Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    COPPER-GOLD STUDY: Expansion of Minto mine possible

    March 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – The fifth phase of the pre-feasibility study for an expansion of the Minto copper-gold mine 240 km north of Whitehorse has been received by Capstone Mining of Vancouver. The study recommends increasing mill throughput to 3,750 t/d to…

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    FIRE: Kitchen at Meadowbank mine damaged by blaze

    March 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Toronto-based Agnico-Eagle Mines reported on March 10, 2011, that the kitchen at its Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake suffered “extensive damage” during a fire that day. The fire was contained to the kitchen and no one was…

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    ACQUISITION: Denison sets sights on White Canyon Uranium

    February 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Denison Mines  has made a friendly takeover offer for White Canyon Uranium of West Perth, Australia. Denison plans to acquire 100% of White Canyon’s issued shares for approximately $56.6 million. The directors of White Canyon…

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    FUND RAISING: San Gold bags almost $25-M for Rice Lake work

    February 21, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – San Gold Corp. of Bissett, MB, has raised more than $24.9 million in a private placement that was oversubscribed. The company originally planned to issue 5.4 million flow-through shares at $3.75 each, but the agents sold an…

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    SAFETY: Kiena reaches 1-M hours without lost time milestone

    February 16, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – On Feb. 15, 2001, the Kiena gold mine reached 1.0 million hours worked without a lost time accident. The mine is owned and operated by Wesdome Gold Mines of Toronto.

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    COPPER PROCESSING: Taseko to build second mill at Gibraltar

    February 16, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA -The board of Vancouver’s Taseko Mines has approved spending to boost production by 30,000 t/d at its Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine by building a second concentrator at the site. The original concentrator treats 55,000 t/d.

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    TUNGSTEN RESOURCES: Reserves up at CanTung mine

    February 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Minerals reserves are up at the CanTung mine, says North American Tungsten of Vancouver, due to exploration of new zones, higher prices making lower grade zones economic and planned pillar recovery. Probable reserves…

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    GOLD EXPLORATION: Zones expanding at Holloway mine

    February 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – St Andrew Goldfields (SAS) of Toronto is pleased with the recent drilling results from its Holloway gold mine near Matheson. Not only have promising results been obtained from the Blacktop zone east of current mining activities, but…

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    RESERVES: IamGold numbers up 13% for gold, 34% for niobium

    February 10, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The year-end tally of its resources done by IamGold resulted in a 13% increase for gold and 34% increase for niobium reserves.

  • Feature

    Going After Deep Gold

    February 1, 2011 by Marilyn Scales

    The Red Lake Gold Camp has long been synonymous with bonanza grades. For more than 60 years the Campbell mine provided half-ounce head grades, making it the world’s richest gold mine. The focus has shifted to deeper deposits at the Red Lake…

  • Feature

    CSR starts at home with support for CNIB

    February 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Goldcorp takes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously, as much so in northern Ontario as it does in foreign lands. It makes a yearly donation to CNIB to support its Ontario Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit, better known as CNIB Eye…

  • Feature

    Water Gets Reused not Abused

    February 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Despite recent economic challenges, Northern Ontario remains a land of natural riches. Today, the Hemlo area, approximately 350 km east of Thunder Bay, is one of the more active gold mining districts in Ontario, and the Hemlo Property, owned…