Canadian Mining Journal

Industrial/Specialty Minerals

  • 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

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    SILICON DIOXIDE: Canadian Metals updates Langis resource, awards PFS

    December 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Canadian Metals of Montreal has updated the resources at its Langis silicon dioxide project 30 km south of Matane. The deposit contains 7.6 million measured and indicated tonnes at 99.0% silicon dioxide plus 14.0 million inferred tonnes at

  • GRAPHITE: $45M deal for Mason Graphite development at Lac Gueret

    December 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Montreal’s Mason Graphite is raising $45 million through a bought deal to be used toward the development and construction of its Lac Gueret graphite property at Baie Comeau. A syndicate of underwriters led by National  Bank Financial have

  • 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