North America

The Ontario Government will invest around $900,000 on mining-related industry research in the Canadian city of Sudbury to generate jobs, reduce operating costs and enhance the safety of mine workers.   The funds will be provided through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC) for two main projects, the Canopy project…
Canada-based Lundin Mining has started commercial production at its $400m Eagle nickel-copper mine in Michigan, US.   The company announced that construction activities are now complete and the project has been delivered on-budget and ahead of schedule.   Lundin Mining president and CEO Paul Conibear said: "We are extremely proud…
Uranium Energy has received the results of the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Anderson project near Phoenix, Arizona.   Located in western Yavapai County north-west of Phoenix, the project covers a 9,852 acres area, 450 mining and placer claims and two Arizona state land sections.   The project is…
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…
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