Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    SOCIO-ECONOMIC AGREEMENT: CanZinco and NWT government sign deal for Prairie Creek mine

    August 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The socio-economic agreement for the Prairie Creek zinc-lead-silver mine 200 km west of Fort Simpson has been signed by mine owner Canadian Zinc Corp. (CanZinco) of Vancouver and the government of the Northwest…

  • Feature

    “Silver State” Stays True to its Roots

    August 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Typical of many mining projects in Nevada, drills, hammers, and even explosives don’t upset the neighbours because there aren’t too many of them around. In fact, aside from snakes, coyotes, and the odd mountain lion, many mine sites in the…

  • News

    COPPER-GOLD STUDY: Galore Creek PFS forecasts $5.2 billion capex

    July 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – NovaGold Resources of Vancouver has released the pre-feasibility study for the Galore Creek copper-gold project 150 km northeast of Stewart. Putting the project fully into production could carry a price tag of $5.2 billion….

  • News

    SILVER RESOURCES: Alexco rounds up 12M+ oz at Lucky Queen and Onek

    July 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Alexco Resource Corp. of Vancouver has announced the initial resource estimate for its Lucky Queen and Onek deposits, an estimate of over 12.8 million oz of silver. The deposits are located in the Keno Hill Silver District where Alexco…

  • News

    SILVER-ZINC-COPPER RESOURCE: Diamond Fields releases 43-101 for seafloor SedEx deposit

    July 26, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    RED SEA – Diamond Fields International of Vancouver has released what it believes to be the first ever 43-101-compliant resource estimate for a SedEx (sedimentary exhalative) deposit located on the seafloor. ACA Howe prepared a report that…

  • ENVIRONMENTAL: BacTech assays arsenopyrite stockpile in Snow Lake

    July 20, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Samples taken by Toronto’s BacTech Environmental from the arsenopyrite stockpile in Snow lake have assayed an average of 9.6 g/t Au, consistent with previous results. A 43-101 report is being prepared.

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Pacific seabed hosts large REE deposits

    July 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Rare earth elements have recently become the one of the hottest exploration targets. The number of juniors seeking REEs seems almost as great as those hunting for gold particularly in Quebec. The most advanced junior is Canada Lithium that is…

  • News

    BASE METALS STUDY: Buchans buoyed by PEA for Lundberg project

    June 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Buchans Minerals Corp. of Windsor, NS, is pleased with the results of the preliminary economic study of its 100%-owned Lundberg base metal project near Buchans. The PEA is based on a 5,000 t/d open pit and milling operation over…

  • News

    POLYMETALLIC STUDY: Tulsequah Chief development to cost $310-M

    June 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Chieftain Metals of Toronto has completed the preliminary economic assessment for its polymetallic Tulsequah Chief project 100 km south of Atlin. Pre-production capital costs are estimated at C$310.1 million. The study puts…

  • News

    TAKEOVER: Breakwater agrees to Nyrstar offer

    June 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The directors of Toronto-based Breakwater Resources have approved an all-cash takeover of their firm by Nyrstar NV. Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business that produces zinc, lead, silver, gold and copper; it is headquartered in…

  • News

    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…

  • News

    READER RESPONSE: Ounces vs. grams/tonne

    June 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    John McMullin, geologist at the Geological Services Division of the Nova Scotia Dept. of Natural Resources, send CMJ a most though-provoking comment after reading yesterday’s item about the resource estimate at Temex Resources’ Gowganda silver…