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NICKEL-IRON: First Point test markets Decar concentrates

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The results of the first market test of awaruite (nickel-iron alloy) concentrates from the Decar project are positive, says First Point Minerals Corp of Vancouver. The project, located 80 km north of Fort St James, is...
Apr 22, 2014 4:37PM


LITHIUM: Concentrator restarts as weather warms

QUEBEC – RB Energy (formerly Canada Lithium) of Vancouver says it has restarted the concentrator at its Quebec lithium mine 60 km north of Val d'Or. This winter's unusually long and cold conditions forced a suspension of milling activity...
Apr 22, 2014 4:33PM


GOLD: More tests boost recovery for Sabina's Back River project

NUNAVUT – Continued bench scale metallurgical tests on material from the Back River gold project have boosted gold recovery to 93.9% from 88.0%. The advanced exploration project is located in the West Kitikmeot region and owned by Sabina...
Apr 22, 2014 4:31PM


COPPER: Amerigo/Codelco extend tailings processing arrangement

CHILE – Amerigo Resources of Vancouver and Codelco, Chile's large state-owned copper producer, have signed an agreement extending Amerigo's right to reprocess tailings from the El Teniente operation to 2037.
Apr 22, 2014 4:30PM


CONVEYOR: Grieve offers heated belt conveyor

The Grieve Corporation's No. 864 is a 175°C, natural gas-heated belt conveyor oven currently used for drying gold ore samples at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 1,980-mm wide by 10.7-metres long. The...
Apr 22, 2014 4:29PM


Goldcorp to end its fight for Osisko

Goldcorp (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) is bowing out of the race for Osisko Mining (TSX: OSK; US-OTC: OSKFF) by announcing it won’t amend its $3.6-billion hostile takeover offer for the junior producer and its large Canadian Malartic gold mine in...
Apr 22, 2014 4:27PM


COMMENT: Rumours of Barrick-Newmont merger

One of the worst kept secrets in the mining industry is the talk of a merger between Canada's Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining of the United States. Multiple reports have surface that the talks between two of the world's largest gold producers...
Apr 21, 2014 4:09PM


COAL: Ontario's last coal-fired generating station closes

ONTARIO – When the Liberals came to power in Ontario in 2003, one of the first things then-premier Dalton McGuinty promised to do was to ban the burning of coal for power generation by 2007. That deadline came and went, but last week the...
Apr 21, 2014 4:08PM


PATENTS: KWG to acquire 50% of two chrome processes

TORONTO – KWG Resources has entered into an agreement to acquire 50% of two US provisional patent applications for the treatment of chromite ores. One relates to the production of chromium-iron alloys directly from chromite ore and the...
Apr 21, 2014 4:07PM


SRK Group celebrates 40th anniversary

SRK Consulting, an independent, global company providing services to the mining and water resource industries, is celebrating 40 years of business. From its small, 1974 beginnings in Johannesburg, South Africa, it has grown into an...
Apr 21, 2014 4:05PM


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