A preview of things to come?

Abstract The Conservative Government's budget proposals brought forward on December 11, 1979 have been withdrawn, but they are far from dead. On the contrary, a number of those budget proposals, especially the ones which would close loopholes and result in other technical changes being made to the Income Tax Act, should be considered to be alive and well.It is not unreasonable to expect the next government, of whatever political persuasion, to reintroduce many of these technical changes in the next federal budget. For that reason, last December's budget may have offered an interesting preview of what the mining industry and other taxpayers can expect in 1980. It is quite possible that some of these changes may be effective as of the original dates announced in the withdrawn budget proposals.This month, "Tax Notes" reviews the main provisions of Mr. Crosbie's December, 1979 budget, with a primary focus on the changes that would have affected the resource sector.It must be emphasized that all of the budget proposals discussed herein have been withdrawn, that none of them are law and that any actual changes in our tax rules will have to be dealt with by the new Parliament that will be assembled following the February 18 election.
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Summary: Under high pressure in a deep potash mine, the salt rock behaves in accordance with the concept of a generalized, perfectly plastic substance. The paper presents the evidence of this behaviour and engineering concepts for room-and-pillar design.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): D. MRAZ
Keywords: Industrial minerals, Rock mechanics, Salt formations, Potash mining, Underground mining, Room-and-pillar mining, Plasticity, Stress distributions, Pressure distribution, Pillars.
Issue: 815
Volume: 73
Year: 1980
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Summary: This paper describes the development and application of single-stage fluidized bed continuous ion exchange to the following processes: removal of base metals from mine water; cyanide removal from gold mill waste; uranium removal from sulphuric acid leach liquor; and uranium removal from mine water.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): B.H. LUCAS
Keywords: Hydrometallurgy, Ion exchange, Fluidized beds, Cyanide removal, Gold mill waste, Uranium removal, Sulphuric acid, Resin, Mine water treatment, Dome Mines Limited, Denison Mines Limited, Beaverlodge Mine.
Issue: 815
Volume: 73
Year: 1980
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Summary: The energy situation is extremely fragile and there is a critical need for energy conservation in the short term and development of new technology in the long term. To keep tabs on energy flow, separate electrical metering is being installed in major industries. The first step reduces demand through peak load control; the second reduces the waste of energy by monitoring energy used per unit of production.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): T.B. ARMSTRONG
Keywords: Energy management, Electrical energy, Metering, Conservation, Load factors, Process control.
Issue: 815
Volume: 73
Year: 1980
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Summary: An economical, pollution-free process has been developed for the hydrometallurgical extraction of copper from sulphide ores. The extracted copper, in the form of cuprous chloride (CuCl), is converted by reduction to copper metal. The metal is melted and fire-refined into wire bars which meet the standards of electrolytic tough pitch (ETP) copper wirebars.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): J.H. McNAMARA, W.A. AHRENS, J.G. FRANEK
Keywords: Hydrometallurgy, Copper extraction, Cyprus Copper Process, Cymet process, Leaching, Fluid-bed reactors, Sulphide ores.
Issue: 815
Volume: 73
Year: 1980
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Summary: The effect of composition and process variables on the properties of Marmet and modified Ni-Hard slugs will be discussed. The effect of shape on the over-all performance of grinding media and its relationship to the end product has been investigated and these results will be reviewed. The cost effectiveness of slugs versus balls has been well documented under various operating conditions and this will be presented in detail.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): G.G. JACOX, J.C. FAROE
Keywords: Corrosion, Metallurgy, Grinding media, Slugs, Balls, Wear, Alloys, Steel, Cast iron, Milling.
Issue: 815
Volume: 73
Year: 1980
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Summary: The modest thermal efficiency of the steam turbine cycle essentially determines the heat required and, therefore, the coal consumption and ash production of pulverized-coal-fired powerplants.This paper emphasizes how some properties of coal and its ash can crucially affect the operation of a steam generator and its flue gas cleaning equipment.A brief reference to some siting factors and economics reaffirms the all-pervasive influence of the properties of coal and ash and establishes the...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): D.R. WRIGHT
Keywords: Coal, Energy resources, Powerplants, Steam generators, Ash, Stack emissions, Filters, Precipitators, Scrubbers, Sulphur dioxides, Desulphurization, Nitrogen oxides, Pulverizers, Lignite, Thermal efficiency, Environmental control, Cooling water.
Issue: 815
Volume: 73
Year: 1980
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Summary: In 1943, potash mineralization was first recognized in the Prairie Evaporites of the Province of Saskatchewan in a deep oil-well hole. Exploitation started in 1950 under a shroud of doubt that this huge reserve could be mined. It was fraught with almost insurmountable physical problems in penetrating the Prairie Evaporites. After 12 years of experimentation and development of new shaft-sinking methods, mining equipment and processes to treat the high-grade potash ore (sylvanite), a new era of...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): M.A. UPHAM
Keywords: Industrial minerals, Potash, Markets, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Underground mining, Solution mining, Production costs, Taxation, Exports, Transportation.
Issue: 815
Volume: 73
Year: 1980
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Summary: Belts of Yellowknife Supergroup volcanic and sedimentary strata in the Slave Structural Province are separated by granitoid complexes. The strata and most intrusive rocks are 2.7 and 2.5 Ga old, but rocks around 3.1 Ga have been recognized in some of the complexes and are believed to represent a once-extensive sialic crust. Volcanics were erupted along rifts in this crust and the rifts became sites of crustal foundering and the development of troughs that filled with turbidites of volcanic...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): R.A. FRITH, S.M. ROSCOE
Keywords: Slave Province, Archean, Basement rocks, Tectonics, Ig-rimbrites, Volcanogenic sulphide deposits, Sulphide deposit zonation, Hackett River Deposits, Yava deposit.
Issue: 815
Volume: 73
Year: 1980
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