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$3.8 billion approved for Koniambo

$3.8 billion approved for Koniambo Xstrata Nickel’s ambitious plans to move up in the ranks of the world’s nickel producers took two giant steps forward in October.

Sudbury to host geoscience symposium

Ontario’s hot mineral exploration sector will be the main topic of discussion Dec. 11 and 12 at the Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium.

Bestech celebrates sale to Barrick

Bestech, a Sudbury industrial automation and software development company, has sold its mine-wide energy management and asset control solution to Barrick Gold’s Goldstrike Underground Division in Elko, Nevada.

Goldcorp assumes ownership of Porcupine properties in Timmins

Chris Cormier, general manager of the former Porcupine Joint Venture mines in Timmins, said a recent buyout of the operation by Goldcorp Inc. will probably make his job a little easier.

Mining companies scoop up awards

Several Northern Ontario mining companies and mining supply and service sector businesses were honoured Oct. 18 at the 21st annual Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA) in Timmins.

Improved tire, roadbed maintenance paying off

Following is an interview with Ken Gallant, co-owner of Royal Tire in Timmins. A Goodyear dealer, Royal Tire also has branches in Sudbury, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa and Marathon.

Walden Equipment recycles

Everything old is new again at Walden Equipment. The company, located on Fielding Rd. near Lively, Ontario, is expanding a part of its operations that refurbishes old equipment, including scissor lifts and load-haul-dump machines discarded by mines.

Fuller Industrial takes on the world

Sudbury-based Fuller Industrial has plans for no less than world domination of the rubber-lining business. The company lines industrial pipes with rubber, which makes them resistant to abrasion and chemical corrosion.

Xstrata CEO: nothing stopping us

Pundits who dismiss Xstrata plc "as a bunch of deal junkies" have it all wrong, said Ian Pierce, chief executive officer of the company's Toronto-based nickel group.

FNX ramps up in Sudbury

When Inco auctioned off five surplus properties in the Sudbury Basin in 2001 to little known Fort Knox Gold Resources, no one could have predicted that the upstart junior mining company with one employee and $300,000 in the bank would be producing 90
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