Canadian Mining Journal


Iron Ore


  • IRON ORE: Vale declares force majeure

    February 6, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Vale has declared force majeure on a series of iron ore and pellets sales contracts after a Brazilian state court ordered it to suspend production from its Brucutu mine in the state Minas Gerais. The court order

  • IRON ORE: Video shows exact moment when Vale’s dam collapsed

    February 4, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    BRAZIL – What looks like a quiet field in a tropical landscape soon becomes a disaster area. A video made public by Brazilian television shows the exact moment when a dam at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mining complex burst and

  • IRON ORE: Arrests made in Vale tails dam breach

    January 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Following the Jan. 25 failure of the No.1 tailings dam at its Veijao iron mine, owner Vale SA offered a long list of relief efforts for all of those affected. But is it enough? Perhaps not. Minas Gerais

  • IRON ORE: Vale kicks relief efforts into high gear following dam failure

    January 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Four days after the failure of one of its tailings dams at the Feijao iron ore mine in Brumadinho, owner Vale SA is kicking its relief efforts into high gear. The release of the rusty-coloured sludge when the

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    DRILLING: Epiroc delivers first autonomous rig to BHP

    December 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Swedish supply company Epiroc has delivered the first autonomous drill rig to BHP Group’s South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara. The rig, an Epiroc Pit Viper 271, is operational and marks the beginning of autonomous production

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    IRON ORE: Tacora secures cash to restart Scully mine

    November 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Tacora Resources, based in Grand Rapids, Minn., has secured the needed cash to restart the Scully iron ore mine at Wabush. Funds are available from a US$212 million  private equity and senior secured debt financing as well as

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    COPPER-IRON-GOLD: Capstone updates feasibility for Santo Domingo

    November 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Capstone Mining Corp. of Vancouver has updated the feasibility study for the  Santo Domingo iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) development project in the Atacama desert. Capstone holds a 70% interest, and Korea Resources Corp. holds the balance. The updated feasibility

  • IRON ORE: Baffinland, Qikiqtani Inuit augment Mary River IBA

    October 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Baffinland Iron Mines  the Qikiqtani Inui Association have signed an improved impact benefit agreement covering the company’s Mary River iron ore mine and concentrator near Pond Inlet. The new agreement enhances Inuit training and employment. Baffinland will

  • FUNDING: ArcelorMittal supports R&D at McGill University

    October 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – ArcelorMittal Mining Canada and ArcelorMittal Mining R&D have agreed to support program development and environmental research projects at McGill University‘s Department of Mining and Materials Engineering. The world’s largest iron and steel producer has agreed to provide $360,000

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    IRON ORE: Alderon updates FS for $1.7B Kami project

    September 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Montreal-based Alderon Iron Ore Corp. updated the feasibility study for the Kami project (75% owned) 10 km from Wabush. The company says the project will produce a premium quality concentrate grading 65.2% iron and with low impurities. The

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    NICKEL-IRON: FPX begins met study of Baptiste deposit at Decar property

    September 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – FPX Nickel Corp. has begun metallurgical studies on a composite 400-kg composite sample. The material was recovered from four drill holes completed in 2012 and 2017 in the southeast part of the Baptiste nickel-iron deposit where it

  • IRON ORE: Quebec Iron Ore becomes COREM member

    June 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – On June 20, 2018, COREM president and CEO Francis Fournier and Coo of Quebec Iron Ore jointly announce that the mining company is joining COREM as a member. “We are very pleased to welcome Quebec Iron Ore