Canadian Mining Journal


Industrial/Specialty Minerals


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    BASE METALS: Nautilus upgrades 43-101 for CCZ resource

    July 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PACIFIC OCEAN – Toronto-based Nautilus Minerals has upgraded the 43-101 estimate for its Clarion-Clipperton zone project under the direction of its subsidiary, Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd. CCZ is a large deposit of polymetallic nodules in the tropical north Pacific at

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska to make $50M-$60M equity offering

    June 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has announced details of a proposed market offering that will raise between $50 million and $60 million. The company will issue between 43.48 million and 52.17 million units. Each unit will consist of one common

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    LITHIUM: Saint Jean Carbon moves into James Bay region

    June 29, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Saint Jean Carbon of Oakville, ON, is acquiring what it calls the “Whabouchi lithium project” 300 km north of Chibougamau. Despite the name, the Saint Jean Carbon property is NOT to be confused with the Whabouchi hard rock

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    Canpotex nixes plan for potash terminal in Prince Rupert

    June 29, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Canpotex, an exclusive offshore marketing company for potash mined in Saskatchewan by Agrium (TSX: AGU; AGY: NYSE), Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX: POT; NYSE: POT), has abandoned plans to build a $775 million potash export terminal in Prince Rupert, BC, after

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    GRAPHITE: Robust PEA for Nouveau Monde’s Tony claim block West zone

    June 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nouveau Monde Mining Enterprises of Gatineau, QC, continues to test its Matawinie graphite property 130 km north of Montreal. The latest development is the receipt of a “robust” preliminary economic assessment for the West zone of the Tony

  • MDN Inc sees big future in niobium, acquires Argor

    June 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Two of the biggest mining deals in recent memory have a common denominator that might surprise some retail investors outside of Asia. Was it gold or copper? No, it was niobium – a metal rarely discussed in mining circles and

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    Pure Energy’s Robinson surveys the world’s lithium deposits

    June 6, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — While the burgeoning lithium market has sent companies scrambling to secure and advance lithium projects across the globe, anyone new to the scene may be left wondering what the fuss is all about. And so The Northern Miner reached out

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska secures Canadian, U.S. patents

    June 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has obtained issuance of Canadian patent No.2,874,917 that describes its proprietary process of preparing lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate from spodumene sources using membrane electrolysis. Nemaska has also received a notice of allowance for the

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    VANADIUM: Largo witnesses big increase in Maracas reserves, updates mine plan

    May 26, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Toronto-based Largo Resources says the tonnage of reserves have jumped 40% at its Maracas Menchen vanadium mine in Bahia. Proven and probable reserves  now stand at 18.4 million tonnes grading 1.17% V2O5. The larger reserves give the mine

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    GRAPHITE: Saint Jean Carbon starts construction on modular mill

    May 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Saint Jean Carbon of Oakville, ON, has begun construction of what will be North America’s first full mill and finishing line for the production of spherical, carbon coated graphite. This type of graphite has application in lithium ion

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska signs first commercial offtake agreement for Whabouchi

    May 11, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has signed its first commercial offtake agreement for lithium salt with Johnson Matthey Battery Materials. The agreement includes an up-front payment of $12 million to Nemaska for future delivery from Nemaska’s phase one plant. The

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska buys modular mill for Whabouchi bulk sample

    May 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has purchased a self-contained dense media separation (DMS) portable mill to treat ore from the 29,000-tonne Whabouchi lithium bulk sample program. The modular mill will treat 10 t/h and operate this summer and