Canadian Mining Journal


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    Finding the Next Mines

    June 1, 2000 by Jane Werniuk

    Twenty-five years of largely unfocused exploration programs have left Noranda with uncomfortably small mine reserves. Recent corporate restructuring has resulted in a much clearer vision, according to…

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    Here’s to the Dads

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Over the years that I have been on this magazine, I have visited many mines, plants and offices to get information for articles. After I have spent the requisite time interviewing someone, usually the…

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    OMA News

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    At the “Meet the Miners” event at Queen’s Park in Toronto on April 19, Ontario premier Michael Harris (centre) meets a couple of miners from Timmins, ON. He is seen talking with Dan Gignac (left), gen…

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    Mine Site News (June 01, 2000)

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Uranium Mine Commissioning On-TrackThe McArthur River underground uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan (CMJ, June 1999) is progressing according to schedule in its two-year ramp-up phase, and anticip…

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    ZINC DIVISION: Commitment to be the Best

    June 1, 2000 by Marilyn Scales

    By his own calculations, Noranda’s senior VP of zinc, George R. Jones, rates Canada as the world’s largest producer of zinc metal. Canadian production this year he estimates to be 794,000 tonnes of me…

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    ZINC DIVISION: A Solid Foundation: Brunswick Mine and Mill

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Underpinning Noranda’s Zinc Division is the large and venerable Brunswick mine near Bathurst, N.B. One of the world’s largest, this massive sulphide deposit was discovered in 1952. Successful drilling…

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    Striving for Dominance

    June 1, 2000 by Jane Werniuk

    With measures of luck, perseverance and determination, Noranda Inc. grew out of the highly successful exploitation of the Horne Cu-Au deposit in northwest Quebec, almost eight decades ago. It later sp…

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    COPPER DIVISION: Backbone of the Company

    June 1, 2000 by Jane Werniuk

    Noranda Inc. began its corporate life in 1922 with the opening of the Horne Au-Cu mine, concentrator and smelter in Rouyn Township, northwest Quebec. Copper remains the largest part of the company and…

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    COPPER DIVISION: Horne Smelter

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Three flags on poles in front of the Horne smelter office building announce the nationality of the visitors to the smelter each day, and they are ever-changing. Customers and vendors are constantly dr…

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    COPPER DIVISION: CCR Refinery

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Noranda’s 350,000-tonne-per-year CCR copper refinery near the docks in Montreal East is one of the world’s biggest copper suppliers. Its location at a major port in eastern Canada gives it freight adv…

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    News – 01-JUN-00

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Aluminum Division operations as of year-end 1999Operations Location Employees Primary aluminumFabricated aluminum Aluminum wheels Capacity 1999 Capacity 1999 Capacity 1999 (ton…

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    ZINC DIVISION: New Mine, Different Strategy: Bell Allard Mine

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Bell-Allard mine near Matagami, Que., is typical of many Noranda zinc mines. The $119-million underground development went into operation in June 1999 and began commercial production in January of…