Canadian Mining Journal


Cliffs Natural Resources Inc


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    NICKEL-IRON: Ferronickel produced from Decar awaruite concentrate

    October 15, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based First Point Minerals Corp. says lab scale tests have successfully produced high grade ferronickel from awaruite (nickel-iron alloy) concentrate from the company’s 40% owned Decar project. The property,…

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    Editorial: KWG-Cliffs ruling – No appeasement on the easement

    October 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The following article is reprinted with permission from CMJ’s sister publication The Northern Miner.

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    GUEST OPINION: Ring of Fire: Strategic Chromite and the Commodity Supercycle

    September 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    This column was originally published by the Sudbury Star on Aug. 30, 2013.

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    APPOINTMENT: Iacobucci to lead Ring of Fire talks for province

    July 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Retired Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci has been appointed Ontario’s lead negotiator in talks with the Matawa Tribal Council over resource developments in the Ring of Fire.

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    COMMENT: Back to work

    June 24, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Having taken a couple weeks off to move, I am slowly getting settled into the new place. For any readers who might wish to contact me, I am now at 1128A Klondike Road, Kanata, ON K2K 0H2, and the phone number is 613-270-0213. The email address…

  • Northern Miner Editorial: Dousing the Ring of Fire

    June 20, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    One of the surprises of the year that in some ways isn’t such a big shocker is Cliffs Natural Resources’ announcement this past week that it is suspending work at its $3.3-billion Black Thor chromite project in northern…

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    First Point and Cliffs plan Decar nickel mine

    March 25, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Decar project in central British Columbia estimates an open pit mine at the site could produce nickel for US$3.23 per lb for joint venture owners First Point Minerals (FPX-T) and…

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    IRON ORE: Cliffs to close Pointe Noire pellet plant

    March 12, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Cliffs Natural Resources of Cleveland, OH, has announced its intention to close its Pointe Noire iron ore pellet plant in Sept-Iles by the end of Q2 2013. The company blamed high production costs and lower prices for its decision.

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    TRANSPORTATION: CN suspends study for rail line to Quebec/Labrador iron ore

    February 13, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – CN has suspended work on the feasibility study for a proposed rail line to new iron ore producers in Quebec and Labrador. The company says that looming slowdowns in mine development timing and the lack of participation by all…

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    COMMENT: Rail or road to the Ring of Fire?

    February 5, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Without a doubt, the number one technical issue that will make or break the Ring of Fire’s enormous economic potential – currently estimated at $60 billion by the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines for world-class…

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    Wolfden is back, and this time it has New Brunswick on its mind

    February 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    When Don Hoy first met Ewan Downie back in the mid-1990s, the geologist recognized something different about the then contractor.

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    Roundup 2013: BC’s mining and exploration scene in 2012

    January 30, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – To kick off a conference celebrating exploration and mining in British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska, the first morning at Roundup 2013 was dedicated to overviews of all things geological in those three regions. And while…