Canadian Mining Journal


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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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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.

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    BASE METAL RESOURCE: Quadra FNX files 43-101 for Victoria deposit

    June 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The category may be only inferred, but the grades at the Victoria deposit are well above those historically found in the Sudbury Basin, according to owner Quadra FNX of Vancouver. The most recent 43-101 report puts the inferred…

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    DOUBLE FATALITY: Two dead at Vale’s Stobie mine

    June 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Two underground miners in Vale’s Stobie nickel mine in Sudbury were killed at about 10 pm Wednesday in an unscheduled run of muck. They were working at an ore pass about 900 metres below surface.

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    NICKEL PROCESSING: Clarabelle mill to get $200 million injection to boost recovery

    June 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Last week Brazilian mining powerhouse Vale announced that construction has begun on a $200-million project to boost nickel recovery 4% at its Clarabelle mill in Sudbury. The project has been dubbed CORe for “challenging ore recovery.”