Canadian Mining Journal


Iron Ore


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    IRON ORE: Champion spends $30M on rail cars for Bloom Lake restart

    March 15, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – In preparation for the restart of iron ore operations at the Bloom Lake mine near Fermont, Champion Iron has acquired 735 specialized rail cars to haul concentrate to the port at Sept Iles 400 km to the south.

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    IRON ORE: IOC wins Rio Tinto’s global safety award

    March 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – The Iron Ore Company of Canada has won the Ground Breaker Safety Award from its parent company, Rio Tinto. IOC was recognized for its thumb activated microphone on graders initiative. Ground Breakers is Rio Tinto’s global group-wide recognition

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    IRON ORE: Alderon re-boots Kami project with updated PEA

    February 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Vancouver-based Alderon Iron Ore Corp. has received the updated preliminary economic assessment for the Rose deposit at the Kamistiatusset (Kami) iron ore property 10 km from Wabush. The company sees the iron and steel market strengthening after several

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    IRON ORE: IOC approves $79M for Wabush 3 mine

    February 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Montreal-based Iron Ore Company of Canada has decided to go forward with the $79-million Wabush 3 pit. The new pit will be developed south of and adjacent to the operating Luce pit at Labrador City. IOC says Wabush

  • Base metal and bulk commodity forecasts improve heading into 2017

    December 7, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — It’s been a tough run recently for many people involved in base metals and industrial commodities. Structural recessions among leading global economies have combined with oversupply concerns to drive down spot prices for copper, zinc and metallurgical coal.

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    DUST CONTROL: Earth Alive’s EA1 passes tests with flying colours

    November 23, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Earth Alive Clean Technologies is reporting exceptional results from a full scale testing of the company’s EA1 microbial dust control product by Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC) at its Schefferville, QC, mine site. Successful results of EA1 testing

  • Pressure grows on Samarco, one year after tailings disaster

    November 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Legal and financial pressures are mounting on Samarco, one year after a tailings dam failure sent 60 million m3 of mine waste and sludge into Brazil’s Rio Doce River system. A federal court in Minas Gerais state has ruled that BHP

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    IRON ORE: Alderon re-scoping its Kami project

    October 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Alderon Iron Ore Corp. of Vancouver is taking another look at its 75%-owned Kami project 10 km from Wabush. The company hopes to increase the viability of its project by considering the assets of the nearby closed Scully

  • M&A: TomaGold Signs LOI to Acquire Red Metal Resources

    September 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL:  TomaGold Corporation is pleased to report that is has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire, pursuant to a takeover bid, business combination or similar transaction, all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Metal Resources

  • TAILINGS: BHP Billiton, Vale release Samarco dam report

    August 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – A panel of four geotechnical experts has released its findings into the tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ore mine on Nov. 5, 2015. The panel was commissioned by BHP Billiton and Vale SA, co-owners of the

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    IRON ORE: Quebec pledges $175M to New Millennium DSO project

    July 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC), a joint venture of India’s Tata Steel (94%) and Calgary’s New Millennium Iron Corp. (6%), has received a $175-million contribution from the Quebec government for the direct shipping ore (DSO) project in the

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    SIMULATION: Vale chooses Immersive Technologies to train truckless system operators in Brazil

    July 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – The S11D project in Canaã dos Carajás is in the world spotlight as truckless mining production is slated to begin in 2016. S11D will be one of the biggest mines in the world and this new production method