Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    NICKEL & POTASH: Vale to close Thompson smelter, stalls Kronau project

    November 23, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA and SASKATCHEWAN – Vale, the Brazilian miner that paid US$19 billion for Inco in 2007, has announced the closing of its nickel smelter and refinery in Thompson, MB, in 2018. Mining and mineral processing will continue, but concentrates will

  • NICKEL-IRON: First Point regains 100% of Decar project

    November 19, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – First Point Minerals Corp. of Vancouver has competed the transaction to regain 100% control of the Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St James. First Point has paid US$4.75 million to repurchase the 60% of the

  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER: NAN offers long and strong drill results from Maniitsoq

    November 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GREENLAND – Vancouver-based North American Nickel (NAN) has received the final assays from the 2015 diamond drilling program at its Maniitsoq nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM sulphide project. The best hole, at P-013, returned 0.94% Ni and 0.44% Cu over 11.95 metres and 0.57%

  • News

    Wolfden hunts for nickel in Manitoba

    November 9, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — When nickel giant Vale (NYSE: VALE) dropped its claims over the Rice Island nickel and copper project in the highly prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining district of Manitoba in May, junior explorer Wolfden Resources (TSXV: WLF) was keen to step in and

  • NICKEL: Vale accused of toxic run-off

    October 26, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – has reported that on Oct. 8, 2015, the RCMP on behalf of Environment Canada exercised a search warrant at Vale’s Sudbury offices seeking information about an alleged leak of toxic nickel effluent from the smelter slag piles.

  • News

    NICKEL: SNC-Lavalin to sell Ambatovy share for $600M

    October 1, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MADAGASCAR – SNC-Lavlin of Montreal has elected to sell its 5% share in the Ambatovy laterite nickel joint venture to Sumitomo Corp. for $600 million. Sumitomo will now enjoy a 32.5% interest in the project. The balance is held by…

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    Balmoral offers a new way to play the Detour trend

    October 1, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER —  Any investor on the lookout for a junior explorer offering base and precious metal exposure via emerging in situ metal resources and strategic land positions, might take a second glance at Balmoral…

  • Feature

    Royal Nickel’s Dumont nickel project has world scale potential

    October 1, 2015 by D'Arcy Jenish

    Mark Selby, president and chief executive officer of Toronto-based Royal Nickel Corp., expects to be doing lots of travelling, and even more talking, this fall because he will be knocking on doors at major global trading houses and stainless…

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    NICKEL: KGHM puts McCreedy West mine on care and maintenance Oct. 1

    September 22, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – KGHM International of Toronto says low metal prices are forcing it to put its McCreedy West nickel mine on care and maintenance by Oct. 1, 2015. The mine is located near Sudbury.

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    NICKEL-COPPER-PGM: Balmoral extends Grasset H3 zone at depth with long and strong intersection

    September 8, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Balmoral Resources of Vancouver reports that it has successfully extended the higher grade core of the H3 zone down plunge by more than 30%, and the zone remains open at depth. The H3 zone is located at the Grasset gold-copper…