Canadian Mining Journal


Vale Canada Limited


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    NICKEL: Vale, Glencore team up to explore near Sudbury

    December 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – Yesterday Vale and Glencore announced that they are planning to create a joint feasibility study to explore and develop mineralization accessible from Glencore’s Nickel Rim South mine. The study will include both economic and technical feasibility for

  • NICKEL: Vale celebrates completion of $1B Clean AER project

    September 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – On Sept. 14 Vale held a special celebration in this mining town to mark the end of its Clean AER (atmospheric emission reduction) project. The $1-billion undertaking was the largest single environmental investment in the town’s history.

  • NICKEL-COPPER: Vale’s Clean AER project nears completion as new stacks rise

    June 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Just in time for World Environmental Day on June 5, Vale Canada announced its Clean AER (atmospheric emissions reduction) project is coming to an end in Sudbury. The new wet gas cleaning plant has been commissioned and is

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    NICKEL: Vale to lay off 169 in Thompson

    April 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – As the summer shut down of its Manitoba smelting and refining operations looms, Vale has announced the layoff of 169 employees in Thompson, 650 km north of Winnipeg. The public has known of plans to cease operations on

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Glencore, Vale approve two projects in Ontario

    March 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – Vale Canada and Glencore have approved two new projects for their Sudbury Basin operations that will total more than $1.6 billion – deep development of the Copper Cliff and Onaping mines. Vale has decided to go ahead

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    NICKEL: Vale’s Coleman mine remains closed till mid-February

    January 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

      ONTARIO – The Coleman nickel-copper mine near Sudbury, owned by Vale Canada, will remain closed until the middle of next month. The owner suspended operations on Nov. 13, 2017, due to safety concerns. Originally, the work was to be

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    NICKEL: Vale suspends Coleman mine over safety concerns

    November 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Vale Canada announced late last week that it is suspending operations at its Coleman nickel mine in Levack due to concerns about safety. The move will allow the company to expedite repairs to the shaft ventilation system at

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    NICKEL: Vale pulls puts Birchtree mine on care and maintenance

    October 10, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Owner Vale Canada has put the Birchtree underground nickel-copper mine at Thompson on care and maintenance. The first C-and-M shift was Oct. 2, 2017. Sept. 27 was the last day of mucking, and the last hoisting day was

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    NICKEL: Vale to permanently close Clarabelle crushing area

    September 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – After a temporary closure of four months, the crushing area at the Clarabelle nickel concentrator at Sudbury is to be permanently closed. A report by the CBC said the Brazilian parent company, Vale SA, made the announcement late

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    PARTNERSHIP: Cementation partners with Nortech to create Inuit firm

    May 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – Cementation Canada has registered ‘Nortech-Cementation Canada Labrador LP’, a limited partnership between Nortech Holdings of Happy Valley Goose Bay and Cementation, as an Inuit business with the Nunatsiavut Government. Nortech-Cementation is a majority Inuit-owned limited partnership

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    NICKEL: Vale to close Birchtree mine

    May 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Vale Canada, the Toronto-based arm of mining behemoth Vale SA, has announced the closure of its small Birchtree nickel mine at Thompson. The move is necessary because of weak nickel prices and declining ore grades. The suspension will

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    NICKEL: Vale to close Stobie mine

    March 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Brazilian miner Vale said late last week that it will put the Stobie nickel-copper mine near Sudbury on care and maintenance later this year. About 230 jobs will be affected. The company said low ore grades, soft metals