Canadian Mining Journal



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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…

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    MILESTONE: Immersive’s TrainerAdvantage program graduates 1,000th participant

    August 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PERTH, Australia – Immersive Technologies, the leading supplier of surface and underground mine operating simulators, has certified the 1,000th graduate of its TrainerAdvantage program. The program was designed for simulator training…

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    THANK YOU: Vale’s Steve Wood praises local Sudbury suppliers

    August 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – In a recent presentation to the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Sector, Steve Wood, Vale’s VP mining and milling North Atlantic operations, thanked the local industry for its expertise and commitment to projects at the…

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    NEW TECHNOLOGY: CAE to commercialize CSIRO’s 3-D image analysis tool

    August 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – CAE Mining of Brisbane has signed an exclusive agreement to commercialize the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Resource Organisation’s (CSIRO) Sirovision technology, a 3-D imaging and analysis tool for use in mining.

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    TUNGSTEN PRODUCTION: North American Tungsten output up 71% in Q3 over Q2

    August 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – North American Tungsten of Vancouver reports Q3 production of 74,629 tonnes of WO3 from its CanTung underground mine in the Nahanni area, 300 km north of Watson Lake, YT. That number was 71% higher than the 43,727 tonnes…

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    Mine rescue teams perform well

    August 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Diavik mine rescue team will compete in the 10th Biennial National Regional Mine Rescue Competition in Fernie, BC, thanks to its second-place finish in the recent Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission’s competition in Yellowknife.

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    Red Metal Gets Hot Reception

    August 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Copper may end up on some “hot” lists thanks to its popularity with thieves but there’s certainly nothing criminal about how Copper Mountain Mining is stealing headlines around the world now that its Copper Mountain Mine has gone into production

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    Fire River Gold revives Nixon Fork project in mining-friendly Alaska

    August 1, 2011 by Bill Braden

    The long days of the Alaska summer are lighting up a remote, decades-old gold property that Vancouver junior Fire River Gold Corporation hopes will launch it into the lucrative league of gold producers riding the metal’s sustained bull run.