Canadian Mining Journal



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    TUNGSTEN PRODUCTION: North American Tungsten output up 71% in Q3 over Q2

    August 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – North American Tungsten of Vancouver reports Q3 production of 74,629 tonnes of WO3 from its CanTung underground mine in the Nahanni area, 300 km north of Watson Lake, YT. That number was 71% higher than the 43,727 tonnes…

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    MOLYBDENUM MINING: Roca’s MAX mill restarted

    July 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver’s Roca Mines has restarted the concentrator at its MAX molybdenum mine, 60 km southeast of Revelstoke. The mill is treating surface stockpiled material at a reduced throughput until the underground mine resumes full…

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    LITHIUM-TANTALUM RESOURCES: Critical Elements outlines large deposit

    July 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Critical Elements Corp. has an indicated resource of 26.5 million tonnes grading 0.98% Li2O and 163 ppm Ta2O5 at its Rose deposit in the James Bay region. The Rose deposit also has an inferred resource of 10.7 million…

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    ALUMINA DEVELOPMENT: Orbite to advance Cap-Chat pilot plant to commercial production

    July 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Exploration Orbite has raised $57.5 million through a recently completed bought deal. Most of the net proceeds will be  used to convert the company’s Cap-Chat pilot plant into a commercial facility producing…

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    AWARD: Rio Tinto Alcan recognized by Hydro-Quebec for energy efficiency

    June 16, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – During a joint ceremony held by Hydro-Quebec and the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce on June 16, 2011, Rio Tinto Alcan, Primary Metal, Quebec was named an Elite Member of the Hydro-Quebec Energy Savers’ Circle. The aluminum…

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    LITHIUM DEVELOPMENT: Canada Lithium to begin construction Q3 2011

    June 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The positive updated feasibility study for the Quebec lithium mine near Val d’Or has owner Canada Lithium of Toronto planning to start construction at the site in Q3 2011. The updated study, replacing the one of December 2010,…

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    TITANIUM MINING: Rio Tinto extending life of ilmenite mine

    June 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) is planning to extend the life of its Lac Tio ilmenite mine in Havre Saint Pierre to 2050 and modernize its metallurgical complex at Sorel-Tracy. Mining will expand to seven days a week from five,…

  • PERMITTING: Fortune Minerals files DAR with Mackenzie Valley Review Board

    May 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of London, ON, has filed its developers assessment report (DAR) with the Mackenzie Valley Review Board (MVRB)for the environmental assessment for its NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project. The report…

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    SMELTER: Rio Tinto Alcan plans $36 million program at Laterrire

    May 17, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Alcan of Montreal plans to invest $36 million at its Laterrière smelter in Saguenay. The two-year project will bring the electrolytic cell control system into the digital age.

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    CHROMITE STUDY: Big Daddy headed for feasibility

    April 12, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – KWG Resources of Montreal has released the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) study for its Big Daddy chromite deposit in the Ring of Fire in the James Bay Lowlands. The report recommends the project advance to the feasibility…

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    TUNGSTEN-MOLYBDENUM STUDY: PEA outlines low cost production at Northern Dancer

    February 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – The preliminary economic assessment of the Northern Dancer tungsten-molybdenum project owned by Largo Resources of Toronto outlines the potential for low cost open pit production. The project straddles the Yukon-British Columbia border…

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    MERGER REDUX: Equinox tops Inmet offer for Lundin

    February 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The friendly merger of Inmet Mining and Lundin Mining has run into a snag, namely an unsolicited takeover offer for Lundin made by Equinox Minerals of Toronto and Australia.