Canadian Mining Journal


Iron Ore


  • Feature

    Ahead of the Curve

    April 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Canada’s newest iron ore producer, Labrador Iron Mines Limited (LIM), is writing history with production start-up from its James Mine, located in the prolific Labrador Trough.Following the successful commissioning of the mine and adjacent…

  • Feature

    Big Money

    April 1, 2012 by Field Editor Marilyn Scales

    When planning an expansion at the largest open pit mine in Quebec, thinking big is important. That’s exactly what ArcelorMittal did when it announced a $2.1-billion expansion of the Mont-Wright iron mine and concentrator at Fermont, QC….

  • News

    MINERAL PROCESSING: New Millennium Iron chooses Outotec for pellet plant

    March 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – New Millennium Iron Corp. of Calgary has chosen Outotec to provide feasibility engineering for a new pelletizing plant to be located in Pointe Noire. It will treat concentrates from New Millennium’s LabMag deposit in…

  • News

    IRON ORE RESOURCE: Haig Inlet report filed

    March 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Canadian Orebodies of Toronto has filed a 43-101 report for its Haig inlet iron ore project on Belcher Islands with SEDAR. The resource estimate includes an indicated resource of 230 million tonnes at 35.17% Fe and an additional…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Rio Tinto believes in tax transparency

    March 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    This is the time of year that individuals begin to complain about filing their taxes. It’s a national pastime to wish your taxes were lower. Just be thankful your income tax obligations don’t add up to $10.2 billion (all amounts are…

  • News

    FINANCING: LIM raises $71.6-M for Silver Yard, other work

    February 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – The recent equity offer made by Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd. of Toronto raised $71.6 million plus an over-allotment of $9.1 million. LIM intends to use the net proceeds to upgrade and expand its Silver Yard project,…

  • News

    IRON MINING: LIM signs sales agreement with IOC

    February 15, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Toronto-based Labrador Iron Mines Holdings (LIM) has signed an agreement to sell its entire 2012 iron ore output to Iron Ore Company of Canada. IOC will sell the iron ore on the spot market for delivery to Asian customers. By…

  • News

    IRON DEVELOPMENT: End-of-year target set for DSO production

    February 9, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Calgary-based New Millennium Iron and its partner Tata Steel of India have set a target production date of Q4 2012 for the direct shipping ore (DSO) iron development near Schefferville. Major contracts have been awarded and equipment…

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    IRON ORE EXPLORATION: Lac Le Fer living up to name with 63% Fe

    February 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Toronto-based Century Iron Mines reports intersecting 45 metres of 62.67% total Fe at the Lac Le Fer iron prospect, part of its Sunny Lake project near Schefferville. The drill hole ended in mineralization at 54 metres.

  • News

    CORRECTION: Roche Bay study due early 2012

    February 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    In an item dated Jan. 18, 2012, we erroneously stated that the feasibility study on Advanced Explorations’ Roche Bay iron ore project was late. We apologize for any embarrassment.. The study is on track to be delivered early this year. Thanks…

  • News

    CAPITAL SPENDING: Nearly half of Cliffs budget going to Canadian iron ore business

    January 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Cliffs Natural Resources of Cleveland, OH, plans to invest US$1 billion in capital projects during 2012, and almost half of the budget is earmarked for the Bloom Lake iron ore mine expansion near Fermont.

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    IRON ORE RESOURCE: Roche Bay home of half billion tonnes

    January 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Advanced Explorations of Toronto says the latest 43-101 report on its Roche Bay iron project on the east coast of the Melville Peninsula includes over half a billion tonnes of mineralized material. The indicated portion is 501 million…