Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    IRON ORE MINING: $2.1-billion expansion planned for Mount Wright

    May 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – ArcelorMittal Mines Canada (AMMC) of Montreal has announced plans to expand production at its Mount Wright iron ore mine near Fermont and build additional facilities at Port Cartier.

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    SAFETY ALWAYS: SAS reaches 1-M hours without lost time accident

    May 18, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – St Andrew Goldfields (SAS) of Toronto has reached a major safety milestone. Its employees at the East Timmins operations have worked 1.0 million personhours without a lost time accident.

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    TRAINING COURSE: Slurry pumping from GIW

    May 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GROVETOWN, Georgia – GIW Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy duty centrifugal slurry pumps, is co-sponsoring a new Web-based course covering every aspect of slurry pumping. The other sponsor of the course is USF Polytechnic…

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    COPPER MINING: Vale and Xstrata join forces at Fraser mine

    May 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – At long last Vale and Xstrata are joining forces. Thanks to the high cost of copper, Vale has identified a particular zone it wants to recover, but the area is directly accessible only through Xstrata’s Fraser mine near Sudbury….

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    ELECTRIC DRIVE: Siemens technology in Hitachi trucks

    May 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TLANTA, Georgia – Siemens Industry has won its largest mobile mining order from Hitachi Construction Truck Machinery to provide 50 more EH4500 trucks equipeed with Siemens’ AC drive technology. The trucks will be delivered to Indonesian-based…

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    DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT: BHP Billiton approves pit at Ekati mine

    May 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Australian mining powerhouse BHP Billiton has okayed the redevelopment of the Misery open pit at the Ekati diamond mine at Lac de Gras. The current project involves pushing back the limits of the Misery pit that was…

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    GOLD MINING: Century to boost Lamaque mining rate

    May 5, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Century Mining of Blaine, WA, has received permission from the Quebec government to ramp up production at the Lamaque gold mine in Val d’Or to a rate of 2,500 t/d. The mine will be dewatered to 365 metres below surface to provide…

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    GOLD EXPLORATION: KLGold drills 14.2 metres of 8+ opt at east ’08 Break zone

    May 5, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Kirkland Lake Gold, of the town of the same name, reports drilling 279.72 g/t (8.16 opt) Au over a true width of 14.23 metres, a record intersection at the South Mine Complex (SMC). The drill hole targeted the east ’08 Break zone at…

  • Feature

    Close Counts

    May 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Eighty-five hundred and fifty kilometers isn’t exactly what you’d call “close,” but that’s how far Walter Energy Western Coal (formerly Western Coal Corp) has been shipping high-grade metallurgical coal from its mines in northeast British…

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    The Wolverine mine requires a huge fleet of machines

    May 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Wolverine drill and blast operation utilises a total of 57 large machines. This number includes drills, loading equipment, haul trucks and support dozers. The drill operation is spearheaded by two D90K drills and two SKS12 drills. A DML and…

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    Here’s a look at what machines are on site.

    May 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

     

  • Feature

    Buried but Bountiful

    May 1, 2011 by Tanya Laing Gahr

    Three stocks of wheat adorn the Saskatchewan coat of arms, a reminder of the province’s’deep connection to its agricultural roots, but it’s what’s beneath the surface that has become the real stroy of growth in the province.