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  • News

    COPPER-NICKEL-PGM STUDY: Results of PEA for Thunder Bay North are “robust”

    February 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Magma Metals of Perth, Australia, says the preliminary economic study (PEA) for its Thunder Bay North platinum-palladium-copper-nickel project has “robust” economics. AMEC Americas prepared the report on the property 45 km northeast…

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    IRON ORE RESOURCES: Eagle Island deposit hosts a billion tonnes at 29% Fe

    February 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Rockex Mining says that according to 43-101 numbers, its Eagle Island deposit contains 590.8 million tonnes grading 28.84% Fe in the indicated category and 415.8 million tonnes grading 29.47% Fe in the inferred category….

  • News

    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Freegold, i-minerals, Southern Arc, Uranium One and Victoria Gold

    February 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Freegold Ventures of Vancouver has named Alvin W. Jackson its new VP exploration and development following the departure of Michael Gross. The company has also named Garnet Dawson, VP exploration of Brazilian Gold, to the Freegold board or…

  • News

    EQUIPMENT: Detour Gold to by Cat trucks from Toromont

    February 3, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Detour Gold has agreed to purchase the mining truck fleet for its Detour Lake gold mine in northern Ontario from Toromont Industries. The fleet will include 23 Caterpillar 795F, 322-t haul trucks and ancillary equipment. Detour has…

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Copper tops $10,000 per tonne

    February 3, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The price of copper set an all-time record on Feb. 3, surging above US$10,000 per tonne. Or if you prefer a manageable unit such as a pound, the price translates to over US$4.50/lb.

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Orbite’s alumina pilot plant online

    February 2, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The alumina pilot production plant in Cap-Chat is operational, marking a critical step toward commercialization for owner Exploration Orbite of Montreal. Moreover, this stage of the project was completed on budget and ahead of…

  • News

    AWARD: Jean Robitaille named Mineral Processor of the Year

    February 2, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – Toronto’s Agnico-Eagle Mines noted that its senior VP of technical services, Jean Robitaille, won the Mineral Processor of the Year Award at the annual Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) gala on Jan. 19, 2011. This is the CMP’s most…

  • News

    MINERAL PROCESSING: Former Bouchard Hebert mill to move to Makwa nickel project

    February 2, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Mustang Minerals of Toronto plans to purchase the mill at the former Bouchard Hebert base metal mine near Rouyn-Noranda, QC, and move it to its Makwa (formerly Maskwa) nickel project near Bernic Lake. The $2-million price covers…

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    ACQUISITION: Paladin issues shares for Michelin uranium project

    February 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Fronteer Gold has sold all the uranium assets of its subsidiary Aurora Energy Resources to Paladin Energy of Perth, Australia. In payment Fronteer will receive 52.1 million common shares of Paladin, making Fronteer at 6.7% the…

  • News

    GOLD RESERVES: Detour Lake number grows to 14.9M oz at $850-gold

    February 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Detour Gold has updated the reserve numbers for its Detour Lake gold project being readied for production in 2013. Using a gold price of US$850/oz, the company estimates that there are 14.9 million oz of gold in proven…

  • Feature

    Under a Golden Pond

    February 1, 2011 by D'Arcy Jenish

    In June, 2009, David Larche acquired the rights to a former, open-pit gold mine known as the Golden Arrow, located some 65 km east of Timmins, Ontario. The mine produced nearly 280,000 tonnes of low-grade ore before being closed in 1983, but…

  • Feature

    Signing of Prairie Creek mine agreement

    February 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Canadian Zinc Corp and the Nahanni Butte Dene Band have just signed an Impact Benefit Agreement with respect to the development and operation of the Prairie Creek Mine, located within the traditional territory of the NBDB in the Northwest…