Canadian Mining Journal



  • Feature

    Biggest & Best Yet?

    January 1, 2011 by Bill Braden

    An old saw in the mining trade goes that “tomorrow’s mine might be right next door to yesterday’s.” If that holds, a Barrenlands gold deposit with historic roots and keen owners could become the next and largest mining operation in Canada’s…

  • Feature

    It’s time for junior miners to shine

    January 1, 2011 by John Gravelle

    The junior mining sector is enjoying a rebound in market conditions as a result of a healthier appetite for risk among investors and strengthening commodity prices, particularly for precious metals.

  • News

    GOLD EXPLORATION: Bulk sampling begins at Rubicon’s Phoenix project

    December 21, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Vancouver-based Rubicon Minerals has begun bulk sampling of the F2 gold system at its Phoenix project near Red Lake. The area from which the sample is being taken lies approximately 300 metres below surface and was defined by 18 drill…

  • News

    CORPORATE UPDATE: Agnico-Eagle future holds 1.5 million oz in 2014

    December 16, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Agnico-Eagle Mines is wrapping up a very successful 2010 and looking forward with anticipation to 2011 and beyond. The company expects gold production to increase 18% next year to between 1.13 million and 1.23 million oz of gold….

  • News

    COPPER-PGM TEST: Wallbridge prepares to bulk sample Broken Hammer in Sudbury Basin

    December 14, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Wallbridge Mining has signed a bulk sampling contract with Technica Group of Lively, ON, to extract material from the Broken Hammer property on the North Range of the Sudbury Basin. Testing will confirm minability,…

  • News

    ZINC-COPPER MINING: HudBay outlines production, spending plans for 2011

    December 13, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – HudBay Minerals is looking forward to next year with optimism and plans to produce between 70,000 and 90,000 tonnes of zinc plus 40,000 and 55,000 tonnes of copper. Reduced production at Trout Lake will be offset by a full year of…

  • News

    MERGER: Franco-Nevada, Gold Wheaton deal provides opportunity for Quadra FNX

    December 13, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO and VANCOUVER – Franco-Nevada Corp. and Gold Wheaton have agreed to a friendly business combination that will have Franco-Nevada paying approximately $830 million for the Vancouver company. Franco-Nevada is offering $5.20 per share,…

  • News

    COPPER EXPLORATION: Drilling boosts grades at Kutcho project

    December 7, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The new 43-101-compliant resource estimate for the Esso deposit at the Kutcho copper-zinc-precious metals project near Dease Lake reflects higher grades and confidence for owner Capstone Mining of Vancouver. The 2010 infill…

  • News

    COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Western Copper to use $20-M to advance Carmacks and Casino projects

    December 6, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Vancouver-based Western Copper Corp. has entered into a bought deal financing worth $20 million with which to advance its Carmacks and Casino projects. The company will issue approximately 8.2 million units at a price of $2.45 per unit….

  • News

    LEAD-ZINC MINING: First concentrate shipped from Alexco’s Bellekeno mine

    December 2, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – The newly opened Bellekeno mine in the Keno Hill Silver District has made the first shipment of lead-zinc concentrate for owner Alexco Resource Corp. of Vancouver. A subsidiary of Glencore International has agreed to take 42,800 tonnes…

  • News

    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Consolidated Thompson, NovaGold, Quest Rare Minerals, Ridgemont Iron Ore, Silver Predator and Sinchao Metals

    November 30, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines of Montreal has announced that Richard Quesnel has stepped down from his responsibilities as president, CEO and director of the company. Chairman Brian V. Tobin will take up those roles in the interim.

  • News

    AWARD: QMEA names Quest Rare Minerals Prospector of the year

    November 25, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The Quebec Mineral Exploration Association has chosen Quest Rare Minerals of Quebec City as its 2010 Prospector of the Year, in recognition of the importance of the deposit found on the Lake Strange property in northeast Quebec. If the…