May 17, 2020

25 mining companies you should follow on social media

Social Media
World Gold Council
Rio Tinto
BHP Billiton
2 min
25 companies you should follow on social media
Associal mediacontinues to overtake traditional media, its no surprise mining companies are joining the trend. The list of miners signing up for sites l...

As social media continues to overtake traditional media, it’s no surprise mining companies are joining the trend. The list of miners signing up for sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram has exploded in recent years, paving the way for companies to establish an online presence on their own terms.

In the age of social media, these are the top 25 mining companies you should be following.

World Gold Council

Facebook: @worldgoldcouncil; Twitter: @Goldcouncil; YouTube: @worldgoldcouncil

LinkedIn: @worldgoldcouncil; Instagram: @worldgoldcouncil



Facebook: @CatMining; Twitter: @CatMining; YouTube: @CatMining

LinkedIn: @Caterpillar Inc.; Instagram: @Catproducts

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Anglo American

Facebook: @AngloAmerica; Twitter: @AngloAmerican; YouTube: @AngloAmerican

LinkedIn: @AngloAmerican; Instagram: @AngloAmericanplc


Newmont Mining

Facebook: @NewmontMiningCorporation; Twitter: @Newmont

YouTube: @NewmontMiningCo; LinkedIn: @NewmontMiningCorporation



Facebook: @LiebherrMining; Twitter: @Liebherr; YouTube: @Liebherr

LinkedIn: @LiebherrMiningEquipmentCo 


Rio Tinto

Facebook: @RioTintoGroup; Twitter: @RioTinto; YouTube: @RioTintoVideos

LinkedIn: @RioTinto


Fortescue Metals Group

Facebook: @FortescueMetalsGroup; Twitter: @FortescueNews

YouTube: @FortescueMetalsGroup; LinkedIn: Fortescue Metals Group

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Facebook: @ThiessMining; Twitter: @ThiessMining; YouTube: @ThiessMining

LinkedIn: @Thiess; Instagram: @ThiessMining


Joy Global

Facebook: @JoyGlobalInc; Twitter: @JoyGlobalInc; YouTube: @JoyGlobalInc

LinkedIn: @JoyGlobal



Facebook: @Vale; Twitter: @ValeGlobal; YouTube: @ValeGlobal; LinkedIn: @Vale


Kinross Gold         


Facebook: @KinrossGold; Twitter: @KinrossGold; YouTube: @KinrossGold

LinkedIn: @KinrossGoldCorporation

Sandvik Group

Facebook: @SandvikMining; Twitter: @SandvikMining

LinkedIn: @SandvikMiningandConstruction; Instagram: @SandvikGroup


Barrick Gold

Facebook: @BarrickGoldCorporation; Twitter: @BarrickGold; YouTube: @BarrickGoldVideos

LinkedIn: @BarrickGoldCorporation; Instagram: @BarrickGold

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BHP Billiton

Facebook: @BHPBilliton; Twitter: @BHPBilliton; YouTube: @BHPBillitonTV

LinkedIn: @BHPBilliton


Vedanta Resources Plc

Facebook: @VedantaResources; Twitter: @VedantaLimited; YouTube: @TheVedantaGroup

LinkedIn: @VedantaResources


GE Transportation

Facebook: @GETransportation; Twitter: @GETransport; YouTube: @Getransportation1

LinkedIn: @GETransportation


Hastings Deering

Facebook: @HastingsDeering; Twitter: @HastingsDeering; YouTube: @HastingsDeering

LinkedIn: @HastingsDeering



Facebook: @Goldcorp; Twitter: @Goldcorp_Inc; YouTube: @GoldcorpInc

LinkedIn: @GoldcorpInc


De Beers Group

Facebook: @DeBeersGroupofCompanies; Twitter: @DeBeersGroup; YouTube: @DeBeers

LinkedIn: @DeBeersGroupofCompanies; Instagram: @DeBeersOfficial


Atlas Copco

Facebook: @AtlasCopco; Twitter: @AtlasCopcoGroup; YouTube: @AtlasCopcoCMT

LinkedIn: @AtlasCopco

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Richie Bros. Auctioneers

Facebook: @RitchieBros; Twitter: @RitchieBros; YouTube: @RitchieBros

LinkedIn: @RitchieBros; Instagram: @RitchieBros


Coeur Mining

Facebook: @CoeurMining; Twitter: @CoeurMining; LinkedIn: @CoeurMiningInc



Facebook: @ALROSA; Twitter: @ALROSA_OFFICIAL; LinkedIn: @AlrosaCompanyLimited; 

Instagram: @AlrosaDiamonds


Largo Resources

Facebook: @LargoResources; Twitter: @LargoResources1; LinkedIn: @LargoResourcesLTD

Instagram: @LargoResources



Facebook: @KomatsuEquipment; Twitter: @KomatsuAmerica; LinkedIn: @Komatsu

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Jun 29, 2021

Vale invests $150mn to extend life of Manitoba operations

battery metals
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Vale’s $150mn investment in operations at Thompson, Manitoba will extend mine life by 10 years

Vale has announced a $150mn CAD investment to extend current mining activities in Thompson, Manitoba by 10 years while aggressive exploration drilling of known orebodies holds the promise of mining well past 2040.

Global energy transition is boosting the market for nickel

The Thompson Mine Expansion is a two-phase project. The announcement represents Phase 1 and includes critical infrastructure such as new ventilation raises and fans, increased backfill capacity and additional power distribution. The changes are forecast to improve current production by 30%.

“This is the largest single investment we have made in our Thompson operations in the past two decades,” said Mark Travers, Executive Vice-President for Base Metals with Vale. “It is significant news for our employees, for the Thompson community and for the Province of Manitoba.

“The global movement to electric vehicles, renewable energies and carbon reduction has shone a welcome spotlight on nickel – positioning the metal we mine as a key contributor to a greener future and boosting world demand. We are proud that Thompson can be part of that future and part of the low carbon solution.”

Vale continues drilling program at Manitoba

Coupled with today’s announcement, Vale is continuing an extensive drilling program to further define known orebodies and search for new mineralization.

“This $150mn investment is just one part of our ambitious Thompson turnaround story. It is an indicator of our confidence in a long future for the Thompson operations,” added Dino Otranto, Chief Operating Officer for Vale’s North Atlantic Base Metals operations.

“Active collaboration between our design team, technical services, USW Local 6166, and our entire Thompson workforce has delivered a safe, efficient and fit-for-purpose plan that will enable us to extract the Thompson nickel resources for many years to come.”

The Thompson orebody was first discovered in 1956 by Vale (then known as Inco) following the adoption of new exploration technology and the largest exploration program to-date in the company’s history.  Mining of the Thompson orebody began in 1961.

“We see the lighting of a path forward to a sustainable and prosperous future for Vale Base Metals in Manitoba,” said Gary Annett, General Manager of Vale’s Manitoba Operations.

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