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Magna Mining acquires Crean Hill mine with Lonmin Canada takeover
Magna Mining has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Lonmin Canada Inc. (Loncan), whose assets include the Denison project and the past-producing Crean Hill nickel-copper-PGM (platinum group metals) mine, both located in the Sudbury basin of Ontario. As per the share purchase agreement between Magna,...
MineConnect Ask the Expert: Working with Austmine – Access the Australian mining sector
Australia and Canada have continually delivered industry’s best technologies and services to the mining sector globally and remain champions in advancing innovations. Yet collaboration between technology suppliers and services providers from the two countries is limited and often evaded due to misconceptions of competition. Working with Austmine, being Australia’s premier...
Pure Gold management faces the music following ‘torturous’ Q2 report
Pure Gold Mining  management was fielding uncomfortable questions from concerned shareholders during a conference call Tuesday following the company’s release of what investors termed a ‘tortuous’ second-quarter operations update and financial report. While the company cited an expected “significant improvement in production” in the third quarter, it says it remains on track...
Magna Mining looks to revive former Sudbury nickel, copper mine
A Sudbury junior miner, with big ambitions to become a major Sudbury-area nickel producer, has picked up a choice piece of ground. Magna Mining has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire all of the shares of Lonmin Canada in a deal worth $16 million. The prize is the Denison...
CoreLift easing strain on weary geologists
For office workers with bad backs — or restless spirits — the introduction of standing desks to the workplace was a revelation: they could get up out of their chairs and work out some kinks while still being productive. Now geologists are getting their own ergonomics revolution. In June, the...
Inflation doesn’t halt company’s hopes for its Temiskaming cobalt refinery
Inflation and supply chain issues are pumping up the price tag for Electra Battery Materials to bring a Temiskaming refinery back to life. It will delay the plant’s startup, originally scheduled for December, moving the commissioning to the spring of 2023. Toronto-based Electra is feeling the domino effect of the industry-wide price...
An Evening with the Hon. Francois-Philippe Champagne at Dynamic Earth
The Sudbury Federal Liberal Association would like to invite you to join us for an evening with MP, Viviane Lapointe, and our special guest, the Hon. Francois-Philippe Champagne, MP for Saint-Maurice—Champlain, in support of our work together to keep Canada moving forward. An Evening with the Hon. Francois-Philippe Champagne Thursday,...
Giga Metals, Mitsubishi to jointly develop Turnagain nickel deposit in Canada
Junior Giga Metals Corp. (TSX-V: GIGA) and global trading and investment firm Mitsubishi Corporation agreed on Monday to form a joint venture company, Hard Creek Nickel Corp, to develop the Turnagain nickel-cobalt deposit in northern British Columbia, Canada. As part of the deal, Mitsubishi will acquire a 15% equity interest in the joint...
MineConnect Ask the Expert: Working with Austmine – Access the Australian mining sector
Australia and Canada have continually delivered industry’s best technologies and services to the mining sector globally and remain champions in advancing innovations. Yet collaboration between technology suppliers and services providers from the two countries is limited and often evaded due to misconceptions of competition. Working with Austmine, being Australia’s premier...
Réseau du Nord Webinar: Recruitment Strategy for Northern Ontario Suppliers
Wednesday August 31, Réseau du Nord will offer 2 webinars on recruitment strategy for northern Ontario employers. The first webinar will be held in English at 9:30 AM and the second one in French at 2:00 PM. These activities are delivered in partnership with Société Économique de l’Ontario and the...
Federal assessment starts for proposed Timmins nickel mine development
A federal assessment has kicked off of Canada Nickel Company’s proposed open-pit mine development, north of Timmins. The Toronto mine developer announced Aug. 8 that the process for its Crawford nickel project has been initiated by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada. The company filed the necessary documents to the regulator back...
Sudbury is hosting Mine Operators and Maintenance Engineers for the CIM-MeMO conference
Sudbury will host the global mining industry for the Maintenance Engineering and Reliability/Mine Operators (MeMO) Conference September 18-21 at Science North. The theme this year is “Perseverance in a New World” and the three-day program seeks to explore the current challenges in mining operations, maintenance, engineering and reliability and share...
Science North selects a Thunder Bay waterfront site for regional expansion
A Thunder Bay waterfront location is the “preferred” spot for a permanent home for Science North’s expansion into northwestern Ontario. In a news release, the Sudbury-based science centre announced that the Pool 6 site in the city’s harbour will be the location to build its 34,000-square-foot attraction. The property is the...
Barrick Gold quarterly profit beats expectations after copper boost
Barrick Gold Corp reported a nearly 19% rise in second-quarter profit on Monday, beating analysts’ expectations thanks to higher copper output, even as inflation drove the miner’s cost of production up. The world’s second-biggest gold miner stuck to its cost forecast for the year and said it was on track to...
Ontario’s new mines minister has a strong pedigree in mining
George Pirie, Ontario’s new minister of mines, comes from a Northern Ontario family that has been part of the Porcupine mining camp for more than 100 years. Although Pirie is a newbie at Queen’s Park as the newly elected MPP for Timmins, and a man with more than 35 years...
Alamos Gold announces appointment of Luc Guimond as chief operating officer
Alamos Gold Inc. announced the appointment of Luc Guimond as Chief Operating Officer effective September 1, 2022. As part of an established multi-year plan, Luc will succeed Peter MacPhail who will be retiring as of August 31, 2022. To support the transition, Peter will be staying with the Company as...
Skyrocketing costs continue to hamper Gogama mine construction project
The cost to finish IAMGOLD’s troubled Côté gold mine project will be close to $2 billion. The Toronto gold company released a project update on the Gogama-area open-pit development project in the wake of a thorough project review started last March. In May, company management estimated it would take more than a billion dollars to...
Goodman School of Mines Seeking 6 Mineral Engineering Professionals
The Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University is seeking 6 mineral industry engineering professionals to provide a 15 minutes presentation on their career path for undergraduate engineering students at Xi’an University in China who are considering coming to Canada to study. If you are interested in learning more about...
New Member Announcement: Becker Mining Systems (Becker Varis)
We are excited to announce our NEWSEST corporate member… Becker Varis Becker Varis is dedicated to the development and application of effective communications in mining, tunnelling, and oil & gas. It is internationally recognized for its quality, Leaky Feeder communication, TCP/IP over Leaky Feeder, Resource Tagging & Tracking System, Remote...
New Australian owners look to get White River mine back on track
The new Australian owners of a once-insolvent White River gold mine intend to install the latest and greatest in modern mining systems. Silver Lake Resources plans to spend between $35 million to $45 million (Australian dollars) over the next two years to get the struggling Sugar Zone Mine operating at a...
Detour Lake Mine has the legs to last to 2052
The prolific Detour Lake Mine, near the Quebec border, looks to have some longevity to last a long time. A new technical report released by Toronto’s Agnico Eagle Mines in its second quarter results this week shows steadily increasing gold reserves that should boost its mine life by 10 years to 2052....
New Member Announcement: Réseau du Nord
Please welcome our newest associate member: Réseau du Nord! Réseau du Nord connects Northern Ontario service providers, organizations, employers and newcomers to put in place a system to facilitate recruitment, selection, reception, integration and inclusion of francophone newcomers. The mandate of the Réseau du Nord revolves around 5 areas of...
‘Great work staying on schedule,’ says Equinox Gold boss
Equinox Gold claims progress on construction of its Greenstone open-pit gold mine is on budget and on schedule to pour its first gold bar sometime in the first half of 2024. The Vancouver gold company delivered an update on July 27 on the pace of progress of its Greenstone pit project, three...