Canadian Mining Journal



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    VANADIUM: Maracas Menchen sets two new production records

    August 26, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRAZIL – Toronto’s Largo Resources has reported two new production records this month at its Maracas Menchen vanadium pentoxide plant in the Bahia state. On Aug. 23 a new daily production record of 27 tonnes V2O5 or 102% of plant…

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    CHROMITE: Noront files updated 43-101 for three Ring of Fire deposits

    August 24, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Noront Resources recently filed an updated 43-101 report for the recently acquired Black Thor, Black Label and Big Daddy chromite deposits in the Ring of Fire. Black Thor and Black Label are 100% owned by Noront…

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    ALUMINUM: Modernized Kitimat smelter begins production

    July 8, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – International diversified miner Rio Tinto is preparing the first shipments of aluminum from its modernized Kitimat smelter.

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    ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto to upgrade Alma smelter

    June 15, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Rio Tinto Alcan is upgrading its aluminum smelter at Alma for an estimated cost of $12 million. The project is to be complete in the second half of 2016.

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    PRODUCTION: Looking good so far in 2015

    April 20, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER: Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. says production and sales from its Mount Milligan Mine for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was 30.3 thousand dry tonnes, with 15.4 million pounds of payable copper and 46.1 thousand ounces of…

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    ALUMINA: Orbite completes $10M bought deal financing

    April 6, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Orbite Aluminae of Montreal has completed the first part of a public offering in the amount of $10 million. The underwriter, Euro Pacific Canada, has an option to purchase $5 million worth of additional units. The net proceeds…

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    CHROMITE: Noront to acquire Cliffs’ Ring of Fire properties

    March 23, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Spunky Toronto-based junior, Noront Resources, has offered US$20 million to acquire the subsidiaries of Cliffs Natural Resources that hold claims in the Ring of Fire, 500 km northeast of Thunder Bay. Cliffs abandoned its…

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    CHROMIUM: Cliffs turns its back on remaining Canadian assets

    February 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – If readers were holding out hope that Cliffs Natural Resources would come to its senses and decide to move forward with its projects in Canada, they can get used to the idea that the US-based company will not be active in Canada…

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    Aquila closes in on multilevel financing with Orion

    January 29, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    If a proposed US$20.75 million capital injection from Orion Mine Finance goes ahead, Aquila Resources (TSX: AQA) will be able to get its Back Forty project – a zinc and gold rich volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in Michigan…

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    Thompson Creek ‘temporarily’ shutters Endako mine in BC

    December 15, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Rough commodity markets are forcing miners to make tough decisions, and Colorado-based Thompson Creek Metals (TSX: TCM; NYSE: TC) is the most recent operator driven to place a struggling asset on temporary care and…

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    NIOBIUM: IamGold selling Niobec to consortium headed by former Barrick CEO

    October 6, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – IamGold Corp. is going back to being a pure gold play with the sale of its Niobec niobium mine and mill to a consortium headed by Aaron Regent. The mine, located in Saint Honore de Chicoutimi, QC, is one of only three primary…

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    MOLYBDENUM: Avanti arranges loan for Kitsault development

    July 30, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Toronto’s Avanti Mining has arranged to borrow US$612 million for development of the Kitsault molybdenum mine 140 km northeast of Prince Rupert. The funds will be provided by a syndicate of lenders including BNP…