Mining in Saskatchewan centres around two major commodities: potash and uranium. Saskatchewan is the second largest producer of potash in the world and, according to the Saskatchewan Mining Association, the province is the world leader in uranium production. Watch for our upcoming issue of Mining & Exploration this year that will take an in-depth look at the Saskatchewan mining scene.

Recent Saskatchewan articles

Floatplane taking off from water.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Saskatchewan Eagle Plains Resources: stakes “Robinson Creek” high-grade gold, copper property in Saskatchewan

The property area has seen encouraging historical exploration activity targeting gold and base-metals.

Map of site projects in Athabasca Basin.
Mining Insider, Mines, Saskatchewan Senator Minerals to conduct helicopter supported site visits of projects

Both the Carter Lake and Patterson Northeast (PNE) Uranium Projects are located in the western Athabasca Basin.

Students are in a forest for an outdoor classroom as part of a mining education experience.
Education, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan Educational mining and energy programs offered in Western Canada

Study for a career in mining and energy, or upgrade your skill set at one of Western Canada’s higher education institutions.

by Jillian Clark
CanAlaska's West McArthur project is located in the Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan.
Mining Insider, Mines, Saskatchewan Peter Dasler discusses upcoming drilling by Cameco

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. president Peter Dasler discusses drilling this summer by Cameco Corporation at CanAlaska's West McArthur project.

Eagle Plains Resources Ltd., a Cranbrook, B.C.-based mineral exploration company, was founded in 1992 by Bob Termuende and his son, Tim.
Rock Stars, Exploration, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon Seeking paydirt: Rock Star Tim Termuende

Mineral exploration is a long-shot game with a high expectation of failure—so what attracts people to it?

by Marie Milner
The new potash mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Saskatchewan Grand opening of Legacy: ceremonial opening of the new Potash Mine in Canada

K+S celebrated the opening of their new potash mine in Canada with about 700 guests.

KSPC's Human Resources Team
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Mines, Saskatchewan K+S Potash Canada named one of Saskatchewan’s top employers for the fourth year

This is the fourth year in a row that KSPC has received this special designation for providing an exceptional workplace to its employees.

(Left) Duane Gingrich, Senior Vice President, North America for Amec Foster Wheeler’s Mining business; (right) Chief Reg Bellerose, President of Muskowekwan Resources Ltd., Saskatchewan's first wholly-owned First Nations mining company.
First Nations, Mines, Saskatchewan Paving the way with potash

Amec Foster Wheeler has signed an MOU with the Muskowekwan First Nations and Encanto Potash Corp.

by Jillian Clark
The former Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd. facility in Saskatoon.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Saskatchewan Brandt steps up with plan to save shuttered Saskatoon manufacturing facility

Saskatchewan company to acquire substantially all of the Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd. operating assets from Prestige Equipment and Hilco Global.

K+S Potash rail cars.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Global, Saskatchewan Rail cars arrive at K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy Project

The rail cars were designed by National Steel Car and feature industry-leading design suitable for the Legacy Project’s state-of-the-art facility.

Map of the Thorburn Lake and Radio uranium projects owned by IsoEnergy Ltd.
Mining Insider, Mines, Saskatchewan IsoEnergy intersects Uranium Mineralization at Thorburn Lake and strong basement alteration at Radio

IsoEnergy Ltd. is a uranium exploration and development company with a portfolio of prospective projects in the eastern Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan.

Map of the Athabasca Diamond Projects.
Mining Insider, Mines, Alberta, Saskatchewan De Beers returns West Athabasca to CanAlaska

De Beers' exploration team has interpreted the 85 large magnetic anomalies scattered across the claims to be most likely associated with magnetic minerals.

Atlas Coal Mine encompasses 70 acres and 20 dozen preserved buildings.
Education, Mines, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan 7 must-visit museums on the Prairies to learn about Canada’s mining and energy industries

Explore the history and development of Canada's mining industry with a visit to one of these museums.

by Jillian Clark
Map showing the CanAlaska Moon South claim.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Saskatchewan Denison to continue drilling uranium target on CanAlaska’s Moon Project

First drill hole showed potential for larger uranium mineralized system

Stephen Foley
Sustainability & environment, Saskatchewan The green way to extract gold

Their goal is to tackle the problems of recycling electronic waste and create an eco-friendly system that is applicable to large gold mining operations.

by Jillian Clark
Graphic map of the West Carswell property.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Mines, Saskatchewan CanAlaska options West Carswell diamond property to Canterra Minerals

The West Carswell property is located 20 kilometres southwest of De Beers' CanAlaska Athabasca diamond project.

Picture of Claude Mines.
Mining Insider, Mines, Saskatchewan Vancouver-based SSRI buys Saskatoon’s Claude Resources

Silver Standard’s shareholders will own roughly 68% of the combined company with shareholders of Claude Resources holding the remaining 32%.

Rough diamond
Mining Insider, Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Saskatchewan Uranium explorer may have uncovered massive kimberlite field in the Athabasca Basin

In the company’s search for diamonds in Labrador, Canada, they stumbled onto one of the country’s richest nickel-copper discoveries.

by John Gomez
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