Canadian Mining Journal


Iron Ore


  • IRON ORE: Samarco restart delayed into 2018

    July 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – BHP Billiton of Australia has approved a total of US$250 million in financial support for the Samarco iron ore clean up through the end of this year. The company says operations are unlikely to restart this year. Samarco

  • Iron ore: Champion signs rail transport deal for Bloom Lake concentrate

    June 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Quebec — Champion Iron subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore has signed a confidential agreement with a rail transportation company to move iron ore concentrate from its Bloom Lake mine near Fermont, Que. The company is preparing to put the past-producing open-pit

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    AWARD: Quebec North Shore & Labrador RR wins Quebec Transport prize

    June 15, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Iron Ore Company of Canada won the grand prize in the railway transport category for its interactive database project for geotechnical risk management. The award was made in Montreal at Quebec’s Transport Excellence Awards gala earlier this week.

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    TRANSPORTATION: Solution from Volga-Dnepr boosts Mary River production target

    May 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ outsize cargo specialists came up with an innovative solution to help the Canadian mining company Baffinland Iron Mines increase its iron ore production quota in 2017 at its Mary River operation on the northeast coast of

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    IRON ORE: Champion signs off-take, loan for Bloom Lake

    May 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Quebec Iron Ore, a subsidiary of Champion Iron in Montreal, has signed an off-take agreement and arranged bridge financing for the restart of the Bloom Lake iron ore mine 400 km north of Sept-Iles. The mine is capable

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    IRON ORE: Oceanic moves Hopes Advance to FEED stage

    April 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. is moving its Hope Advance project into the front end engineering design (FEED) stage with the choice of Met-Chem Canada. The project is located on Ungava Bay, west of the village of Aupaluk.

  • IRON ORE: Innu sign IBA for Champion’s Bloom Lake mine

    April 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – A subsidiary of Montreal-based Champion Iron Limited, Quebec Iron Ore Inc., has signed an impact and benefits agreement with the Innu of Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-utenam (ITUM) regarding the Bloom Lake iron ore mine 400 km north of

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    IRON ORE: Alderon counts the billions to come from Kami development

    April 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Alderon Iron Ore Corp. of Vancouver has released a new study outlining the significant economic benefits and positive contributions of the Kami (Kamistiatusset) iron ore project in the Labrador Trough. The independent economic impact assessment says the project

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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