.   El Barqueno covers approximately 41,000ha in the…
Mining giants Vale and Glencore have called off their talks to merge the Sudbury nickel operations in Canada, which could have resulted in $1bn of cost savings a year.   Discussions failed as the companies could not agree on sharing the costs and savings, as well as objections from the…
A labour strike has forced Canada-based uranium producer Cameco to suspend production at its McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill operations in northern Saskatchewan.   Last week, the United Steelworkers union held discussions with Cameco over its intention to take industrial action at the mine.   Some of the…
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