Canadian Mining Journal


Nickel


  • News

    NICKEL: Agata pilot plant commissioned

    June 6, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PHILIPPINES – Mindoro Resources of Calary says its joint venture partner, TVI Pacific, has commissioned the pilot scale processing plant at the Agata nickel laterite project on the island of Mindanao. The ore has proven amenable to acid…

  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER: First Nickel declares full production at Lockerby

    April 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The Lockerby nickel-copper mine near Sudbury has reached full production. Owner First Nickel says the full rate is 10.0 million lb of nickel per year, and the mine produced 2.5 million lb during the first three months of this…

  • News

    LABOUR: USW, Vale ink new collective agreement

    March 28, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The members of USW Local 2020-05 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with Vale at its Sudbury operations. The agreement comes into effect on April 1, 2013.

  • News

    First Point and Cliffs plan Decar nickel mine

    March 25, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Decar project in central British Columbia estimates an open pit mine at the site could produce nickel for US$3.23 per lb for joint venture owners First Point Minerals (FPX-T) and…

  • Feature

    Taking a closer look.

    February 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Prophecy Platinum’s 100%-owned Shakespeare project is a fully permitted open pit platinum group metals and nickel mine located just 70 km west of Sudbury, Ontario.  During the 12 months of operation ending January 31, 2012, a total…

  • News

    BASE METALS: Lundin adds up 2013, proposes 2013 targets

    January 23, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Lundin Mining Corp. is pleased with 2012 production numbers that are near the high end of the announced targets. The company finished the year with an output of 102,050 tonnes of copper, 122,204 tonnes of zinc, 38,464 tonnes of…

  • News

    COPPER: First Quantum quantifies 2012 production

    January 22, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – First Quantum Minerals has announced that its 2012 production was higher for all commodities compared to a year earlier. Copper production was 307,115 tonnes, up 16%. Nickel production was 36,759 tonnes, a 5.5-fold increase….

  • News

    COMMENT: Ontario invests in skills training for Ring of Fire projects

    January 21, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The [Ontario] provincial government’s recent announcement of a $3.1 million investment to provide skills training and community governance and capacity building in six First Nations communities is welcome news. This investment will facilitate…

  • News

    Ivanplats doubles world-class copper resource at Kamoa

    January 21, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Robert Friedland’s latest Vancouver-based venture looks to be following a familiar template. On Jan. 17 Ivanplats released an updated resource on its Kamoa discovery in Central Africa that boosted the project’s resources by…

  • NICKEL: Vale to cut furnaces at Copper Cliff smelter

    January 14, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Media reports from northern Ontario are saying that Vale is is planning to cut back production at the Copper Cliff smelter in Sudbury to a single furnace and that the decision will slow the implementation of its $2-billion Clean…

  • News

    NICKEL RESOURCE: All numbers updated at Bucko Lake

    October 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – CaNickel Mining of Vancouver announced the results of an updated 43-101 report late last week for its Bucko Lake nickel mine and satellite properties. The project is located at Wabowden, in the Thompson Nickel Belt.

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    NICKEL MINING: Lockerby rate tops 80% of plan

    October 22, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – First Nickel of Toronto says mining at its Lockerby project in Sudbury is now over 80% of the full production rate. During the third quarter, the rate averaged 653 t/d, or 82% of the nominal 800 t/d rate. The company said that…