Canadian Mining Journal



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    GOLD: Iamgold study expands Essakane mine

    November 11, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BURKINA FASO – A feasibility study has found that increasing the carbon-in-leach (CIL) plant capacity and postponing the heap leach operation to the end of the mine life is more economical than operating both a heap leach and the CIL

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    DIAMONDS: Feasibility confirms strong case for Karowe underground

    November 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – A new feasibility study shows that underground development at Lucara Diamond’s rich Karowe diamond mine in Botswana could double the mine life of the operation. Open pit mining at the operation is expected to last until mid-2025. For

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    IRON ORE: Champion ships 10-millionth tonne from Bloom Lake

    August 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Champion Iron of Montreal says its 63.2% owned subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore has shipped its 10th million tonne of  high grade iron concentrate from the Bloom Lake project near Fermont through the Port of Sept-Iles. The concentrate grades

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    Teck advances QB2 copper project in Chile

    July 18, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    If all goes according to plan in northern Chile, Teck Resources (TSX: TECK.A, TECK.B; NYSE: TECK) and its partners Sumitomo Metal Mining and Sumitomo will start commissioning and ramping up their Quebrada Blanca 2 (QB2) copper project in the fourth quarter of 2021, with full

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    COPPER: Oyu Tolgoi underground costs jump 35%, says Rio Tinto

    July 16, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONGOLIA – Big mining projects come with big price tags, and the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi area is no exception. The operator and 50% owner Rio Tinto says the cost to complete the underground portion of

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    GOLD: Anaconda ponders expansion of Pine Cove mine

    July 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Toronto-based Anaconda Mining is considering the idea of expanding the pit at the Pine Cove gold mine, part of its Point Rousse project near Baie Verte. Expansion at this mine would delay development of the Argyle gold deposit

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    GOLD: Pretium says Brucejack ramp-up on schedule to reach 3,800 t/d

    July 9, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Pretium Resources says the ramp-up to 3,800 t/d at its Brucejack gold mine about 60 km north of Stewart is on schedule. Underground development is nearing the targeted rate of 1,000 metres per month, and it will

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    IRON ORE: Champion Iron unearths 33.4% IRR for Bloom Lake expansion

    June 20, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Montreal’s Champion Iron must like the feasibility study done for the phase two expansion of its Bloom Lake iron mine 400 km north of Sept-Iles, near the town of Fermont. The after tax internal rate of return is

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    GOLD: Barrick mulls $1B expansion at Pueblo Viejo

    May 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Toronto’s Barrick Gold has given itself until 2020 to complete a feasibility study on increasing the output of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine by 50%. The study will address the expansion of the processing plant and tailings

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    GOLD: Permit received for Alamos’ expansion of Island Gold mine

    May 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Alamos Gold has received the amended permit for expansion of the Island Gold mine to 1,200 t/d from the provincial Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. The mine is located about 83 km northeast of Wawa.

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    GOLD: Bonterra to triple capacity of Urban-Barry mill

    May 1, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Bonterra Resources of Val d’Or, Que., is nearing the completion of the environmental impact assessment for increasing the throughput of its Urban-Barry mill located near Val d’Or. Capacity will be tripled to 2,400 t/d from 800 t/d. The

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    CRUSHER: Metso to deliver comminution and material handling equipment for Codelco El Teniente expansion

    April 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Metso has been awarded with an order to supply crushing and material handling equipment for the first stage of Codelco‘s El Teniente copper mine expansion project located in Cachapoal province. The order was booked in Metso’s first-quarter 2019