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Dumas buys second business in Latin America

Dumas Contracting, a company that has provided contract mining services to many Canadian projects, is growing again with the acquisition ofInternational Specialized Mining Services (ISMS). Read more

COPPER-GOLD STUDY: PEA completed for $3.4-B Snowfield project

The results of the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) are positive for the Snowfield copper-gold project belonging to Silver Standard Resources of Vancouver. The project is located on the eastern margin of the Coast Mountain Range, 65 […]

SAG, ball mills ordered for Mt. Milligan

Terrane Metals has finalized contractual terms for the procurement of long lead-time processing equipment for its 100%-owned Mt. Milligan gold-copper project near Prince George, British Columbia. Canadian Mining Journal reports:

Beacon Hill Resources Plc : Opencast Pit Excavation Work Commences at Minas Moatize Coal Project in Tete, Mozambique

Beacon Hill Resources Plc (AIM: BHR), the AIM listed resource company, is pleased to announce the commencement of excavation works to extend the existing opencast pit at the recently acquired Minas Moatize coal mine in […]

ALUMINUM CASTING: Rio Tinto Alcan pledges US$7.6 million for Beauharnois plant

QUEBEC - Rio Tinto Alcan of Montreal is approved the spending of US$7.6 million to increase capacity at its Be... [Full Story]

ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL: Labrador Iron Mines gets okay for DSO project

LABRADOR - Labrador Iron Mines Holdings (LIM) received final environmental approval and project release from t... [Full Story]

ABORIGINAL PARTICIPATION: Agreement signed for Golden Band's La Ronge gold project

SASKATCHEWAN - Golden Band Resources and the Kitsaki/Procon joint venture have signed a general services agree... [Full Story]

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVE: The True North, strong and … mapped

Faculty and graduate students from the University of Calgary have joined in the research of sedimentary basins... [Full Story]

URANIUM DEVELOPMENT: Cigar Lake crews re-enter 480-metre level

SASKATCHEWAN - Crews safely re-entered the main working level at of the Cigar Lake uranium mine development on... [Full Story]

DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT: Stornoway announces permitting plans for Renard project

QUEBEC - Vancouver-based Stornoway Diamond Corp. has filed a notice of intent, the first step in the mine perm... [Full Story]

HOT TOPIC: Whither Kidd copper and zinc?

If Xstrata were forced to divest its Kidd metallurgical plants in Timmins, ON, rather than close them, could a... [Full Story]

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVE: Flathead moratorium huge win for BC, Montana environmentalists

There will be no development of mining, coal, oil or gas properties in the Flathead Valley, said the British C... [Full Story]

GOLD DEVELOPMENT: Board okays Young-Davidson spending

ONTARIO - The directors of Vancouver's Northgate Minerals have approved the development of the Young-Davidson ... [Full Story]

COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Copper Mountain work on schedule

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Copper Mountain Mining of Vancouver says that construction work at the Copper Mountain copp... [Full Story]

BASE METAL EXPLORATION: Adex moves forward at Mount Pleasant

NEW BRUNSWICK — Adex Mining of Toronto is planning to develop the North zone at its Mount Pleasant mine ... [Full Story]

COPPER-GOLD DEVELOPMENT: Construction begins at Mt. Milligan

BRITISH COLUMBIA — The directors of Vancouver-based Terrane Metals have given the go-ahead for construct... [Full Story]

GOLD MINING: Lamaque mine to reopen, reach commercial output 2011

QUEBEC — Century Mining, a Canadian junior gold producer with its corporate office in Blaine, WA, is m... [Full Story]

SILVER STUDY: Sabina encouraged by Hackett River numbers

NUNAVUT — Sabina Gold & Silver of Vancouver has completed a positive preliminary economic assessment... [Full Story]

OIL SANDS EXPLORATION: China to invest $1.7-B in two projects

ALBERTA — PetroChina, the marketing branch of state-owned China National Petroleum, will invest as much ... [Full Story]

FINANCE: Major mining deals closed in December 2009

In the run-up to the end of last year, there were only a handful of mine financings over $10 million pushed th... [Full Story]

PIT EQUIPMENT: Muskeg River oil sands mine to get more Cat equipment

ALBERTA — Vancouver's Finning International has sold seven Caterpillar 787 mining trucks and nine D11 tr... [Full Story]

EXPLORATION IN YUKON: Spending beats projections

WHITEHORSE — Mineral exploration spending this year in Yukon has topped $50 million, well above the $20 ... [Full Story]

CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE: Bill introduced to tighten rules on transnational resource companies

In February 2009, the Hon. John McKay introduced a private bill, C-300, "An Act Respecting Corporate Accountab... [Full Story]

HOT TOPIC: Human rights protection

I doubt that any company that explores or mines in developing countries would deliberately try to quash the hu... [Full Story]

ZINC-GOLD DEVELOPMENT: HudBay to spend $85 million on Lalor development

MANITOBA — HudBay Minerals of Toronto has promised $85 million to fund the production ramp for the Lalor... [Full Story]