Canadian Mining Journal


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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

  • Feature

    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

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska sells Sirmac property to ABE Resources

    February 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Quebec City-based Nemaska Lithium has sold its 100% interest in the Sirmac lithium property to ABE Resources of Val d’Or, Que. The property, 180 northwest of Chibougamau, consists of 24 map designated mining claims covering about 1,000 hectares.

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    Great Thunder drills Chubb lithium project in Quebec

    January 31, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Great Thunder Gold (TSXV: GTG) has announced drill results from its 100% owned Chubb lithium property, located 32 km north of Val d’Or, Que., while managing the challenges of being a small junior mining company. “We’re looking to try to expand

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska named to OTCQX Best 50 for third consecutive year

    January 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has been named to the 2018 OTCQX Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market last year. The Best 50 is an annual ranking of the top 50 U.S.

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    LITHIUM: Power Metals cuts 2% Li2O and 214 ppm Ta at Case Lake

    January 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Vancouver-based Power Metals Corp. is seeking lithium and tantalum with some success at its early stage Case Lake project near Cochrane. Recent drilling in the Main dyke intersected 1.17% lithium oxide and 165.3 ppm tantalum over 8.0 metres,

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska’s new FS boosts Whabouchi mine life to 33 years

    January 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has completed the 2018 feasibility study covering the Whabouchi mine and concentrator located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay area and the hydrometallurgical plant in Shawinigan.  The mine life has been extended to