Canadian Mining Journal


First Nickel Inc


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    NICKEL-PGM: Transition Metals picks up First Nickel properties

    January 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Transition Metals of Sudbury, ON, has acquired all of the former exploration and development properties of First Nickel, chief among them the suspended Lockerby nickel-copper-PGM mine near Sudbury. The arrangement includes the Lockerby East and West Graham zones,

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    NICKEL: Receiver to be appointed for First Nickel

    August 20, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Following the suspension of all mining and development at its Lockerby nickel mine near Sudbury, ON, First Nickel appears to be headed for receivership. One of the company’s creditors, Resource Capital Fund V, has demanded…

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    NICKEL: First Nickel lays off 26 Lockerby miners

    July 9, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The first layoffs – 26 of them last week – have begun at the Lockerby nickel-copper mine 30 km west of Sudbury. The owner, First Nickel of Toronto, announced last month that lower metal prices were forcing it to…

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    NICKEL: Weak price stalls development at Lockerby

    June 8, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – In light of low nickel prices, Toronto-based First Nickel has been forced to discontinue ramp development at its Lockerby nickel-copper mine near Sudbury. The company considered several alternatives, but settled on mining only…

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    NICKEL: Charges laid in deaths at Lockerby mine in 2014

    May 4, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The Ontario Ministry of Labour has laid a total of 13 charges in the May 6, 2014, deaths of Marc Methe, 34, and Norm Bisaillon, 49, in the underground Lockerby nickel-copper mine near Sudbury.

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    NICKEL-COPPER: First nickel reduces costs at Lockerby mine

    January 12, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based First Nickel is restructuring the Lockerby nickel-copper mine near Sudbury in an effort to reduce costs, increase exploration and extend the life of the project.

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    NICKEL: Lockerby mine reopens reports First Nickel

    May 8, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – First Nickel says that the Ontario Ministry of Labour has approved the restart of underground operations in all areas of the Lockerby mine near Sudbury, except for the level where two contract drillers were killed on May 6. The…

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    NICKEL: Double fatality at Lockerby mine

    May 6, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto’s First Nickel has reported an accident at the underground Lockerby nickel-copper mine near Sudbury claimed the lives of two drillers. Both were employees of Taurus Drilling Services.

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    NICKEL-COPPER: First Nickel declares full production at Lockerby

    April 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The Lockerby nickel-copper mine near Sudbury has reached full production. Owner First Nickel says the full rate is 10.0 million lb of nickel per year, and the mine produced 2.5 million lb during the first three months of this…

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    NICKEL MINING: First Nickel rejigs Lockerby mine plan

    June 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – In preparation for the start of commercial production on July 1, 2012, the Lockerby nickel mine plan has been optimized by owner First Nickel of Toronto.

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    First Nickel aims to use Lockerby as a launching pad

    April 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — It’s been a long haul for Toronto-based developer First Nickel as it strives to revive commercial production at its Lockerby nickel-copper mine outside of Sudbury, ON.

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: First Nickel, Malaga, New Millennium Iron, Orvana, Strike Minerals and Suncor

    December 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    First Nickel of Toronto has hired Sean J.F. Samson as its new VP and head of corporate development. He is a veteran of Kinross, and other global ventures, the most recent of which was at Pulse Energy. Samson received an AB from Harvard…