Canadian Mining Journal



  • 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.

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    LITHIUM DEAL: Nemaska signs off-take deal for lithium hydroxide with Phostech

    October 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium and Phostech Lithium have signed the first off-take and collaboration agreement for lithium hydroxide from Nemaska’s Whabouchi mine in the James Bay region of Quebec. The signatories will determine the…

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    PERMITTING: Adex gets okay for activities at Mount Pleasant

    October 3, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Adex Mining of Toronto has received updated approval to operate on a care-and-maintenane basis at the former Mount Pleasant mine that contains tungsten, molybdenum, tin, indium and zinc mineralization. The permit from the…

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    Noront hopes to soar with Eagle’s Nest

    September 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Toronto-based explorer Noront Resources is banking on a newly published feasibility study at its advanced stage Eagle’s Nest polymetallic nickel-sulphide deposit — which also includes copper, platinum, palladium, and…

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    Mineral Resources Review 2012

    September 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Geological Survey announces that its Mineral Resources Review 2012 East Coast Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John’s, NL, from November 1-3.

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    General Moly addresses cost overruns at Mt. Hope

    August 9, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — It is not the best time to be in the molybdenum business, as U.S.-based producer General Moly finds itself coping with rising costs at its flagship Mt. Hope development in central Nevada, along with weakening moly oxide prices…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Trevali to go forward with stand-alone mill for Halfmile

    August 2, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Although a bulk sample from the Halfmile Zn-Pb-Cu project was successfully toll milled at Xstrata’s Brunswick mill, Trevali Mining Corp. of Vancouver  has decided to proceed with a stand-alone mill for the mine…

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    GUEST PERSPECTIVE: Politics and Intrigue in the Ring of Fire (Part One)

    July 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    On May 9, 2012, Cliffs Natural Resources announced that the company was advancing its massive $3.2 billion chromite project in the isolated and infrastructure-challenged Ring of Fire region to the feasibility stage. Sudbury was selected as the…

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    CHROMITE RESOURCE: Big Daddy number updated ahead of mine design

    July 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – KWG Resources of Montreal has taken delivery of a new resource estimate for the Big Daddy chromite deposit near McFaulds Lake. The report was prepared by Sibley Basin Group based on 13,459 metres of core drilling completed in…