Canadian Mining Journal

Industrial/Specialty Minerals

  • It’s cobalt’s time to shine, Macquarie says

    February 14, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Cobalt seems to be making a comeback. Current spot prices of around US$17 per lb. are well above the US$10 per lb. mark of late 2015 and the metal’s steady march higher has been mirrored by moves in the price

  • TUNGSTEN: Deal reached for Northcliff’s Sisson project

    February 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Northcliff Resources of Fredericton, the province of New Brunswick, and the province’s six Maliseet First Nations have entered into an accommodation agreement concerning the development of the Sisson tungsten-molybdenum project. The project, 60 km northwest of Fredericton,

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska commissions electrolysis cell at plant

    February 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has successfully commissioned the electrolysis cell of its phase one plant in Shawinigan. The cell is being fed with synthetic lithium sulphate in a closed loop arrangement. The cell convers lithium sulphate (Li2SO4)

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    SILVER-COBALT: Good recoveries, con grades from both Beaver and Castle mines

    January 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Castle Silver Resources of Vancouver says the first stage bench scale metallurgical tests from potential Beaver mine potential ore, its tailings and the tailings from the Castle mine resulted in good recoveries and concentrate grades. SGS Canada performed

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    LITHIUM: Neo Lithium raises $20M for Tres Quebradas

    January 30, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARGENTINA –  Toronto-based Neo Lithium Corp. has entered into a $20-million bought deal financing with Sprott Capital Partners. Neo Lithium will issue 18.18 million units at a price of $1.10 per unit. Each unit will be comprised of one common

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    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies embeds simulators, staff at Canada Fluorspar

    January 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Immersive Technologies has mobilized a managed training solution which includes advanced equipment simulators and embedded staff at Canada Fluorspar near the town of St. Lawrence. Immersive Technologies’ embedded training staff have already aided the recruitment and assessment of

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    SURVEY: Geoscience BC hunts for new copper-silver-molybdenum occurrences

    January 24, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Geoscience BC says its recent Search Phase II project over the west-central part of the province was the largest geophysical survey conducted in Canada last year. The results indicate that there is potential for new copper, silver and

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    CONFERENCE: North American Frac Sand meet set for Feb. 22-23

    January 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    HOUSTON, TX – The 2017 North American Frac Sand exhibition and conference is set for Feb. 23-23, 2017, at the Westin Houston Downtown hotel. This meeting brings together frac sand buys, sellers and service companies. The objective of this year’s conference

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    NWT snapshot: Three advanced projects

    January 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Canada’s Northwest Territories is relatively remote, but endowed with mineral potential. Despite the region’s harsh winters and infrastructure deficit, the Northwest Territories hosts Canada’s largest and oldest producing diamond mines – Ekati and Diavik – and the newly minted Gahcho

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    Western Uranium poised for growth with new technology and big resource

    January 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    In some circles, George Glasier, founder of Energy Fuels (TSX: EFR; NYSE: UUUU) and more recently Western Uranium (CSE: WUC; US-OTC: WSTRF), is thought of as an industry rock star. During his first year as president and CEO of the wildly successful Energy Fuels

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    LITHIUM: MGX extracts lithium from SAGD wastewater

    January 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Vancouver-based MGX Minerals says it has successfully extracted lithium from heavy oil wastewater. The result is part of the pilot plant the company has been running for its Alberta lithium project that spans almost 500,000 ha in the

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    GRAPHITE: Great Lakes Graphite material tested for battery market

    December 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Great Lake Graphite says is has hired Coulometrics LLC, a leading provider of energy storage consulting and advanced battery component manufacturing, to evaluate its flake graphite concentrate for its suitability for lithium ion battery applications. The flake concentrate