Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    Syncrude keeps on rolling

    May 14, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Syncrude mine may not have been the first major oil operation in the Athabasca Oil Sands, but it was the second and it still stands as one of the region’s dominant oil sand projects.

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    Labrador’s iron ore goes global

    May 3, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The world-class Labrador Trough iron mining district has long been a bastion of stability in the often uncertain world of mining.

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    GOLD MINING: Young-Davidson pours first dor bar

    May 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – AuRico Gold of Toronto is ramping up to commercial production at the Young-Davidson gold mine near Kirkland Lake following the first gold pour at the end of April 2012. Commercial production is expected to be declared early in…

  • UNDERGROUND AQUACULTURE: How many fish per tonne?

    May 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Ontario Mining Association member Vale, after a successful pilot project, will soon be producing fish near its underground greenhouse at the Creighton mine in Sudbury. When they resurface, the subterranean grown fish will be released for…

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    Goldcorp’s growth profile could eclipse Red Lake fumble

    May 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Vancouver-based major Goldcorp Inc. stumbled out of­­ the gate to start the year, as adverse-ground conditions and grade variability at its flagship Red Lake gold mine 230 km northwest of Dryden, ON, contributed to an…

  • Feature

    Another “safe” winter road season for Diavik Mines

    May 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. of Yellowknife, NT. is pleased to report that its 2012 winter-road resupply program has been completed safely with 3,160 loads (89,000 tonnes) of fuel, cement, explosives, equipment, wind turbine equipment (see full…

  • Feature

    Great Gusto

    May 1, 2012 by Bill Braden

    At midnight on Valentine’s Day this year, as the Northern Lights swirled eerily overhead and a crisp breeze amplified the -20C chill, an unusual convoy of Western Star heavy haul trucks, pilot vehicles, and highway escorts were…

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    DIAMOND MINING: Lucara’s Karowe mine produces first gems

    April 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BOTSWANA – Vancouver’s Lucara Diamond Corp. says its new Karowe mine has produced its first diamonds as plant commissioning ramps up. The company added that the quantity and grade of stones recovered during the first ore run are…

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    First Nickel aims to use Lockerby as a launching pad

    April 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — It’s been a long haul for Toronto-based developer First Nickel as it strives to revive commercial production at its Lockerby nickel-copper mine outside of Sudbury, ON.

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    MERGER: Denison, Energy Fuels to consolidate U.S. assets

    April 17, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Denison Mines has entered into an agreement with Energy Fuels of Toronto and Lakewood, CO, whereby Energy Fuels will acquire all of Denison’s mining assets in the United States. In return, Denison will receive 425.4…

  • FINANCING: North American Palladium raises $35 million

    April 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – North American Palladium (NAP) of Toronto has raised $35 million through the sale of 11.3 million flow-through shares. Each share was priced at $3.10. The proceeds of the offering will be used for eligible exploration activities…

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    GOLD MINING: Lac Herbin turning the corner

    April 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – In June 2011, Alexis Minerals of Toronto implemented a turn around plan for its underperforming Lac Herbin gold mine 10 km northeast of Val d’Or. And it seems to be working, says the company.