Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    TITANIUM MINING: Rio Tinto extending life of ilmenite mine

    June 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) is planning to extend the life of its Lac Tio ilmenite mine in Havre Saint Pierre to 2050 and modernize its metallurgical complex at Sorel-Tracy. Mining will expand to seven days a week from five,…

  • Feature

    On the Move

    June 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The first gold mines in Quebec were discovered in the Malartic gold camp in the mid 1920s, all motivated by the then-recent discovery of the famous Horne Mine (in nearby Rouyn-Noranda), the foundation asset in another great Canadian mining…

  • Feature

    Production equipment

    June 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    2 – Electric / Hydraulic shovels Bucyrus RH340B

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    Canadian Malartic Deposit – History

    June 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Canadian Malartic (1935-1965): 9.9 Mt @ 3.4 g/t => 1.08 Moz Au Sladen (1938-1970): 3.9 Mt @ 2.43 g/t => 0.3 Moz Au Inactivity on property until 1979 Lac Minerals explores 1980 – 1990: 0.5 Moz (surface) Barrick (1994-2003): defines

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    OUTLOOK: Newfoundland and Labrador exports continue to grow

    May 24, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The following was excerpted from material supplied by Export Development Canada, and paints an encouraging picture for the province.

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    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…