Canadian Mining Journal


  • Feature

    Massive Nickel Job Takes Shape

    September 1, 2011 by Paul Brent

    Vale Canada Ltd.’s $2.8-billion nickel processing facility at Long Harbour in Newfoundland will be a showcase for the mining giant’s newly developed hydrometallurgy refining technology when the plant is completed in early 2013.

  • News

    NICKEL STUDY: Eagle’s Nest PFS points to three-year payback

    August 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Noront Resources has released the pre-feasibility study for its Eagle’s Nest nickel-copper-PGM project in the Ring of Fire. According to the PFS, the mine will pay for itself after three years of operation.

  • News

    NICKEL PERMIT: Licence granted for Minago mine

    August 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – The Manitoba government has granted the environmental licence for the construction, operation and closure of the Minago nickel mine 225 km south of Thompson. The owner, Victory Nickel of Toronto, plans to begin development this…

  • News

    North American Nickel grows in Greenland

    August 16, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    North American Nickel Inc has just announced that it has been granted exclusive exploration rights to a 4,841 sq km property along the southwest coast of Greenland.

  • News

    NICKEL STUDY: Optimization boosts Minago NPV to $720 million

    August 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Toronto-based Victory Nickel said that project optimization resulted in improved economics for its Minago nickel project in the Thompson Nickel Belt. The base case internal rate of return (IRR) has increased to 22.9% from the…

  • News

    NICKEL SALE: HudBay unloads Guatemalan ferro-nickel project

    August 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GUATEMALA – Toronto-based HudBay Minerals announced the sale of its Fenix ferro-nickel project to the Russians. The Solway Group has agreed to pay US$140 million in cash at closing and US$30 million upon the satisfaction of certain conditions…

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    NICKEL-COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Xstrata gives nod to Fraser Morgan project

    August 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Hot on the heels of its announced $530-million project at the Raglan mine, Xstrata Nickel has announced plans to spend $119 million to put the Fraser Morgan deposit into production at Sudbury. Development is to begin next year with…

  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Xstrata Nickel to build fifth mine at Raglan

    August 2, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Swiss mining giant Xstrata says it will spend US$530 million to develop the Qakimajurq mine and extending the depth of Mine 2 at the Raglan nickel-copper mine on the Ungava Peninsula. The accommodation complex will be expanded and…

  • News

    LABOUR RELATIONS: Quadra FNX renews contract for Sudbury Operations

    June 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Quadra FNX Mining of Vancouver has signed a new 36-month collective labour agreement for its mining operations in Sudbury. The agreement includes competitive wage and benefit increases through June 30, 2014. The bonus structure…

  • News

    NICKEL MINING: CaNickel revives Bucko Lake

    June 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Crowflight Minerals of Vancouver has received all the necessary approvals and will begin trading under its new name, CaNickel Mining Limited, on June 23, 2011. The company has also moved its business to British Columbia from Ontario.

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    NICKEL DEVELOPMENT: Ambatovy costs rise a further 16%

    June 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MADAGASCAR – The cost of developing the Ambatovy nickel project go only one way, up. Forty-per-cent owner Sherritt International of Toronto said this week that costs have risen another US$740 million or 16%. The escalation was due to inaccurate…

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    UPDATE: Vale identifies dead miners

    June 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The two underground miners killed at the Stobie mine on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, have been identified by their employer, Vale, as Jason Chenier, 35, and Jordan Fram, 26.