Canadian Mining Journal


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    NICKEL: First Quantum to put Ravensthorpe on care and maintenance

    August 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Toronto-based First Quantum Minerals has decided to puts its Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Western Australia on care and maintenance at the end of this month. Low nickel prices are to blame. The company expects to spend US$10 million

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    Fjordland, Commander search for next Voisey’s Bay in Labrador

    August 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Fjordland Exploration (TSXV: FEX) is raising funds to fuel an exploration program with 85% joint venture partner Commander Resources (TSXV: CMD) at their South Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper-cobalt project in northern Labrador. The $1.2 million non-brokered private placement is being issued at a price

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    PGMs: Ivanhoe publishes Platreef feasibility study

    July 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – Ivanhoe Mines has released the definitive feasibility study for phase one of its Platreef platinum group-nickel-copper-gold project 280 km northeast of Johannesburg. The first phase of the project will produce 476,000 oz. of platinum group metals and

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Garibaldi to drill E&L project near Eskay Creek

    July 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Garibaldi Resources is preparing to drill its 100% owned E&L project, the only nick-copper-rich  massive sulphide system in the province’s Golden Triangle. The property is near Eskay Creek, best known for its high grade gold resources

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    PARTNERSHIP: Cementation partners with Nortech to create Inuit firm

    May 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – Cementation Canada has registered ‘Nortech-Cementation Canada Labrador LP’, a limited partnership between Nortech Holdings of Happy Valley Goose Bay and Cementation, as an Inuit business with the Nunatsiavut Government. Nortech-Cementation is a majority Inuit-owned limited partnership

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    NICKEL: Vale to close Birchtree mine

    May 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Vale Canada, the Toronto-based arm of mining behemoth Vale SA, has announced the closure of its small Birchtree nickel mine at Thompson. The move is necessary because of weak nickel prices and declining ore grades. The suspension will

  • SUSTAINABILITY: MAC selects Dominion Diamond, Vale for successful TSM efforts

    May 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada has awarded two Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence awards this year – one to the Ekati diamond mine belonging to Dominion Diamond Corp. and another to the Voisey’s Bay nickel-cobalt mine of Vale

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Wolfden expands Rice Island with winter drilling

    May 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Wolfden Resources of Thunder Bay, Ont., says winter drilling has extended nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization within a recently discovered feeder structure at its Rice Island property near the town of Snow  Lake. The strike length of the new zone is

  • NICKEL: Sherritt shrinks Ambatovy share, retains operator status

    May 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MADAGASCAR – Sherritt International is reducing its interest in the Ambatovy nickel joint venture to 12% from the current 40%. Sherritt will, however, remain as operator of the project until at least 2024. Sherritt and its joint venture partners Sumitomo

  • NICKEL: RNC Minerals, Abitibiwinni sign IBA for Dumont project

    May 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – RNC Minerals of Toronto and the Abitibiwinni First Nation (AFN) have signed an impact and benefits agreement for the Dumont nickel project near the town of Amos.  The IBA provides the framework for the relationship between the AFN

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    PLATINUM GROUP: Ivanhoe seeks additional financing for Platreef

    April 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – Ivanhoe Mines of Vancouver has selected three mine financing institutions as lead arrangers to attract financing for the ongoing development of the Platreef platinum group metals-nickel-copper-gold project in Limpopo. Export Development Bank, Nedbank Limited and Societe Generale

  • NICKEL-COPPER: Noront, Marten Falls FN sign agreement

    April 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Noront Resources of Toronto and the Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) have signed an exploration and project advancement agreement. The terms of the deal call for compensating MFFN for work that has been completed on their traditional land