Canadian Mining Journal



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    GOLD PRODUCTION: Goldcorp sets record at 2.52M oz

    January 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Goldcorp set a gold production record in 2010 at 2.52 million oz, including 686,300 oz in Q4. Cash costs per ounce were $US285. Total 2011 output is forecast to grow to 2.70 million oz, and over five years output is expected to…

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    GUIDANCE: Northgate forecasts lower gold costs after next year

    January 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Northgate Minerals expects gold production to go up and cash costs to go down after 2011 with the startup of the Young-Davidson mine 60 km west of Kirkland Lake, ON. The company says output this year will be 195,000 to 205,000 oz of…

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    GOLD MINING: Lake Shore’s Timmins mine in commercial production

    January 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Lake Shore Gold of Toronto declared its Timmins underground gold mine in commercial production on Jan. 1, 2011, with an output of 12,300 oz the previous month. During December 2010 the mining rate averaged 1,700 t/d, well above the…

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    SILVER-LEAD-ZINC MINING: Bellekeno mine reaches commercial production

    January 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Vancouver-headquartered Alexco Resource Corp. declared its Bellekeno silver-lead-zinc project reached commercial production on Jan. 1, 2011. The underground mine and conventional flotation plant are located in the Keno Hill Silver…

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    Alexco Resource Corp

    January 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    silver lining may be a metaphor for optimism in the idiom “Every cloud has a silver lining,” but for Alexco Resource Corp., that lining is not found in the sky but conversely, in the mountains of the Keno Hill Silver District, more than 300 km…

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    Capstone Mining Corp

    January 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    hen you talk about Yukon mining, one of the first names that comes to mind is “Minto,” because not only is it the only producing hard-rock mine in the Territory, but it’s also one of the more productive copper-mining operations of its kind in…

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    Yukon Zinc Corp

    January 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    othing says success in mining more than the sight of a processing plant and that’s exactly what Yukon Zinc now has operating at its Wolverine Mine located 280 km northeast of Whitehorse. The Wolverine Mine is located in the Finlayson District,…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Copper to be hottest metal in 2011

    December 23, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Analysts are predicting the copper will be the hottest metal in 2011. And why not? The metal hit an all-time high of over US$4.27 per pound the week of Dec. 30, 2010. The rising copper price correlates positively with a healthy global…

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    OIL SANDS GROWTH: Suncor targets 1-M bbl/day with help from Total E&P Canada

    December 20, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Calgary-based Suncor Energy has announced plans to increase production to more than one 1 million bbl of oil equivalent daily by 2020. The company says it will boost oil sands production by 10% per year and company-wide production by…

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    CORPORATE UPDATE: Agnico-Eagle future holds 1.5 million oz in 2014

    December 16, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Agnico-Eagle Mines is wrapping up a very successful 2010 and looking forward with anticipation to 2011 and beyond. The company expects gold production to increase 18% next year to between 1.13 million and 1.23 million oz of gold….

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    CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Opera comes to Raglan mine

    December 15, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Opera singers and base metal miners rarely have the opportunity to rub shoulders, but that is what happened at the Raglan nickel-copper mine in Nunavik. The mine is owned by Xstrata Nickel that also sponsors the Canadian Opera…

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    PERSPECTIVE – Greens want Olympic Dam expanded without uranium recovery

    December 15, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA – The Australian Greens, that country’s political party of the environmental persuasion, wants BHP Billiton to expand its Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold-silver mine but not mine the uranium component of the ore.