Canadian Mining Journal


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  • 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

  • COPPER: Inalum said close to acquiring Rio interest in Grasberg mine

    July 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – The rumours are flying this week concerning who might buy out Rio Tinto’s share of the giant Grasberg copper mine in the province of Papua. Rio let it be known several weeks ago that it wanted to sell

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    CleanTeQ preps Sunrise project for construction

    June 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CleanTeQ’s (TSX: CLQ; US-OTC: CTEQF) Sunrise nickel, cobalt and scandium project in Australia is one step closer to becoming a significant producer of nickel and cobalt sulphate for the lithium-ion battery market. A definitive feasibility study modeling only the first

  • AWARD: 2018 CEEC Medal win to Nippon Eirich and Karara mine circuit boost

    June 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – An outstanding collaboration between Karara Mining and Nippon Eirich to implement grinding circuit process improvements at Karara Mine has been awarded the 2018 CEEC Medal. The medal was awarded by the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution. The 2018 CEEC

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    IRON ORE: BHP finds $2.9B for South Flank project

    June 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Last week the board of BHP Billiton approved an expenditure of US$2.9 billion for the South Flank iron ore project in the Central Pilbara region of Western Australia. BHP’s contribution reflects 85% of the project cost, which totals

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    TECHNOLOGY: Swedish breakthrough creates “digital geologist”

    June 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN and AUSTRALIA – The Swedish-Australian company Orexplore has launched the world’s first fully featured digital drilling cores laboratory – the GeoCore X10. The product, which won a Red Dot Industrial Design Award in 2017, analyzes the element concentrations and

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    GRINDING: Novel HVP pre-concentration could change everything

    May 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution has awarded its 2017 CEEC Medal to the SMI-JKMRC of the University of Queensland for a process that has the potential to significantly reduce grinding energy requirements, thus decrease mineral processing costs.

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    COPPER-GOLD: Grasberg talks underway says Rio

    May 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – Rio Tinto of Melbourne, Australia, has confirmed that it is in talks with several parties concerning the sale of its interest in the Grasberg copper-gold mine in the province of Papua. Historically, the project has been owned 40%

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    BASE METALS: Anglo pulls support from Nautilus’ Solwara 1 project

    May 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A day before its May 8 annual meeting, Anglo American said it is pulling out of the Solwara 1 deep ocean mining project run by Nautilus Minerals of Toronto. Nautilus has held exploration licences for polymetallic

  • IRON ORE: Rio Tinto to double autonomous drills

    May 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – London, England’s Rio Tinto is almost doubling its fleet of autonomous production drills at its iron ore mines in Western Australia. All drills are monitored by the company’s operations centre in Perth, 1,500 km away. Four additional drills,

  • MINE CLOSURE: Checklist for governments in Asia-Pacific

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SINGAPORE – A new report titled Mine Closure Checklist for Governments has just been released to provide policy makers in the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation region with the essential elements of a successful mine closure governance framework based on leading international

  • WATER TREATMENT: Veolia supplies plant to Greenbushes mine

    April 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Veolia technologies used at the water treatment plant allow doubling the output at the largest hard rock lithium mine in the world. The mine is owned by Talison Lithium of Perth. The mine is located adjacent to