Mining Feature

North American Palladium is trying to get back on track after a bleak year that included a fatality and near-bankruptcy for the company.
Lac des Iles realigning following summer fatalityLate in the afternoon of July 10, Jim Gallagher answered the phone call that no mining executive ever wants to receive.Pascal Goulet, a 38-year-old husband and father of two, had been killed while operating an LHD loader underground at Lac des Iles Mine.“I was in Toronto, and you almost know the words are coming before you hear it,” said Gallagher, speaking at a Sudbury meeting of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. “In my 30-plus years, there have been fatalities at min...

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Software program provides company performance analysis
A new software program designed for the mining industry is using production data to help companies make strategic business decisions, improving efficiency and visibility.Scio (pronounced “SEE-oh”), designed by Sudbury-based Centric Mining Systems, gathers performance data gleaned from mining operat...
Montoro raises cash for Serpent River property
International Montoro Resources Inc. is raising funds to conduct exploration activity on its Serpent River-area property in 2015.The company announced it is arranging a non-brokered private placement of up to 8 million units at a purchase price of $0.07 per unit, for aggregate proceeds of up to ...
Vale, Steelworkers enter into early contract talks
United Steelworkers Local 6500 president Rick Bertrand committed not to dwell on past disputes.In a meeting ahead of labour negotiations between Vale and the Steelworkers scheduled for the new year, Bertrand said he will be focusing on the future.That's the mindset he will take to the bargaining ta...
Probe, Noront recognized by mining association
Dr. David Palmer, president and CEO of Probe Mines, and Noront Resources are among those being recognized by the Prospectors andDevelopers Association of Canada (PDAC) for their work in mineral exploration.PDAC doles out the awards annually to showcase the achievements of companies, individuals a...


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