Canadian Mining Journal


Industrial/Specialty Minerals


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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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