Canadian Mining Journal


Iron Ore


  • IRON ORE: Alderon’s Kami project passes environmental scrutiny

    February 19, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – The federal environment minister has given the nod to the Kami iron ore project in the Labrador Trough, saying it is unlikely to cause significant adverse environmental effects as long a mitigation measures are carried out. The…

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    IRON ORE: Cliffs idles Wabush Mines amid capex cuts

    February 12, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cliffs Natural Resources is slashing its 2014 capital expenditure budget by more than 50%. This year it has a budget of between US$375 million and US$425, compared to the US$862 million it spent in 2013.

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    Alderon getting closer at Kami

    January 28, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Alderon Iron Ore (TSX: ADV; NYSE: AXX) is further down the road in its quest to build the Kami iron mine in the famed Labrador Trough.

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    Champion and Cartier complete resource for Penguin Lake

    December 19, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Champion Iron Mines (TSX: CHM) has increased tenfold the historic resource at its Penguin Lake iron project in the southern portion of the Labrador Trough, about 240 km north of the Port of Sept-Îles and 110 km southwest of the town of…

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    IRON ORE: Drilling cuts iron-titanium-vanadium zones near Chibougamau

    December 2, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Chibougamau Independent Mines of Rouyn-Noranda, QC, has drilled two holes at its Mont Sorcier property 17 km east of the town of Chibougamau. Both holes intersected large zones of iron, titanium and vanadium mineralization.

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    IRON ORE: Adriana counts more than 20B tonnes of resources at Lac Otelnuk

    October 30, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Toronto-based Adriana Resources has put together resource numbers for the Lac Otelnuk iron ore property in Nunavik, and the numbers are in the billions. The project is a joint venture of Adriana (40%) and Wisco International…

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    NICKEL-IRON: Ferronickel produced from Decar awaruite concentrate

    October 15, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based First Point Minerals Corp. says lab scale tests have successfully produced high grade ferronickel from awaruite (nickel-iron alloy) concentrate from the company’s 40% owned Decar project. The property,…

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    IRON ORE: Joint venture to develop Howse deposit

    September 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Labrador Iron Mines Holdings of Toronto and Tata Steel Minerals Canada of Montreal have finalized their joint venture for the exploration and development of LIM’s Howse iron ore deposit near Schefferville, QC.

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    IRON ORE: First DSO shipment made from Tata project

    September 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The MV Sterling departed Sept-Iles on Sept. 14 with a cargo of 77,000 tonnes of iron ore sinter fines from the Tata Steel Minerals Canada direct shipping ore (DSO) project near Schefferville. The project is a joint venture of…

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    IRON: Rockex reveals PEA for Eagle Island deposit

    August 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – According to the preliminary economic assessment, the Eagle Island iron ore project has a net present value of $3.9 billion (with a 5% discount) or $2.2 billion (8%). That makes 100% owner Rockex Mining Corp. of Toronto “very…

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    IRON ORE: Co-operation pact inked for New Millennium DSO

    August 19, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Tata Steel Minerals Canada, a joint venture of Calgary’s New Millennium Iron Corp. (20%) and India’s Tata Steel (80%), has signed a co-operation agreement with the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) for the DSO iron project near…

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    IRON ORE: Alderon orders grinding mills from Metso

    August 15, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Vancouver-based Alderon Iron Ore Corp. has begun ordering long lead time items for its Kami iron project  10 km from Wabush. An order has been placed with Metso Minerals Canada for the supply of an autogenous grinding and…