Canadian Mining Journal


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    URANIUM: Canada, China sign supply agreement

    February 9, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – A further outcome to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s China jaunt is that the two countries have negotiated an agreement to facilitate increased export of Canadian uranium to China. The agreement is a protocol that supplements…

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    URANIUM-GOLD STUDY: Lavoie deposit has economic potential

    January 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Abitex Resources of Val d’Or, QC, says the preliminary economic assessment on its Lavoie uranium-gold deposit in the Otish Mountains is positive. The company has an earn-in option and joint venture agreement to acquire a 50% interest…

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    MINING MORATORIUM: US to protect 405,000 hectares near Grand Canyon

    January 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ARIZONA – U.S. Interior Secretary has decided to withdraw public lands near the Grand Canyon from new mining claims for two decades. The move was met by cheers from environmentalists and jeers from Republicans who accuse the ruling Democrats of…

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    URANIUM RESOURCE: Matoush number jumps 50%

    January 5, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The most recent 43-101 report received by Strateco Resources of Boucherville, QC, outlines how the inferred resource at Matoush Matoush project, located in the Otish Mountains, has increased by 50% since September 2009. The inferred…

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    URANIUM DEVELOPMENT: Second shaft breaks through at Cigar Lake

    January 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – The second shaft at the Cigar Lake uranium project reached the mine workings 480 metres below surface on Jan. 3, 2012. The project is operated by Cameco (50%) of Saskatoon. Areva Resources Canada (37%), Idemitsu Uranium (8%) and…

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    MERGER: Rio Tinto gets green light for Hathor bid

    November 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GATINEAU, Quebec – The Canadian Competition Bureau has given its approval for Rio Tinto’s bid to acquire all the common shares of Vancouver-based Hathor Exploration. Rio has made an all-cash offer of $4.70 per Hathor share.

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: New design boosts recovery of rare earths at Eco Ridge

    November 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Pele Mountain Resources of Toronto is investigating processing changes that will boost recoveries of critical rare earth oxides (REO) at its Eco Ridge project at Elliot Lake. The company is particularly interested in maximizing…

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    MERGER: Rio Tinto ups bid, Hathor says okay

    November 17, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – The bidding war for Hathor Exploration and its Roughrider uranium property in northern Saskatchewan appears to be nearing the end. Rio Tinto has raised its all-cash offer to $4.70 per Hathor share, $0.20 more than Cameco of…

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    MERGER: Cameco ups Hathor offer to $4.50/share, all cash

    November 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATOON – Cameco Corp. has raised its offer for Hathor Exploration to $4.50 per Hathor share, 8.4% above the $4.15/share offer made by Rio Tinto last October and 20% above Cameco’s initial bid of $3.75/share in August 2011. The most recent…

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    URANIUM RESOURCE: Uracan files 43-101 for Double S zone

    November 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Vancouver-based Uracan Resources has filed an upgraded 43-101 report for the Double S zone at its North Shore uranium property 60 km east of the deep-water port at Havre St. Pierre. The zone has an indicated resource of 21.5 million…

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    Rio Tinto makes recommended all-cash offer of C$4.15 per share for Hathor Exploration

    October 19, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

     Rio Tinto, through its indirect wholly owned Canadian subsidiary (“Rio Tinto”), and Hathor Exploration Limited, has agreed that Rio Tinto will make an offer to acquire all of the common shares of Hathor for C$4.15 in cash per common share.

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    COPPER-URANIUM-GOLD PROJECT: Olympic Dam gets environmental nod

    October 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – The federal and South Australian governments have approved the environmental impact statement submitted by BHP Billiton for the expansion of its Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold mine. The project, that reportedly carries a…