Copper Rand Mine

Merger mania grips mining industry in 2001

Against a rather grim backdrop that included an American economy slipping into recession, worldwide commodity deflation and a new war on terrorism, the big story in 2001 for the North American mining …

MSV begins winding down project

Unable to secure financing for its Copper Rand 5000 project, MSV Resources (MSV-T) has begun work that will lead to the closure of the Copper Rand mine site in Chibougamau, Que.The company is disposin…

ODDS ‘N’ SODS — Return of the ’60 Pontiac

In 1958, my dad was working at the Quirke uranium mine of Rio Algom in Elliot Lake, Ont., as a raise miner and, later, a shift boss.For a number of years, he made the journey every second week from Ki…

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