Canadian Mining Journal


Iron Ore


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    Joining forces on iron ore project

    May 30, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    West Melville Iron Company Ltd.  has just entered into a joint venture with Roche Bay plc to buy up to 70% interest in and to the West Melville Iron Ore Project (previously called Fraser Bay 1-3 by Roche Bay plc) located west of Melville,…

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    OUTLOOK: Newfoundland and Labrador exports continue to grow

    May 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The following was excerpted from material supplied by Export Development Canada, and paints an encouraging picture for the province.

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    IRON ORE MINING: $2.1-billion expansion planned for Mount Wright

    May 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – ArcelorMittal Mines Canada (AMMC) of Montreal has announced plans to expand production at its Mount Wright iron ore mine near Fermont and build additional facilities at Port Cartier.

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    IRON-TITANIUM RESOURCE: Argex offers estimate for La Blache property

    May 18, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal’s Argex Mining is pleased with the recent 43-101 report on its La Blache iron-titanium-vanadium project 145 km north of Baie Comeau. The property contains a measured and indicated resource of 30.9 million tonnes grading 63.29%…

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    IRON ORE DEVELOPMENT: Rail deal arranged for LIM’s Schefferville project

    April 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Labrador Iron Mines Holdings of Toronto has signed a rail services agreement with Western Labrador Rail Services (WLRS) for the movement of iron ore from the company’s Silver Yards processing facility in western Labrador to the main…

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    IRON ORE STUDY: PEA for Lac Otelnuk looks positive

    April 18, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Adriana Resources of Toronto has revised the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Lac Otelnuk iron ore project in Nunavik and says the outlook is positive. The study, using a US$100 per tonne FOB Sept-Iles, examined an…

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    IRON ORE DEVELOPMENT: LIM raises further $110-M for DSO project

    April 5, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR and QUEBEC – Toronto’s Labrador Iron Mines Holdings (LIM) has completed a successful $110-million equity financing with which move its direct shipping iron ore (DSO) project near Schefferville closer to production. Most of the money…

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    IRON ORE EXPANSION: Second phase of expansion at IOC concentrator to cost $227-M

    February 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Rio Tinto has given the go-ahead for the next US$227-million step to expand production at Iron Ore Company of Canada’s concentrator at Labrador City. IOC is owned by Rio Tinto (59% and operator), Mitsubishi (26%) and Labrador Iron…

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    IRON ORE RESOURCES: Eagle Island deposit hosts a billion tonnes at 29% Fe

    February 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Rockex Mining says that according to 43-101 numbers, its Eagle Island deposit contains 590.8 million tonnes grading 28.84% Fe in the indicated category and 415.8 million tonnes grading 29.47% Fe in the inferred category….

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    MERGER: ArcelorMittal, Nunavut Iron team up for successful Baffinland bid

    January 17, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Almost four months have passed since Toronto-based Nunavut Iron Ore first proposed a takeover of Baffinland Iron Mines, owner of the Mary River iron ore project 160 km south of Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet). Nunavut Iron offered US$0.08…

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    MERGER: Cliffs deal values Consolidated Thompson at $4.9 billion

    January 12, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – Cliffs Natural Resources of Cleveland, OH, has made a $4.9-billion all-cash bid to acquire Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines, the company that recently put the Bloom Lake iron ore mine near Fermont, QC, into production. Cliffs is…

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    IRON ORE RESOURCE: Rockex claims 1-B tonnes at Lake St. Joseph project

    December 8, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based junior Rockex Limited estimates that indicated and inferred resources at its 100%-owned Western Lake St. Joseph iron ore project top 1.0 billion tonnes (no cutoff) grading between 26% and 29% Fe. The numbers apply…