Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    DIAMOND MINING: BHP Billiton reviews its involvement

    November 30, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BHP Billiton has announced plans to review its involvement in the diamond mining business. The company has an 80% interest in the Ekati mine (Canada’s first diamond producer) at Lac de Gras, NWT, and a 51% interest in the Chidliak…

  • News

    COPPER-MOLYBDENUM EXPANSION: Imperial to add seven years to Huckleberry mine

    November 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Imperial Metals of Vancouver is preparing its Main zone optimization (MZO) plan that will add seven years to the life of the Huckleberry copper-molybdenum mine 123 km south of Houston by expanding the Main zone pit and…

  • CYANIDE CODE: Tulawaka gold mine recertified by ICMI

    November 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WASHINGTON, DC – The International Cyanide Management Institute has recertified the Tulawaka gold mine in Tanzania as substantially compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code. The mine is operated by African Barrick Gold of…

  • News

    MERGER: AuRico completes acquisition of Northgate

    October 26, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – AuRico Gold has completed the acquisition of Northgate Minerals. The deal was estimated to be worth US$1.48 billion.

  • News

    NICKEL-PGM MINING: Quadra FNX and Xstrata strike deal on Craig mine

    October 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Quadra FNX Mining of Vancouver and Xstrata Nickel have struck a deal whereby Quadra FNX may use the Craig mine shaft and underground workings to develop and operate the Levack nickel-gold-PGM mine, including the Morrison deposit, near…

  • News

    ENVIRONMENT: Golden Band’s tailings facility ready to go

    October 12, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – The Mallard tailings management facility (TMF) at Golden Band Resources’ La Ronge gold project has received approval for construction and re-commissioning to make it ready for operations by the end of 2012. The TMF will have a…

  • News

    ENTREPRENEUR OF YEAR: Osisko’s Sean Roosen wins E&Y award for Quebec

    October 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – Sean Roosen, president and CEO of Osisko Mining is this year’s “Quebec Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”®. He is also among the five individuals nominated for the national award; it will be announced in Toronto on Nov….

  • ENVIRONMENT: Over 100 companies sign Cyanide Code

    October 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WASHINGTON, DC – The International Cyanide Management Institute marks a major milestone this month – over 100 companies have signed up and pledged to abide by the voluntary code of practice.

  • News

    PALLADIUM MINING: Lac des Iles expansion aiming for 5,500 t/d

    October 5, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The expansion of the Lac Des Iles palladium mine 85 km northwest of Thunder Bay is making “significant progress” according to William J. Biggar, president and CEO of owner North American Palladium (NAP)of Toronto.

  • Feature

    Golden Glow

    October 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Thanks to Golden Band Resources of Saskatoon, wheat isn’t the only thing giving off a “golden glow” in Saskatchewan these days. In fact, wheat pales by comparison to the shine coming from Golden Band’s new gold deposits located approximately…

  • Feature

    Expansions Create More Opportunities

    October 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    This past summer was one of the busier that Labrador West has seen since the early construction days in the 60s.

  • News

    SALE: NEMI sheds interest in Peace River Coal

    September 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – NEMI Northern Energy and Mining Inc. of Vancouver has sold its 12.18% interest in the Peace River Coal LP to Anglo American of Britain for a cash price of $73 million. Anglo, the operator, now holds a 86.18% interest in the…