Volume 101 Number 31 Sept 14 - 20, 2015


Drills on barges on Patterson Lake at Fission Uranium's Patterson Lake South uranium project, near Saskatchewan's Athabasca basin. Source: Fission Uranium

Fission Uranium’s Triple R shows strong economics

Analysts are applauding Fission Uranium’s (TSX: FCU; US-OTC: FCUUF) preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on the Triple R deposit at its 100% owned Patterson Lake South property just outside the southwestern portion of …



Toxic waste spills out of the tailings dam at Imperial Metals' Mount Polley copper-gold mine, shortly after its collapse in August 2014. Source:

Tailings dam failures to continue, experts say

A year after Imperial Metals’ (TSX: III; US-OTC: IPMLF) Mount Polley copper-gold mine released 25 million cubic metres of waste into B.C.’s Fraser River watershed after its tailings dam broke, a new report claims that the worldwide…


TSX hits rough patch, Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Confirmation that Canada slipped into a narrow recession in the first half of the year (real gross domestic product contracted by 0.5% from April to June and by 0.8% from January to March), coupled with news that the unemployment rate in August…




Editorial: Signs of life in copper market

Glencore’s surprise decision to cut back its copper production coupled with stronger-than-expected Chinese copper import data have had a salutary effect on copper prices, which jumped 5% on Sept. 8 to record their biggest one-day…



Salt picks up slack from coal, iron ore on St. Lawrence Seaway

High demand pushed 1.4 million tonnes of road salt through the St. Lawrence Seaway between April 2 and July 31. That figure represents a 3% rise from 2014, which was an exceptional year for salt, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management…


DSI scoops up bolt business from Hilti

DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) has announced it is buying the intellectual property and manufacturing assets for the “OneStep” mining bolt from Hilti.


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