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The new and expanded Endako mine is located near Fraser Lake, 100 miles northwest of Prince George.
Mines, British Columbia Thompson Creek Metals expands its Endako molybdenum mine north of Prince George

Increased production at the Fraser Lake molybdenum mine will create approximately 160 new jobs.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of plasma and drilling machine
Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, British Columbia Let the good times roll

Kevin McCormick, a director for the Mining Suppliers Association, believes a northern B.C. mining boom may last 25 to 40 years.

by Tim Gardner
Artillery Peak in Arizona is the site of American Manganese's deposit.
Exploration, Mines, British Columbia, Global Manganese on the horizon

American Manganese Inc. has completed three phases of drilling at Artillery Peak, the company’s low-grade manganese deposit located in Arizona.

by Jessica Kirby
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First Nations, Mines, British Columbia New life and a bright future at the Huckleberry Mine

The owners of the Huckleberry Mine, an open-pit copper and molybdenum mine in west central B.C., has approved a seven-year mine-life extension.

by Tim Gardner
John Hansuld was humbled by the letters he received to be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame this winter.
Exploration, History, Mines, Global The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inducts the “father of flow-through”

Hansuld longed to work outdoors, but he hadn’t heard about geology before, but after more than three decades as a mining executive—Hansuld is a mining legend.

by Breanne Massey
Channel sampling stockwork outcrop at Santa Rosa.
Company Profiles, Mines Red Eagle Mining

Red Eagle Mining takes off in Colombia

Mines, British Columbia Coal is a hot commodity in China

After a brief hiatus in the demand for coal, the price of coal has surged.

by Breanne Massey
Man teaching children to pan for gold
Education, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia Making mining accessible

Julie Dormer is the outreach co-ordinator for the Kamloops Exploration Group, an association that promotes mining, earth sciences and mineral exploration.

by Lisa Crane
Photo showing near-infrared spectroscopy in use in the field
Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Technology Near-infrared technology essential for rapid and accurate mineral sampling

In the search for ever more complex ore deposits, it has become more important to continually fine tune the extraction process.

by Jessica Kirby
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Mines UCore will benefit from experienced new COO

Mining and Exploration recently caught up with Ken Collison at Ucore’s Vancouver offices.

by Gail Jansen
Mines, Products & equipment New product reduces downtime

Hallen belt conveyor idler replacement bracket reduces mine downtime and maintenance costs.

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Mines, British Columbia Gold-plated ambition

Mark O'Dea keeps the Fronteer team together to search for new gold and copper-gold deposits.

by Jessica Kirby
Mines, Saskatchewan Bumper crop of corn threatens potash prices

PotashCorp in Saskatchewan has instigated an extension of its Christmas shutdown in an effort to stabilize prices.

by Gail Jansen
Mines, Saskatchewan A takeover waiting to happen?

Think the story of BHP’s takeover of PotashCorp ends with its failed attempt in 2010? Think again, say analysts.

by Gail Jansen
Reed Copper mining site.
Minerals, Mines, Manitoba Reed Copper site accelerates production dates

The Manitoba government approved the Reed Copper Exploration Permit (AEP) and they issued the lease of park land property for operating mine developments.

by Breanne Massey
Photo of Jeff Pontius
Exploration, Mines Jeff Pontius hunts for treasure in North America

The winner of the 2011 Colin Spence Award for excellence in global mineral exploration explains why he thrives on the thrill of discovery.

by Jessica Kirby
Woman at a mine
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Playing an important role

Michelle Unger lives and works in Kimberley. She feels fortunate that she has been able to live in a great place like Kimberley while advancing her career.

by Lisa Crane
Mines, Saskatchewan Rocking the royalty boat

Will Saskatchewan follow Alberta and restructure the royalties owed by resource companies?

by Gail Jansen
Photo of a drill inspector
Exploration, Mines, British Columbia New Gold locks up the Blackwater district

A Canadian gold mining company goes on an aggressive shopping spree buying up promising gold-silver property in central B.C.

by Tim Gardner
Mines Promoting the Chilean connection

This engineering consulting group believes now is the time for Canadian companies to invest in Chile.

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Mines, British Columbia Teck mines a housing solution

A modern condominium complex has been built in Elkford for new workers, offering high-end features like granite countertops.

by Gerald Vander Pyl
Construction on the Mount Milligan mine site.
Mines, British Columbia The latest buzz in B.C.

The Mount Milligan copper-gold mine, touted as the first major metal mine to be built in the province in 15 years, is already bringing prosperity to the region.

by Tim Gardner
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Exploration, Mines, British Columbia Reflecting on his experiences

A 40-year career in the industry has taken Lindsay Bottomer to places all around the world—meeting fascinating people and doing something he loves.

by Stuart Fullerton
Man looks at a rock with children
Education, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia School of rocks

This year's Minerals South Conference facilitated a Junior Miners Program in Kimberley for grade one to three students of Lindsay Park Elementary School.

by Lisa Crane
Photo of a big truck
Mines, British Columbia Why one man chose a career in coal

James Hoy is impressed with the extensive training he received for his new job as a haul truck driver at Teck.

by Karen Kornelsen
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Education, First Nations, Mines, British Columbia On track to deal with a looming labour shortage

Mining is booming and a labour shortage is looming—but a B.C. task force is on the case.

by Karen Kornelsen
Mines Opening portals for women in mining

Women in Mining

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Education, Mines, British Columbia Targeted training for the mining industry

Simply put, there's a worldwide shortage of mining professionals. UBC's certificate program in mining studies is attempting to ease the HR crunch.

by Maureen McEwan
Historical mining activity at the Bellekeno Mine area
Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Yukon Even better the second time around

Reopening the historic Keno Silver District in the Yukon required expertise in both mining and environmental remediation. Alexco Resource Corporation has both.

by Maureen McEwan
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First Nations, Mines Ten questions for Jerry Asp

This year's PDAC winner for aboriginal achievements in the mineral industry answers 10 questions about his life's work.

by Gail Jansen
Photo of Steve Letwin
Mines, Ontario Meet the man with a golden touch

After approximately 30 years in the oil and gas sector, Steve Letwin chose to change paths and take the top spot at Toronto-based Iamgold Corp.

by Joel Kranc
Before picture taken of Vale's regreening project of slag piles off Big Nickel Road near their Copper Cliff operations
Education, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario From moonscape to greenscape

The Vale Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury, Ontario, has brought environmental success to a whole new level.

by Karen Kornelsen
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History, Mines, British Columbia Light at the end of the tunnel

After seven years in the making, Fernie’s Miners Walk is now under construction and is expected to be unveiled to the public in November of 2011.

by Dan Williams
Photo of Bill Sheriff standing outdoors
Exploration, Mines, Yukon Yukon rush

Two member companies of the Predator Group, Golden Predator and Redtail Metals Corp., belong to the Yukon Gold Mining Alliance.

by Lisa Crane
Photo of crews moving the muck away
Mines, Technology, Saskatchewan Cameco’s creative innovation

Cameco was awarded the 2011 Exceptional Engineering/Geoscience Award for its innovative remediation of the Cigar Lake Mine.

by Lisa Crane
Photo of two men looking at a rock
Exploration, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Decar project holds groundbreaking potential

First Point Minerals has developed an innovative selective extraction method to accurately assay for alloy nickel at its Decar property in central BC.

by Lisa Crane
Five men on a mountaintop
History, Mines, British Columbia Knight Piésold turns 90

Knight Piésold has grown from a one-person consultancy in South Africa to a company that employs over 700 people worldwide, with two offices in Canada.

by Lisa Crane
Mines, Technology Enabling collaboration for innovation

The Canadian Mining Innovation Council is a network of mining industry, government and academic stakeholders who facilitate research and development.

A man standing in a marsh
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia An ear to the ground

The Raven coal mine project is going through an environmental review process which invites feedback from the general public to ensure all concerns are heard.

by Trevor Crawley
Mines, British Columbia Roca Mines is working to resume production

The collapse of a sill pillar in 2010 halted production at the Max molybdenum mine near Revelstoke, B.C., but Roca Mines is working to restart operations.

by Trevor Crawley
Mines, British Columbia Teck Coal is looking to expand

The proposed expansion to Teck Coal’s Line Creek Operation is in the environmental review process.

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