Canadian Mining Journal

Industrial/Specialty Minerals

  • News

    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

  • News

    GRAPHITE: Canada Carbon’s Miller project officially in development stage

    April 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Canada Carbon of Vancouver is pleased that its Miller graphite and marble project 80 km west of Montreal has been officially recognized as a development project by Quebec’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MERN). The Miller project

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    GRAPHITE: Nouveau Monde boosts recovery to 97.4%

    April 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Montreal’s Nouveau Monde Graphite says that in optimization tests, graphite recovery from a sample from its Matawinie project 130 km north of Montreal has reached 97.4%. The concentrate grade was 97.3% total carbon during locked cycle tests. Flake

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: FLSmidth wins contract for Lac a Pal phosphate plant

    April 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Arianne Phosphate, as part of advancing the Lac à Paul phosphate project the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, has signed a memorandum of understanding with FLSmidth to provide all production equipment and engineering for the future plant, in collaboration with the various key

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Bingham Canyon mine tests Eriez HydroFloat

    April 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    UTAH – Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper (RTKC) and Eriez are jointly operating pilot plant facility to increase recovery of base metals using the patented HydroFloat technology from Eriez Flotation Division (EFD). Results indicate significant opportunities for additional recovery of copper and molybdenum from

  • Feature

    Lower costs with in-pit crushing and conveying

    April 1, 2017 by Erik Isokangas

    How mining can save money by adopting in-pit crushing and conveying.

  • News

    LITHIUM: Nemaska makes first concentrate from Whabouchi mine

    March 14, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has produced the first spodumene concentrate using ore from the Whabouchi lithium mine 300 km northwest of Chibougamau. The dense media separation plant has been running at half capacity since March 7, but