Canadian Mining Journal


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    GOLD RESOURCE: Drilling allows Marathon to make initial Valentine Lake estimate

    December 16, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Marathon Gold Corp. of Toronto has made the initial measured and indicated resource estimate for its Valentine Lake gold project in the central part of the province. M&I resources are 3.3 million tonnes with a grade of 2.6…

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    CORPORATE UPDATE: Agnico-Eagle future holds 1.5 million oz in 2014

    December 16, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Agnico-Eagle Mines is wrapping up a very successful 2010 and looking forward with anticipation to 2011 and beyond. The company expects gold production to increase 18% next year to between 1.13 million and 1.23 million oz of gold….

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    CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Opera comes to Raglan mine

    December 15, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Opera singers and base metal miners rarely have the opportunity to rub shoulders, but that is what happened at the Raglan nickel-copper mine in Nunavik. The mine is owned by Xstrata Nickel that also sponsors the Canadian Opera…

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    DIAMOND PROJECT: Stornoway takes full ownership of Renard

    December 15, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Vancouver is buying out its partner in the Renard diamond project in the James Bay Lowlands. It is purchasing the 50% interest currently owned by Diaquem, a subsidiary of Soquem, itself a subsidiary of…

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    SMELTER UPDATES: Rio Tinto to modernize Canadian plants

    December 14, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – Rio Tinto Alcan has announced plans to update its Canadian aluminum smelters with approximately US$1.75 billion to be spent in Quebec and British Columbia.

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    REE RESOURCES: First Gold offers indicated number for Rose deposit

    December 14, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – First Gold Exploration of Laval, QC, says its Rose deposit at the Lac Pivert/Rose project in the James Bay region contains an indicated resource of 11.4 million tonnes grading 1.34% Li2O, 165 ppm Ta2O5 and 377 ppm BeO. The indicated…

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    COPPER-PGM TEST: Wallbridge prepares to bulk sample Broken Hammer in Sudbury Basin

    December 14, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Wallbridge Mining has signed a bulk sampling contract with Technica Group of Lively, ON, to extract material from the Broken Hammer property on the North Range of the Sudbury Basin. Testing will confirm minability,…

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    ZINC-COPPER MINING: HudBay outlines production, spending plans for 2011

    December 13, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – HudBay Minerals is looking forward to next year with optimism and plans to produce between 70,000 and 90,000 tonnes of zinc plus 40,000 and 55,000 tonnes of copper. Reduced production at Trout Lake will be offset by a full year of…

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    MERGER: Franco-Nevada, Gold Wheaton deal provides opportunity for Quadra FNX

    December 13, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO and VANCOUVER – Franco-Nevada Corp. and Gold Wheaton have agreed to a friendly business combination that will have Franco-Nevada paying approximately $830 million for the Vancouver company. Franco-Nevada is offering $5.20 per share,…

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Barrick, Capstone, Cliffs, Donner, Kaminak, NovaGold and San Gold

    December 9, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Toronto-based Barrick Gold has named Alistair Baker VP corporate development on an interim basis to replace senior VP corporate development Darren Blasutti who is leaving the company on Jan. 7, 2011, to pursue other opportunities.

  • BENEFIT AGREEMENT: Barkerville, Lhtako Dene ink Bonanza Ledge pact

    December 9, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Barkerville Gold Mines of Vancouver and the Lhtako Dene Nation (Red Bluff Indian Band) of Quesnel, BC. Have signed a project agreement covering Barkerville’s Bonanza Ledge gold property in the Cariboo Mining District.

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    GOLD MINING: Operations resume at Holt mine

    December 9, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Operations resumed Dec. 8 at St Andrew Goldfields’ Holt gold mine near Timmins following repairs to the shaft. A “significant” shaft incident occurred on Nov. 26 while a piece of equipment was being lowered. Shaft timbers were damaged…