Canadian Mining Journal

Iron Ore

  • FUNDING: ArcelorMittal supports R&D at McGill University

    October 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – ArcelorMittal Mining Canada and ArcelorMittal Mining R&D have agreed to support program development and environmental research projects at McGill University‘s Department of Mining and Materials Engineering. The world’s largest iron and steel producer has agreed to provide $360,000

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    IRON ORE: Alderon updates FS for $1.7B Kami project

    September 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Montreal-based Alderon Iron Ore Corp. updated the feasibility study for the Kami project (75% owned) 10 km from Wabush. The company says the project will produce a premium quality concentrate grading 65.2% iron and with low impurities. The

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    NICKEL-IRON: FPX begins met study of Baptiste deposit at Decar property

    September 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – FPX Nickel Corp. has begun metallurgical studies on a composite 400-kg composite sample. The material was recovered from four drill holes completed in 2012 and 2017 in the southeast part of the Baptiste nickel-iron deposit where it

  • IRON ORE: Quebec Iron Ore becomes COREM member

    June 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – On June 20, 2018, COREM president and CEO Francis Fournier and Coo of Quebec Iron Ore jointly announce that the mining company is joining COREM as a member. “We are very pleased to welcome Quebec Iron Ore

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    IRON ORE: BHP finds $2.9B for South Flank project

    June 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Last week the board of BHP Billiton approved an expenditure of US$2.9 billion for the South Flank iron ore project in the Central Pilbara region of Western Australia. BHP’s contribution reflects 85% of the project cost, which totals

  • IRON ORE: Rio Tinto to double autonomous drills

    May 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – London, England’s Rio Tinto is almost doubling its fleet of autonomous production drills at its iron ore mines in Western Australia. All drills are monitored by the company’s operations centre in Perth, 1,500 km away. Four additional drills,

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    IRON ORE: New Millennium sells part of port to owner of Scully mine

    April 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Calgary-based New Millennium Iron Corp. (NML) has agreed to sell a portion of its multi-user wharf capacity to Tacora Resources of Grand Rapids, Minn. The agreement calls for Tacora to purchase the rights to 6.5 million tonnes of

  • IRON ORE: Tata’s Howse mine gets environmental okay

    April 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Montreal-based Tata Steel Minerals Canada (TSMC) has successfully applied for federal environmental approval for its Howse direct shipping iron ore project 25 km northwest of Schefferville, Que. The federal government has determined that the project can proceed and

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    HAULING: Rio Tinto’s autonomous Komatsu trucks reach 1B-tonne milestone

    January 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Rio Tinto’s fleet of autonomous haul trucks achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia last week by moving their one-billionth tonne of material. Since commencing trial operations in 2008, haul trucks fitted with autonomous

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    EQUIPMENT: Finning secures contract for Lundin’s Candelaria

    December 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE –  Finning International of Vancouver announced last week that its South American operation has been awarded a multi-year mining contract by Lundin Mining Corp. to deliver new equipment and product support to the Candelaria copper mining complex in the

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    IRON ORE: Champion fixes Bloom Lake restart for March

    November 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – At a press conference yesterday, Champion Iron subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore confirmed that mining at the Bloom Lake iron ore mine near Fermont will restart in March 2018. QIO has funding and offtake agreements in place. A benefits

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    GOLD-COPPER: StrikePoint outlines regional trend at PDM property

    November 14, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Vancouver’s StrikePoint Gold has outlined what it calls a new regional scale structural trend that links the PDM, Golden-Oly and Nordic properties. The company is calling it the “Seven Wonders Trend”, and it stretches over 78 km. Samples