North America

Canada-based Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) may increase production at its Canadian mines from around 9.2 million tonnes (Mt) this year to 11Mt of potash a year by 2015.   Speaking at the Credit Suisse investor conference in New York, PotashCorp CEO Wayne Brownlee said: "There's probably a little bit…
Anglo American will put one of its Peace River Coal operations, Trend mine, on care and maintenance after being affected by a series of issues, including declining prices of metallurgical coal.   Located in the Tumbler Ridge area of the Peace River region in north-east British Columbia, Trend mine produces…
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…
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