Canadian Mining Journal


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    DIAMOND RESOURCE: Stornoway releases first estimate for Qilalugaq project

    June 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Montreal-based Stornoway Diamond Corp. says the initial resource estimate for the Qilalugaq project suggests the kimberlite contains 26.1 million carats. The project, on the Rae Isthmus which connects the Melville Peninsula to…

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    Time is ripe for miners to push cash out to shareholders

    June 11, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Investors are hardly in the mood for risk.

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    Foran jumps into action in Saskatchewan

    May 2, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    FLIN FLON, Manitoba — Foran Mining is gaining steam at its flagship McIlvenna Bay volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) project in east-central Saskatchewan, west of Flin Flon, MB.

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    PERSPECTIVE: Is there something wrong with diamonds?

    March 27, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    First, the Oppenheimer family sold its remaining interest in De Beers to partner Anglo American. De Beers Canada owns and operates the Snap Lake diamond mine in the Northwest Territories and the Victor mine in Ontario. It is a partner with…

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    DIAMOND MINING: BHP Billiton reviews its involvement

    November 30, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BHP Billiton has announced plans to review its involvement in the diamond mining business. The company has an 80% interest in the Ekati mine (Canada’s first diamond producer) at Lac de Gras, NWT, and a 51% interest in the Chidliak…

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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…

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    POTASH DEVELOPMENT: BHP Billiton commits further US$488-M to Jansen project

    June 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – BHP Billiton has approved the spending of another US$488 million, what it calls “pre-commitment capital”, at its Jansen potash project near Lanigan. The funds will be used for site preparation and purchasing long lead time items…

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    DIAMOND EXPLORATION: $17.7-M to be spent at Chidliak

    March 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Joint venture partners Peregrine Diamonds (49% and operator) of Vancouver and BHP Billiton (51%) of Australia have approved the spending of $17.7 million at their Chidliak diamond project 120 km northeast of Iqaluit on Baffin Island.

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    CONTRACT AWARD: SNC-Lavalin gets nod for BHP potash Hub program

    March 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Based in Montreal, SNC-Lavalin has signed a multi-year Hub contract with BHP Billiton for the execution of potash projects to be developed and built mainly in Saskatchewan. Hub involves building a project execution centre where…

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    STOCK SPLIT: PotashCorp goes three-for-one on record Q4 sales

    January 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATOON – Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) sold a record 2.4 million tonnes of potash in Q4 2010, raising the full-year gross margin to US$1.8 billion and 8.6 million tonnes. Full-year earnings were US$5.95 per share, the…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Australian floods cripple coal producers

    January 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The flooding that has hit Australia’s Queensland state over the last few weeks is wrecking havoc with, among other things, that country’s coal industry. It supplies 159 million tonnes or two-thirds of the global export coking coal market, and…

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    PERSPECTIVE – Greens want Olympic Dam expanded without uranium recovery

    December 15, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA – The Australian Greens, that country’s political party of the environmental persuasion, wants BHP Billiton to expand its Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold-silver mine but not mine the uranium component of the ore.