Canadian Mining Journal



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    GOLD MINING: Holt mine reaches commercial production

    April 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based St Andrew Goldfields (SAS) has declared commercial production at its Holt gold mine near Timmins. The property has been in operation for 90 days and the mill is achieving a throughput of 450 to 500 t/d.

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    Osisko’s Canadian Malartic pours first gold

    April 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – On April 13, 2011, Osisko Mining Corp. of Montreal announced the first gold pour from its flagship Canadian Malartic mine 25 km west of Val d’Or. The project involved spending roughly $760 million, moving the entire town of Malartic,…

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    GOLD MINING: Bralorne production begins

    April 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Bralorne Gold Mines of Vancouver has received all air and effluent permits from the BC Ministry of Environment for mining and milling operations to begin at its property near Gold Bridge. Production will begin immediately at…

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    OFFER: China’s Minmetals bids $6.3-B for Equinox

    April 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BEIJING – A subsidiary of China Minmetals, Minmetals Resources Ltd., has made a hostile bid for Vancouver-based Equinox Resources in an all cash offer of $7 per Equinox share. The offer represents a 33% premium on Equinox’s 20-day average…

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    WHAT’S IN A NAME?: Atlas Copco makes changes to differentiate drill rigs

    March 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    STOCKHOLM – Atlas Copco Surface Drilling Equipment is changing the naming structure of its family of ROC drill rigs. The company says the new names will bake it easier to distinguish between the various rigs as well as clarify the different…

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    UPDATE: Fire at Meadowbank to impact Agnico-Eagle’s annual production numbers

    March 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Two and a half weeks ago Agnico-Eagle Mines of Toronto reported a serious kitchen fire at its Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake. The extent of the damage will have a negative effect on the company’s 2011 production numbers.

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    ENERGY MANAGEMENT: Bestech helps Vale and Xstrata save money

    March 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – Miners around the world are facing more than their fair share of challenges – from stringent environmental and regulatory pressures to an urgent need to improve operational costs, productivity and safety, all while having to…

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    TRAINING: Online heavy equipment operator training at reasonable cost

    March 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Online heavy equipment operator training is available from Vista Training at a reasonable cost, according to the company. Thanks to the Internet, access is convenient – whenever (on demand at any time) and wherever (remote sites or…

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    GOLD RESOURCES: Alexis updates Lac Herbin numbers

    March 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Alexis Minerals of Toronto has released its annual update of resources at its Lac Herbin gold mine near Val d’Or. At the end of last year, the deposit had measured and indicated resources of 184,600 tonnes at 8.2 g/t Au and inferred…

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    GOLD MINING: Kirkland Lake expansion on track

    March 16, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Kirkland Lake Gold, headquartered in the Ontario town of the same name, is expanding production to 200,000 oz/y from 50,000 oz/y. The work, costing approximately $56 million, will be complete in 2012.

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    COPPER-GOLD STUDY: Expansion of Minto mine possible

    March 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – The fifth phase of the pre-feasibility study for an expansion of the Minto copper-gold mine 240 km north of Whitehorse has been received by Capstone Mining of Vancouver. The study recommends increasing mill throughput to 3,750 t/d to…

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    FIRE: Kitchen at Meadowbank mine damaged by blaze

    March 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Toronto-based Agnico-Eagle Mines reported on March 10, 2011, that the kitchen at its Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake suffered “extensive damage” during a fire that day. The fire was contained to the kitchen and no one was…