Canadian Mining Journal


Nickel


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    NICKEL MINING: Lockerby restart on track for Q3 this year

    March 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based First Nickel says its project to restart production at the Lockerby nickel mine near Sudbury is on track for first ore in Q3 2011. The project will ramp up to full production – 10 million lb nickel and 7 million lb…

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    BASE METAL DEVELOPMENT: First Nickel secures loan for Lockerby Depth

    March 2, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – First Nickel of Toronto has arranged a $30-million senior debt facility with which to advance the Depth project at its Lockerby nickel-copper mine near Sudbury. The financing was arranged with Societe General and Commonwealth Bank of…

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    NICKEL SMELTING: Vale shuts down No.2 furnace

    February 21, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – On Feb. 18, Vale, the Brazilian owner of what used to be Inco, announced the closing on its No.2 flash furnace at the Copper Cliff smelter near Sudbury for at least 16 weeks. Earlier in the month there was a spill of molten metal…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Former Bouchard Hebert mill to move to Makwa nickel project

    February 2, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Mustang Minerals of Toronto plans to purchase the mill at the former Bouchard Hebert base metal mine near Rouyn-Noranda, QC, and move it to its Makwa (formerly Maskwa) nickel project near Bernic Lake. The $2-million price covers…

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    LABOUR CONTRACT: Voisey’s Bay agreement ratified

    January 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Vale is pleased to announce that a new five-year collective agreement has been ratified by the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9508 representing mine and mill operations employees at Voisey’s Bay, NL.  The settlement marks the end of the…

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    LABOUR: Voisey’s Bay workers, Vale reach tentative deal

    January 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Vale SA and United Steelworkers Local 9508 have reached a tentative deal that will end the 18-month strike of workers at the Voisey’s Bay nickel mine near Nain. Bill Wells, a mediator appointed by the province aided in reaching…

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    NICKEL MINING: Bucko mine restart grows closer

    January 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Crowflight Minerals of Vancouver is making a $30-million private placement, part of which is earmarked for acquiring mining equipment and restarting the Bucko Lake nickel mine in the Thompson nickel belt near Wabowden. Part of the…

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    NICKEL DEVELOPMENT: Goldbrook updates work at Nunavik project

    January 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The fuel storage and personnel accommodations were completed at the Nunavik nickel project in the Ungava region Goldbrook Ventures of Vancouver has reported. Infrastructure development advanced including initial work on the road…

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    CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Opera comes to Raglan mine

    December 15, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Opera singers and base metal miners rarely have the opportunity to rub shoulders, but that is what happened at the Raglan nickel-copper mine in Nunavik. The mine is owned by Xstrata Nickel that also sponsors the Canadian Opera…

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    COPPER-PGM TEST: Wallbridge prepares to bulk sample Broken Hammer in Sudbury Basin

    December 14, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Wallbridge Mining has signed a bulk sampling contract with Technica Group of Lively, ON, to extract material from the Broken Hammer property on the North Range of the Sudbury Basin. Testing will confirm minability,…

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    ZINC-COPPER MINING: HudBay outlines production, spending plans for 2011

    December 13, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – HudBay Minerals is looking forward to next year with optimism and plans to produce between 70,000 and 90,000 tonnes of zinc plus 40,000 and 55,000 tonnes of copper. Reduced production at Trout Lake will be offset by a full year of…

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    CAPITAL SPENDING: OMA outlines plans worth $8.5-B in Ontario

    December 9, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    New mines and mine expansions are reinforcing the mineral sector’s role in the foundation of Ontario’s economy. Ontario’s economy is going through the pains of transformation as it moves from a manufacturing base to a service and knowledge…