Canadian Mining Journal


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    NICKEL MINING: Liberty Mines to restart Timmins operations

    October 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Liberty Mines of Toronto plans to restart production at its Timmins operations in Q1 2012. Mining and milling was suspended in February 2011 due to maintenance and tailings pond issues.

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    ARBITRATION: Decision restores Goldbrook’s 25% of Nunavik nickel project

    September 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Goldbrook Ventures of Vancouver has announced that the tribunal arbitrating a dispute between it and joint venture partner Jilin Jien Nickel has ruled to restore Goldbrook’s 25% interest in the Nunavik nickel project in the Raglan…

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    NICKEL-COPPER MINING: Lockerby ships first ore for milling

    September 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The first nickel-copper ore from the restarted Lockerby mine near Sudbury has been shipped to Xstrata Nickel’s Strathcona mill for processing, said mine owner First Nickel of Toronto. The mine will produce 400 t/d of ore during Q4…

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    Moving ahead with mine plans

    September 21, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Victory Nickel has just announced that its Board of Directors has approved the development of the 100%-owned Minago sulphide nickel mine located on the Thomson Nickel Belt in Central Manitoba.

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    NICKEL DEVELOPMENT: Canadian Arrow closer to reopening Kelex and Alexo mines

    September 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – All the regulatory permits have been received and the closure plan approved, putting Canadian Arrow Mines of Sudbury, ON, closer yet to reopening its Alexco and Kelex nickel mines near Timmins. No date has been given to resume mining…

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    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.

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    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.

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    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…