Canadian Mining Journal


  • RING OF FIRE: Province to fund road proposals led by First Nations

    August 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn and the chiefs of Marten Falls, Webequie and Nibiminik First Nations jointly announced that the province will commit to funding two First Nations road proposals that will provide necessary infrastructure for mining development in

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    NICKEL: Vale halts underground expansion at Voisey’s Bay

    August 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – Brazil’s Vale SA has again put plans on hold to develop and underground mine at the Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper project near Nain. The underground idea was first proposed in 2015 in response to declining open pit reserves. Exhaustion

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Midland, Altius discover new showing near James Bay

    August 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – There has been a new discovery of a nickel-copper-cobalt showing in the  James Bay area by the 50:50 joint venture of Montreal’s Midland Exploration and Altius Minerals of St. John’s, Nfld. The new find – dubbed Moria –

  • Pala Investments sets up fund for new technology metals

    August 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Over the last decade, Pala Investments has invested across a range of metals including cobalt, lithium, rare earths, tin, nickel and copper. More recent investments include the $200 million public offering in June of Cobalt 27 Capital (TSXV: KBLT), a cobalt streaming company Pala

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    NICKEL: First Quantum to put Ravensthorpe on care and maintenance

    August 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Toronto-based First Quantum Minerals has decided to puts its Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Western Australia on care and maintenance at the end of this month. Low nickel prices are to blame. The company expects to spend US$10 million

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    Fjordland, Commander search for next Voisey’s Bay in Labrador

    August 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Fjordland Exploration (TSXV: FEX) is raising funds to fuel an exploration program with 85% joint venture partner Commander Resources (TSXV: CMD) at their South Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper-cobalt project in northern Labrador. The $1.2 million non-brokered private placement is being issued at a price

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    PGMs: Ivanhoe publishes Platreef feasibility study

    July 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – Ivanhoe Mines has released the definitive feasibility study for phase one of its Platreef platinum group-nickel-copper-gold project 280 km northeast of Johannesburg. The first phase of the project will produce 476,000 oz. of platinum group metals and

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Garibaldi to drill E&L project near Eskay Creek

    July 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Garibaldi Resources is preparing to drill its 100% owned E&L project, the only nick-copper-rich  massive sulphide system in the province’s Golden Triangle. The property is near Eskay Creek, best known for its high grade gold resources

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    PARTNERSHIP: Cementation partners with Nortech to create Inuit firm

    May 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – Cementation Canada has registered ‘Nortech-Cementation Canada Labrador LP’, a limited partnership between Nortech Holdings of Happy Valley Goose Bay and Cementation, as an Inuit business with the Nunatsiavut Government. Nortech-Cementation is a majority Inuit-owned limited partnership

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    NICKEL: Vale to close Birchtree mine

    May 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Vale Canada, the Toronto-based arm of mining behemoth Vale SA, has announced the closure of its small Birchtree nickel mine at Thompson. The move is necessary because of weak nickel prices and declining ore grades. The suspension will

  • SUSTAINABILITY: MAC selects Dominion Diamond, Vale for successful TSM efforts

    May 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada has awarded two Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence awards this year – one to the Ekati diamond mine belonging to Dominion Diamond Corp. and another to the Voisey’s Bay nickel-cobalt mine of Vale

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Wolfden expands Rice Island with winter drilling

    May 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Wolfden Resources of Thunder Bay, Ont., says winter drilling has extended nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization within a recently discovered feeder structure at its Rice Island property near the town of Snow  Lake. The strike length of the new zone is