Canadian Mining Journal


Industrial/Specialty Minerals


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    URANIUM-VANADIUM: Western Uranium and Vanadium to re-open the Sunday mine complex

    October 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLORADO – Western Uranium and Vanadium Corp. announced plans to re-open the Sunday mine complex, located in western San Miguel County, Colorado. The complex extends for 3,748 hectares and consists of five individual mines currently in temporary cessation. These are

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    Mason Graphite’s Lac Gueret leads the field in Quebec

    October 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The earliest known producing graphite mine in the province, and possibly the country, was the Miller mine, situated in Grenville Township, 80 km west of Montreal. It was worked in the mid-1800s and most of the graphite was used in

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    PHOSPHATE: Arianne signs formal offtake agreement

    September 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Headquartered in Chicoutimi, Que., Arianne Phosphate has signed its first formal offtake agreement for high purity phosphate concentrate from its Lac a Paul mine. The concentrate will be shipped to the buyer’s plant to be processed into downstream

  • World needs graphite, Ontario projects need cash

    September 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    There is roughly 20 times more graphite than there is lithium in a lithium-ion battery — a misnomer if ever there was one. Graphite is the anode material in lithium-ion batteries, the same ones that power our smart phones, laptops,

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    COBALT-BISMUTH: Fortune says new tests result in cleaner cobalt concentrate from NICO

    September 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Based in London, Ont., Fortune Minerals says metallurgical tests have produced an upgraded, essentially arsenic free cobalt concentrate from the NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper development project 160 km northwest of Yellowknife. Tests successfully removed more than 99% of the

  • MAGNESIUM: Quebec chips in $31M for Alliance plant

    August 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Alliance Magnesium of Brossard, Que., has signed a financing agreement with the province’s Economic Development Fund for $30.9 million that will be applied toward building the first commercial phase of a plant in Danville. Quebec is offering a

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    PHOSPHATE: Arianne, New Brunswick team up to review phosphoric acid plant

    August 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Arianne Phosphate of Saguenay, Que., and the New Brunswick government to study the possibility of building a phosphoric acid plant in Belledune, N.B. Through the Opportunities New Brunswick program, the province will contribute to the cost of a

  • R&D: Manganese X Accepts National Research Council Proposal to Potentially Upgrade Manganese Ore to Produce Battery Grade Material

    July 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Montreal – Manganese X Energy Corp. is pleased to report that it recently received from the National Research Council (“NRC/CNRC”) a research proposal: “The potential of ore upgrading and purification techniques to produce battery grade material (high purity 99.999%).” The proposed project

  • Technology Metals Snapshot: Eight juniors step up to meet the tech-metal challenge

    July 18, 2018 by Trish Saywell, The Northern Miner

    The wider use globally of advanced technologies such as electric vehicles has led to a boom in juniors developing technology-metal assets, with an emphasis on lithium, cobalt, vanadium and rare earths. Here is a look at eight such juniors active

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    TIN-INDIUM: Avalon plans for East Kemptville project

    July 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NOVA SCOTIA – Closed since 1992, the former East Kemptville tin-indium mine may reopen if Avalon Advanced Materials of Toronto has its way. The company proposes to reprocess stockpiles of low grade ore supplemented by near surface higher grade material.

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    Nouveau Monde plans all-electric mine in Quebec

    April 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Nouveau Monde Graphite (TSXV: NOU) wants to build an all-electric open-pit mine that will have a carbon neutral footprint at its Matawinie project in Quebec, 120 km north of Montreal. A feasibility study on turning the natural flake graphite project into

  • Tin tops MIT list of metals most impacted by new technologies

    April 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Rob Bruggeman, a former research analyst with more than a decade of experience with a boutique brokerage firm and a large bank-owned proprietary trading desk on Bay Street, has been blogging on his site Alpha Mining since 2017. He also