Canadian Mining Journal



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    TUNGSTEN: NATungsten considers tails retreatment

    March 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – North American Tungsten of Vancouver is testing material from tailings pond No.3 hoping that it can be economically retreated. The company completed a sonic drilling and modeling program of the material in 2011 and…

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    MANGANESE: Partners drill 11.25% Mn at Woodstock

    February 14, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Buchans Minerals Corp. of Windsor, NS, and Minco plc have received initial drilling results – including 11.25% Mn over 113.85 metres – from their Woodstock manganese project near the town of the same name.

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    COMMENT: World-beating alumina technology from Orbite

    February 5, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    This article originally contained several errors. Please click here to read the corrected version.

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    MOLYBDENUM: Avanti updates Kitsault feasibility

    February 5, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Avanti Mining of Vancouver has updated the feasibility study for its Kitsault moly property 140 km northeast of Prince Rupert to include  a new open pit mine plan based on 2012’s resource model. The Kitsault…

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    TUNGSTEN-MOLY: Northcliff releases positive feasibility for Sisson

    January 29, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Northcliff Resources of Vancouver says the feasibility study for its 100% owned Sisson tungsten-molybdenum project 60 km northwest of Fredericton confirms that a long life, open pit operation is technically and…

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    COMMENT: Ontario invests in skills training for Ring of Fire projects

    January 21, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The [Ontario] provincial government’s recent announcement of a $3.1 million investment to provide skills training and community governance and capacity building in six First Nations communities is welcome news. This investment will facilitate…

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    LITHIUM: Commissioning begins at Quebec Lithium

    December 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Toronto-based Canada Lithium Corp. has begun commissioning its open pit mine and mill near Val d’Or. During November, 12,000 tonnes of ore and 380,000 tonnes of waste were mined. The waste rock is being used to build the tailings…

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    ALUMINA: Orbite commissions HPA plant

    December 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Orbite Aluminae of Montreal has begun commissioning its first high purity alumina (HPA) plant, located in Cap-Chat. Construction is mostly complete, plant pre-operating tests are progressing and many sections of the plant are…

  • ENVIRONMENT: Rio Tinto pledges $107 million for improvements at Sorel-Tracy

    December 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto, Fer et Titane (RTFT), a subsidiary of British integrated miner Rio Tinto plc, has announced plans to spend $107 million on two major environmental improvement projects at its metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy.

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    SILVER: Maiden resource at Keg holds close to 40M oz

    November 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Silver Range Resources has released the initial resource estimate for its Keg silver-base metal deposit at the Silver Range project near Faro. Using a 16 g/t Ag cut-off, the deposit has 39.8 million inferred tonnes at 30.3 g/t Ag…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Orbite to add gallium and scandium to HPA plant

    October 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Orbite Aluminae of Montreal has reached an agreement with the firm M&K of St. Louis, MO, for the engineering and construction of a separation plant capable of producing gallium oxide at a purity of 99.99% and scandium oxide at a…

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    Malaga plummets after stopping Pasto Bueno’s production

    October 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Malaga lost a third of its value after temporarily suspending production at its Pasto Bueno tungsten plant in Peru as it wrestled to keep down costs following a recent power outage at its underground operation.