Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    GOLD: High grades drilled near Platosa silver mine

    January 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Excellon Resources of Toronto, perhaps the highest grade silver producer in the country, is having considerable success drilling for gold only a kilometre from its Platosa silver mine in Durango state. Hole LP1038 intersected…

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    Santacruz Silver on the fast track to production

    January 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — For Mexico-focused Santacruz Silver Mining 2013 may well be the year where well laid plans take root and begin to grow. The Vancouver-based company is working on a trio of advanced stage silver projects with the goal of…

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    South American Silver invests closer to home

    January 2, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    After taking a bruising in Bolivia earlier this year when the government revoked its Malku Khota concession, South American Silver is sticking a little closer to home.

  • Feature

    Yukon’s Mining Foundation

    January 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Minto Mine (Capstone Mining Corp.) is operating an open pit copper-gold mine, with a current capacity of 3,600 tpd. It has gone through five phases of increased production and has increased resources since its production start up in late 2007….

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    First Majestic Buys Orko Silver for La Preciosa

    December 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    “To add the amount of ounces we’re adding there are simply not a lot of opportunities. It was almost a must-have for us to add this asset to our portfolio,” said Keith Neumeyer, president and CEO of First Majestic Silver. He was describing Orko…

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    ZINC-GOLD-COPPER: “Robust” results from Tulsequah Chief feasibility

    December 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Chieftain Metals of Toronto says the completed feasibility study is “robust” for its Tulsequah Chief zinc-gold-copper deposit 100 km south of Atlin. The study yielded a pre-tax net present value (8%) of $192.7 million…

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    A far-sighted site

    December 1, 2012 by Russell Noble

    When Silvercorp Metals Inc of Vancouver acquired an exploration permit for the Gaocheng (GC) silver-lead-zinc property in southern China in April 2008, the entire mining industry was in the midst of one of its bleakest moments in history.

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    A gem of a mine

    December 1, 2012 by David Godkin

    ack in 2003, when geologist Eric Fier met with his future partners of Silvercrest Mining to discuss the state of the mining industry, one thing was perfectly clear: The market, they decided, needed a fresh silver play. If it happened to be a…

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    BASE METALS: Grades high for Tortigny Cu-Zn-Ag-Au resources

    November 28, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Beaufield Resources of Montreal is pleased with the latest resource estimate from its Tortigny copper-zinc-silver-gold deposit 125 km northwest of Chibougamau. The 43-101 report prepared by SGS Canada estimates the deposit…

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    SILVER-ZINC: Canadian Zinc cuts 2,059 g/t Ag over 1.3 metres at Prairie Creek

    November 22, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Vancouver’s Canadian Zinc Corp. has completed its 2012 exploration program with a silver intercept of 2,059 g/t over 1.3 metres, additional high grade assays and a the definition of a strong geophysical anomaly…

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    SILVER: Maiden resource at Keg holds close to 40M oz

    November 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Silver Range Resources has released the initial resource estimate for its Keg silver-base metal deposit at the Silver Range project near Faro. Using a 16 g/t Ag cut-off, the deposit has 39.8 million inferred tonnes at 30.3 g/t Ag…

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    Revett presses on in Montana

    November 13, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    When Revett Minerals restarted the Troy mine in northwestern Montana in December 2004, the property had a mine life of about four years based on its known reserves.