Highland Launches Drilling Program at Copperwood

Highland Copper Co. initiated a drilling program at its Copperwood project in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, U.S. This program is designed to upgrade the current inferred resources at the eastern section of the Copperwood copper-silver deposit, obtain metallurgical samples and carry out further geotechnical studies to refine a mining plan.

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Anglo Sells Union Mine to Siyanda Resources

Anglo American Platinum has agreed to sell its 85% interest in the Union mine in South Africa and 50.1% interest in MASA Chrome Co. to a subsidiary of Siyanda Resources. Anglo American Platinum will retain the Mortimer smelter operation.

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Suncor Offers Update on Fort Hills

The Fort Hills project was more than 76% complete at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, Suncor reported, with the remaining work to be based at site. Activity in the period included completion of the secondary extraction module program; construction in secondary extraction and utilities has achieved peak activity and continues to focus on productivity and achieving critical milestones. Early-works sustaining activities that will support the execution of the mine and tailings plan following the commencement of production also continued in the fourth quarter.

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Volunteers Needed for Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

In 2014, the Society of Mining Engineers (SME) partnered with Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and successfully launched the Mining in Society Merit Badge. They need help continuing to educate Scouts and creating interest in the mining sector and related industries. In July, the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia, will host more than 40,000 Scouts, Venturers and leaders from around the nation, and SME is participating with a Mining in Society merit badge booth. The Jamboree takes place every four years and they need help in two areas: volunteers and financial donations. 

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