Canadian Mining Journal



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    FEED STUDY: Fortune releases highlights of study for NICO project

    July 3, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LONDON, Ontario – Fortune Minerals has released the highlights of the front end engineering and design study for its Nico gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper mine and mill near Yellowknife, YT, and a hydrometallurgical refinery, the Saskatchewan…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Orbite’s busy week, month

    June 27, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    If the number of news releases is anything to go by, Orbite Aluminae of Montreal is hands down the busiest mineral industry player in Canada. The company has made four major announcements in the past week alone. And since Orbite released the…

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    TUNGSTEN MINING: CanTung mine back in production

    June 26, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Earlier this month, North American Tungsten of Vancouver was considering a suspension at the CanTung mine after heavy precipitation and rapid snow melt washed out the Nahanni Range Road. The route is the only…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Alumina plant in Cap-Chat going commercial

    June 14, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Orbite Aluminae of Montreal has begun construction of is high purity alumina (HPA) production plant in Cap-Chat. The company has successfully run a pilot plant at the site, and now it will spend between $26 million and $30…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Improvements to CTL process boost TiO2 recovery to 99%

    June 14, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Argex Mining of Montreal says it has made a breakthrough in the iron recovery circuit at its CTL (named for Argex subsidiary Canadian Titanium Ltd.) pilot plant in Mississauga. Continued process improvements on solvent…

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    TUNGSTEN MINING: Road washouts threaten CanTung mine

    June 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Significant washouts caused by heavy precipitation and rapid snow melt on the Nahanni Range Road has North American Tungsten of Vancouver planning to temporarily reduce or even curtail operations at the CanTung…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Prairie Lake study confirms making a saleable phosphorus concentrate

    June 12, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Nuinsco Resources of Toronto says that recent metallurgical testing of material from its Prairie Lake phosphorus-rare metals project indicate that a saleable phosphorus concentrate can be produced using conventional methods. The…

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    TITANIUM MINING: Investments continue at Rio Tinto, Fer et Titane

    June 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Rio Tinto, Fer et Titane (RTFT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has announced plans to invest $7.2 million to upgrade the water filtration system used at its steel plant located at the metallurgical…

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    FINANCING: Canada Lithium to raise $30-M for Quebec project

    May 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Canada Lithium of Toronto is raising $30 million with which to fund some of the construction at its Quebec lithium project 60 km north of Val d’Or. The company will issue 83.3 million common shares priced at $0.36 each. The…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Critical Elements produces battery grade lithium carbonate from Rose project

    April 25, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Critical Elements Corp. of Montreal says that spodumene flotation concentrate from its Rose tantalum-lithium property in the James Bay area has been used in tests to produce 99.9% battery grade lithium carbonate. The 91% recovery…

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    FINANCING: Lease facility secured, equipment arrives at Quebec Lithium project

    April 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Canada Lithium Corp. of Toronto says the long lead time equipment has arrived on site at its Quebec Lithium open pit mine and mill 60 km north of Val d’Or. The delivery was made possible when the company secured a…

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    Tin and silver – the new electric metals

    April 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Historic high prices for tin and silver are in the cards between now and 2018 as demand for the two metals in solder used in the electronics industry continues to climb and supply fails to keep pace, Jon Hykawy, head of global research at Byron…