Canadian Mining Journal



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    LABOUR: Voisey’s Bay workers, Vale reach tentative deal

    January 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Vale SA and United Steelworkers Local 9508 have reached a tentative deal that will end the 18-month strike of workers at the Voisey’s Bay nickel mine near Nain. Bill Wells, a mediator appointed by the province aided in reaching…

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    PLANNING: Teck Coal co-ordinates six mines with Dynamics platform

    January 26, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Vancouver-based Teck Resources operates six coal mines in British Columbia and Alberta. The desire to co-ordinate workflow among them and manage inventory efficiently had the coal division looking for enterprise resource planning software that…

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    CONTRACT: Cementation to sink Hoyle Pond winze

    January 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Cementation Canada of North Bay, ON, has started the new year off with a formal letter of acceptance from Goldcorp’s Porcupine Gold Mines (PGM) awarding Cementation the No.2 winze shaft sinking project at the Hoyle Pond gold mine…

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    GOLD MINING: Golden Band pours first gold

    January 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SASKATCHEWAN – Golden Band Resources of Saskatoon has poured its first doré bar from its La Ronge gold project in the northern part of the province. The bar, weighing 500 oz, was produced from high grade ore from the Roy Lloyd mine…

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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…

  • Feature

    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…