Canadian Mining Journal


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    Record numbers attend Prospectors & Developers Annual Meeting in Toronto

    April 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    An estimated 27,500 delegates from around the world attended the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s Conference, Trade Show and Investors Exchange in Toronto last month. In typical PDAC fashion, the four-day event was…

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    A national voice for the mining industry

    April 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    In the February issue of the CMJ, Russell Noble sent out “A call to all Mining Associations”, expressing the need for a national voice in addressing the looming skills shortage faced by the industry. A key question asked was “what are the…

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    Total Package

    April 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    From concept to completion, North West Upgrading Ltd. of Calgary is a company that knows every nut and bolt that goes into its work. In fact, the company credits much of its success to a hands-on approach that keeps it involved with every…

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    Off shore oil producer feels right at home here

    April 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    When Statoil of Norway bought North American Oil Sands Corporation of Calgary in 2007, hardly a word was said nor a headline written about the takeover, because four years ago, when the deal was made, the oilsands and Canada’s natural resources…

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    Ministry awards helicopter contract

    April 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has awarded a two-year contract to Superior Helicopters Canada for aviation and emergency services in Northern Ontario. The contract is for three Bell medium helicopters to be based in Wawa, Chapleau…

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    Couplers offer sound solution

    April 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Hydrotransport, in which a highly abrasive mixture of bitumen, sand, rocks and water is transported through a pipeline to the extraction plant, is one of the primary transport methods in the oil sands.

  • News

    GOLD RESOURCES: Reserves up 19% at Canadian Malartic

    March 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – With production imminent at the Canadian Malartic gold project, Osisko Mining says reserves at the mine are up 19% over a year ago using $1,000-gold. Proven and probable reserves now total 343.7 million tonnes at 0.97 g/t Au or 10.7…

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    McGILL UNIVERSITY: Canada’s oldest mining engineering school to celebrate 140 years (March 31, 2011)

    March 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – On the occasion of its 140th anniversary, the McGill Mining Engineering Program is taking pride in its legacy of excellence and launching a major revitalization strategy to meet industry’s requirements of the future.

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    NICKEL MINING: Crowflight to restart Bucko Lake

    March 30, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Vancouver’s Crowflight Minerals plans to resume mining at its Bucko Lake nickel mine in April 2011. During the year, approximately 220,000 tonnes of ore will be recovered, yielding 5 million lb of payable nickel. The company says it…

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    HEAVY EQUIPMENT: North America’s largest Komatsu dealer, SMS Equipment, expands

    March 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CHETWYND, British Columbia – SMS Equipment, headquartered in Acheson, AB, has opened a new branch in Chetwynd in the industrial park. The company hired an additional six fulltime employees to support the mining, construction, forestry and…

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    ENERGY MANAGEMENT: Bestech helps Vale and Xstrata save money

    March 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – Miners around the world are facing more than their fair share of challenges – from stringent environmental and regulatory pressures to an urgent need to improve operational costs, productivity and safety, all while having to…

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS – Castle Peak, Hawthorne Gold, Superior Mining, Thelon, Volta Resources and White Pine

    March 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Darren Lindsay is the new president and CEO of Castle Peak Mining in Vancouver. Former CEO Brian Lock has resigned that position but will remain as chairman. Lindsay was part of the team that explored the Madrid and Doris gold deposits in Hope…