Canadian Mining Journal

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    Mason Graphite’s Lac Gueret leads the field in Quebec

    October 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The earliest known producing graphite mine in the province, and possibly the country, was the Miller mine, situated in Grenville Township, 80 km west of Montreal. It was worked in the mid-1800s and most of the graphite was used in

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    COPPER: Copper Mountain updates resources, mine life

    October 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Copper Mountain Mining has updated both the resources and planned mine life for its copper mine of the same name near Princeton. Using a 0.16% copper cut-off, the measured and indicated resource is 343.9 million tonnes

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    COPPER-GOLD: Rio Tinto signs binding agreement for Grasberg sale

    October 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – British-based Rio Tinto has signed a binding agreement for the sale of its interest in the Grasberg copper-gold mine in Papua state. PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) (a.k.a. Inalum), the country’s state run mining company, is buying into

  • ENVIRONMENT: Three people facing disciplinary hearings for roles in Mount Polley spill

    September 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The regulatory body Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia is planning disciplinary hearings for three individuals with respect to the Mount Polley tailings spill in 2014. The regulator’s investigation committee alleges that three engineers involved in the design,

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    AWARDS: BC prizes for reclamation and scholarships handed out

    September 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – The British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) presented the 2017 B.C. mine reclamation awards on Sept. 19 at its 41st Annual BC Mine Reclamation Symposium in Williams Lake. The Teck Highland Valley Copper

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies simulators build remote operator skills

    September 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA  – Freeport McMoRan (FMI) in Indonesia is using training simulators from Immersive Technologies to prepare operators for Caterpillar’s semi-autonomous load-haul-dump operations with Cat Command for Underground. Command for Underground automates the tramming and dumping component of an underground loader’s load-haul-dump cycle.

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    GOLD-SILVER: Pretium to repurchase precious metals stream

    September 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Pretium Resources has announced its intention to repurchase the whole of the callable 8% gold and silver stream at the end of this year. The stream was sold as part of the construction finance package for

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    Northern Vertex becomes newest gold producer in US

    September 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Northern Vertex Mining Corp.’s (TSXV: NEE; US-OTC: NHVCF) open pit heap leach Moss mine in Arizona has reached commercial production. The gold-silver mine is expected to produce an average of over 50,000 gold equivalent ounces a year over the first

  • GOLD: Kirkland Lake boosts Osisko Mining stake

    September 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Kirkland Lake Gold announced this week that it had acquired approximately 14.7 million common shares of Osisko Mining for a price of $1.70 per share or $25 million. Kirkland Lake now holds about 32.6 million Osisko Mining shares

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    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue gives up another kimberlite

    September 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Exploration at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine has discovered another kimberlite  near the mine. The project is a joint venture of Mountain Province Diamonds (49%) and De Beers Canada (51% and operator). The current exploration program has

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    Semafo’s Boungou mine achieves commercial production

    September 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Since its first gold pour at the end of June, Semafo’s (TSX: SMF) Boungou mine in Burkina Faso has produced more than 12,000 ounces of gold. The mine officially moved into commercial production on September 1. During August the mill processed

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    GOLD: Barkerville test mining, milling better than expected

    September 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Test mining and milling of 80,000 tonnes from Barkerville Gold Mines’ Bonanza Ledge zone resulted in a better than expected ore grade and solid mill performance. Bonanza Ledge is part of the company’s Cariboo property. Mine grades