Canadian Mining Journal


First Point Minerals Corporation


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    MINING PEOPLE: Alabama Graphite, First Point, Iamgold, Jaguar Mining, Pan American Silver

    December 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Toronto-headquartered Alabama Graphite Corp. has named Don Baxter as president and CEO. Ron S. Roda, former president and co-CEO, has resigned. Trevor Rabb is the new VP exploration at First Point Minerals in Vancouver. Ron Britten has stepped down from

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    MINING PEOPLE: Antioquia Gold, Barrick, Batero Gold, First Point, and Jet Metal

    December 3, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Calgary-based Antioquia Gold has named Felipe Ferraro president and CEO in place of Julian Villarruel, who will remain president of the company’s Colombian subsidiary. Barrick Gold of Toronto has added J. Robert S. Prichard to the company’s board of directors.

  • NICKEL-IRON: First Point regains 100% of Decar project

    November 19, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – First Point Minerals Corp. of Vancouver has competed the transaction to regain 100% control of the Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St James. First Point has paid US$4.75 million to repurchase the 60% of the

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    NICKEL-IRON: First Point, Cliffs rejig Decar project deal

    August 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – First Point Minerals Corp. of Vancouver and Cliffs Natural Resources of Cleveland, OH, have amended their agreement covering the Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St James. It is now a contractual joint venture…

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    NICKEL-IRON: Cliffs pulls out of Decar

    August 27, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Cliffs Natural Resources, 60% owner and operator of the Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St. James, has informed partner First Point Minerals Corp. of Vancouver that the project no longer fits its current…

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    NICKEL-IRON: First Point test markets Decar concentrates

    April 22, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The results of the first market test of awaruite (nickel-iron alloy) concentrates from the Decar project are positive, says First Point Minerals Corp of Vancouver. The project, located 80 km north of Fort St James, is…

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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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    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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    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…

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    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Obligations in Canada and abroad

    June 7, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Wherever in the world Canadian mining companies go in in the hunt for minerals and their recovery, they take with them a keen sense of corporate social responsibility. That is a relatively new term for what we used to call a company’s…

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    First resource for Cliffs’ and First Point’s Decar

    April 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — A maiden resource estimate on Cliffs Natural Resources’ and First Point Minerals’ Decar project in northern British Columbia has put almost 3 billion lb of nickel in the ground.

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Aurvista Gold, Critical Elements, First Point, Gold Dynamics, Passport Potash, and Rio Alto

    January 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Montreal-based Aurvista Gold Corp. has named Rick Adams its chairman, president and CEO. Former president Guy Brunet will remain on the board. Adams was a founder and director of Castle Gold until its sale in 2010.