Canadian Mining Journal


Vale Canada Limited


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    NICKEL & POTASH: Vale to close Thompson smelter, stalls Kronau project

    November 23, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA and SASKATCHEWAN – Vale, the Brazilian miner that paid US$19 billion for Inco in 2007, has announced the closing of its nickel smelter and refinery in Thompson, MB, in 2018. Mining and mineral processing will continue, but concentrates will

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    Wolfden hunts for nickel in Manitoba

    November 9, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — When nickel giant Vale (NYSE: VALE) dropped its claims over the Rice Island nickel and copper project in the highly prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining district of Manitoba in May, junior explorer Wolfden Resources (TSXV: WLF) was keen to step in and

  • NICKEL: Vale accused of toxic run-off

    October 26, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – NorthernLife.ca has reported that on Oct. 8, 2015, the RCMP on behalf of Environment Canada exercised a search warrant at Vale’s Sudbury offices seeking information about an alleged leak of toxic nickel effluent from the smelter slag piles.

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    SAFETY: Vale wins Ontario mine rescue competition

    June 9, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The team from Vale Canada’s East mines were crowned with gold hardhats as the overall winners of the 64th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition. The contest was sponsored by Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mines Rescue on…

  • Feature

    Saskatchewan welcomes K+S Aktiengesellschaft as potash expansion continues

    June 1, 2014 by D'Arcy Jenish

    The German-based mining conglomerate K+S Aktiengesellschaft of Kassel is the world’s largest salt producer and a very large potash producer too.

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    Dynamic support systems helps reduce stope threats in deep mine

    April 1, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Vale’s Copper Cliff Mine is located within the Copper Cliff Offset in Sudbury and extends about 8km  south from the Sudbury Igneous Complex into the footwall rocks. Of all the major geological structures present at Copper Cliff Mine,…

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    NICKEL: Celebration marks opening of Vale’s Totten mine in Sudbury

    February 24, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Vale celebrated what its calls its first new mine near Sudbury in over 40 years – the 2,200-t/d underground Totten nickel-copper mine – last Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Ontario’s premier Kathleen Wynne, the federal…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: ABB commissions Clarabelle mill upgrade for Vale

    February 6, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has commissioned an upgrade to Vale’s existing Clarabelle dual pinion semi-autogenous (SAG) mill. The project was completed on-time and on-budget with an excellent…

  • Feature

    Reviving Totten mine from its flooded past

    February 1, 2014 by Russell Noble

    Eight years ago when Vale acquired the Totten Mine from Inco, the words “cut and dry” were as far from reality as the remaining nickel at the bottom of their new, but flooded mine.

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    FUNDS: Ontario gov’t pledges $15M for deep mine research

    January 23, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of State for Science and Technology, announced that the provincial government is giving $15 million to the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation. The money will go toward CEMI’s ultra deep…

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    SAFETY: Vale pays over $1M for deaths of two miners

    September 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO –  As part of the resolution of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection to the deaths of Jason Chenier and Jordan Fram at Stobie mine in 2011, Vale entered a guilty plea on three counts, and agreed…

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    MILLING: Fire at Vale’s Clarabelle concentrator

    August 28, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – a fire broke out at the Clarabelle nickel-copper mill belonging to Vale at about 9 am, Aug. 28. The local newspaper, Northern Life, reported that a conveyor caught fire but the cause was as yet unknown the same…