Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    Centerra continues to face challenges at Kumtor

    February 25, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — The past year has been marked by significant operational and jurisdictional challenges for Toronto-based producer Centerra Gold at its flagship Kumtor gold mine 350 km southeast of Bishkek in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • News

    GOLD: Detour pours first gold bars

    February 19, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – After spending $1.5 billion on development costs, Detour Gold Corp. of Toronto poured the first four gold bars from its Detour Lake mine 185 km northeast of Cochrane on Feb. 18, 2013.

  • News

    GOLD: Osisko updates reserves at Canadian Malartic

    February 19, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Osisko Mining Corp. of Montreal has updated the reserve numbers at its Canadian Malartic mine 25 km west of Val d’Or as of Jan. 1, 2013.

  • News

    IRON ORE: Labrador Iron raises $29M for operations

    February 13, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Toronto-based Labrador Iron Mines Holdings (LIM) has raise a total of $29.98 million with which to fund the seasonal resumption of work at its Schefferville iron ore mine near the town of the same name. The net proceeds will be…

  • News

    GOLD: Production begins at Detour Lake

    February 11, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Production has begun at the Detour Lake gold open pit mine 185 km northeast of Cochrane following three years of construction and expenditures of $1.5 billion. With a project containing 15.6 million oz of gold and an annual…

  • News

    GOLD: Silver Wheaton buys part of by-product stream from Vale

    February 6, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Silver Wheaton has agreed to buy 70% of the payable gold by-product stream from mines belonging to Vale SA, including the Coleman, Copper Cliff, Creighton, Garson, Stobie, Totten and Victor mines near Sudbury, ON, for 20…

  • News

    GOLD: First year results for New Afton mine

    February 5, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based New Gold has released its 2012 operating results and 2013 guidance, including for the first time the output of the New Afton mine 10 km west of Kamloops. The New Afton mine produced 36,800 oz of gold and…

  • News

    GOLD: Claude completes shaft deepening to 980 metres

    February 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Claude Resources of Saskatoon has completed deepening the shaft at its Seabee gold mine 125 km northeast of La Ronge. It has been deepened from the 600 metres to 980 metres.

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    DIAMONDS: Roadblock removed, Ekati acquisition to go forward

    February 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Harry Winston Diamond Corp. has announced that all legal actions surrounding its acquisition of the Ekati diamond mine at Lac des Gras have been discontinued. BHP Billiton, the current owner, and all of the joint…

  • Feature

    Bold Gold

    February 1, 2013 by Russell Noble

    The word  “detour ” is in Detour Gold Corporation’s name but it certainly wasn’t in its vocabulary when it came to building the Detour Lake Mine, located due south of James Bay, about 180 km northeast of Cochrane, and just 12…

  • Feature

    Deep and Dry

    February 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Local legend has it that in the late 19th century, a relative of Queen Victoria visited the Town of Goderich, Ont., on the shores of Lake Huron, and returned to tell the British monarch what a beautiful place it was: to which she replied,…

  • Feature

    Taking a Closer Look

    February 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The De Beers Victor Mine is Ontario’s first and only diamond mine. Part of the De Beers Group of Companies, the Victor Mine is an open-pit mine that officially opened in July 2008. A remote fly-in/fly-out operation located in the James…