Canadian Mining Journal

Northern Gold signs milling deal with SAS

Northern Gold Mining of Toronto has signed an agreement with St Andrew Goldfields (SAS) for the milling of at least an 80,000-tonne bulk sample from Northern's Garrcon gold deposit. The deposit forms part of the Garrison...

Discovery commissions tails dam inspection

In preparation for restarting the MAX mill, Discovery Ventures of Vancouver has hired Klohn Crippen Berger to complete a safety inspection of the dam at the tailings storage facility. The report will be vetted by SRK...

Positive drill results from Howse deposit

The drill results from the Howse iron ore deposit near Schefferville, QC, are positive with grades in the 65% range. The deposit is the target of a $5-million exploration program mounted by joint venture partners Labrador Iron Mines and Tata Steel.

Challenges abound for diamond industry, despite growing demand: De Beers

In its first ever public report on the state of the diamond industry, diamond miner and retailer De Beers paints a picture of an industry that will likely struggle to meet future demand while also facing increasing competition from other luxury...

IamGold to sell Niobec mine

President and CEO Steve Letwin of IamGold told the Denver Gold Forum that he is confident the company can sell its Niobec mine in Quebec within the next six to 12 months for about $500 million after taxes.

Ontario mines still power Goldcorp

Goldcorp has been so growth oriented over the past decade, building new mines across the Americas and snapping up gold assets left and right, it’s easy to forget sometimes just how productive its Ontario gold mines are.

Arrow zone heats up for NexGen Energy

The radioactivity results are in from the last two holes drilled at the Arrow zone, and Vancouver's NexGen Energy is pleased.

Vale's Q2 nickel production plunges in Sudbury

Vale’s companywide nickel production in the second quarter of 2014 was 61,600 tonnes, an 8.6% drop from the first quarter and 5.3% fall from the year-ago period.

Montreal company achieves high gold recovery withou cyanide or mercury

Dundee Sustainable Technologies (DST) has successfully pilot tested its environmentally friendly gold process, achieving a high recovery rate without the use of cyanide or mercury.

Short-term investment focus has to go, Franco-Nevada's Harquail tells PDAC

In the last 12 or 13 years, Harquail says investors have embraced a total of four short-term investment themes, each one lasting for two or three years.

Rockwell's revenue up 31% despite lower diamond sales

Rockwell Diamonds (RDI-T) has seen some improvements in its first quarter of fiscal 2014 after refocusing on its Middle Orange River diamond projects.

GOLD: Abcourt's Elder mine reaches half capacity

Elder gold mine 10 km northwest of Rouyn-Noranda has reached half the planned capacity as redevelopment proceeds on schedule.

Bolero jumps on graphite trend

Proving there is still healthy demand for new graphite plays, new entrant Bolero Resources' share price nearly doubled after announcing it had secured some prospective graphite claims in northern Ontario.

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS: Agnico-Eagle makes training commitment to Nunavut youth

NUNAVUT – Toronto-based Agnico-Eagle Mines and the Nunavut Department of Education have signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the mining company’s commitment to training the youth of the territory. The aim is to encourage...

Royal Nickel serves of Dumont production in 2015

QUEBEC - Royal Nickel Corp. has filed a project notice for its Dumont nickel mine with the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks advising the ministry that it intends to proceed with development of the project in the Abitibi...

Rubicon's Phoenix project on fast track

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has approved the closure plan for the Phoenix gold project in Red Lake. The decision allows owner Rubicon Minerals of Vancouver to press forward with development and construction.

New study reveals mining companies are exploring alternatives, like dual-career paths, to retain knowledge workers

Dual-career development paths are being adopted by mining companies to retain knowledge workers as the global competition for talent becomes more fierce, according to a new study, released by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, in partnership...

MINERAL PROCESSING: Outotec to deliver ferrochrome plant to China

ESPOO, Finland - Outotec Oyj will design, build and deliver a new ferrochrome plant to Baotou, in Inner Mongolia, China. The plant is to be operational in 2013 and produce 300,000 t/y of ferrochrome. The value of the contract was not disclosed. Outotec

Federal government now on panel for Marathon PGM-copper project assessment

Canada's environment minister Peter Kent and Ontario's minister of the environment John Wilkinson announced on Aug. 9 the establishment of a three-member joint review panel for the environmental assessment of the proposed Marathon platinum group metals (PGM) and copper mine project 10 km from the town of the same name. This is the first time that Ontario has formed a joint environmental review panel with the federal government.

Northgate on target to pour gold at Young-Davidson H1 2012

To the end of May 2011, Northgate Minerals of Vancouver has spent $170 million on its Young-Davidson gold project near Matachewan, and the project is remains on schedule and on budget. The first gold pour is scheduled for the first half of next year.

Klondike eclipsed by Northern Ontario gold mines

The Yukon Klondike gold rush of 1896-99 seems to take all the glory - thanks to writers like Jack London, Robert W. Service and Canadian literary icon, Pierre Berton - while northern Ontario's four globally significant gold-silver discoveries in the first half of the last century do not get the historical respect they deserve.

Little Deer deposit expands over 60%

Cornerstone Capital Resources of Mount Pearl, NL, and joint venture partner Thundermin Resources of Toronto are pleased with the increased resource estimate for their Little Deer copper project 10 km north of Springdale.

CMJ: CaNickel revives Bucko Lake

Canadian Mining Journal reports: 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. CMJ reports that since Crowflight restarted nickel mining at Bucko Lake near Wabowden, Manitoba, the mine has shipped 85 tonnes of nickel concentrate to Xstrata's smelter in Sudbury, ON. The mill is currently processing 600 tonnes per day. Image of the Bucko Lake mill, by Crowflight Minerals Inc.

Online heavy equipment operator training at reasonable cost

Alberta - Online heavy equipment operator training is available from Vista Training at a reasonable cost, according to the company. Thanks to the Internet, access is convenient - whenever (on demand at any time) and wherever (remote sites or those in populated areas).

Each of the lessons is about an hour long and focuses on common tasks in the mine, says Vista. They feature integrated tests to gauge how much knowledge trainees are retaining. At the end of each program, a personalized certificate of completion can be printed.