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:

FINANCING: LIM raises $35 million for Schefferville area project

Canadian Mining Journal reports that LABRADOR – Labrador Iron Mines Holding (LIM) of Toronto has completed a $35 million bought deal financing with which to advance its Schefferville iron ore project along the Labrador-Quebec border…..more […]

GOLD MINING: Ore from QR mine stockpiled at mil

Canadian Mining Journal BRITISH COLUMBIA – Barkerville Gold Mines (formerly International Wayside) said its mining contractor, Procon Mining and Tunnelling, has begun stockpiling ore from the QR gold mine near Quesnel at the 900 t/d […]

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVE: Benefits and impact agreements becoming the norm

Canadian Mining Journal reports that A new wave of co-operation between Aboriginal peoples and the mineral industry can be felt across Canada…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

OIL SANDS EXPANSION: Syncrude's plans include Aurora South mine

Canadian Mining Journal reports that ALBERTA – Calgary's Canadian Oil Sands Trust, 37% owner of the Syncrude project near Fort McMurray, has announced plans to expand synthetic crude oil production to 425,000 bbl/day by the […]

MINERAL PROCESSING: Hydromet tested for Ferguson Lake ore

NUNAVUT – Starfield Resources of Montreal has asked SGS Lakefield Research to develop a hydrometallurgical process for recovering metal from the massive sulphide ore of its Ferguson Lake copper-nickel-cobalt project within the Hearne Domain of […]

PUBLICATION: Dealing with artisanal and small-scale mining

LONDON, UK – The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) has published a new document, called "Working Together", for companies engaging with the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

NICKEL-COPPER MINING: Shakespeare production begins

ONTARIO – URSA Major Minerals of Toronto has begun mining ore at its Shakespeare nickel-copper open pit mine 70 km west of Sudbury…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVE: Auto Workers call for probe of Kidd plant closings

The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) is calling for a federal and provincial probe into the planned closing of the Kidd copper smelter and zinc plant at Timmins, ON…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

CYANIDE CODE: Musselwhite is first Canadian mine to be certified

ONTARIO — The first gold producer in Canada to be certified by the International Cyanide Management Institute is the Musselwhite underground mine of Vancouver's Goldcorp…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVE: Sixteen Canadians among world's 100 largest mining companies

The list of the world's 100 largest mining companies, judged by market value, begins with BHP Billiton and ends with Kailuan Energy, including among its ranks 16 Canadian companies. The list was published by Mineweb […]

Tips to finding and keeping work in the mining industry

Finding work in the mining industry goes with the business cycles of the industry…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

NICKEL-COPPER MINING: Operations to resume at Shakespeare

ONTARIO — Ursa Major Minerals of Toronto will resume mining in January 2010 at its Shakespeare nickel-copper mine 70 km west of Sudbury. Ursa and Xstrata Nickel have inked a deal whereby ore from the […]

NEW WEBSITE: Yukon's mineral industry showcased

WHITEHORSE, Yukon — A new website,, was launched on Nov. 20, 2009, to promote the exploration and mining industries in the territory. The site contains information on everything from current geological data on Yukon […]

GOLD MINING: Production resumes at Holloway mine

ONTARIO — Production has restarted production at the Holloway gold mine of Toronto's St Andrew Goldfields…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE: When development cannot be sustained

The mining industry evolves continuously and nowhere more so than in the areas of safety, environmental protection and corporate social responsibility (CSR)…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

TAILINGS RETREATMENT: Oil sands projects receives federal funding

ALBERTA — Titanium Corporation of Edmonton will receive up to $4.9 million in federal funds fromSustainable Development Technology Canada(SDTC) for its "Creating Value from Waste" project. ….more at Canadian Mining Journal

COPPER MINING: Unstable pit wall cuts Highland Valley output

BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Highland Valley Copper operation belonging to Teck Resources of Vancouver will be forced to curtail production for the next 18 months after a stress crack in the east wall of the […]

MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Denison, Geodex, Golden Band, Siemens and Tamerlane

Roland Aurich is the new president and CEO of Siemens Canada in Mississauga, ON. He is a long-time employee of the company and was most recently president and CEO of Siemens AB in Sweden….more at […]

HOT TOPIC: When will gold break the $1,000 barrier?

It was more than a year ago, in March 2008, that the price of gold topped US$1,000 an ounce…more at Canadian Mining Journal

GOLD MINING: Kirkland Lake's newest mine reaches commercial rate, wins MASHA trophy

ONTARIO — Canada welcomes a new, high-grade gold mine, the South mine complex of Kirkland Lake Gold, into the ranks of producers….more at Canadian Mining Journal

Bucyrus posts 38.5% jump in profit

NEVADA — Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. of Vancouver poured its first gold since restarting the mill at the Jerritt Canyon mine near Elko. This was the first pour since permission was received from the state to […]

MINERAL PROCESSING: Construction begins on Newfoundland hydromet plant

NEWFOUNDLAND — The four-year construction project that will culminate in completion of Vale Inco's new hydrometallurgical plant has begun at Long Harbour, 120 km west of St. John's. At its peak in 2011 the project […]

DIAMOND CUTTING: Sudbury to be home of Ontario's first facility

ONTARIO — On April 6, 2009, the government of Ontario announced that Sudbury will be the home of the province's first diamond cutting and polishing facility. The announcement was made in Sudbury by Minister of […]