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The fleet of railcars will be capable of carrying iron ore from the Bloom Lake mine near Fermont to the port at Sept-Iles, Québec.
Mining Insider, Mines, Quebec Champion Iron acquires 735 specialized iron ore railcars for Bloom Lake mine for (US) $30.1 million

Bloom Lake has the potential to be one of the region's leading long-life iron ore mines and a major contributor to the national economy.

K+S Potash rail cars.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Global, Saskatchewan Rail cars arrive at K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy Project

The rail cars were designed by National Steel Car and feature industry-leading design suitable for the Legacy Project’s state-of-the-art facility.

Construction workers at the underground Brucejack gold mine, dressed in hi-vis suits.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia New Brucejack Mine “Valley of the Kings” shows 8.1 million ounces of gold potential

Pretivm is constructing the high-grade underground Brucejack gold mine in northern British Columbia with commercial production targeted for 2017.

Manager Mike Miller proudly shows off the new Cummins facility in Sparwood.
Mining Insider, Products & equipment, British Columbia Cummins opens state-of-the-art facility in Sparwood

The new, 10,000 square-foot shop features dedicated space for maintenance and repairs, offices, tool storage and a customer conference room.

CanAlaska's Nisku property is located in the Leaf Rapids area of northern Manitoba.
Mining Insider, Mines, Manitoba CanAlaska to commence drill program at Nisku Target

New large geophysical targets to be tested for copper-zinc mineralization

Hunter Harrison, new CEO of CSX Corporation.
Mining Insider, Mines CSX names E. Hunter Harrison as Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Harrison replaces Michael Ward, who announced his decision to retire as Chairman and CEO on February 21, 2017 and will become a consultant to CSX.

CanAlaska's project updates.
Mining Insider, Mines, Global CanAlaska March 2017 update: uranium, copper and diamond exploration

Multiple exploration programs planned including drilling at the North Ruttan Copper-Zinc project

Graphic from Scotiabank, showing the prices of industrial commodities.
Mining Insider, Energy, Mines, Global Digging deep into metals & minerals: Scotiabank Special Report

A renewed sense of optimism is expected in the global mining industry as industrial commodity prices are beginning to rise.

Premier Christy Clark announces funding for Geoscience BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $10 million in new funding from BC government for earth science research

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with various provincial sectors.

Picture of Cessna conducting aerial geophysical survey.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC releases survey results indicating potential for new mineral deposits in B.C.

Results of Canada's largest airborne survey will stimulate mineral exploration in B.C.

Map of Montclerg Property.
Mining Insider, Mines International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. announces results from Diamond Drilling program

During the past months IEP completed diamond drilling programs totalling 3,965 metres on two properties funded by JEAP grants.

Diane Nicolson, chair of the AME board comments on BC Budget.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia AME BC likes new 2017 BC Budget

The budget announcement demonstrates that the provincial government is aware of the significant contribution that mineral exploration and development makes.

Excavator on Sully property.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Kootenay Zinc starts drilling at Fort Steele’s “Sully” property

All geophysics and drill holes to date have helped the technical team better understand the nature of this exciting project.

#DisruptMining logo.
Mining Insider, Mines, Global Dragon-Den style #DisruptMining announces five finalists

#DisruptMining wants to showcase individuals, groups and companies that are using technology & concepts to tackle the challenges faced by the mining industry.

Gavin Dirom.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Global The AME announces that Gavin Dirom, the current President and CEO, will be leaving the organization

AME’s Board of Directors has initiated an executive search process for a new President & CEO.

Picture of blue helicopter, with miner in foreground.
Mining Insider, Mines, Global US Mines produced an estimated $74.6 Billion in minerals during 2016

United States mines in 2016 produced an estimated $74.6 billion of raw mineral materials, a slight increase from 2015.

Picture of oil well silhouetted in sunset.
Mining Insider, Mines Positive trends for commodities in 2017: Scotiabank

Commodities are expected to broadly benefit from rising prices in 2017 after many averaged cycle-lows last year.

NOVAGOLD development.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Mines, Global NOVAGOLD reports excellent 2016 results: advances toward Final Environmental Impact Statement

The company provided updates for its flagship 50%-owned Donlin Gold project in Alaska and its Galore Creek copper-gold-silver project in British Columbia.

Picture of NACOF members.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Products & equipment, Global Encanto Potash finalizes massive deal with India’s National Federation of Farmers

The agreement provides for the supply of a minimum of 5 million tonnes per year for a guaranteed period of twenty years for muriate of potash.

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