Canadian Mining Journal


Industrial/Specialty Minerals


  • GRAPHITE: Saint John Carbon mill to be commissioned

    November 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OAKVILLE – – Saint Jean Carbon Inc. is pleased to provide an update on the construction of the Company’s mill, lab and anode material manufacturing facility. The purpose of the mill is to be able to take graphite mineralized rock and

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    COBALT-GOLD: Fortune mulls 20-30% bump in NICO output

    November 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of London, Ont., is considering a 20% to 30% increase in the output from its NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project 160 km northwest of Yellowknife. The 2014 feasibility study will be updated to an annual production of

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    PHOSPHATE: Demand grows for Arianne high purity concentrate

    November 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Arianne Phosphate, headquartered in Saguenay, Que., is producing additional phosphate concentrate at its Lac a Paul development project due to the growing interest it has received from potential customers. The project is located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. The

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    GRAPHITE: Nouveau Monde PFS for Matawinie points toward $2B revenues

    October 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nouveau Monde Graphite of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Que., says the results of the recent prefeasibility study is “robust” for the West zone of the Tony claim block, part of its Matawinie graphite property 130 km north of Montreal. The report

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    TUNGSTEN: Happy Creek’s 5 metres of 2.98% at Fox property

    October 24, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Happy Creek Minerals of Vancouver has results from drilling the BN zone at its Fox tungsten property 90 km northeast of 100 Mile House, in the south-central part of the province. There were 38 holes totaling 4,446.3

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    Quebec Snapshot: Nine juniors with active exploration and development projects

    October 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Quebec has proven to be a hotbed for junior mining company activity and perennially one of the industry’s favourite jurisdictions in which to operate. Gold remains the target of interest, but the province’s rich mineral endowment means juniors are also

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    MAGNESIUM: Alliance reaches 140-day milestone

    September 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Alliance Magnesium of Brossard, Que., has reached what it calls a very important milestone – 140 days of magnesium production from its pilot plant in Danville. The company now plans to move technical and financial matters forward for

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    SILVER-COBALT: CSR begins bulk sampling at Castle mine

    June 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Castle Silver Resources of Coquitlam, B.C., has started underground bulk sampling at its 100% owned Castle silver-cobalt mine near Gowganda. Crews have removed a large sample on the first level of the mine from a quartz-carbonate vein containing

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    COBALT: JV in works for Ontario refinery

    June 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – First Cobalt Corp. has entered into an option agreement with Cobalt One, owner of the Yukon cobalt refinery in Cobalt. The goal is to create a 50-50 joint venture that includes the refinery and 16 hectares of nearby

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    LITHIUM: Critical Elements completes pilot plant work for lithium carbonate conversion

    May 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Critical Elements Corp. and Outotec have completed the pilot plant tests for converting spodumene into battery grade lithium carbonate using a thermal leaching process. Extraction rates were 88.5% and the lithium carbonate produced has a purity of 99.9%.

  • CHROMITE: KWG, Marten Falls FN to be partners in Ring of Fire

    April 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – KWG Resources and the Marten Falls First Nation have agreed to work towards establishing the terms of an equal partnership for the mining of KWG’s  properties in the Ring of Fire including the Black Horse chromite deposit. The

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    GRAPHITE: Nouveau Monde to build demonstration plant

    April 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nouveau Monde Graphite of Montreal is making plans to build a demonstration plant in the community of Saint-Michel-des-Saints 130 km north of Montreal. The plant will treat material from the West zone of the Matawinie project. Beginning in