Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    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…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Manganese recovery reaches 96% from Buchans’ Plymouth deposit

    November 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Buchans Minerals of Windsor, NS, says that using a reducing acid leach can recover 96% of the manganese in samples from its Plymouth manganese property near Woodstock. The bench-scale tests were carried out by Thibault &…

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    MOLYBDENUM-COPPER EXPLORATION: First assays from MAC project are promising

    November 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Stratton Resources of Vancouver has released the first set of assays from its MAC molybdenum-copper project 80 km northwest of Fort St. James. The best result so far is 0.123% Mo and 0.219% Cu over 93 metres. The work is…

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    MOLYBDENUM EXPLORATION: Long, strong intersections at former Kitsault mine

    November 16, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Avanti Mining of Vancouver is hitting long and strong intersections at the former Kitsault molybdenum mine north of Prince Rupert. The best hole returned 0.378% Mo over 85.4 metres. The company is drilling south of Patsy…

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    TANTALUM-NIOBIUM STUDY: Promising PEA delivered for Upper Fir deposit

    November 3, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Commerce Resources of Vancouver says the results of the preliminary economic assessment for its Upper Fir tantalum-niobium deposit are positive. The property is located near the village of Blue River, approximately 250 km…

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    CONSOLIDATION: Metalex buys out Arctic Star interests in three properties

    October 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Metalex Ventures of Kelowna, BC, has bought out its partner Arctic Star Exploration’s joint venture interests in the Kyle Lake (T1 and U2), James Bay Lowlands and Attawapiskat projects. Diamonds are the target of exploration at…

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    MOLYBDENUM MINING: Production at MAX mine suspended

    October 3, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Low head grades and slumping molybdenum prices have forced the suspension of work at Roca Mines’ MAX moly mine near Revelstoke. Head grades for the previous quarter were at the breakeven point for an operation of 500 t/d and…

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    MANGANESE EXPLORATION: Historic Plymouth deposit yields 11.27% Mn over 101.0 metres

    September 26, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Buchans Minerals of Windsor, NS, has released assay results from the last two holes at its 100% owned Plymouth manganese deposit at its Woodstock project 5 km west of the town of the same name.

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    Moving ahead with mine plans

    September 21, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Victory Nickel has just announced that its Board of Directors has approved the development of the 100%-owned Minago sulphide nickel mine located on the Thomson Nickel Belt in Central Manitoba.

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    MOLYBDENUM RESERVES: Endako mine life extended through 2028

    September 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Thompson Creek Metals of Denver has announced a 9% increase in mineral reserves that will that will extend the life of its Endako molybdenum mine by two years, to 2028. The new figure includes 312.2 million lb of contained…

  • Feature

    Charged Up

    September 1, 2011 by Marilyn Scales

    Rightly famous for its gold producers, Val d’Or, Que., has another hidden treasure. Forty years ago, lithium was mined 60 km to the north, and many readers will be unaware of this resource. Now Canada Lithium (CLQ) is redeveloping the former…