Canadian Mining Journal


Iron Ore


  • 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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    Update: Champion remains optimistic at Bloom Lake

    June 7, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Champion Iron (TSX: CIA; ASX: CIA) is focused on reducing costs at the recently acquired Bloom Lake iron ore mine in the Labrador Trough, as part of a plan to restart the operation when prices for the steelmaking metal improve. Champion

  • News

    IRON ORE: Arcelor Mittal suspends Mt. Wright mine expansion

    June 6, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – With no thanks to poor markets, ArcelorMittal announced late last week that is suspending an expansion project at the Mt. Wright iron mine. It has cancelled an overburden removal program that was to have started this month and

  • IRON ORE: Champion Iron closes acquisition of Bloom Lake property

    April 12, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Champion Iron of Montreal has completed a $30 million financing and closed the acquisition of the Bloom Lake iron ore mine 400 km north of Sept-Iles. The deal included includes the former producer, related rail assets, and the

  • News

    IRON ORE: Rockex signs LOI for Lake St. Joseph project

    February 11, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Rockex Mining Corp. of Thunder Bay, ON, has signed a letter of intent with Diversified Innovative Marketing Enterprises (DIME) to advance the Lake St. Joseph iron ore project 100 km northeast of Sioux Lookout. Rockex will spend $30

  • News

    IRON ORE: Adriana secures its share of Lac Otelnuk JV

    January 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Adriana Resources of Toronto is committing $3.1 million to the Lac Otelnuk iron ore joint venture with WISCO. Wisco is investing $4.6 million as its share of the project. The total will supply approximately $660,000 per year through

  • Feature

    R&D provides much needed boost in the east

    January 1, 2016 by Phil Saunders

    Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the foremost producers of iron and nickel in Canada, ranking second in production of both metals among Canadian jurisdictions in 2014. It also produces, or has significant resources of a wide range of other