Canadian Mining Journal


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    A rare and welcome mine opening

    January 1, 2002 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Near the end of August, I was one of about 250 guests who attended the official opening of the expansion of North American Palladium Ltd.’s Lac des Iles palladium mine in northwest Ontario (see CMJ Au…

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    EXPLORATION: Province’s own Treasure Hunt

    January 1, 2002 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Ontario has been the target of focused diamond exploration for nearly four decades. Interest dates back to the 19th century when diamonds were found in glacial deposits in southern Ontario, Michigan, …

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    BACK TO NATURE

    December 1, 2001 by Jane Werniuk

    Some recent television adverts claim that “Eventually EVERYONE retires.” The same can be said of mines. Eventually they run out of ore, a lease, permits, favourable economics, or management’s patience…

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    Staying on Top of Underground Mining: What is your greatest technical challenge?

    December 1, 2001 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Being cost-effective while mining deeper and in a more challenging mine geography. — Parviz FarsangiNarrow-vein underground mining is inherently labour-intensive. Any technology that directly or incr…

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    Staying on Top of Underground Mining: In what direction do you see underground mining moving in the next five to 10 years?

    December 1, 2001 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    In the Canadian mining industry, few new deposits have come on-line within the last five years. Weak commodity prices have resulted in reduced exploration and fewer advanced-stage projects.Generally, …

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    Resource Companies Should Mine Their Intangible Assets

    December 1, 2001 by Laurence Lock Lee, CSC Strategic Consulting, Port Waratah, Austr

    If there is one industry sector that would be associated closest with hard tangible assets, it would be the resources sector. There appears nothing more basic and tangible than extracting minerals out…

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    Staying on Top of Underground Mining: Where in the world do you look for new ideas?

    December 1, 2001 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Within the organization we get our employees involved to identify improvement opportunities. We also visit other operations mostly in Ontario and Quebec. However, some of the most efficient mines are …

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    New shovels for Suncor and Syncrude

    December 1, 2001 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    P&H MinePro Services Canada has won an oil sands shovel order from Suncor Energy’s mine at Fort McMurray, Alta. This order for a P&H 4100BOSS follows closely on the heels of the startup of the initial…

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    Oscillating disc cutter

    December 1, 2001 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    As a means of excavating hard rock, the oscillating disc cutter (ODC) promises a safer, cleaner and cheaper alternative to drilling and blasting. The ODC system will enable continuous underground hard…

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    News (December 01, 2001)

    December 1, 2001 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Heavy-duty belt cleaner removes worst carry-backA new addition to the Eliminator belt cleaning systems from Flexco–the M-type precleaner for underground mines and worst-case above-ground applicatio…

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    Expanded Constellation series of drills

    December 1, 2001 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Cubex Ltd., based in Winnipeg, Man., introduces three new drill packages to the Constellation Series, a flexible line of mobile drills that utilize a common mobile platform. They are based on the cent…

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    Premium dielectric hearing protection

    December 1, 2001 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The new Cyclone earmuff from Howard Leight of San Diego, Calif., combines premium comfort, durable anti-shock construction, hygiene, low cost, style and high noise reduction rating (NRR) protection. F…