Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    MINERAL PROCESSING: New Endako moly mill reaches target throughput

    February 8, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Denver-based Thompson Creek Metals reports that the new Endako molybdenum concentrator near the town of the same name reached its commercial production rate of 55,000 t/d on Feb. 1, 2012. That is a 77% increase over the old…

  • Feature

    The “Ring” Revisted

    February 1, 2012 by D'Arcy Jenish

    Richard Fink, Vice President, Technology, with Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources, is a mining industry veteran who knows that discretion is sometimes the better part of valour when it comes to discussing mineral deposits, and the…

  • News

    LITHIUM STUDY: Authier project generates “robust” PEA

    January 31, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Glen Eagle Resources of Montreal says the preliminary economic assessment of its Authier lithium project near Val d’Or outlines a “robust” project. The PEA was based on the production of a spodumene concentrate with the recovery of two…

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    METALLURGY: PyroGenesis applies for patent for DrosRite Plus process

    January 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – PyroGenesis Canada Inc., an environmental solutions company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, has filed for patent protection for its energy efficient, salt-free…

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    VMS DEVELOPMENT: Bulk sampling next at Reed copper deposit

    January 26, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – The Manitoba government has approved the advanced exploration permit, closure plan and development plans for the Reed copper joint venture of Toronto-based HudBay Minerals (70%) and Vancouver-based VMS Ventures (30%). The exploration…

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    CHROMITE EXPLORATION: KWG offers update on Bid Daddy

    January 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – KWG Resources of Montreal has had a busy field season at the Big Daddy chromite deposit in the James Bay Lowlands. It conducted both metallurgical and definition drilling.

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    BASE METAL & GOLD EXPLORATION: Virginia Mines drilling budget is $20-M this year

    January 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC CITY – Northern Quebec is going to attract a lot of exploration activity this year, if the plans of Virginia Mines are anything to go by. The junior has a 2012 drilling budget of over $20 million. Programs are planned for projects in the…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Simpler flowsheet increases economics for NICO plant

    January 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of London, ON, says the results of a mini-pilot plant test conducted on ore from its NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project near Mazenod Lake, NT, point toward a simplified flowsheet and improved…

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    COPPER EXPANSION: Gibraltar mine, mill increase on track for year-end start

    January 11, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The expansion of the Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine and mill to 185 million lb of copper annually is on track for completion by the end of 2012. The project, located 65 km north of Williams Lake, is owned by Taseko Mines…

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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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    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…

  • Feature

    Toughing It Out

    December 1, 2011 by D'Arcy Jenish

    The year was 1639. To the average European, most of North America was terra incognita-lands unexplored and unknown-but French colonists living near present day Saint John, N.B. had already found coal deposits and sent the continent’s first…