Canadian Mining Journal


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    PERSPECTIVE: AEMQ calls on Quebec to play by the rules

    October 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Concern is mounting within the industry as the Quebec government mulls a ban on uranium exploration. This news is creating uncertainty in Quebec’s mining industry, particularly with respect to Strateco Resources’ Matoush project in…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Rare earth concentrate, yellowcake produced in bench scale tests

    October 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Pele Mountain Resources says that recent bench scale testing of material from its Eco Ridge project in Elliot Lake has successfully produced both a rare earth carbonate concentrate and yellowcake (U3O8). The tests…

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    Queensland lifts ban on uranium mining

    October 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    It has taken 23 years, but the state government of Queensland in Australia has finally overturned a ban on uranium mining. The prohibition on uranium processing and waste storage, however, remains in place.

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    URANIUM EXPLORATION: New Kianna basement zone discovered at Shea Creek

    October 16, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Continued exploration of the Kianna uranium deposit at the Shea Creek project has discovered a new zone, Kianna East. The new zone is east of the existing deposit and spatially associated with the second conductive trend.

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    AWARD: Macusani Yellowcake subsidiary wins international “best company” honours

    October 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PERU – Toronto-based Macusani Yellowcake says its Peruvian subsidiary, Global Gold SAC, has won the prestigious CONACO International Award for the Best Company of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding companies or entrepreneurs with…

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    URANIUM EXPLORATION: High grades drilled at Wheeler River

    October 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Denison Mines of Toronto has completed the 2012 drilling program a the Wheeler River property between the Key Lake and McArthur River uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin. Of the recently released results, two holes in…

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    Cameco turns eye to Western Australia

    September 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — It appears Canada’s major uranium power Cameco is viewing a downswing in uranium markets as an opportunity to diversify its project portfolio and acquire a foothold in Australia.

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    BHP delays expansion of Olympic Dam

    August 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BHP Billiton’s decision to delay its multi-billion dollar expansion of Olympic Dam due to escalating capital costs will put a forecasted uranium supply deficit under even greater pressure, analysts say.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL: Federal government says okay to Midwest uranium mine

    August 15, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – The Canadian government has announced that in its opinion the proposed Midwest uranium mine is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with the implementation of the mitigation measures and follow-up…

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    CSR is nothing new to Cameco

    July 25, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a relatively new area of business for many mining companies around the world, but not for Cameco. In fact, CSR has been a major part of every business plan and project the company has undertaken over the…

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    Cameco “powers on” to the future

    July 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Cameco Corporation and uranium are both rare and valuable assets to the Canadian economy. In fact, the Saskatoon-based company and its Athabasca Basin deposits in Saskatchewan are more than rare and valuable; they’re almost national…

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    Paladin Energy turns the corner

    July 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Despite two months of unplanned shutdowns to upgrade the plant and complete remediation work due to land movement at its Kayelekera open pit uranium mine in Malawi, Paladin Energy still managed to increase production there by 14% in the fiscal…