Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    EXPANSION: Wabush airport to get $2-M update

    September 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – The federal government is to make over $2 million in infrastructure improvements at the Wabush airport. Improvements include a $1.7-million roof restoration for the terminal and maintenance buildings. It is to be completed in the…

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    NICKEL-COPPER MINING: Lockerby ships first ore for milling

    September 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The first nickel-copper ore from the restarted Lockerby mine near Sudbury has been shipped to Xstrata Nickel’s Strathcona mill for processing, said mine owner First Nickel of Toronto. The mine will produce 400 t/d of ore during Q4…

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    UNDERGROUND TRUCK: MT6020 cuts costs for HudBay

    September 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA  – Sustainability is achieved when the least amount of energy exerted results in the greatest productivity outcome. This philosophy is key to the management at HudBay Mineral’s Chisel North zinc mine near Snow Lake. The company…

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    HUMAN RESOURCES: Vale hiring 60 underground miners in Sudbury

    September 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Vale is embarking on a campaign to hire 60 new underground miners at its operations in Sudbury. The company also currently has postings for a number of other jobs, including engineers, supervisors, surface plant operators and…

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    GOLD EXPLORATION: Continuity, potential extension look good for Casa Berardi mine

    September 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The initial results from exploration drilling on the 550 level at the Casa Berardi gold mine are encouraging, according to owner Aurizon Mines of Vancouver. The project is located 95 km north of La Sarre.

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    GOLD EXPLORATION: Wesdome finds new prospect along Cadillac Break

    September 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Wesdome Gold Mines of Toronto has identified new gold occurrences along the Cadillac Break during winter drilling only 3.5 km southwest of its Kiena gold mine in Val d’Or. Highlights included 101.03 g/t over 1.0 metre, 29.38 g/t over…

  • Feature

    Copper Mountain Mine is officially opened

    September 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    International dignitaries and about 1700 neighbours from around the province recently attended the day-long Opening Ceremonies of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation’s Copper Mountain Mine near the Town of Princeton, B.C. The $438-million mine,…

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    Booming Business

    September 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The metal-rich Labrador Trough is a world-class iron ore mining district in eastern Canada, that has been producing continuously since 1954. This belt of Proterozoic iron formation spans the entire width of western Labrador and extends into…

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    GOLD MINING: Osisko ups Cat lease by US$56.3M

    August 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Osisko Mining Corp. of Montreal has boosted its equipment leasing facility with Caterpillar Financial by US$56.3 million. Osisko intends to acquire more units for its open pit mining fleet at the Canadian Malartic gold mine at Malartic…

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    GOLD MINING: IamGold completes sale of Mupane mine in Botswana

    August 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BOTSWANA – Toronto-based IamGold has sold its Mupane gold mine in eastern Botswana to Galane Gold, a Toronto-traded junior. In return, IamGold received total consideration of $34.2 million consisting of $12.5 million in cash, $17.9 million in…

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    PERSPECTIVE: A new gold rush – AuRico eyes Northgate

    August 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    There is a new gold rush among Canadian miners. Toronto’s AuRico Gold (formerly Gammon Gold) and Northgate Minerals, also of Toronto, have entered into a definitive agreement to create a new intermediate gold producer.

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    MINE OPENING: Ceremony held for Copper Mountain

    August 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – On Aug. 18, 2011, Copper Mountain Mining held the official opening ceremony for the Copper Mountain open pit mine, 15 km southwest of Princeton. About 1,700 people attended, enjoying a look at the pit from a special outlook…