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Codelco sees copper deficit at 8 million tonnes by 2032
Chile’s state owned mining company Codelco, the world’s biggest copper producer, warned on Thursday that global shortages of the metal may reach eight million tonnes by 2032, as soaring demand continues to offset new projects numbers. Maximo Pacheco, chairman of the board of Codelco, said at an industry conference that while...
Reduce diesel particulate exposure in mines, urges union
A campaign is underway to make mines safer for workers who inhale diesel fumes while on the job. The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500, which is based in Sudbury, has launched the USW Diesel Particulate Project in partnership with the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University,...
Northern leaders, projects among 2023 mining honourees
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has named its 2023 award winners, and three Northern Ontario leaders are among them. PDAC, considered the national voice of the mineral exploration and development industry, annually hands out awards to people who have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to the field. Among the...
Indigenous Leaders: Restoring the treaty relationship is the path to prosperity
Randi Ray believes it’s time to reset the relationship, between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, between First Nation communities and the corporate world. For the Sudbury entrepreneur, it’s time to restore the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship. The treaties are what she refers to as the original founding documents...
Pickle Lake gold explorer signs exploration pact with First Nation
Pickle Lake gold hunter AuTECO Minerals has signed an exploration agreement with Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation revolving around activity at the Pickle Crow Gold Project. The Western Australian junior mining company said in a news release that this new agreement replaces a 2009 memorandum of understanding. This one covers all of the company’s claims...
JLR Appoints Matt Morkem to Environmental Infrastructure Market Chief
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Morkem, P.Eng., to Environmental Infrastructure Market Chief. Matt is an Associate and Senior Civil Engineer with the firm. His wide scope and unique perspectives will serve the market well as the group continues to set targets...
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Makami Engineering Group Ltd. – Partnership Announcement
Makami Engineering Group has been an established Sudbury based Engineering firm since its inception in 2009. In the 13 years of operation, Makami has experienced significant growth, which has required us to expand our management organization. The founding Partner Bud (Brian) Dzuirban is proud to announce the appointment of two...
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Australian gold company targets growth at White River mine
The new Australian owners of the Sugar Zone Mine continue to sink investment into the underground operation near White River. Silver Lake Resources reported it’s made “significant progress” at the mine with expenditures of almost $9 million the company’s past September quarter. Most the spending has been on processing equipment and new...
Matawa chiefs push back against U.S. military agenda in the Ring of Fire
Toronto media reports about talks between the U.S. military, mining interests and government about funding development in the Ring of Fire has angered Indigenous communities in Ontario’s Far North. The leadership of the Matawa First Nations are asserting their sovereignty, rights and jurisdiction over their traditional territories in the mineral-rich...
Federal funds will secure 2023 mining showcase
Northern Ontario’s mining service and supply cluster will return to the world’s premier mining show in 2023, thanks to support funding from FedNor. On Nov. 17, FedNor Minister Patty Hajdu announced the federal government is providing $745,000 for the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) to appear at the annual convention of the...
Vale, GM sign nickel supply deal for BEVs
Vale and General Motors (GM) have signed a deal for the supply of nickel sulfate to be used in the manufacture of batteries for the automaker’s electric vehicles (EVs). Nickel sulfate is the chemical compound used in the production of pre-cathode active materials for nickel-based lithium-ion batteries. Under the agreement, the nickel miner...
Mexico to urge US, Canada firms to participate in lithium market
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday his administration will issue a call for US and Canadian companies to participate in the country’s incipient lithium market. Mexico does not yet have commercial lithium production, though close to a dozen foreign companies hold contracts to explore potential deposits. “In...
First Nation strikes benefits deal with Marathon mine builder
The developers of Marathon-area open-pit project have struck a community benefits agreement (CBA) with a neighbouring First Nation on the north shore of Lake Superior. Toronto’s Generation Mining announced Nov. 14 that the membership of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic River) has approved a community benefits agreement involving the construction and environmental safeguards of the...
MineConnect Member Spotlight: Priority Management Sudbury
Company History Priority Management Sudbury was started in 1994 by Chuck Jacobs and he spent 20 years training thousands of people in the north how to manage their time, work, projects and be more productive in everyday life. His son Craig took over the business in 2014 and has continued...
China has links to dozens of Canadian miners tied to critical minerals
China has built up stakes in more than two dozen Canadian mining companies, including some of the industry’s biggest names. Canada’s latest crackdown on foreign investments in critical minerals is about to put a chill on such activity. At least 27 public companies including Teck Resources Ltd., Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. and First...
Red Lake mine officially on the selling block
The B.C. Supreme Court has approved a sales process of Pure Gold Mining’s Red Lake operation. The application by the insolvent Vancouver company, which entered creditor protection on Halloween, to proceed with a court-supervised sales and investment solicitation process was approved by the court on Nov. 10. On the block is the...
MineConnect Member Spotlight: CANUN INTERNATIONAL
Company History CANUN Rock Drills and Service Parts were introduced to the market in 1981. A decade later, 960660 Ontario Limited was registered, with Alan French and Peter Cirelli as original partners. Today, CANUN International remains a family run business. Over the years, we have grown to be one of...
Grain and potash drive activity at Thunder Bay’s port
The fall grain haul on the Great Lakes and the Port of Thunder Bay is underway. The port authority said in a news release that grain elevators in the western Lake Superior port city handled 840,000 tonnes of wheat, canola, and other grains during the month of October. This is...
Battery recycling is a growth opportunity for Temiskaming refiner
The first shipment of ‘black mass’ battery material arrives next week for testing at a Temiskaming refinery. Electra Battery Materials is ready to throw the switch on its $3-million recycling demonstration plant, one of the exciting initiatives the Toronto company has underway in bringing the former Yukon refinery back to life....
Canadian Mining Hall of Fame unveils three 2023 inductees
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced Tuesday it will welcome three new mining industry leaders in 2023 in recognition of their inspiring achievements and visionary leadership to elevate the stature of Canadian mining at home and abroad. The new inductees are Jim Cooney, Alexander John Davidson and Douglas...
Sale of Red Lake mine could begin this week
Pure Gold Mining could have the ‘For Sale’ sign out for its Red Lake mine as early as Thursday. The insolvent Vancouver gold company, now under creditor protection, heads to a B.C. court Nov. 9 to petition for the sales process to begin immediately of its underground mine, processing mill...
MineConnect Member Spotlight Featuring Civiltek Limited
Company Background / History: In 2010, Paul Fournier and Jamie Bradley started Quatro Industries.  In 2019, Jamie, Paul, and Mike Richer, as well as Nelson Genereux, came up with an idea about a “one stop shop” for mining construction products, innovation, and services. The vision was to start a company...