Saskatchewan

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

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
Map of the Athabasca Kimberlite project.
Mining Insider, Mines, Saskatchewan CanAlaska enters into $20.4 million option with De Beers for diamond exploration in Saskatchewan

Deal covers 75 kimberlite-style targets identified by recent Saskatchewan government airborne survey.

A photo of a railway track running off into the prairies.
Mines, Saskatchewan Ames Construction crews are making an important contribution to the K+S Legacy project

The K+S Legacy mine will use underground solution mining to extract ore at greater depths than would be achieved using conventional mining methods

by Jessica Kirby
CanAlaska's diamond claims in the western Athabasca Basin are shown on a map.
Exploration, Minerals, Saskatchewan Signs of diamonds detected in the western Athabasca Basin

CanAlaska’s recent discovery of kimberlite prospects may yield Canada’s newest diamonds

by Jillian Clark
A tractor with a drilling rig is set up at the West McArthur site in 2012.
Exploration, Minerals, Saskatchewan Major uranium discovery in Athabasca Basin catalyst for strong partnership

CanAlaska’s West McArthur site being drilled by Cameco to uncover more high-grade uranium

by Jillian Clark
Aerial view of the Rook 1 camp in northern Saskatchewan.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Saskatchewan NexGen Energy calls uranium drilling results, “simply stunning”

NexGen is a British Columbia corporation with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Canadian uranium projects.

International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) is pleased to announce that it has entered into research funding agreements with the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.
Mining Insider, Education, Saskatchewan IMII enters into research funding agreements with the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan

The funding agreement is for the development of the Mining Materials Research Cluster (Research Cluster) in Saskatchewan.

Staff at Norcan Fluid Power's Langley location join representatives from Bosch Rexroth to celebrate sole distribution deal for Western Canada.
Products & equipment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan Hydraulic products distribution deal unites Bosch Rexroth and Norcan Fluid Power in Western Canada

Bosch Rexroth and Norcan Fluid Power Ltd. have announced a distribution partnership.

by Jessica Kirby
John McVey, CEO Procon.
Rock Stars, Mines, Global, Saskatchewan New Procon CEO John McVey is ready to tackle Canada’s toughest mining challenges

John McVey has been recently-appointed CEO of Procon, a small, full-service provider of start-to-finish industrial solutions for the Canadian mining industry

by Kevin Miller
Picture of Cigar Lake operation.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Global, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan’s Cameco sets production outlook for Cigar Lake operation

Cameco is one of the world’s largest uranium producers, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candu fuel manufacturers in Canada.

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