Canadian Mining Journal


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    ZINC-COPPER MINING: HudBay outlines production, spending plans for 2011

    December 13, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – HudBay Minerals is looking forward to next year with optimism and plans to produce between 70,000 and 90,000 tonnes of zinc plus 40,000 and 55,000 tonnes of copper. Reduced production at Trout Lake will be offset by a full year of…

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    CAPITAL SPENDING: OMA outlines plans worth $8.5-B in Ontario

    December 9, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    New mines and mine expansions are reinforcing the mineral sector’s role in the foundation of Ontario’s economy. Ontario’s economy is going through the pains of transformation as it moves from a manufacturing base to a service and knowledge…

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    COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Rio Tinto to take over management at Oyu Tolgoi

    December 8, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONGOLIA – Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines and Rio Tinto, domiciled in London, U.K., have reached an agreement making Rio Tinto the manager of Ivanhoe’s Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine development. In return, Rio Tinto will provide financing to…

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    COPPER EXPLORATION: Drilling boosts grades at Kutcho project

    December 7, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The new 43-101-compliant resource estimate for the Esso deposit at the Kutcho copper-zinc-precious metals project near Dease Lake reflects higher grades and confidence for owner Capstone Mining of Vancouver. The 2010 infill…

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    COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Western Copper to use $20-M to advance Carmacks and Casino projects

    December 6, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Vancouver-based Western Copper Corp. has entered into a bought deal financing worth $20 million with which to advance its Carmacks and Casino projects. The company will issue approximately 8.2 million units at a price of $2.45 per unit….

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    NICKEL-COPPER RESOURCE: URSA hope to expand resources at Shakespeare mine

    December 2, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – URSA Major Minerals of Toronto has resumed drilling to expand the resource at its Shakespeare open pit nickel-copper mine 70 km west of Sudbury. An initial two hole, 1,600-metre program is planned to test the eastern extension of the…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Did leak sink Taseko shares?

    November 25, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Did someone in Ottawa leak news of an Environment Canada decision more than two weeks before it was made public? That is what regulators would like to know, and they have begun investigating.

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    COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Komatsu PC8000 rolled out at Copper Mountain

    November 23, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – When the Copper Mountain property near Princeton reopens next year, it will do so with two Komatsu PC8000 excavators supplied by SMS Equipment.. The fleet will also include seven Komatsu 240-tonne haul trucks. The project…

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    CAPITAL SPENDING: Vale plans $3.5-B in Sudbury, closure for Thompson

    November 17, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    RIO DE JANEIRO – At the end of October the world’s largest mining company, Vale SA announced its worldwide capital spending plans of US$24 billion for 2011. Although the bulk of the spending will be in Brazil, projects in Canada will receive…

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    GOLD-COPPER PROJECT: End of road for Taseko’s Prosperity development

    November 3, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Environment Canada has refused authorization for Taseko Mines of Vancouver to proceed with …

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    NICKEL REOPENING: First Nickel raises funds to reopen Lockerby mine

    October 28, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based First Nickel is moving forward with a C$25-million equity offering. The money raise wi…

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    MERGER: First Quantum to swallow Antares Minerals

    October 18, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – First Quantum Minerals and Antares Minerals of Waterdown, ON, have entered into a plan of arrangem…