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Gold miners pressure suppliers for price cuts amid sector slump – by Rachelle Younglai (Globe and Mail – August 14, 2014)

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

    posted in www.republicofmining.com   August 14 2014   | The Globe and Mail is Canada’s national newspaper with the second largest broadsheet circulation in the country. It has enormous influence on Canada’s political and business elite. Goldcorp Inc. is leading an industry push to clamp down on suppliers, pressuring them to slash prices so the […]

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CEMI to cast a wide net for deep mining research

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Ultra Deep Mining Network has $46 M at disposal The Sudbury-based Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) plans to launch a Canada-wide request for proposals by late September for projects that would fall under its $46-million Ultra Deep Mining Network.  In January 2014, CEMI received a $15-million grant from the federal government’s Business-led Networks […]

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Cementation Canada – Compass Minerals Sign LOI for the Goderich Mine Shaft Upgrade Project

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

August 14, 2014    SAMSSA Member   NORTH BAY – Cementation Canada has been issued a Letter of Intent by Compass Minerals to carry out the shaft rehabilitation and upgrades of two mineshafts that Compass Minerals operates at their mine in Goderich, Ontario. The letter of intent will allow engineering on the work to commence while a […]

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Sudbury not yet on WestJet’s radar by Jonathan Migneault N.O.B.

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

The Greater Sudbury Airport will need to see significant growth in passenger traffic before WestJet Airlines considers expanding flights to Sudbury, says airport CEO Robert Johnston. “Passenger growth drives everything in our business,” he said. Last year, the airport accommodated 240,045 passengers, down from 246,462 in the previous year. “Over the last year and a […]

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Swiss satellite company picks North Bay as test site Ian Ross N.O.B.

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Canadore College and the City of North Bay are entering a bold new frontier in aviation and aeronautics. Swiss Space Systems (S3) is setting up a shop and testing site at the college’s aviation campus at Jack Garland Airport to allow the pioneering European satellite company to continue development of a revolutionary new system that […]

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Glencore reports drop in nickel production

Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Reuters   Mining company Glencore posted a 13% increase in first-half copper output, in line with market forecasts and boosted by growth at its African and South American mines, but its zinc and nickel production dipped. The London-listed company, which is due to report half-year results next week, makes almost half of its profit from […]

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Cliffs wins victory in Ring of Fire court case

Posted Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

Cliffs wins victory in Ring of Fire court case   By: Ian Ross N.O.B   It’ll be up to Natural Resources Minister Bill Mauro to decide if Cliffs Natural Resources gets permission for an overland transportation route into the Ring of Fire. It’ll be up to Natural Resources Minister Bill Mauro to decide if Cliffs […]

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Getting it right in the ring may take decades

Posted Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by Dick DeStefano

 Rick Millette, Northern Policy Institute Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:42:28 EDT PM Ring of Fire map     The Ring of Fire has taken on the allure of a huge Christmas gift.   Like the children who anticipate the big day coming, Northern Ontarians are finding it painfully difficult to stop themselves from diving under […]

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Sudbury Basin largely unexplored: geologist

Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by SAMSSA

Dan Farrow, the Sudbury District geologist with the Ontario Geological Survey, examines a mineral sample at his office near Laurentian University. Farrow said there are a number of potential Sudbury Basin deposits that could be developed in the near future, including Glencore’s Errington and Vermilion mineralizations. But Sudbury’s mining outlook positive with new projects on […]

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New technologies enable miners to go deeper in northern Ontario

Posted Monday, May 26th, 2014 by SAMSSA

TORONTO, CANADA – Rather than shuttering their mines, companies in northern Ontario are working at depths of between 2 km and 3 km underground to extract high-grade material from previously inaccessible deposits. Deep mining presents huge technical challenges. Heavy equipment must be modified to fit tight, confined spaces. Sinking a 2,500 m shaft requires stronger […]

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