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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: First Nickel, Malaga, New Millennium Iron, Orvana, Strike Minerals and Suncor

    December 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    First Nickel of Toronto has hired Sean J.F. Samson as its new VP and head of corporate development. He is a veteran of Kinross, and other global ventures, the most recent of which was at Pulse Energy. Samson received an AB from Harvard…

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    LITHIUM RESOURCE: Numbers up at Quebec project

    December 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Toronto’s Canada Lithium says the latest 43-101 report for its Quebec Lithium project 60 km north of Val d’Or has a total measured and indicated resource of 33.2 million tonnes grading 1.19% Li2O. That is 13.5% above the estimate made…

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    INFRASTRUCTURE: First Nations to build new power line, replace diesels

    December 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – A number of First Nation communities have created a business to connect their remote communities in the northwestern part of the province on the electric power grid. Wataynikaneyap Power will design, permit, construct, own and operate…

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    CONTRACT: Outotec to design alumina calcination process for Orbite

    December 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Orbite Aluminae of Montreal has awarded the contract for basic engineering for its metallurgical grade alumina calcination process and the associated hydrochloric acid recovery to Outotec. The work of the Finnish company will be…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Quebec Bill 14 a blow to mineral industry

    December 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Quebec government has introduced Bill 14 that will give local communities rather than the province the right to control where and when mineral exploration and development takes place. It has the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ)…

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    GOLD DEVELOPMENT: BC says okay to Bonanza Ledge

    December 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Barkerville Gold Mines of Vancouver has received the provincial permit for development of its Bonanza Ledge property near Wells.  The site is on the southwest face of Barkerville Mountain at an elevation of approximately…

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    NICKEL STUDY: Turnagain mine to cost $1.3-B without refinery

    December 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Hard Creek Nickel of Vancouver has updated the preliminary economic assessment for its Turnagain nickel project, dropping the inclusion of a nickel refinery. Instead, the project will produce nickel bearing concentrates. The…

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    GOLD DEVELOPMENT: Rubicon’s Phoenix project on fast track

    December 5, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has approved the closure plan for the Phoenix gold project in Red Lake. The decision allows owner Rubicon Minerals of Vancouver to press forward with development and construction.

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    NICKEL DEVELOPMENT: Royal Nickel serves of Dumont production in 2015

    December 5, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Royal Nickel Corp. has filed a project notice for its Dumont nickel mine with the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks advising the ministry that it intends to proceed with development of the project in the…

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    GRAPHITE RESOURCE: Focus reports Lac Knife numbers

    December 5, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Ottawa-based Focus Metals has filed a 43-101-compliant mineral resource report for its Lac Knife graphite project near Fermont. The estimate included measured and indicated resources of 5.0 million tonnes grading 15.67% Cgr plus an…

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    GOLD-COPPER STUDY: Design revised for KSM project

    December 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA  – Toronto-based Seabridge Gold has revised and improved the design of its proposed KSM gold-copper mine 65 km northwest of Stewart, and completion of a new preliminary feasibility study is scheduled for April 2012.

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    ALUMINUM SMELTING: Kitimat modernization to cost $3.3-B

    December 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The board of Rio Tinto has approved the final US$2.7 billion for the modernization of the Kitimat aluminum smelter in the town of the same name. The project, with a total cost of US$3.3 billion, will boost production 48% to…