Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    SILVER-ZINC-LEAD MINING: Bellekeno production resumes after wildfire

    June 25, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Alexco Resource Corp. of Vancouver says full production has resumed at its Bellekeno silver-zinc-lead project at Keno City. On Friday, June 22, 2012, a lightning strike triggered a fire 2 km from town and the company’s mill…

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    NICKEL MINING: First Nickel rejigs Lockerby mine plan

    June 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – In preparation for the start of commercial production on July 1, 2012, the Lockerby nickel mine plan has been optimized by owner First Nickel of Toronto.

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    COPPER MINING: Rio Tinto pledges US$660M to extend life of Bingham Canyon mine

    June 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    UTAH – Rio Tinto of London, UK, has announced that it will extend the life of its Bingham Canyon open pit copper mine 40 km west of Salt Lake City by investing US$660 million between 2018 and 2029. Average annual output will rise to…

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    COPPER-GOLD MINING: Ivanhoe’s Osborne project makes first concentrate shipment

    June 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – Ivanhoe Australia of Melbourne has made the first shipment of copper-gold concentrate from the Osborne project in northwest Queensland.

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    Mid-tier producers grapple with Peru’s growing pains

    June 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Peru is undoubtedly experiencing a mining boom of global proportions thanks to years of growth and increasing production. The country is currently the world’s No.2 copper producer, No.2 silver producer, No.6 gold producer,…

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    GOLD MINING: Lake Shore to cut capex $15M to $20M

    June 13, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Lake Shore Gold of Toronto will cut its 2012 capital spending budget by $15 million to $20 million. The company assured investors that the cutback would not affect this year’s target to produce between 85,000 and 100,000…

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    TUNGSTEN MINING: Road washouts threaten CanTung mine

    June 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Significant washouts caused by heavy precipitation and rapid snow melt on the Nahanni Range Road has North American Tungsten of Vancouver planning to temporarily reduce or even curtail operations at the CanTung…

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    GOLD MINING: McGarry ore processed at McAlpine mill

    June 11, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto’s Armistice Resources has begun regular ore shipments from its McGarry gold mine 40 km east of Kirkland Lake to the McAlpine mill at Cobalt. The ore is being processed under the terms of a custom milling contract…

  • Feature

    McArthur River

    June 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Cameco’s McArthur River mine is the world’s largest high-grade uranium mine, with ore grades 100 times the world’s average. Those qualities, coupled with proven and probable reserves of 324 million pounds of uranium, make the…

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    Rabbit Lake

    June 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Like the “Energizer” bunny that “keeps going and going,” Cameco’s Rabbit Lake operation has been in production since 1975, earning its status as the longest operating uranium production facility in North America.

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    COPPER MINING: Ming mine ships first concentrate

    May 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – The first copper concentrate shipment from the reopened Ming copper-gold mine belonging to Rambler Metals and Mining of Baie Verte, NL, has been made, marking the official start of copper production on May 14, 2012.

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    Kinross unloads stake in Crixas for US$220 million

    May 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Canada’s third-largest gold producer Kinross Gold has divested its 50% stake in the Crixas gold operation in central Brazil to South African partner AngloGold Ashanti in a cash deal worth US$220 million.