Canadian Mining Journal


Industrial/Specialty Minerals


  • 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

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    VANADIUM: Largo announces 25% expansion plan for Maracas Menchen mine

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Largo Resources of Toronto has announced plans to boost vanadium pentoxide production by 25% at its Maracas Menchen mine in Bahia state, about 813 km northeast of Brasilia. Monthly production would increase to 1,000 tonnes, and it may

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    COBALT-GOLD-BISMUTH: Tlicho all-season road given approval

    April 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of London, Ont., says the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board has recommended that the Tlicho all-season road be approved, subject to certain conditions. The road will stretch 97 km between the town of Whati

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    PHOSPHATE: Arianne gets more government funds for Lac a Paul

    April 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Headquartered in Saguenay, Que., Arianne Phosphate has received an additional $1.5 million for its Lac a Paul apatite project from the Quebec ministry of energy and natural resources. The funding is part of the province’s promised support for

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    CHROMIUM-PGM-NICKEL: Azimut begins new drill program at Chromaska

    March 13, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Azimut Exploration of Longueuil, Que., has begun a 1,000-metre drill program at its 100% owned Chromaska chrome-platinum group-nickel property 45 km from Nemaska. Chromaska, formerly called Eastmain West, is geologically and geophysically similar to the Black Thor Intrusive

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    PHOSPHATE: Arianne to test aluminum in transport trailers

    March 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Based in Saguenay, Que., Arianne Phosphate is launching an R&D effort to incorporate aluminum into the transport trucks that will carry concentrate from its Lac A Paul project in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region to the deep water port to

  • Vanadium ‘metal to watch’ in 2018, analyst says

    January 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Prices for vanadium – a minor metal traditionally used to strengthen steel and more recently a key component in a new generation of battery technology that could potentially store electricity from solar and wind generation – are expected to rise

  • INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: Unimin to modernize its nepheline operation

    January 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Unimin Canada, with offices in Havelock, Ont., has announced a major modernization for its nepheline operations at Blue Mountain in the Kawartha Lakes. The company is planning to reduce the site’s environmental impact and footprint as well as