Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    GOLD PROCESSING: Rambler to toll mill East mine dump material

    January 19, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Rambler Metals and Mining of Baie Verte, NL, and London, UK, has struck a deal to process surface material from the East mine dump at Tilt Cove. The Tilt Cove property belongs to Metals Creek Resources of Toronto. Metals Creek…

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    AWARD: Redpath wins major contract in Tasmania

    January 17, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTH BAY, Ontario – Redpath Australia, a subsidiary of Canadian The Redpath Group, has won a major mine development and construction contract at Mount Lyell, Tasmania. The contract was awarded by Copper Mines of Tasmania, a subsidiary of…

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    GOLD MINING: Golden Band pours first gold

    January 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Golden Band Resources of Saskatoon has poured its first doré bar from its La Ronge gold project in the northern part of the province. The bar, weighing 500 oz, was produced from high grade ore from the Roy Lloyd mine…

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    GOLD RECOVERY: Hydrometallurgical process is eco-friendly

    January 12, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VAL D’OR, Quebec – Eco Refractory Solutions has tested its hydrometallurgical process for refractory gold ores for a second client, and says it was successful in recovering 98.1% of the contained gold in 24 hours using little cyanide. Follow-up…

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    GOLD MINING: Lake Shore’s Timmins mine in commercial production

    January 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Lake Shore Gold of Toronto declared its Timmins underground gold mine in commercial production on Jan. 1, 2011, with an output of 12,300 oz the previous month. During December 2010 the mining rate averaged 1,700 t/d, well above the…

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    SILVER-LEAD-ZINC MINING: Bellekeno mine reaches commercial production

    January 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Vancouver-headquartered Alexco Resource Corp. declared its Bellekeno silver-lead-zinc project reached commercial production on Jan. 1, 2011. The underground mine and conventional flotation plant are located in the Keno Hill Silver…

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    GOLD MILLING: Jolu mill starts up at La Ronge mine

    December 23, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – The refurbished Jolu mill at the La Ronge gold project belonging to Golden Band Resources of Saskatoon has started up. It is processing high grade stockpiled material from the Roy Lloyd mine (Bingo deposit). The mill is now…

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    SMELTER UPDATES: Rio Tinto to modernize Canadian plants

    December 14, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – Rio Tinto Alcan has announced plans to update its Canadian aluminum smelters with approximately US$1.75 billion to be spent in Quebec and British Columbia.

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    NICKEL-COPPER RESOURCE: URSA hope to expand resources at Shakespeare mine

    December 2, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – URSA Major Minerals of Toronto has resumed drilling to expand the resource at its Shakespeare open pit nickel-copper mine 70 km west of Sudbury. An initial two hole, 1,600-metre program is planned to test the eastern extension of the…

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    METALLURGICAL TESTS: Gold recovery from Blackwater gold samples tops 90%

    November 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Richfield Ventures of Quesnel, BC, is pleased that gold recovery rates are above 90% in metallurgical tests of samples from its Blackwater project. The property is located 100 km south of Vanderhoof on the Nechako Plateau.

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    CAPITAL SPENDING: Vale plans $3.5-B in Sudbury, closure for Thompson

    November 17, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    RIO DE JANEIRO – At the end of October the world’s largest mining company, Vale SA announced its worldwide capital spending plans of US$24 billion for 2011. Although the bulk of the spending will be in Brazil, projects in Canada will receive…

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    METALLURIGICAL TESTS: Granada material suitable for gravity-flotation treatment

    November 16, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Gold Bullion Development of Vancouver says metallurgical tests on material from its Granada gold property near Rouyn-Noranda indicate that recoveries of 94% to 97% can be expected using gravity and flotation techniques. The tests were…