Canadian Mining Journal


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    NICKEL MINING: Shakespeare once again silenced

    February 6, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Ursa Major Minerals has once again temporarily suspended mining at tits Shakespeare nickel mine 70 km west of Sudbury. The decision, this time, is not one of failing metal prices.

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    ABORIGINAL RELATIONS: Quadra FNX, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek sign MOU for Victoria project

    February 2, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Vancouver-based Quadra FNX Mining and the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation have signed a memorandum of agreement covering the Victoria nickel-copper project near Sudbury. The MOU will facilitate negotiation to reach a final…

  • Feature

    The “Ring” Revisted

    February 1, 2012 by D'Arcy Jenish

    Richard Fink, Vice President, Technology, with Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources, is a mining industry veteran who knows that discretion is sometimes the better part of valour when it comes to discussing mineral deposits, and the…

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    NICKEL-COPPER EXPLORATION: New discovery of sulphides at St. Stephen project

    January 25, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Continental Nickel of Toronto has discovered a new zone of nickel-copper sulphide mineralization at the St. Stephen property, north of the city of the same name. The property is owned by Abitex Resources of Val d’Or, QC, and…

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    NICKEL MINING: Bucko Lake reduces output

    January 2, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Vancouver-based CaNickel Mining says the current low price of nickel is forcing it to reduce operations at its Bucko Lake nickel mine near Wabowden in the Thompson Nickel Belt. Ore production will drop to 400-500 t/d from the…

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    Companies already investing in BC’s northwest

    January 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Capstone Mining is advancing its Kutcho Creek copper-zinc mine toward production; the PFS was completed in 2011. Early planning foresees development of an underground mine and a small start pit. The mill will have a capacity of 2,500 tpd. Pre-production

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    NICKEL STUDY: Turnagain mine to cost $1.3-B without refinery

    December 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Hard Creek Nickel of Vancouver has updated the preliminary economic assessment for its Turnagain nickel project, dropping the inclusion of a nickel refinery. Instead, the project will produce nickel bearing concentrates. The…

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    NICKEL DEVELOPMENT: Royal Nickel serves of Dumont production in 2015

    December 5, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Royal Nickel Corp. has filed a project notice for its Dumont nickel mine with the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks advising the ministry that it intends to proceed with development of the project in the…

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    NICKEL STUDY: PFS pegs Dumont project NPV at $1-B

    November 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Toronto-based Royal Nickel is looking at a net present value for its Dumont nickel project near Amos of US$1 billion (after tax). As the company anticipates pressing forward with the project, it points to low capital commitment, low…

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    NICKEL-PGM MINING: Quadra FNX and Xstrata strike deal on Craig mine

    October 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Quadra FNX Mining of Vancouver and Xstrata Nickel have struck a deal whereby Quadra FNX may use the Craig mine shaft and underground workings to develop and operate the Levack nickel-gold-PGM mine, including the Morrison deposit, near…

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    Agreement results in more production at mill

    October 18, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Canadian Arrow Mines, has just signed a definitive agreement with Xstrata Nickel in Falconbridge, ON for the custom processing of a single bulk sample of 20 to 30 kt of Kelex Nickel ore at the Strathcona Mill. Timing is tentatively planned for…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Northwest BC open for business

    October 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Since BC Hydro announced it will build the $404-million Northwest Transmission Line from Terrace, BC, to a point 340 km north, business in the area is gearing up to take advantage of the new infrastructure and develop major projects and…