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    COBALT: More high grades from Bellellen for First Cobalt

    February 13, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – First Cobalt Corp. of Toronto has confirmed the presence of high grade cobalt-nickel mineralization at the historic Bellellen mine at the former town of Silver Centre. The best grades came from the known vein system south of the

  • OIL SANDS: Suncor buys 5% more of Syncrude joint venture

    February 13, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Suncor Energy of Calgary is increasing its interest in the Syncrude oil sands joint venture to 58.74% from 53.74%. The company has agreed to pay $920 million for the 5% interest held by Mocal Energy. Subject to customary

  • LEGISLATION: More information about new Impact Assessment Act

    February 13, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcott LLP have had a look at Bills C-68 and C-69 which cover changes to the assessment of federally regulation projects and of waterways. The bills repeal the both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 and the

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    EQUIPMENT: SMT Scharf takes over RDH Mining Equipment

    February 13, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBAN, Ont. – SMT Scharf AG of Hamm, Germany, has indirectly acquired a 100% interest in RDH Mining Equipment through a subsidiary based in the same Canadian town. Scharf acquired all of RDH’s common shares for approximately $8 million. A

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    Roundup 2018: AME’s Thome on BC’s mineral politics

    February 13, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — The Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) Roundup conference in Vancouver serves as a bellwether for the mining industry as the first major technical event of the new year. The most recent iteration featured the typical discussions on metal prices and

  • COMMENT: Feds introduce new environment legislation

    February 12, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    Last week the Canadian government introduced legislation to overhaul the federal environmental approval process. Changes are taking shape on several fronts: A new Impact Assessment Agency will be created to replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The aim is to

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto invests $250M to extend life of Vaudreuil refinery

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto is pledging $250 million to extend operations of the Vaudreuil alumina refinery in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. The cash infusion will extend the life of the plant beyond 2022. The project includes building a filtration plant and

  • NAME CHANGE: Shore Gold becomes Star Diamond Corp.

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON – Star Diamond Corporation is the new name for Shore Gold. The change has been made to honour the Star kimberlite located near Fort a la Crone. Star Diamond has completed the exploration and evaluation of the Star kimberlite,

  • COPPER: First Quantum gives Cobre Panama 15% boost

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – The board of Toronto’s First Quantum Minerals has approved the expansion of milling capacity by 15% to 85 million t/y at the Cobre Panama copper project being developed 120 km west of the capital city. Additional upgrades were

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    CONSULTANTS: Golder unveils refreshed image

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Golder, a leading global engineering and consulting firm, unveiled its refreshed brand in January. This has been the first major refresh of the company’s brand in over half a century. “Golder has enjoyed a long and successful journey, responding to

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    First Cobalt finds new mineralization at Keeley

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    First Cobalt (TSXV: FCC; US-OTC: FTSSF) has found near-surface disseminated cobalt and silver mineralization outside the veins that were the focus of historic underground mining at its Keeley project near Cobalt, Ontario. Drill hole KF-WV-0013, in the southern portion of the

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    GOLD: Osisko to pour $100M into Quebec exploration

    February 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Toronto’s Osisko Mining says it will spend about $100 million on exploration at its Windfall-Lynx deposits as well as the Urban Barry and Quevillon project areas. A wide range of activities are planned. Osisko plans to issue the