Canadian Mining Journal

Industrial/Specialty Minerals

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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

  • ASBESTOS: Canadian ban to take effect 2018

    December 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Canadian government is set to ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos by 2018. The ban will be implemented under terms of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The government promises to use science-based decision making

  • Matamec splits gold and energy projects into two companies

    December 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Montreal-based Matamec Explorations (TSX-V: MAT; OTC-QX: MHREF) is dividing its gold and energy related projects into two separate entities in hopes of gaining more traction among investors. “Our strategy is to split Matamec into two,” Andre Gauthier, the company’s president, said in

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska receives US and Canadian patents

    November 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has received its first US patent (No. 9,382,126) that describes its proprietary process of preparing lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate using membrane electrolysis. The company has also been granted its second Canadian patent (2,905,197) that

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    Advantage Lithium to acquire up to 75% of Orocobre’s Cauchari project

    November 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Lithium producer Orocobre (TSX: ORI; ASX: ORE) plans to partner with junior Advantage Lithium (TSXV: AAL) on its Cauchari lithium project in northwestern Argentina’s Jujuy province. Cauchari is about 15 km south of Orocobre’s flagship Olaroz lithium facility, and sits adjacent to a

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    LITHIUM: Doris discovery at Whabouchi yields nice grades for Nemaska

    November 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has provided results from drilling at the newly discovered Doris zone on its Whabouchi lithium project 300 km northwest of Chibougamau. The new zone lies in the southwest end of the planned pit

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    STRATEGY: Rio Tinto promises to boost free cash flow by $5 billion

    November 24, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Rio Tinto promised earlier this week to boost its free cash flow by an additional $5 billion over the next five years. And it will meet its cash reduction target of $2 billion this year and next. The