Noront raising $2.4 million for Ring of Fire exploration
Noront Resources announced Nov. 24 it
was out to raise $2.4 million for work in the Ring of Fire in the
James Bay region.The company plans to raise the money in
a private placement of 4.8-million flow-through common shares at a
price of $0.50 apiece. The Toronto-based junior said the proceeds
Chinese rail engineering firm scopes out Ring of Fire proposal
No sense getting into the chromite
business without having China on your radar, according to KWG
Resources.With more than
half of the world’s ferrochrome is being consumed by the People’s
Republic, Moe Lavigne, vice-president of exploration and development
for the Toronto junior miner, said it...
Goldcorp reports fatality at Musselwhite Mine
A scoop operator
has died following an incident at Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Mine northwest of
Thunder Bay.In a news
release, Goldcorp said a scoop operator was working underground early on Nov.
26 when an “unexpected fall of ground” occurred.Although first responders were
dispatched to initiate ...
KWG teams up with Chinese company on Ring of Fire transportation plans
A Chinese railway
design firm will examine the engineering data related to KWG Resources’ proposed
Ring of Fire transportation corridor, creating the potential for a future
collaboration between the two parties.KWG and China Railway First Survey & Design Institute Group Co., Ltd. (FSDI) have sig...
Mining experts weigh in during international safety conference
Black lung disease has been listed as
the cause, or a contributing factor, in 76,000 deaths in the United
States since 1968.Despite more than 40 years working in
the American coal-mining industry, that number still shocked Joe Main
when he was appointed as the assistant secretary of labor for M...
Managers must be accountable, says Anglo American chief executive
Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American
and chairman of De Beers, returned “home” to Sudbury to deliver a
Goodman School of Mines guest lecture Oct. 27 on Corporate and
Political Leadership for Successful Resource Development.Some of the leadership skills shared by
Cutifani were learned in Sudbury...
Texas company building liquid sulphur dioxide plant in Timmins
A new industry coming to Timmins will
expand the area’s mining service and supply sector expertise, while
creating employment for locals.In early October, Texas-headquartered
Calabrian Corp. announced it would build a liquid sulphur dioxide
(SO2) production plant in Timmins to serve the mining,...
Ontario to host mines investment forum
Ontario will play
host to an international mines investment forum in 2016 and 2017.Mines and Money
Americas — part of a series of one of the world's largest mining investment forums
— will come to Toronto in September 2016 and September 2017. In 13 years, Mines
and Money events have previously ...
Kirkland Lake Gold out to acquire St. Andrew Goldfields
Kirkland Lake Gold is seeking to expand its
regional presence with an offer to acquire its northeastern Ontario
neighbour, St. Andrew Goldfields, in a proposed all-share
The mid-tier gold miner announced Nov. 16 that
it has entered into a binding definitive agreement to ac...
Harte Gold has a blast near Hemlo
Toronto’s Harte Gold announced that the first
blast to cut the portal on its Sugar Zone gold deposit, north of
White River, was completed on Oct. 30.
Technica Mining is working around the clock to
handle the underground ramp development with the aim of taking a
70,000-tonne bulk sample that ...
Did the government tax Cliffs Natural Resources out of Ontario?
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is accusing the
provincial government of counting its chromite chickens before they
Fedeli said the McGuinty-Wynne government was
proposing to introduce a specially created chromite royalty for the
Ring of Fire and claims the new tax was a factor in Cliffs N...
Junior miner wants faster government action on providing Far North infrastructure
Noront Resources president-CEO Alan
Coutts isn’t enamoured with the provincial government’s glacial
pace of infrastructure planning in the Ring of Fire, but his junior
mining company has no immediate intention to mothball its nickel
project in the region.“We don’t have any plans to stop
Iron miner eyes North American steel producers
Sioux Lookout could get a huge economic
jumpstart if a proposed $3.77-billion open-pit iron mine and mill
operation in northwestern Ontario comes to fruition.
While North American steel demand has been
sluggish and iron ore prices have reached historic lows, Armando
Plastino, CEO of Rockex M...
Red Lake’s Rubicon hits the wall
Two hundred miners at Rubicon Minerals’
advanced Phoenix Gold Project were laid off on Nov. 3 after the
Toronto-based miner decided to shutter underground development
operations in Red Lake.
The company is calling it a temporary
suspension of activity, which also affects 110 contractors and,...
Glencore Sudbury V-P goes international
Boissonneault, Glencore’s vice-president of Sudbury’s nickel
operations, has been promoted to head of the company’s
international nickel assets. He officially began the job on Oct. 1.
Boissonneault will be travelling extensively across Glencore’s
global Nickel business,” said a G...
Mining slag pile runoff occurred for years
The Sudbury Catholic District School board property where toxic runoff from Vale's (formerly Inco) slag piles allegedly seeped for decades, was often over-saturated, said a former manager who worked at the property.Denis Faucher retired in 2013, but in October 2012, when a nearby resident reported ...
Sudbury junior joint ventures with Lonmin on Sudbury PGM project
Sudbury’s Wallbridge Mining Company
started the next phase of exploration on its Parkin Properties in
October, with funding from Lonmin.Wallbridge and Lonmin announced their
agreement for the project in mid-September. Lonmin will be funding
the project up to $11 million, with the potential to e...
Premier secures financing from venture partner for gold project
As Premier Gold Mines of Thunder Bay
completes the final stages of a feasibility study for its Hardrock
project, another influx of capital has been added to its treasury by
venture partner Centerra Gold. Last month, Centerra announced a
contribution of just over $11 million as part of its contr...
Mining veteran brought in to reboot palladium mine
The last two years at North American
Palladium’s Lac des Iles mine, Jim Gallagher has experienced a
major company refinancing, an ownership changeover, a management
reshuffle, a tailings pond issue, a round of layoffs, and the tragic
death of a worker.As the newly anointed president-CEO,
Province will hold inquest into 2012 Timmins mine death
The province will
hold an inquest this fall into the 2012 death of a Timmins miner.Trevor King, 26,
died on April 2, 2012, from injuries sustained while working at Lake Shore Gold’s
Timmins West Mine as part of a crew working in a development heading
underground.An inquest is
mandatory under t...
Vale allegedly leaked toxic runoff in local waterways: report
A search warrant Environment Canada enacted in early October to search through Vale's Sudbury offices leads back to toxic run-off allegedly leaking into Sudbury waterways since 1963.In a Canadian Press article published Oct. 23, reporter Ian Bickis said Environment Canada accuses Vale of “acutely l...
Big bang deal for Nordex
Nordex Explosives will be supplying a Sudbury
underground mining contractor with the explosives to carve out a new
mine in Northern Ontario.
The Kirkland Lake-based explosives manufacturer
announced it has reached a supply agreement with a new customer,
Technica Mining, which is contracted t...
Sudbury mine reopens after fatality
Miners at Glencore’s operations in
Sudbury were scheduled to return to work at the Nickel Rim South Mine
following the death of a worker underground this week.Operations were halted Oct. 20 when a
worker identified as Richard Pigeau was struck by a piece of
equipment at the 1660-metre level. No...
Kap Gold grants shares to four First Nations
has granted company stock to Brunswick House, Chapleau Cree, Chapleau Ojibwe and Flying Post First Nations, the four First Nation communities within the
mining company’s operating area.Kap Gold signed a
memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the four communities in September aro...
Union identifies worker killed at Sudbury mine
Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor identified the man
killed in Glencore's Nickel Rim South Mine in Sudbury Tuesday as
Richard Pigeau.The operation on the east end of the Sudbury basin
remained closed following the Oct. 20 incident.The Ministry of Labour sent two inspectors to
the mine – an electrica...
Labour ministry confirms worker killed at Nickel Rim Mine
An unidentified worker at Glencore's Nickel Rim mine was killed Tuesday, the company and the Ontario Ministry of Labour have confirmed.Ministry spokesperson Janet Deline said the ministry was informed just before lunch Tuesday, but she's not sure when the accident took place."We don't have too many...
Iron ore junior has big plans for Sioux Lookout
Thunder Bay’s Rockex Mining is updated its
preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of a potential open-pit iron
ore mine and hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant in northwestern Ontario.
The $3.77-billion project is built around the
company’s Lake St. Joseph project and its Eagle Island deposit.
Tailings issue halts Red Lake mill production
Elevated ammonia levels at a mine tailings
facility in Red Lake caused Rubicon Minerals to halt mill operations
at its new Phoenix Gold Mine.
The company reported it was ordered by the
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change on Sept. 30 to
temporarily suspend mill operations to treat elev...
Mining lawsuit play-by-play
A Sudbury junior miner engaged in a lawsuit
against the Ontario government plans to keep its shareholders
well-informed during the trial.
Northern Superior Resources announced it will
post a summary of each day’s proceedings in a Toronto court room
beginning this week.
The company is see...
Palladium miner lays off 44 employees
North American Palladium (NAP) has laid off 44 employees at its Lac des Iles Mine 90
kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.In a statement, the
company blamed “weak metal prices” for the move. The eliminated positions
include 18 staff and 26 unionized positions; an additional 17 vacancies will
Orefinders digging into its stockpile
Orefinders Resources has completed its closure
plan for off-site custom milling of some mineralized stockpiles at
its Mirado Gold Project, near Kirkland Lake.
Three stockpiles were left behind on surface at
the former producing Mirado Mine, once operated by Gold Shield during
the late 1980s....
NORCAT investments pay off for training mine
Over the last six months mining supply
and services companies around the world have come knocking at
NORCAT’s door to take advantage of its underground training and
testing mine in Onaping.“Over the last year and a half we’ve
made pretty significant investments to enhance the infrastructure of
KGHM updates suppliers on Victoria project
KGHM International expects to have a
decision on full funding for the Victoria Project in the Sudbury
Basin by year’s end, along with a decision on whether to sink one
or two shafts, chief project officer Warner Uhl told close to 150
mining suppliers at an information meeting organized by the S...
Kap Gold signs MOU with First Nations, gets permits
Kapuskasing Gold has
signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with four area First Nations, while
simultaneously receiving exploration permits from the Ministry of Development
and Mines.Kapuskasing Gold
signed an MOU with Brunswick House, Chapleau Cree, Chapleau Ojibwe and Flying Post First N...
KGHM’s McCreedy West Mine to go on care and maintenance, Oct. 1
Low nickel mines have led to KGHM International
mothballing a Sudbury mine, according to the union representing
But the company’s flagship Victoria Mine
project should still move forward, despite the coming closure of its
McCreedy West nickel mine in Levack next month, according to
Detour Lake mine poured its one millionth ounce of gold
Detour Lake Mine poured its one millionth ounce of
gold on Sept. 16, approximately 30 months after pouring its first gold bar
on February 18, 2013.To mark this occasion, Michael Gravelle, minister of Northern
development and mines, local mayors, and Aboriginal leaders visited the Detour
Temex shareholders support Lake Shore bid
Temex Resources voted overwhelmingly for a plan to be acquired by Lake Shore Gold.In a news
release, Temex said 88 per cent of shareholders voted in favour of the deal,
which would allow for Lake Shore Gold to acquire all outstanding common shares
of Temex.Under the terms
Wallbridge joint ventures with Lonmin on Sudbury PGM project
has struck a joint venture agreement with global platinum player
Lonmin to earn up to 50 per cent interest in Wallbridge’s four
Parkin Properties if Lonmin spends $11 million on exploration over
the next four years.The Parkin Properties on Sudbury’s
north range includes the f...
Premier Gold cashing in for Hardrock project
Thunder Bay’s Premier Gold announced
it has received $11 million from Centerra Gold, its joint venture
partner to develop its gold mine properties in northwestern Ontario.The flow of capital is part of the
50/50 arrangement Premier and Centerra struck last March to advance
the Trans-Canada Prop...
Sudbury junior miner squares off against province
Barring a last-minute settlement, a
Sudbury junior mining company expects to be in a Toronto courtroom in
early October to take on the Ontario government in a potential
landmark case that could prompt revisions to Ontario’s Mining Act
concerning First Nation consultation.“I’d rather be talking ...
Wallbridge signs $11-million exploration deal
has signed an $11-million exploration deal with its joint venture partner, Lonmin Plc.The four-year
deal is an amendment from an earlier agreement centred on the North Range. Through
it, Lonmin has the option to earn up to 50 per cent interest in Wallbridge’s
four Parkin prope...
Ionic Engineering, Talos Steel join forces in Chile
Two Sudbury-based mining suppliers — Ionic Engineering
and Talos Steel — have joined forces to establish a presence in Chile.The new company, Ionic Tecnologias, will be
based in the country’s capital, Santiago, and represent the interests of both
suppliers.Ionic Engineering is an engineering and...
Provincial police investigating Detour Gold death
The Ontario Provincial Police is
investigating the circumstances behind the June 3 death of a Detour
Gold Mine employee.The company was notified, Aug. 31, that
the police were now involved with the Ministry of Labour at the open
pit mine site, 185 kilometres northeast of Cochrane.Ministry inves...
KGHM signs MOU with Métis Nation for Victoria project
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and KGHM International Ltd. have formally signed a memorandum
of understanding (MOU) to guide their working relationship with regards to the
development of the Victoria Project in Sudbury.“This agreement
is very important to the Métis people, because it guarante...
OPP investigating Detour Lake mine death
The OPP are
conducting a criminal investigation following the June 3 death of a worker at
Detour Lake gold mine near Cochrane.According to a
statement from the OPP, millwright Denis Millette, 52, was making a repair to
equipment at the mine that day when he was observed to be in “medical distre...
Converter part of company’s $1-billion Clean AER Project
Vale received the second of three new
converter vessels for its Copper Cliff Smelter Aug. 11 as part of the
company’s $1-billion Clean AER Project.The converter vessel weighs around 100
tonnes and is 14 metres long and 4.2 metres around. It is the second
of three converters that are fabricated ...
Northern Ontario Mining Showcase readies for 2016
The Northern Ontario Mining Showcase is
cashed up and ready to go for year three.
Those mining supply and service
companies interested in displaying their products and services at the
2016 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual
convention, as part of a regional pavilio...
Rock-Tech sets new standard in ultra-modern plant
Sudbury-based Rock-Tech is setting a
new standard for mining equipment manufacturing.A totally refurbished 31,000-squarefoot
manufacturing facility the company is moving into this month in
Sudbury’s Walden Industrial Park has been methodically designed for
maximum productivity, energy efficienc...
Rehabilitation efforts bring new life to Hemlo
Reclamation work being done by Barrick
Gold at its Hemlo property near Marathon has changed the landscape of
the former mining operation. Where once there stood a headframe,
access roads and outbuildings, there is now only a grassy plain,
accented by native trees and inhabited by a variety of w...
Musselwhite Mine becomes test bed for underground electric vehicles
It’s a head-to-head competition
between two electrical vehicle manufacturers with underground trials
being conducted at Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Mine.The gold mining company is testing two
different models of electric utility and personnel carriers to
determine if they can replace their existing ...