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…

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.

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…

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