Canadian Mining Journal



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    Ritchie Bros. sells $60M of equipment

    December 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    EDMONTON, AB: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers  announces the sale of more than CA$60 million of equipment and trucks at its unreserved public auction in Edmonton last week. More than 3,750 equipment items and trucks were sold in the two-day…

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    BASE METALS: Geodex takes advantage of NB junior mining assistance

    November 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Geodex Minerals, headquartered in Vancouver, has received a grant of $40,000 from the New Brunswick Department of Energy and Mines to help cover the cost of drilling at the company’s South Dungarvon tin and Benjamin…

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    TITANIUM: Argex orders long lead time items for Valleyfield plant

    November 25, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Argex Titanium of Montreal has begun preliminary engineering work with vendors for the longest lead time items for its commercial sized titanium dioxide facility in Valleyfield.

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    COMMENT: Cliffs abandons Ring of Fire

    November 21, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Cliffs Natural Resources, the American miner that was so hot to gain control of chromite deposits in Ontario’s Ring of Fire, is packing up and going home.

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    LITHIUM: Canada Lithium reaches continuous production milestone

    November 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Canada Lithium Corp. of Toronto says its Quebec lithium project 60 km north of Val d’Or has reached an important milestone – continuous production of lithium carbonate. Previously, production had been achieved only in batch…

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    MOLYBDENUM: Avanti arranges $40M loan for Kitsault mine

    October 31, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Avanti Mining has arranged a pre-construction loan worth US$40 million with Resource Capital Fund VI. The purpose of the loan is to provide the company with working capital for the Kitsault molybdenum…

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    RESEARCH: Argex Titanium opens R&D lab near Montreal

    October 29, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal’s Argex Titanium has opened the doors of its research and development west of Montreal inf Salaberry-de-Valleyfield at the site of what will be the company’s first commercial titanium dioxide production facility.

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    SMELTING: KWG to patent new cheaper, cleaner ferrochrome process

    October 28, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – KWG Resources, that is earning an 80% interest the Black Horse chromite deposit in Ontario’s Ring of Fire, has filed a patent application for a new method of refining chromite ore into ferrochrome using natural gas.

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    Nemaska has patented edge at Whabouchi

    October 24, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Nemaska Lithium’s (TSXV: NMX) Whabouchi deposit has always had the grade, but now it’s looking to marry nature’s gift with a patented extraction process that could offer a considerable market advantage.

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    SILVER-BASE METALS: Bolivia gives nod to Apogee’s Pulacayo

    October 16, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BOLIVIA- Apogee Silver of Toronto has received approval of the environmental impact assessment from the Bolivian government for its Pulacayo silver and base metals project in the southeastern part of the country. Receipt of the approval is a…

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    Editorial: KWG-Cliffs ruling – No appeasement on the easement

    October 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The following article is reprinted with permission from CMJ’s sister publication The Northern Miner.

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    ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto Alcan produces first metal from AP60 technology

    September 9, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Alcan, headquartered in Montreal, has produced the first metal from its US$1.1-billion AP60 Arvida aluminum smelter. This is a turning point from construction project to a 60,000-t/y commercial producer. Ramp-up to full…