Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    GOLD: TMAC takes steps to improve milling at Hope Bay

    May 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – The first quarter report did not reflect the full scope of the work being done, but TMAC Resources of Toronto continues to improve mineral processing results at its Hope Bay gold mine 65 km east of Bathurst Inlet.

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    OIL SANDS: Sherritt completes pilot tests of diluent-free bitumen upgrading

    May 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Toronto-based Sherritt International says its Alberta-based technologies division in Fort Saskatchewan has completed a successful pilot scale run of a proprietary process to upgrade bitumen. The process could eliminate the need to add diluent , a costly thinning

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    NICKEL: Vale to lay off 169 in Thompson

    April 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – As the summer shut down of its Manitoba smelting and refining operations looms, Vale has announced the layoff of 169 employees in Thompson, 650 km north of Winnipeg. The public has known of plans to cease operations on

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    NICKEL-COPPER-PGM: Nickel Creek presses on with mini-pilot tests of Nickel Shaw samples

    April 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Toronto-based Nickel Creek Platinum (formerly Wellgreen Platinum) is moving into phase 2 of its metallurgical testing program on samples from the Nickel Shaw nickel-platinum group metals project 317 km northwest of Whitehorse. The second phase involves the use

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    COBALT-GOLD: Fortune updating NICO feasibility

    April 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of London, Ont., is updating the 2014 feasibility study for its NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project 160 km northwest of Yellowknife. The project is one of the few new cobalt mines that could be in production by

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    ZINC-LEAD: Blind Creek gets good recoveries from Blende sample

    April 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Vancouver-based Blind Creek Resources, owner of the Blende zinc-lead-silver project 64 km northeast of Keno Hill, has the results of four months of metallurgical testing of samples from the property. A 175-kg sample of split drill cores that

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    GOLD: Bonterra tests reach 99.4% recovery, including 76.1% in gravity circuit

    April 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Vancouver-based Bonterra Resources reports that recoveries of up to 99.4% gold have been reached during metallurgical tests using material from it Gladiator gold deposit 170 km northeast of Val d’Or. The gravity circuit alone recovered 76.1% of the

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    VANADIUM: Largo announces 25% expansion plan for Maracas Menchen mine

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Largo Resources of Toronto has announced plans to boost vanadium pentoxide production by 25% at its Maracas Menchen mine in Bahia state, about 813 km northeast of Brasilia. Monthly production would increase to 1,000 tonnes, and it may

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    GOLD: Monarques says toll milling will be game changer for Wasamac

    April 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Monarques Gold Corp. has hired BBA to conduct a conceptual study for custom milling gold ore from the Wasamac project  15 km west of Rouyn-Noranda. Treating ore at an existing mill with a permitted tailings facility would

  • COPPER: Teck raises Quebrada Blanca interest to 90%

    April 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Teck Resources of Vancouver has raised its interest in the Quebrada Blanca copper mine to 90%. Teck recently purchased Inversiones Mineras S.A., a private Chilean company, that held a 13.5% interest in the operating company, Compania Minera Teck

  • Feature

    Observations about SART plant costs

    April 1, 2018 by Brent Baker

    Treating complex gold ores with SART doesn’t have to be pricey

  • Feature

    New Eriez StackCell improves flotation cost and performance

    April 1, 2018 by Eric Bain Wasmund, Lance Christodoulou and Mike Mankosa

    Two-stage flotation can save miners both time and money