Canadian Mining Journal


  • Technology Metals Snapshot: Eight juniors step up to meet the tech-metal challenge

    July 18, 2018 by Trish Saywell, The Northern Miner

    The wider use globally of advanced technologies such as electric vehicles has led to a boom in juniors developing technology-metal assets, with an emphasis on lithium, cobalt, vanadium and rare earths. Here is a look at eight such juniors active

  • LITHIUM: Getting more value from brine – tech improvements reduce costs and increase recoveries for lithium

    July 16, 2018 by Bryan Schreiner, Jack Zhang and Lucinda Wood, SRC

    Bryan Schreiner, Jack Zhang and Lucinda Wood. The following is an excerpt from an article on the Saskatchewan Research Council’s (SRC) blog, From the Lab to the Loading Dock. Read the full version at Lithium, the lightest metal on

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    SPODUMENE: CEAA okays N.A. Lithium project, DFO next

    July 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – The spodumene mine 60 km north of Val d’Or proposed by North American Lithium of Toronto has been deemed not to pose an environmental risk under terms of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. North American lithium is developing

  • LITHIUM: Nemaska signs 5-year offtake with Korean firm

    July 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has signed a five-year agreement to supply battery grade lithium hydroxide to LG Chem, South Korea’s largest diversified chemical company. The company now has  offtake agreements for 90% of its production. Beginning in October 2020,

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    LITHIUM: Power Metals makes new find on dome at Case Lake

    June 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Power Metals Corp. of Vancouver says its recent geological mapping program at Case Lake has discovered lithium mineralization on a new dome, Dome 9. This is the first time spodumene has been identified outside the Henry Dome. Dome

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska rounds up $1B for Whabouchi

    May 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has raised $1.18 billion with which to finance the construction, commissioning, working capital and reserve funds for the Whabouchi lithium mine and the Shawinigan electrochemical plant, as well as general working capital. The

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    LITHIUM: Petro Lithium production represents diversification of Alberta’s energy economy

    May 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The following was first published in the Daily Oil Bulletin, one of CMJ’s sister companies. Although Chris Doornbos heads a start-up that wants to prove its technology can commercially recover highly valued lithium from old Alberta oil and gas wells, he’s already

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    EVs driving growing enthusiasm for battery metals mining

    May 8, 2018 by Sander Grieve

    The future is bright for battery minerals

  • LITHIUM: Nemaska signs offtake agreement with Swedish battery maker

    April 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has signed an agreement in principle to supply Swedish battery maker Northvolt AB battery grade lithium hydroxide. Northvolt will take between 3,500 and 5,000 tonnes per year (on a take-or-pay basis) of the

  • Nemaska Lithium attracts financing for Whabouchi

    April 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Nemaska Lithium (TSX: NMX; US-OTC: NMKEF) has landed two big financing deals in as many weeks with Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. and private equity firm Orion Mine Finance. The two companies agreed this month to put their shoulders to

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    Tianqi to build world’s largest spodumene converter

    March 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Tianqi Lithium Australia, a subsidiary of China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp, has started building a state-of-the-art spodumene converter that will produce battery grade lithium hydroxide in Kwinana, Western Australia. Initial production is expected by mid-2019 with first sales before the end

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    Avalon advances Separation Rapids lithium project

    February 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Avalon Advanced Materials (TSX: AVL; US-OTC: AVLNF) has begun a new drill campaign at its 100% owned Separation Rapids lithium project, 70 km by road from Kenora, Ont. It aims to drill seven holes totaling 1,500 metres in an attempt to