Canadian Mining Journal


Features


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    Diavik delivers

    February 1, 2003 by Jane Werniuk

    Is it true that Yellowknife’s sidewalks are studded with diamonds? I don’t think so. But Canada’s newest diamond mine, Diavik, is already spitting out gemstones. The first ones passed through the proc…

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    Mineral Exploration: Trends & Developments 2002

    February 1, 2003 by Patrick G. Killeen, Ph.D., Geological Survey of Canada

    Last year, 2002, was not notable for an influx of mineral exploration dollars, but it was a time for refining and enhancing existing geophysical technologies. Significant new developments will affect …

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    Reader Rebuttal (February 01, 2003)

    February 1, 2003 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Quebec’s non-metal mines left outIt seems like you have forgotten us or made a translation mistake on page 28 of your September 2002 issue [map of the geological subdivisions and location of active mi…

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    People (February 01, 2003)

    February 1, 2003 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Warren Holmes has joined the board of Nuinsco and is also taking up the responsibilities of president and COO. Holmes is well known in the mining industry, having recently resigned from an executive p…

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    Kyoto Taking Toll on Oil Sands

    February 1, 2003 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Prime Minister Jean Chrtien gave Canada an early Christmas present by signing the Kyoto Protocol on December 16. Not everyone wanted it. The Canadian oil patch has been one of the most vociferous opp…

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    Equipment and Suppliers News (February 01, 2003)

    February 1, 2003 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Big blue air pak in the oil sandsAir carbon arc gouging of damaged metal and welding repair is a big part of keeping mining equipment in operation. Transwest Mining Systems, a dealer of Komatsu haul t…

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    Provincial Review

    January 1, 2003 by Peter Cashin and Brock Greenwell

    Preliminary figures for 2001 indicate that the total value of Ontario’s mineral production was $5.63 billion, down slightly from $5.87 billion in 2000. Lower nickel prices were primarily responsible f…

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    Meet the Minister

    January 1, 2003 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CMJ: What affect is the opening up of the electricity markets having on mining companies in the province?JW: The rates haven’t increased for everyone. I’ve heard from many smaller companies but certai…

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    Good news for the Sudbury Basin

    January 1, 2003 by George Werniuk

    Mike Cosec, Sudbury district geologist for the Ontario Geological Survey, is probably the expert concerning the Sudbury area exploration boom. According to Cosec, the number of claims staked and the n…

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    OMA Perspective

    January 1, 2003 by James Vincent

    Archaeology shows us that mining has been a human activity since time immemorial. The technology and degree of sophistication have advanced, but the basic premise of mining and metallurgy is still to …

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    Mine Rescue Competition

    January 1, 2003 by Susan Haldane

    It’s 6 o’clock on a Saturday morning. The sun hasn’t quite managed to brighten the day yet, but already Dale Kosie is hunched under the fluorescent lights in an arena dressing room, searching for mean…

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    Canada’s golden guys

    December 1, 2002 by Jane Werniuk

    It’s the time of year to pause and reflect on how things are going, and dream about what we can wish for, if we believe in Santa Claus, leprechauns or caffeine-driven analysts.We decided to focus on C…