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Annual review: Weathering the storms

The mining industry continued to weather both natural and financial storms in 2011
Reports Article Reports 16 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Carbon Creek scoping finds potential for coking coal

Initial results from an independent preliminary economic assessment have indicated Cardero Resource Corp’s Carbon Creek coal project in northwestern British Columbia could generate coking coal
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 16 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Xstrata extends Kidd

Xstrata’s copper division has announced the completion of a significant extension to its Kidd mine in northern Ontario
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 15 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Rio Tinto re-extends Hathor offer

Rio Tinto has announced a further extension to its tender offer for Hathor Exploration Ltd, the Canadian exploration company with uranium projects in Northern Saskawatchen.
Breaking News Article Finance 13 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Production reduction by Cliffs

Citing blast furnace maintenance at one of its customer facilities, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc has announced a reduction in 2012 production from its Empire mine in Michigan
Magazine Article Production and Markets 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Yukon-Nevada added to safety watchlist

Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp has said it has been notified by the mine safety regulator that the Jerritt Canyon mill in Nevada was added to a safety watchlist after it was deemed to potentially have a “pattern of violations”
Magazine Article Production and Markets 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Mercator raises financing

Canada-based metals producer Mercator Minerals Ltd has announced the closing of its private placement
Magazine Article Finance 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Goldcorp ups dividend

The board of Goldcorp Inc has approved a 32% increase in the company’s annual dividend to US$0.54/share
Magazine Article Finance 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Rio Tinto approves modernisation of BC smelter

Rio Tinto has approved a US$2.7 billion investment to complete modernisation of its Kitimat aluminium smelter in British Columbia
Headline Article Finance 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Silver Coin Drilling

Jayden Resources Inc has received further results from its drilling at the 80%-owned Silver Coin gold-silver property in northwest British Columbia
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Anglo aims higher with Grosvenor approval

Anglo American plc has approved development of the 5Mt/y Grosvenor project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, as part of a plan to triple metallurgical-coal production from its Australian assets by 2020
Headline Article Exploration & Development 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Rochester claim dispute

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp and Rye Patch Gold Corp have filed lawsuits against each other in a dispute over what Coeur described as a “substantial portion of its unpatented claims” at the Rochester silver mine in Nevada
Headline Article Production and Markets 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

KGHM announces US$2.8bn bid for Quadra FNX

KGHM Polska Miedz SA has announced a US$2.83 billion cash bid for Canada’s Quadra FNX Mining Ltd, having hinted at a potential foreign acquisition in August
Headline Article Finance 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Alpha in US$209m settlement

Alpha Natural Resources Inc has entered into settlement and non-prosecution agreements with US authorities relating to the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine (UBB) in West Virginia, in which 29 miners lost their lives
Magazine Article Finance 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Donlin study designs 1.5Moz/y operation

A second feasibility study for the Donlin gold joint venture in Alaska, owned 50:50 by Novagold Resources Inc and Barrick Gold Corp, forecast 1.5Moz/y of gold production during the first five years of operation
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 09 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Rio Tinto announces US$2.7bn aluminium investment

Rio Tinto has approved the US$2.7 billion required to complete the modernisation project at its 60-year old aluminium smelter in Kitimat, British Columbia (BC).
Breaking News Article Finance 02 Dec 2011 0 Stars

BHP puts its diamonds in play

BHP Billiton has decided to “review” its diamonds business, which includes the 80%-owned Ekati diamond mine and the 51%-owned Chidliak exploration project, both of which are in Canada
Headline Article Finance 02 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Cap-Ex intercepts

Cap-Ex Ventures Inc has intersected magnetite iron-ore mineralisation at its Block 103 property 30km from Schefferville in Quebec
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 02 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Continuing to trade up

In this week's Fifth Column, Ken Gooding looks at the career of Brian Hinchcliffe, who, at the beginning of the 1980s, was a trader at J Aron and Co when he noticed a report in the Northern Miner newspaper about Breakwater Resources
Fifth Column Article Fifth Column 02 Dec 2011 0 Stars

Delaney retires

Ian Delaney has announced his retirement as chief executive officer (CEO) of Sherritt International Corp having been with the company for 21 years
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 02 Dec 2011 0 Stars
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COMPANY PROFILES
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014
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