Yamana Gold sale takes surprise turn

Canadian-based Yamana Gold confirmed on November 4 that it received an “unsolicited binding proposal” from Agnico Eagle Mines and Pan American Silver that was superior to a previous takeover bid from South African miner Gold Fields. The joint cash and stock offer from Agnico Eagle and Pan American valued Yamana at around $4.8 billion, while the Gold Fields all-stock deal…

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CR Minerals, Rio Tinto to produce pozzolans from waste materials

Texas-based CR Minerals has reached an agreement with miner Rio Tinto for the production of pozzolans from waste materials at the latter’s U.S. Borax facility in Boron, Calif. CR Minerals intends to use waste tailings present onsite to produce pozzolans that can be used as a cement replacement in concrete. The pozzolans will be manufactured at a new facility to…

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ASCO joins western U.S. Hitachi dealer network

Associated Supply Co. (ASCO) is now representing mining and construction products for Hitachi in the U.S. states of Texas and Oklahoma after joining the OEM’s dealer network. The 60-year supplier for both industries said November 9 it had been awarded the sales and service territory recently by Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas. The company also offers CASE Construction Equipment, CASE IH,…

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Swanson Industries acquiring Tiefenbach

Hydraulics supplier Swanson Industries has acquired majority ownership of Tiefenbach North America, effective October 31. The company confirmed the deal November 4 but did not disclose financial details. Tiefenbach Control Systems (TCS) will retain minority interest in TNA. Established in 2000, West Virginia-headquartered Tiefenbach North America is a leading supplier of hose, fittings and hydraulic components for longwall systems to…

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Canada forces Chinese firms to divest from lithium miners 

Canada has ordered the Chinese investors of three junior lithium explorers to divest from the Canadian companies, citing national security concerns, reported Reuters. The news agency said that Canadian Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne ordered the divestitures after “rigorous scrutiny” of foreign firms by Canada’s national security and intelligence community. Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources was asked to sell its…

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Polydeck expands South Carolina manufacturing operations

Polydeck Screen Corp. announced the grand opening of a highly anticipated manufacturing expansion on October 31 at its Spartanburg, S.C., headquarters. The company has purchased an additional building with more than 36,000 square feet next to its current campus that will help increase capacity and keep up with current and expected future demand. Along with the additional square footage, the…

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Standard Lithium one step closer to DLE patents

Standard Lithium said the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Notices of Allowance for two of three pending U.S. patent applications for elements of its innovative Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) processes. The Canadian-based technology and lithium development company anticipates the issue of the formal registration of the “Process for Recovering Lithium from Brines” patents (serial no.16/410,523 and…

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Teck Resources sells Fort Hills interest

Canadian miner Teck Resources has agreed to sell its 21.3% interest in the Fort Hills Energy LP and certain associated downstream assets to Suncor Energy for C$1 billion in cash.  The Fort Hills Energy LP owns the Fort Hills oil sands mine in northern Alberta. The deal boosts Suncor’s stake in the project to 75.4%. Total E&P Canada holds the…

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SEMCO Publishing hosted Weir Minerals webinar

The ASIA Miner and North American Mining magazine recently hosted Weir Minerals Australia for a free educational webinar, “Mud Management with the Multiflo Mudflo Pump.” The webinar, which ran approximately 45 minutes, was held live on Thursday, October 13 with a global audience. The featured speaker was Weir Minerals Australia Applications Engineering Business Manager Aaron Schot, who discussed diverse problems…

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Kohmuench appointed Eriez COO

Separation technology supplier Eriez has selected Jaisen Kohmuench for the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO). Eriez President and CEO Lukas Guenthardt said that, as COO, Kohmuench will manage all Eriez’ major operations, including Eriez USA, Eriez Global Flotation and Eriez international businesses. He will continue to work closely with corporate executives and functional leaders to ensure Eriez’…

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