Canadian Mining Journal


  • COMMENT: World Bank bears down on commodity outlook

    January 27, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    It seems the World Bank has only bearish opinions on commodity prices for this year. In its Q1 2016 Commodity Markets Outlook, it highlighted weak growth in emerging economies and commodity markets. None of what the bank predicted gives the

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    NICKEL-PGM: Transition Metals picks up First Nickel properties

    January 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Transition Metals of Sudbury, ON, has acquired all of the former exploration and development properties of First Nickel, chief among them the suspended Lockerby nickel-copper-PGM mine near Sudbury. The arrangement includes the Lockerby East and West Graham zones,

  • NICKEL: Vale’s Clean AER project may demolish the Superstack

    January 26, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO –Vale is about halfway through its $1-billion Clean AER (atmospheric emissions reduction) project in Sudbury. It has already spent $625 million on the project and upgrading the surface facilities. Despite the bleak outlook for metals, the company vows to

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    NICKEL: Vale wins award for Long Harbour hydromet plant

    January 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Natural Resources, a magazine covering mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy development and a sister publication of Atlantic Resources, has named Vale’s nickel hydrometallurgical plant in Long Harbour, NL, the first recipient of its Industry Excellence Award.

  • NICKEL: Charges dismissed against Vale at Voisey’s Bay

    January 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LABRADOR – A Newfoundland and Labrador provincial judge has found that Vale did not violate the federal Fisheries Act at its Voisey’s Bay nickel mine in October 2011. The court found that enforcement officers employed by Environment Canada failed to

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Rice Island results please Wolfden

    January 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Wolfden Resources Corp. of Thunder Bay, ON, continues to drill its 100% owned Rice Island nickel-copper property in the Snow Lake Greenstone Belt, and the results are very promising. All 19 holes the company has drilled at the

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    NICKEL: Sherritt takes $1.6B write-down at Ambatovy

    January 13, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MADAGASCAR – Toronto-based Sherritt International said on Jan. 13, 2016, that it is taking a $1.6 billion after tax impairment charge on its share of the Ambatovy nickel joint venture 80 km east of Antananarivo. Sherritt is the operator and

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    EARTHQUAKE: 3.3 tremblor strikes near Creighton mine

    January 12, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The city of Sudbury was shaken by a mild earthquake and aftershock on Sunday afternoon. The quake, with a magnitude of 3.3, was recorded at 5:37 pm followed by a 3.2 magnitude aftershock at 5:49, said the Ontario

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    COPPER-NICKEL: Noront updates exploration at Eagle’s Nest

    January 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Noront Resources finished phase 1 of its exploration program at the Eagle’s Nest copper-nickel-platinum-palladium project in the Ring of Fire at the end of November. The company conducted UTEM 5 surveys on a number of IP anomalies

  • 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

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Wolfden drilling at Rice Island returns 1.18%Ni and 0.69% Cu

    December 16, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – The Rice Island nickel-copper property 10 km southeast of Snow Lake has assayed well for Wolfden Resources Corp. of Thunder Bay, ON. Four holes were drilled in both a previously known zone and a new one. The new

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    NICKEL: Royal Nickel completes Dumont bulk test, produces high grade nickel sulphide concentrate

    December 15, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Toronto’s Royal Nickel Corp. has completed a 300-tonne bulk sample test on ore from the Dumont nickel project 25 km west of Amos. The test created 2 tonnes of what Royal Nickel says is the highest grade nickel