Canadian Mining Journal

Industrial/Specialty Minerals

  • 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

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Noront updates exploration in Ring of Fire

    April 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Noront Resources of Thunder Bay, ON, continues to test the footwall contact that hosts the Eagle’s Nest nickel-copper-platinum-palladium deposit near McFaulds Lake. The company conducted surface surveys on areas 1, 3 and 4 using IP and UTEM 5

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    Nemaska Lithium prepares for a big year at Whabouchi

    April 13, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Buzz continues to build around an impending supply deficit in the global lithium market, and that’s music to the ears of management at Nemaska Lithium (TSXV: NMX; US-OTC: NMKEF), which is closing in on a construction decision at its Whabouchi

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    POTASH: Karnalyte secures phase one financing

    March 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Calgary-based Karnalyte Resources has secured an agreement in principle with Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals for US$700 million with which to build phase one of an in situ potash mine at Wynyard. The deal includes spinning-out Karnalyte’s secondary

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    Western Lithium sees opportunity in battery boom

    February 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Management of Western Lithium (TSX: WLC; US-OTC: WLCDF) finds itself in a fortuitous position following the recent surge of interest in the global lithium industry. The company negotiated a merger with South American focused Lithium Americas in mid-2015, and is now

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    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