Canadian Mining Journal


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    Noranda Aluminum

    June 1, 2000 by Jane Werniuk

    Over the last 30 years, Noranda has developed a thriving aluminum division in the southern United States. The division is small but has developed a profitable niche, according to Bill Brooks, presiden…

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    Magnola’s Magic

    June 1, 2000 by Marilyn Scales

    Noranda is joining the ranks of the world’s low-cost magnesium producers, and doing it with distinction. Behind this effort lie almost 60 years of study, 15 years of intensive R&D, and capital expendi…

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    Metals Recycling

    June 1, 2000 by Jane Werniuk

    For metals there is no beginning or end, just a continuum of use, re-use and recycling for new uses. At least this is the way that Bob Sippel sees it.Sippel is well suited to be Noranda’s senior vice-…

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    Time for Fundamental Change

    June 1, 2000 by Robert L. Gordon, P.Eng. Manager, Geophysical Surveys, Quantec G

    The year 2000 is a good time to reflect on how the mining industry has advanced over the years. This industry, with a strong work ethic, appears staid and solid when viewed from the outside, but is ta…

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    ZINC DIVISION: Farewell to a Pioneer: Heath Steele Mine and Mill

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The first mine ever to be discovered by aerial survey was the Heath Steele lead-zinc-copper mine. The discovery was made during 1953 by partners American Metal Co. (Amco) and International Nickel Co. …

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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…