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    PERSPECTIVE: Copper to be hottest metal in 2011

    December 23, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Analysts are predicting the copper will be the hottest metal in 2011. And why not? The metal hit an all-time high of over US$4.27 per pound the week of Dec. 30, 2010. The rising copper price correlates positively with a healthy global…

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    COPPER-GOLD DEVELOPMENT: Western Copper raises $23-M for Casino and Carmacks projects

    December 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Western Copper of Vancouver has closed a bought deal financing and over-allotment worth $23 million with which to advance its Casino and Carmacks projects. Each unit (priced at $2.45) consisted of one common share and one-half of one…

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    CORPORATE GIVING: Noront brings Santa and hockey stars to First Nation community

    December 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Ontario Mining Association member Noront Resources employed a little magic to fly in Santa bearing gifts and two former National Hockey League stars to Webequie last week. Webequie, which has no year round road connections and a population of…

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    SEASONS GREETINGS

    December 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    As the new year approaches and we say good-bye to an eventful 2010, the staff of Canadian Mining Journal would like to thank all our readers for their support and suggestions. Please accept our sincere wishes for a prosperous and happy 2011.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL CHARGES: Suncor fined $200,000 for incidents in 2008

    December 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Suncor Energy of Calgary pleaded guilty on Dec. 21, 2010, to two violations of the Canadian Fisheries Act for the deposit of a deleterious substance into waters frequented by fish and was fined $200,000. The penalty includes a…

  • BENEFIT AGREEMENT: Detour Gold, Wahgoshig ink deal for Detour Lake project

    December 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO  – Detour Gold Corp. of Toronto and Wahgoshig First Nation (WFN) have signed an impact benefit agreement with respect to the development and operation of the company’s Detour Lake gold mine about 180 km northeast of Cochrane. Both…

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    GOLD EXPLORATION: Bulk sampling begins at Rubicon’s Phoenix project

    December 21, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Vancouver-based Rubicon Minerals has begun bulk sampling of the F2 gold system at its Phoenix project near Red Lake. The area from which the sample is being taken lies approximately 300 metres below surface and was defined by 18 drill…

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    MOLYBDENUM STUDY: Robust economics projected for restart of Kitsault mine

    December 20, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Avanti Mining of Vancouver is projecting “robust economics” for its reopened Kitsault molybdenum mine, based on the results of a recent feasibility study prepared by AMEC. The property has an estimated measured and indicated…

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    LITHIUM STUDY: Outlook positive for Quebec project, production in 2013

    December 20, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Canada Lithium Corp. of Toronto said the feasibility study is positive for its Quebec lithium project near Val d’Or. The company anticipates that construction will start in mid-2011 and full production in 2013, subject to financing and…

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    OIL SANDS GROWTH: Suncor targets 1-M bbl/day with help from Total E&P Canada

    December 20, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Calgary-based Suncor Energy has announced plans to increase production to more than one 1 million bbl of oil equivalent daily by 2020. The company says it will boost oil sands production by 10% per year and company-wide production by…

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    SHAFT SINKING: DMC wins dual Jansen potash contract

    December 16, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Toronto-based DMC Mining Services, a subsidiary of Quadra FNX Mining of Vancouver, has won the contract to sink two new mine shafts at BHP Billiton’s Jansen potash project near Lanigan. The contract is worth approximately US $400…

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Mine Closure 2011

    December 16, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta – The Steering Committee for Mine Closure 2011 invites abstract submissions from persons wanting to present at an industry-leading, international conference on mine closure and reclamation. The conference will be…