Canadian Mining Journal

Industrial/Specialty Minerals

  • News

    APATITE: Arnaud project receives environmental okay

    February 24, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – The proposed Arnaud open pit and apatite concentrator near Sept-Iles has received a positive environmental assessment decision from the federal government. The project is owned by Mine Arnaud, a private company with headquarters in Sept-Iles, QC. The owner

  • News

    Potash faces ‘significant headwinds’ Macquarie says

    February 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Slow adjustments to potash supply will “prolong the pain of rebalancing,” while “power is shifting to the buyers,” Macquarie Research says. “We expect a record large surplus of 6 million tonnes to accumulate at the end of 2016 and therefore

  • ARSENIC: Dundee Sustainable Technologies finishes stabilization plant

    January 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Dundee Sustainable Technologies (DST) of Montreal has cast the first piece of arsenical glass as part of commissioning its new arsenic stabilization pilot plant. The casting was done using DST’s proprietary technology from a stabilization trial run in

  • News

    GEMSTONES: True North signs $21M, 3-year offtake deal

    January 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GREENLAND – Vancouver’s True North Gems has signed a three-year offtake agreement worth US$21 million with Chinastone, a polisher and supplier of gems to jewelers, watchmakers, and the luxury trade. The rough gemstones will come from True North’s open pit

  • News

    GRAPHITE: See Miller project in virtual reality at PDAC

    January 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Canada Carbon will provide investors with an opportunity to view and interact with the geological models for its Miller graphite and marble project, developed by SGS Canada – Geostats (Blainville, QC). The 3-D geological model was developed using

  • News

    TITANIUM: Rio Tinto extends closure of Tio mine

    January 26, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Fer et Titane has quietly extended the shutdown of its Tio titanium mine in Havre-Saint-Pierre for an extra two weeks. Closed since mid-October, it will not reopen until April 10. The open pit mine supplies concentrate

  • News

    Optimism remains for investment in Northwest Territories

    January 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — The Northwest Territories, which has led Canada in diamond and tungsten production, became a single commodity producer in late 2015 after North American Tungsten (CVE: NTC) closed its Cantung Mine, 300 km from Watson Lake, YT, due to

  • News

    GRAPHITE: Great Lakes Graphite a step closer to production at micronization plant

    January 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has approved the amended air-noise permit sought by Toronto’s Great Lakes Graphite so that it can begin production at its micronization facility in Matheson. The plant is now fully permitted and has

  • News

    POTASH: PotashCorp suspends Picadilly mining

    January 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has suspended mining indefinitely at the Picadilly potash mine near Sussex. The company said the cost of care-and-maintenance will be $20 million this year and $15 million in 2017 and in subsequent years.

  • News

    CHROMITE: KWG, China Railway sign MOU for Ring of Fire transport study

    January 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – KWG Resources of Toronto and China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group have signed a memorandum of understanding for a feasibility study for the design and financing of a railroad in the James Bay Region. The route

  • News

    TUNGSTEN: Happy Creek samples 3.57% WO3 at Fox property

    January 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Happy Creek Minerals of Vancouver is pleased with the results of geological work at its 100% owned Fox tungsten property in the south central Cariboo, 70 km northeast of 100 Mile House. Mapping, sampling and prospecting were

  • Feature

    R&D provides much needed boost in the east

    January 1, 2016 by Phil Saunders

    Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the foremost producers of iron and nickel in Canada, ranking second in production of both metals among Canadian jurisdictions in 2014. It also produces, or has significant resources of a wide range of other