Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    Frontier produces battery-quality lithium hydroxide from PAK spodumene

    October 22, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    Sudbury-based Frontier Lithium has produced lithium hydroxide monohydrate from spodumene sourced from its PAK lithium project in northwestern Ontario, using a proprietary extraction process. In a release, the company said the flow sheet used has the advantage of directly producing

  • Nemaska Lithium accepts sale proposal from Orion, Pallinghurst and Investissement Quebec

    August 25, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    After completing a sale or investor solicitation process (SISP) under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), Nemaska Lithium has ultimately accepted a sale proposal, structured as a credit bid, from Orion Mine Finance (its largest secured creditor), Investissement Quebec and

  • REPORT: Lithium demand growth to remain strong to 2030

    August 17, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    UNITED KINGDOM – A report by Roskill states that, globally, lithium demand growth is forecast to remain strong at over 19.7% per year through to 2030. According to the market researcher, this demand is being driven by the manufacture of lithium-ion

  • News

    LITHIUM: Cypress reports resource boost at Nevada project

    August 12, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    NEVADA – On Tuesday, Cypress Development released an updated mineral resource estimate for its Clayton Valley lithium project in Nevada, showing an approximate 55% increase in total resources over the estimates found in the May 2020 prefeasibility study (PFS). Measured resources

  • News

    Top 10 US-based mining companies

    July 27, 2020 by Northern Miner Staff

    Mining in the United States has been ongoing for centuries and has played a role in the country’s development over the years. The Northern Miner presents its annual Top 10 listing of the largest U.S.-based mining companies, which are ranked by market capitalization,

  • COVID-19: Miners fight back virus outbreaks

    July 6, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Several months after the pandemic disrupted mining operations worldwide with suspensions, travel restrictions and new protocols, the novel coronavirus continues to cause new disruptions. Most recently, 82 of 298 workers at Trevali Mining’s Santander mine in Peru have tested positive

  • BATTERIES: Why LFP cathode material is making a comeback

    June 30, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    A previously sidelined EV battery cathode material – LFP, composed of lithium iron and phosphate  – has come to the forefront in 2020, thanks to its safety, low cost, and the simplified battery pack design that it allows, a white paper published

  • LITHIUM: Cypress releases positive PFS for Clayton Valley in Nevada

    May 21, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEVADA – With an initial US$493-million investment, Cypress Development‘s Clayton Valley lithium project could produce 27,400 tonnes lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) per year over a 40-year mine life, according to a prefeasibility study released this week. At an 8% discount

  • BATTERIES: European Commission working on sustainable battery rules

    May 21, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    EUROPE – A recent report by S&P Global Platts highlights that the European Commission (EC) plans to propose sustainable battery rules for the E.U. by October. The goal behind the rules, which are set to become binding by 2022, is

  • SURVEY: Canadians want to seize opportunity in critical metals

    May 14, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO — Coinciding with National Mining Week, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has released a new national poll that highlights public enthusiasm for Canada to grow market share as a preferred global supplier of critical minerals, based on abundance

  • RECYCLING: American Manganese, Voltabox recycle Li-ion batteries

    April 15, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    TEXAS – American Manganese (AMY) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Texas-based Voltabox to work on end-of-life lithium-ion batteries for commercial-scale recycling of cathode materials using AMY’s RecycLiCo patented process. The RecycLiCo process provides a closed-loop recycling

  • News

    Energy Metals Snapshot: Eight companies powering the future

    April 9, 2020 by Magda Gardner

    Growing moves by governments and organizations to set a price on carbon emissions have set up a prospective niche market in battery metals exploration and development. Lithium, cobalt, graphite and vanadium are directly applicable to energy storage, while nickel and