Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    COPPER MINING: Improvements steady at Copper Mountain

    September 17, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Operations are improving steadily since the opening of the Copper Mountain mine 20 km south of Princeton, reports owner Copper Mountain Mining of Vancouver. The official opening ceremony was held on Sept. 1, 2012, and…

  • Feature

    AuRico pours first gold from Young-Davidson

    September 1, 2012 by Russell Noble

    Exactly two years ago this month I flew 584 kilometres north from Toronto to Kirkland Lake, Ontario, then drove another 60 kilometres west along Highway 66 to the Town of Matachewan to attend the official re-launch of the historic…

  • Feature

    Secondary crusher installed at Osisko’s Malartic mine

    September 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Osisko Mining Corporation is pleased to report the successful completion of the installation of the second XL 2000 cone crusher at its flagship Canadian Malartic Mine. Installation and protocol testing were completed in the last half of July….

  • Feature

    Gold mines give new look to Saskatchewan’s economy

    September 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Hold in Saskatchewan usually conjures up the image of wheat fields and magnificent sunsets, but for Claude Resources Inc. of Saskatoon, the most beautiful gold on the horizon is coming from its Seabee gold property, located about 125 kilometres…

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    GOLD MINING: Banro declares commercial production at Twangiza

    August 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – As of Sept. 1, 2012, the Twangiza gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will officially reach commercial production, according to owner Banro Corporation of Toronto. The mill is now operating…

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    Eldorado proves its mettle in China’s goldfields

    August 28, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — With three successful gold operations in China, Vancouver-based producer Eldorado Gold has established a strong track record in a mining jurisdiction that offers a variety of challenges for international developers. Eldorado…

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    GOLD EXPLORATION: Claude cuts 14.58 g/t over 29.47 metres at Santoy Gap

    August 27, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Claude Resources of Saskatoon has hit the widest intercept to date in the Santoy Gap at its Seabee gold mine 125 km northeast of La Ronge. Hole JOY-12-677 returned 29.74 metres averaging 14.58 g/t Au. Hole 679 returned…

  • GUEST PERSPECTIVE: Xstrata’s commitment to biodiversity

    August 22, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Ontario Mining Association member Xstrata Copper Canada, Kidd Operations through its financial and in-kind support of the Mattagami Sturgeon Restoration Project is giving new life to a fish species designated as of “special concern” by the…

  • News

    OIL SANDS PRODUCTION: Athabasca Oil Sands Project reaches 500 million bbl

    August 21, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Calgary-headquartered Shell Canada, operator of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP), announced on Aug. 20, 2012 that the operation near Fort McMurray has reached a milestone – 500 million barrels of synthetic crude…

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    DIAMOND MINING: Diavik life-of-mine plan updated

    August 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The plans for the Diavik diamond mine near Lac de Gras are available, including anticipated annual production by pipe, operating costs and capital costs through 2023. The mine is a joint venture of Rio Tinto (60%)…

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    Primero’s star rises over western Mexico

    August 15, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — The industry expected big things from Toronto-based Primero Mining when it acquired the San Dimas gold-silver mine from major player Goldcorp just over two years ago to the tune of US$500 million, but things do not always go…

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    GOLD MINING: Pueblo Viejo pours first gold

    August 14, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – The Pueblo Viejo gold mine has poured its first doré bar and is ramping up to commercial production later this year. The project is a joint venture of Toronto’s Barrick Gold (60% and operator), and…