Canadian Mining Journal


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    Xstrata Coal seeks buyer for Donkin stake

    April 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Joining a growing list of mining companies that are reassessing their business strategies and core assets, Xstrata Coal, a subsidiary of diversified miner Xstrata, says it is looking to sell its 75% stake in the Donkin coal project in Atlantic…

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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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    COAL SALE: Xstrata buys Talisman’s Sukunka deposit for US$500-M

    March 8, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Xstrata Coal of Sydney, Australia, has agreed to pay $500 million for the Sukunka coking coal deposit belonging to Talisman Energy of Calgary. The deposit is located in the Peace River coal field in the northern part of…

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    PERSPECTIVE: The merger-go-round is picking up speed

    February 6, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The merger-go-round is spinning again, perhaps not with the breakneck speed it had in 2006, but at a good pace nonetheless. That was the year that the hard-fought battles for Inco and Falconbridge brought new names – Vale and Xstrata – to…

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    ZINC-LEAD MINING: Production begins from Trevali’s Halfmile mine

    January 9, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Initial production has begun from the shallowest parts of the Halfmile polymetallic (zinc-lead-silver-copper-gold) massive sulphide deposit in the Bathurst Mining Camp. Nameplate capacity of 2,000 t/d should be reached in Q1 of…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Safety first in action

    November 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    More than 500 workers were sent home from Xstrata Nickel’s Fraser and Nickel Rim South underground mines earlier this week as their employer declared a short “safety pause”. The decision was made after an increasing number of minor incidents in…

  • ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD: Genivar wins for cleanup of Xstrata’s Gaspe site

    November 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – ­­The winner of the prestigious 2011Schreyer Award, presented at the Canadian Consulting Engineering awards, is consulting engineering firm Genivar of Montreal. The firm won for its role in decommissioning the former Gaspe…

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    ZINC-COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Donner updates progress at Bracemac-McLeod

    October 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Development of the Bracemac-McLeod zinc-copper mine near Matagami is on budget and on schedule reports Donner Metals of Vancouver. The project is a joint venture with and operated by Xstrata Zinc. Initial production is scheduled for…

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    NICKEL-PGM MINING: Quadra FNX and Xstrata strike deal on Craig mine

    October 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Quadra FNX Mining of Vancouver and Xstrata Nickel have struck a deal whereby Quadra FNX may use the Craig mine shaft and underground workings to develop and operate the Levack nickel-gold-PGM mine, including the Morrison deposit, near…

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    ZINC-LEAD DEVELOPMENT: Halfmile mine nearing production

    October 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Vancouver’s Trevali Mining Corp. continues to develop its Halfmile zinc-lead-silver-copper-gold deposit near Bathurst for production by the end of the year. Only 120 metres of ramp development remains until the Upper zone is…

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    COAL SALE: Xstrata to pay $40-M for Cline’s Lossan met coal deposit

    October 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Toronto-based Cline Mining Corp. is selling its 100% interest in the Lossan metallurgical coal deposit in the Peace River coal field. Xstrata Coal of Sydney, Australia, has agreed to pay $40 million for the deposit.

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    NICKEL-COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Xstrata gives nod to Fraser Morgan project

    August 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Hot on the heels of its announced $530-million project at the Raglan mine, Xstrata Nickel has announced plans to spend $119 million to put the Fraser Morgan deposit into production at Sudbury. Development is to begin next year with…