Canadian Mining Journal


Nickel


  • News

    NICKEL EXPLORATION:Bulk mining under study for Kilometre 26 project

    April 11, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Fort St. James Nickel Corp. of Vancouver is developing a model for a nickel mine at the Kilometre 26 property in the Opemica District. The company says the model is being created with the same economies of scale…

  • News

    NICKEL DEVELOPMENT: Sherritt updates Ambatovy progress

    April 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MADAGASCAR – All the systems in the pressure acid leach (PAL) area at the Ambatovy nickel development are either in operation or start-up, reports 40% owner Sherritt International of Toronto. The balance of the US$5.5-billion project is…

  • CONTRACT AWARD: SNC-Lavalin wins EPCM work for Vale’s Clean AER project

    March 5, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – SNC-Lavalin of Montreal has been awarded the project management, engineering, procurement and construction management contract for Vale’s $2-billion Clean AER project in Sudbury. Construction is to begin in April 2012 and…

  • News

    COPPER-NICKEL STUDY: Costs to top $1-B for Ferguson Lake project

    February 21, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – The original preliminary economic assessment for the Ferguson Lake copper-nickel-cobalt project 160 km southwest of Baker Lake outlined economic potential, and so does the updated study, says owner Starfield Resources of…

  • News

    NICKEL MINING: Record production from Bucko Lake

    February 7, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – CaNickel Mining of Vancouver has developed several longhole stopes at its Bucko Lake nickel mine near Wabowden and been rewarded with record monthly production numbers.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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…

  • News

    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…

  • News

    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…

  • Feature

    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

  • News

    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…