Canada Mining News

Alderon Reports Final North Rose Results in Preparation for Updated Resource

Alderon Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ADV)(OTCQX:ALDFF) ("Alderon") is pleased to announce final assay results from the 2011 winter program on the 100% owned Kamistiatusset ("Kami") Iron Ore Project in western Labrador.

First Point Announces Cliffs to Assume Management of 2011 Exploration Program on the Decar Nickel-Iron Alloy Project

First Point Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FPX) ("First Point" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Cliffs Natural Resources Exploration Inc., an affiliate of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF)(PARIS:CLF) ("Cliffs"), has assumed management of, and is starting the 2011 exploration program on the Decar nickel project in central British Columbia. Cliffs has hired Caracle Creek International Consulting (CCIC), a professional geological, geophysical and engineering services consulting company, to supervise the 2011 exploration program at Decar.

Athabasca Signs Land Use Agreement With Large Camp Provider at Poplar Creek

Athabasca Minerals Inc. ("Athabasca" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:ABM) is pleased to announce it has entered into a long term land use agreement (the "Land Use Agreement") with a large camp provider (the "Camp Provider") to transfer a 42 acre parcel of developed land out of the depleted portion of Athabasca's current miscellaneous lease at Poplar Creek to the Camp Provider.

Empire Mining Receives Additional Assays Confirming Continuity of Significant Copper-Gold Skarn Mineralization at Bursa-Demirtepe and Intersects Significant Molybdenum Grades

Empire Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EPC) ("Empire") is pleased to announce additional assay results for drill holes DTH-009, DTH-010, and DTH-018 at the Demirtepe target area of the Bursa copper-gold-silver-molybdenum project located in Turkey. All three holes intersected significant shallow copper-gold-silver skarn mineralization and holes DTH-9 and DTH-18 also intersected significant molybdenum grades. The drilling has extended the mineralization to the south and to the west, thereby confirming the continuity of the mineralization in the Main Zone along a corridor 270 meters long and up to 100 meters wide.

Alexco restarts mill at Bellekeno silver mine after 3-day power cut

After three days without power, Alexco Resources (TSX: AXR) said that electricity is once again flowing and that it had re-started the mill at its Bellekeno silver-lead-zinc mine in the Yukon. Mid this week Alexco had reported there were three downed power poles along a remote section of the main transmission line upon which it depends. While Alexco had back-up generators to keep key safety and environmental systems going, it was forced to shut its mills down.

Bearing Options Zymo Copper-Gold Project in British Columbia

Bearing Resources announced that the Company has entered into an option agreement with Eastfield Resources Ltd. ("Eastfield") to earn up to a 65% interest in the 12,113 hectare Zymo copper-gold project ("Zymo"), located 45 kilometres west of the town of Smithers, British Columbia. Exploration work carried out to date at Zymo, including surface sampling, geophysical testing and core drilling has identified a large copper-gold porphyry system. Four distinct porphyry targets have been identified over an open ended nine kilometre by three kilometre area defined by a coincident copper in soil and induced polarization ("IP") chargeability anomaly.

Lake Shore Gold reports wide, high-grade intercepts from near-surface drilling at Vogel, files NI 43-101

Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG) today announced the results of 39 additional holes (5,335 m) from drilling at the company's Vogel property, including several wide, high-grade intersections near surface, as well as the filing of a NI 43-101 report supporting the initial resource estimate for Vogel, first disclosed in a press release dated May 2, 2011. The Vogel property is included within the company's Bell Creek Complex, a large land position covering approximately 32 square kilometres east of Timmins, which also includes the Bell Creek property, Marlhill, Schumacher, Wetmore and other prospective properties. Vogel is located approximately 2 kilometres east of the Bell Creek Mine and Mill.

Lumina Copper Corp. and Lumina Royalty Corp. Announce Closing of Arrangement

Lumina Copper and Lumina Royalty announced that they have closed their previously announced arrangement. Under the terms of a statutory plan of arrangement which received shareholder approval on June 7, 2011 (the "Plan of Arrangement"), the shareholders of Lumina Copper (the "Shareholders") each received, as a distribution in respect of a reduction of capital, one common share of Lumina Royalty for each common share of Lumina Copper

CAPP issues latest forecast

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) expects that oil sands growth, coupled with new production from existing conventional oil reserves, will drive Canadian crude oil production to about 4.7 million barrels of oil per day by 2025

EnerVest Energy to pay 4.17-cent distribution July 15

EnerVest Energy and Oil Sands Total Return Trust (the "Fund") (TSX:EOS.UN) announces the June 2011 distribution of $0.0417 per unit. The record date for this distribution is June 30, 2011 and the payment date will be July 15, 2011. The ex-distribution date for this payment is June 28, 2011. The Fund is listed on the TSX under the symbol EOS.UN and is an actively managed, diversified closed-end trust investing in developers and miners of the oil sands industry as well as businesses that are indirectly involved with the oil sands industry through the provision of supplies and services.

Oil sands' impact on pipes needs study-US lawmakers

U.S. regulators should examine whether crude from Canadian oil sands corrodes pipelines and makes them more vulnerable to accidents, lawmakers said at a hearing on pipeline safety on Thursday.

Belgium's Nyrstar makes friendly C$619mn all-cash bid for Canada's Breakwater

After talks began last September and no other offers materialized, Canadian zinc miner Breakwater Resources (TSX: BWR) announced early Wednesday that it had accepted Belgium based metals producer Nyrstar NV C$7 per share all-cash offer. Nyrstar will pay around C$619 million for Breakwater; an offer Breakwater CEO David Petroff called "an attractive and fair premium to the current share price," thanks to a 44% premium.

Statoil's Leismer Project Produces 1MM Bbl Of Oil

We will continue to drive shareholder value through operational efficiency as we move into future phases of our oil sands business in Canada.” First oil at LDP was achieved in January 2011 and is expected to ramp up to its rated capacity of 18,800

Chemical giant Arkema partners with Canada Fluorspar on acidspar mine

It's been a long time coming for some of Canada Fluorspar's (TSX-V: CFI) founding investors, but persistence appears to have paid-off. Arkema and Canada Fluorspar announced they signed a definitive agreement worth $84 million to fully fund and give a past-producing fluorspar mine in Newfoundland, Canada, a second life. Since Alcan closed up shop at the Blue Beach-Tarefare fluorspar mine just outside the town of St. Lawrence in 1978, various operators have taken a crack at bringing operations back online to produce acidspar, which is used for a variety of industrial purposes such as in hydrofluoric acid production.

Statoil achieves production milestone with Leismer oil sands project in Canada

Canada, has achieved a production milestone of one million accumulated barrels of oil. First oil at the Leismer oil sands project was achieved in January 2011 and is expected to ramp up to its rated capacity of 18,800 barrels per day within 24 months.

Pipeline project from Canada raises concerns for U.S. agency

Protection Agency has expressed "significant" new fears about the safety of Calgary-based TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL oilsands pipeline, criticizing decision makers in the Obama administration for conducting a flawed study of the project's

Oilsands generates thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in taxes across the country

When the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) released its sixth-annual oilsands update in May, it highlighted the bright investment future of the industry.

Do We Take Canadian Oil for Granted

In a must-see clip for anyone who both has an interest in US energy policy and watches or plays ice hockey, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week humorously pointed out the lack of geopolitical risks that come from US dependence on Canadian oil imports.

Nyrstar to spend $639m on Breakwater

Nyrstar (NYR.BR: Quote), the world's biggest zinc producer, is to buy Canada's Breakwater (BWR.TO:Quote) for C$619 million ($639 million) as it carries out its strategy to buy more mines and increase its self-sufficiency. Belgium-based Nyrstar said on Wednesday it will pay C$7.00 per share in cash, and Breakwater shareholders will also get a special dividend of C$0.50 in cash.

Clean Harbors completes acquisition of Peak Energy

Clean Harbors has been focusing its expansion efforts on Canada, and in western Canada in particular, where vast oil sands support a thriving energy industry. Peak provides drilling and production equipment and services to oil […]

Oilsands Quest shares down 15.1 pct since SmarTrend said sell BQI

SmarTrend identified a Downtrend for Oilsands Quest AMEX:BQI on April 14, 2011 at $0.43. In approximately 2 months, Oilsands Quest has returned 15.1% as of todays recent price of $0.36.

Tarred by science

Some time before the end of this month, an expert panel appointed by the Alberta government is expected to unveil recommendations for a "world-class" system for monitoring the environmental impact of oil sands on the Athabasca River basin.

Bralorne produces gold

Bralorne Gold Mines announced the first successful milling results for its Bralorne mine operation located near Gold Bridge, British Columbia. Milling operations began on a test basis in early April with the processing of low grade material from the stockpile. The mill was operated nearly continuously during May, with gravity and flotation concentrates being produced.

Canada Lithium confirms Québec lithium mine viability; schedules site construction in Q3, 2011

Canada Lithium Corp. (TSX: CLQ; U.S. OTC: CLQMF) announced today the results of the updated feasibility study for the development of a mine and lithium carbonate processing facility at its Québec Lithium Project near Val d’Or, Québec. A National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report respecting the updated feasibility study will be filed on SEDAR within 14 days. The June technical report will replace the technical report dated January 5, 2011, that was prepared in respect of a feasibility study for the project that was completed in December, 2010.

Alderon targets 800 million to 1 billion tonne resource at 28 to 32% iron with 2011 drill program launch

Alderon Resource Corp. (TSX.V: ADV) (OTCQX: ALDFF) is pleased to announce that its summer/fall 2011 drill program has commenced at the 100% owned Kamistiatusset (“Kami”) Iron Ore Project in western Labrador. The CDN $11 million program will consist of 26,000 metres (m) of drilling and is designed to upgrade the current resource as well as expand the known zones of mineralization and target new areas. Image by Alderon Resource Corp