Canadian Mining Journal


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    LITHIUM: Advantage Lithium doubles Cauchari resource

    March 7, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    ARGENTINA – After completing its phase two and three drill programs at its flagship Cauchari lithium project in Jujuy, Advantage Lithium has more than doubled the project’s resource. Based on its new measured and indicated resources, the company says Cauchari is now

  • LITHIUM: Millennial Lithium’s project center in Argentina goes solar

    March 5, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    ARGENTINA – Millennial Lithium announced that its Pastos Grandes Salar lithium brine project in Argentina is now home to a solar-powered permanent project center, which includes a 60 to 100 person camp with dorms and other facilities, an on-site laboratory,

  • LITHIUM: Nemaska reviewing strategic alternatives

    February 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – When the higher cost of the Whabouchi and Shawinigan projects  were released by Nemaska Lithium two weeks ago, the stock price declined steeply. The cost of the project – mine, mill and electrochemical plant – jumped by

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    LITHIUM: QMC confirms spodumene in first holes at Irgon

    February 27, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    MANITOBA – QMC Quantum Minerals has visually identified spodumene in the first diamond holes it has drilled into its Irgon lithium project in the Cat Lake-Winnipeg River rare element pegmatite field in the southeast part of the province. The company is

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    LITHIUM: MGX enters next phase in development of high energy Li-ion batteries

    February 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – MGX Minerals and its partner the University of British Columbia has completed the first phase of work to create next-generation lithium-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density up to 400 Wh/kg from the current 100 Wh/kg. The first

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska terminates supply agreement with Livent

    February 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has had a tough couple weeks – cost overruns and now termination of a major supply agreement. Just last week the company announced that cost overruns  at its Whabouchi lithium mine/mill and the Shawinigan electrochemical

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    LITHIUM: LiCo Energy Metals withdraws from Chilean project due to community opposition

    February 19, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHILE – Following its 2017 notice of force majeure that was ratified in January 2018, LiCo Energy Metals announced this week that it has decided to completely drop the Purickuta project in northern Chile. In a press release, the miner said

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska adjusts Whabouchi, Shawinigan budgets upwards

    February 13, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium has been forced to revise the budget for the Whabouchi lithium mine and Shawinigan electrochemical plant upward by $375 million according to a cost-to-completion reassessment. Construction and purchasing at both sites is on schedule for the

  • LITHIUM: American Manganese moves forward with plans to recycle lithium-ion battery materials

    February 11, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    SURRY, B.C. – American Manganese announced this week that its partner Kemetco Research had started the processing of a select sample of cathode scrap material through stages 1 and 2 of a pilot plant built to recycle cobalt, nickel, manganese,

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    LITHIUM: QMC advances Irgon with metallurgical testing

    January 22, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Vancouver-based QMC Quantum Minerals is arranging for SGS Canada to conduct metallurgical tests on samples from its Irgon lithium project in the southeast part of the province. The property lies within the Cat Lake-Winnipeg River rare element pegmatite

  • Metals Commentary: Bright lights at end of long tunnel for lithium

    January 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Cold water was thrown on the lithium market in 2018, with prices falling and lithium miners’ equity prices falling alongside. We at Fastmarkets believe the price weakness has been front-loaded with the market deleveraging into the prospect of two-to-three years

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    LITHIUM: Millennial nears feasibility at Pastos Grandes

    January 7, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    ARGENTINA – Millennial Lithium is nearing an updated resource estimate and feasibility study at its 86 km2 Pastos Grandes lithium project in Salta. The company is aiming for a 25,000-t/y lithium carbonate equivalent operation at Pastos Grandes. It expects to table