Canadian Mining Journal


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    LITHIUM: Nemaska idles Whabouchi mine, Shawinigan plant

    November 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – As the price of lithium continues its slide and with no firm financing commitment, Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has been forced to shut down operations temporarily at its Whabouchi lithium mine 300 km northwest of Chibougamau. The

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    LITHIUM: China’s Yibin Tianyi takes strategic investment in AVZ Minerals

    November 12, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – China’s Yibin Tianyi is taking a 12% stake in Australia’s AVZ Minerals for A$14.1 million (US$9.6 million). The Perth-based mining company says it will use the funds to increase its ownership by 5% to 65% in the Manono lithium

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    WATER: Veolia chosen to advance Mexican lithium project

    November 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Veolia Water Technologies has engineered and designed a production process that recovers lithium carbonate and sulphate of potash from clay deposits using HPD evaporation and crystallization systems. That is exactly what British firm Bacanora Lithium needed to advance

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    Wealth Minerals and Rosatom partner up in Chile

    October 30, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Russia’s state nuclear group Rosatom and Canada’s Wealth Minerals (TSXV: WML) are working towards a partnership at the junior’s Atacama lithium project in northern Chile. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which Rosatom, through its subsidiary Uranium One Group,

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    Nemaska Lithium announces layoffs

    October 17, 2019 by Brenda Bouw

    Shares of Nemaska Lithium (TSX: NMX, US-OTC: NMKEF) fell 23% on Tuesday after the company announced it was laying off 64 employees, or about half of its staff, following financing delays for its Whabouchi project in Quebec. “This difficult decision comes after

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    LITHIUM: Vancouver’s QMC to produce L2O5 concentrate in China

    October 17, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHINA – Vancouver-based QMC Quantum Minerals announced that it has partnered with a public company in China with the idea of targeting the battery metals market. In detail, QMC shipped mineralized samples from its Irgon lithium mine in Manitoba to

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    LITHIUM: Researchers in Canada develop million-mile lithium-ion battery

    October 3, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    NEW BRUNSWICK – A group of scientists led by Jeff Dahn, a professor at Canada’s Dalhousie University and a research partner with Tesla, published a paper in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society where they present the concept of a new battery able to

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    LITHIUM: Lithium Americas feasibility boosts production capacity at Caucharí-Olaroz

    October 2, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    ARGENTINA – Lithium Americas has released an updated feasibility study that boosted the production capacity of Caucharí-Olaroz lithium project in Jujuy province to 40,000 tonnes per annum from 25,000 tonnes per annum. Lithium Americas and Ganfeng Lithium each own 50% of the project. The

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    LITHIUM: Frontier drills 231 metres of 1.61% Li2O at Spark pegmatite

    September 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Frontier Lithium of Val Caron, Ont., has drilled four holes totaling 1,159 metres during phase two of its campaign at the Spark pegmatite, part of the PAK project 175 km north of Red Lake. Assays from the first

  • LITHIUM: MGX ships commercial rapid recovery system to the US

    September 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PENNSYLVANIA – MGX Minerals shipped this week what it calls “the world’s first commercial rapid lithium recovery system.” The shipment was made from Calgary to Towanda, Penn., where it landed at Eureka Resources’ Standing Stone advanced wastewater treatment facility. Back

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    LITHIUM: Sayona Mining to bid on NA Lithium assets

    September 17, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – News coming from Australia says that country’s Sayona Mining has its eye on the assets of North American Lithium (NAL) near Val d’Or. The Australian company has expressed its intention to bid for the lithium carbonate project that

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    Is Chile losing ground in the lithium space?

    September 12, 2019 by Tom Assopardi

    The Salar de Atacama in northern Chile is the world’s largest and richest lithium resource, containing almost half the world’s known reserves, according to the United States Geological Survey. And the region’s geological and climatic conditions make it the most