Canadian Mining Journal


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    GRAPHITE: Mason boasts “robust” PEA for Lac Guret project

    April 22, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal’s Mason Graphite says the preliminary economic assessment is “robust” for its Lac Guéret graphite project near Baie Comeau. The PEA was prepared by Met-Chem Canada and SGS Minerals Services.

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    GRAPHITE: Focus starts pilot plant at Lac Knife

    April 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Commissioning of the pilot plant has begun at Focus Graphite’s Lac Knife graphite project near Fermont. The pilot plant was designed and built and is being operated by SGS Canada in Lakefield, ON. The testing is expected to last…

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    TEST: Synthetic rutile concentrate produced

    March 13, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Fancamp Exploration of Vancouver says synthetic rutile (TiO2) concentrate has been produced in pilot tests on material from the Magpie iron-titanium-vanadium-chromium project east of Sept-Iles. The high grade concentrate has the…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Two tests for Nechalacho REE recovery promising

    November 5, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Avalon Rare Metals of Toronto is pleased with the results of two separate tests of technology that may be used to recover rare earth elements from its Nechalacho project at Thor Lake, 100 km southeast of…

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    Geochem lab opens in northern Ontario

    October 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SGS Minerals Services has opened a new, fully equipped, commercial geochemistry laboratory in Cochrane, Ontario. The Cochrane laboratory has been strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration industry in…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Tests of Freegold Mountain ore yield good recoveries

    September 13, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Preliminary results from metallurgical tests of material from the Revenue zone at the Freegold Mountain copper-gold project show high recovery rates for all metals, says Northern Freegold Resources of Vancouver. The Freegold…

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    LABORATORY: SGS opens new geochem lab in Cochrane

    August 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – SGS’s new, fully equipped, commercial geochemistry laboratory in Cochrane is now open and receiving samples. The Cochrane laboratory has been strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Pilot plant makes cobalt sulphide from NICO project

    May 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – SGS Lakefield Research has successfully made cobalt sulphate in pilot plant tests from material from the NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project in the Northwest Territories. The project is 100% owned by Fortune Minerals of…

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    METALLURGICAL TESTS: Clifton Star notes excellent gold recovery from Beattie tailings

    April 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Clifton Star Resources of Quebec City says the recent metallurgical tests of samples from the tailings of the former Beattie mine returned an overall gold recovery rate of 83.5%. The Beattie mine is part of the Duparquet advanced…

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    EXPANSION: SGS building new lab in Lakefield

    March 14, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LAKEFIELD, Ontario – SGS Canada is expanding its Lakefield facilities with the construction of a new 3,800-m3 laboratory.

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Simpler flowsheet increases economics for NICO plant

    January 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of London, ON, says the results of a mini-pilot plant test conducted on ore from its NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project near Mazenod Lake, NT, point toward a simplified flowsheet and improved…

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    METALLURGICAL TESTS: Ferguson Lake massive sulphide responds positively to hydromet treatment

    January 19, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Starfield Resources of Toronto reports that Phase 2 hydrometallurgical tests on ore from its Ferguson Lake copper-nickel-cobalt project within the Hearne Domain of the Churchill Province were successful. The tests were conducted by…