Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    LABOUR RELATIONS: Quadra FNX renews contract for Sudbury Operations

    June 28, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Quadra FNX Mining of Vancouver has signed a new 36-month collective labour agreement for its mining operations in Sudbury. The agreement includes competitive wage and benefit increases through June 30, 2014. The bonus structure…

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    NICKEL MINING: CaNickel revives Bucko Lake

    June 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Crowflight Minerals of Vancouver has received all the necessary approvals and will begin trading under its new name, CaNickel Mining Limited, on June 23, 2011. The company has also moved its business to British Columbia from Ontario.

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    GOLD MINING: Osisko declares commercial production at Canadian Malartic

    June 21, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – As of June 17, 2011, the Canadian Malartic gold mine is operating at commercial rates. The project is the brainchild of Montreal’s Osisko Mining, and it is located near the relocated town of Malartic.

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    MATERIALS HANDLING: AIL designs huge stockpile tunnel for Osisko

    June 20, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    DORCHESTER, New Brunswick – North America’s largest structural plate stockpile tunnel has been designed by Atlantic Industries (AIL) and installed at the new Canadian Malartic gold mine owned by Osisko Mining. The mine is located in northern…

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    TAKEOVER: Breakwater agrees to Nyrstar offer

    June 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The directors of Toronto-based Breakwater Resources have approved an all-cash takeover of their firm by Nyrstar NV. Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business that produces zinc, lead, silver, gold and copper; it is headquartered in…

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    ISO 50001: New standard for energy management

    June 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GENEVA – With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the publication of the ISO International Standard ISO 50001 on energy management systems is an eagerly awaited event because it is estimated the…

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    UPDATE: Vale identifies dead miners

    June 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The two underground miners killed at the Stobie mine on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, have been identified by their employer, Vale, as Jason Chenier, 35, and Jordan Fram, 26.

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    DOUBLE FATALITY: Two dead at Vale’s Stobie mine

    June 9, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Two underground miners in Vale’s Stobie nickel mine in Sudbury were killed at about 10 pm Wednesday in an unscheduled run of muck. They were working at an ore pass about 900 metres below surface.

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    GOLD MINING: Alexis begins turnaround for Lac Herbin

    June 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Alexis Minerals of Toronto has launched a turnaround plan for its Lac Herbin gold mine 10 km east of Val d’Or. The plan involves intensive underground development, near mine exploration, and milling changes to improve gold recovery.

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    TITANIUM MINING: Rio Tinto extending life of ilmenite mine

    June 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) is planning to extend the life of its Lac Tio ilmenite mine in Havre Saint Pierre to 2050 and modernize its metallurgical complex at Sorel-Tracy. Mining will expand to seven days a week from five,…

  • Feature

    On the Move

    June 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The first gold mines in Quebec were discovered in the Malartic gold camp in the mid 1920s, all motivated by the then-recent discovery of the famous Horne Mine (in nearby Rouyn-Noranda), the foundation asset in another great Canadian mining…

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    Production equipment

    June 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    2 – Electric / Hydraulic shovels Bucyrus RH340B