Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    GOLD RESOURCE: Reserves growing at Seabee mine

    March 15, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Continuing exploration at the Seabee gold project has boosted reserves by 355,600 oz net of mining depletion, reported owner Claude Resources of Saskatoon. The mine and mill are located 125 km northeast of La Ronge.

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    COPPER MINING: Work resumes at Grasberg

    March 15, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    INDONESIA – Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold of Phoenix has begun the restart of mining and milling at the Grasberg open pit copper mine in the state of Papua. The operation has been affected labour-related problems since the last half…

  • News

    FINANCING: LIM raises $71.6-M for Silver Yard, other work

    February 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – The recent equity offer made by Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd. of Toronto raised $71.6 million plus an over-allotment of $9.1 million. LIM intends to use the net proceeds to upgrade and expand its Silver Yard project,…

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    EXPANSION: Tenke Fungurume grows, on target for 2013 start

    February 29, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – The US$850 million phase 2 expansion at the Tenke Fungurume copper and cobalt mine is on track for completion in 2013. Copper cathode  production will rise to 195,000 t/y, and cobalt hydroxide output…

  • News

    IRON MINING: LIM signs sales agreement with IOC

    February 15, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Toronto-based Labrador Iron Mines Holdings (LIM) has signed an agreement to sell its entire 2012 iron ore output to Iron Ore Company of Canada. IOC will sell the iron ore on the spot market for delivery to Asian customers. By…

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    FINANCING: Yukon-Nevada, Deutsche Bank strike $20-M forward gold sale

    February 8, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. has entered into a US$20-million forward gold purchase agreement with the London branch of Deutsche Bank AG. The funds will be used by Yukon-Nevada subsidiary Queenstake Resources USA to expand production at…

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    NICKEL MINING: Record production from Bucko Lake

    February 7, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – CaNickel Mining of Vancouver has developed several longhole stopes at its Bucko Lake nickel mine near Wabowden and been rewarded with record monthly production numbers.

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    GOLD MINING: White Tiger restarts production from Lamaque north wall

    February 6, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – White Tiger Gold of the British Virgin Isles is restarting longhole ore production from the north wall of the Lamaque gold mine in Val d’Or. White Tiger acquired the mine with its takeover of Century Mining last year.

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    NICKEL MINING: Shakespeare once again silenced

    February 6, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Ursa Major Minerals has once again temporarily suspended mining at tits Shakespeare nickel mine 70 km west of Sudbury. The decision, this time, is not one of failing metal prices.

  • Feature

    Hemlo Shines

    February 1, 2012 by Russell Noble

    Barrick Gold Corporation’s Hemlo mines are located about a 30-minute drive east of the Town of Marathon on the north shore of Lake Superior 350 km east of Thunder Bay.

  • Feature

    Moving Ahead

    February 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Wesdome Gold’s Eagle River gold mine is located 50 km due west of Wawa, and 65 km southeast of the Hemlo property featured in the previous article. It is perched on the Algoma Plateau about 310 m above Lake Superior and 5 km inland from…

  • News

    FATALITY: Vale employee fatally injured at Coleman mine

    January 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Vale announced that an employee was fatally injured on Jan. 29, 2012, while working underground in the main orebody at the 4215 level of the company’s Coleman nickel-copper mine in Levack. The injury was incurred during what appears…