Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    LITHIUM: IBAT aims to have lithium recovery plant on line in 2019

    November 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – International Battery Metals (IBAT) has completed the second phase engineering study, design and cost analysis for a planned lithium extraction system. It could be piloted next year. This plant will produce high purity 40% lithium chloride in commercial

  • LITHIUM: First Li-ion battery recycler in Quebec lands $3.8M from feds

    November 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Sustainable Development Technology Canada has awarded the engineering firm Seneca $3.8 million toward developing a lithium-ion battery recycling business in the province. Seneca is part of the consortium Lithion Recycling Inc. The Lithion consortium includes Seneca, Centre d’etudes

  • News

    LITHIUM: Frontier reports high grade PAK drill results

    October 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Frontier Lithium of Sudbury, Ont., has the assays from the phase four drill program completed in July 2018 at the PAK lithium deposit 175 km north of Red Lake. Mineralization remains open at depth and along strike (northwest

  • News

    LITHIUM: Rock Tech presents PEA for Georgia Lake property

    October 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Vancouver-based Rock Tech Lithium has tabled the preliminary economic assessment for its 100%-owned Georgia Lake lithium property in the Thunder Bay mining district. The PEA covers only a portion of the George Lake project, namely the Nama Creek

  • World needs graphite, Ontario projects need cash

    September 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    There is roughly 20 times more graphite than there is lithium in a lithium-ion battery — a misnomer if ever there was one. Graphite is the anode material in lithium-ion batteries, the same ones that power our smart phones, laptops,

  • News

    TNM Editorial: Worries of lithium oversupply dog market

    September 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    There’s no better example of how unhinged the junior mining market can get than the last few releases in August from Toronto-based Desert Lion Energy in relation to its assets in Namibia. Desert Lion proudly describes itself as a “lithium

  • News

    LITHIUM: Avalon discovers new high grade lithium pegmatite at Separation Rapids

    September 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Avalon Advanced Materials has discovered a new, high grade lithium pegmatite on its 100% owned Separation Rapids project near Kenora. Called the Snowbank pegmatite, the find was made about 4 km northwest of the main deposit on land

  • News

    LITHIUM: Nemaska collects first $75M from Orion streaming pact

    August 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Nemaska Lithium says its subsidiary Nemaska Lithium Shawinigan Transformation has received the first payment of US$75 million from affiliates of Orion Mine Finance II LP. The is the first payment of the US$150-million streaming arrangement Nemaska

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska finalizes 5-year supply deal with Northvolt

    August 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has finalized a five-year deal with Northvolt, the Swedish battery maker. The agreement calls for Nemaska to supply battery grade lithium hydroxide to Northvolt at a rate between 3,500 and 5,000 t/y on a take-or-pay

  • Feature

    Canada’s next mines-to-be get creative with financing

    August 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    A look at development projects that have landed mine financings this year

  • News

    LITHIUM: Case Lake bench scale tests underway says Power Metals

    July 31, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Vancouver-based Power Metals and its 20% partner MGX Minerals have sent a 10-km sample of core for testing from the Case Lake lithium project 130 km northeast of Timmins. Bench-scale metallurgical tests of the spodumene rich material are

  • 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