Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    COAL DEVELOPMENT: Permit granted for new underground No.12 South B2 mine

    July 21, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Grande Cache Coal of Calgary has received the amended mine permit and a new licence for development of the new No.12 South B2 underground coal mine in the western part of the province. The permit was granted by the Alberta Energy and…

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    COAL DEVELOPMENT: Fortune takes Posco as partner for Mount Klappan project

    July 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Fortune Minerals, based in London, ON, has formed an 80:20 joint venture with Posco Canada to develop the Mount Klappan metallurgical coal project 330 km northeast of the port of Prince Rupert. Posco is a subsidiary of one of…

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    COAL STUDY: PFS examines 3.5M-t/y Donkin project

    June 30, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NOVA SCOTIA – The preliminary feasibility report is completed on the Donkin metallurgical and thermal coal project in Cape Breton. It was prepared for joint venture partners Xstrata Coal Donkin (75% and operator) and Erdene Resource Development…

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    COAL RESOURCE: 43-101 filed for Cardero’s Carbon Creek

    June 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLOMBIA – Vancouver-based Cardero Resource Corp. has released a 43-101 report for its Carbon Creek metallurgical coal deposit near Chetwynd. The report outlines 114.0 million tonnes of measured and indicated resources, plus 89.1…

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    COAL MINING: Moratorium on new projects in New South Wales

    May 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – The government of New South Wales has imposed a 60-day ban on new coal mining projects in that state to allow time to solve disputes between farmers and the mining industry. Farmers fear that land and water resources may be damaged.

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    MOTORS: Siemens offers new line of explosion proof models

    May 17, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ATLANTA – Siemens Industry, a leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative motors, introduces its toughest line-up to date, the XP100, designed specifically for hazardous operating environments such as the petrochemical and…

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    ELECTRIC DRIVE: Siemens technology in Hitachi trucks

    May 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TLANTA, Georgia – Siemens Industry has won its largest mobile mining order from Hitachi Construction Truck Machinery to provide 50 more EH4500 trucks equipeed with Siemens’ AC drive technology. The trucks will be delivered to Indonesian-based…

  • Feature

    Almost Ready

    May 1, 2011 by D'Arcy Jenish

    As a child growing up in the Cape Breton coal-mining community of Glace Bay, John Morgan attended Warden United Church and, to this day, he remembers the stained glass windows and the coal miners depicted alongside the usual religious imagery.

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    Black with Gold Roots

    May 1, 2011 by Tanya Laing Gahr

    The history of coal mining in B.C.’s Elk Valley surprisingly starts with gold because, like most mining activities in the early 1860s in Western Canada, that was the hot commodity of the times.

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    Close Counts

    May 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Eighty-five hundred and fifty kilometers isn’t exactly what you’d call “close,” but that’s how far Walter Energy Western Coal (formerly Western Coal Corp) has been shipping high-grade metallurgical coal from its mines in northeast British…

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    The Wolverine mine requires a huge fleet of machines

    May 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Wolverine drill and blast operation utilises a total of 57 large machines. This number includes drills, loading equipment, haul trucks and support dozers. The drill operation is spearheaded by two D90K drills and two SKS12 drills. A DML and…

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    Here’s a look at what machines are on site.

    May 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor