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    IRON ORE: Champion fixes Bloom Lake restart for March

    November 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – At a press conference yesterday, Champion Iron subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore confirmed that mining at the Bloom Lake iron ore mine near Fermont will restart in March 2018. QIO has funding and offtake agreements in place. A benefits

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    GOLD-COPPER: StrikePoint outlines regional trend at PDM property

    November 14, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Vancouver’s StrikePoint Gold has outlined what it calls a new regional scale structural trend that links the PDM, Golden-Oly and Nordic properties. The company is calling it the “Seven Wonders Trend”, and it stretches over 78 km. Samples

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    NICKEL-IRON: FPX Nickel cuts near surface, higher grades at Decar project

    October 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – FPX Nickel of Vancouver has results from three of the eight diamond drill holes in the Baptiste deposit at the Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St. James. These are the first holes drilled at

  • IRON ORE: Champion moves closer to Bloom Lake reopening

    October 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Champion Iron of Montreal has moved another step closer to reopening the Bloom Lake iron ore mine with the non-brokered sale of a $31.2 million subordinated unsecured mandatory convertible debenture to Glencore International. The debenture will mature in

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    NICKEL-IRON: FPX completes step-out program at Decar project

    September 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based FPX Nickel Corp. has completed the step-out drilling program at the Baptiste deposit at the company’s Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St. James. FPX completed eight holes totaling 1,917 metres to the southeast

  • IRON ORE: Champion arranges off-take, financing with Glencore for Bloom Lake

    August 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Montreal’s Champion Iron has secured conditional financing of $31 million from Glencore International for its Bloom Lake iron ore mine reopening. As part of the deal, Champion and Glencore will enter into an off-take agreement with fixed terms

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    COPPER: EnGold reaps good grade from Lac La Hache property

    August 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver’s EnGold Mines continues to drill the copper-rich skarn it discovered at Lac La Hache last year, and the assays are promising. Hole G17-23, located 112 metres west-southwest from discovery hole, has intersected 18.75 metres grading 1.13

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    Canadian mines take backseat to world’s iron ore, copper giants

    July 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    While our latest feature section is filled with top-10 lists of Canadian mining and its burgeoning junior exploration and development sector, it’s always good to take a step back and look at where the big money in mining is truly

  • IRON ORE: Champion borrows $180M for Bloom Lake restart

    July 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Champion Iron of Montreal has secured US$180 million in debt financing with which to reopen the Bloom Lake iron ore mine 400 km north of Sept-Iles. The loan is made to Champion subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore by la

  • IRON ORE: Samarco restart delayed into 2018

    July 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – BHP Billiton of Australia has approved a total of US$250 million in financial support for the Samarco iron ore clean up through the end of this year. The company says operations are unlikely to restart this year. Samarco

  • Iron ore: Champion signs rail transport deal for Bloom Lake concentrate

    June 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Quebec — Champion Iron subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore has signed a confidential agreement with a rail transportation company to move iron ore concentrate from its Bloom Lake mine near Fermont, Que. The company is preparing to put the past-producing open-pit

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    AWARD: Quebec North Shore & Labrador RR wins Quebec Transport prize

    June 15, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Iron Ore Company of Canada won the grand prize in the railway transport category for its interactive database project for geotechnical risk management. The award was made in Montreal at Quebec’s Transport Excellence Awards gala earlier this week.