Canadian Mining Journal



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    GOLD: Pretium’s Brucejack to expand to 3,800 t/d

    December 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Pretium Resources has received the amended permits allowing it to expand production to 3,800 t/d at its Brucejack gold mine 65 km north of Stewart. The permits were issued by the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines

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    Nordic pours first gold at Laiva in Finland

    December 13, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Nordic Gold (TSXV: NOR; US-OTC: FIEIF) recently poured first gold at its restarted Laiva gold mine in central Finland. Roughly 25 people attended the event where the company poured 1,234 oz. of doré. “We were very happy with the results that

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    VANADIUM: Ultra Power chooses Canadian technology for world’s first processing plant

    December 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – VanadiumCorp and Electrochem Technologies and Materials have signed a patent option agreement allowing Ultra Pure Systems to purchase an exclusive licence to their VanadiumCorp-Electrochem processing technology (VEPT). The new technology will be used in the world’s first dedicated

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    LITHIUM: E3 Metals technology improves concentration and recovery

    December 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – E3 Metals of Calgary continues to scale up its proprietary lithium extraction technology at the pilot plant. The results are excellent: lithium in brine was concentrated nearly 20 times to 1,498 mg/L with lithium recoveries greater than 99%.

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    PUMPS: How are GIW mining pumps related?

    November 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GEORGIA – With so many product lines and acronyms, it can seem as though all of the pumps produced by GIW Industries are a bit random. However, the products are more related than people may realize. Each pump is a

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    INFRASTRUCTURE: Rio Tinto sells Kitimat wharf

    November 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto completed the lease and sale of a wharf and land in Kitimat to LNG Canada for a consideration of $576 million. LNG has also agreed to build a replacement wharf for Rio’s export shipments of

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    COBALT: First Cobalt begins tests for restarting refinery

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. has begun testing cobalt hydroxide material as feedstock for its refinery in Cobalt. SGS Canada has been retained to assess the suitability of different feed materials using the current refinery flowsheet. Last month the

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    LITHIUM: IBAT aims to have lithium recovery plant on line in 2019

    November 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – International Battery Metals (IBAT) has completed the second phase engineering study, design and cost analysis for a planned lithium extraction system. It could be piloted next year. This plant will produce high purity 40% lithium chloride in commercial

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    EMERALDS: First ever all female mining team launched by Fura Gems

    October 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLOMBIA – There is a myth among Colombian emerald miners that if a women entered the mine, the green gems would hide. FURA Gems is challenging that idea at its Coscuez emerald mine. Columbian women have traditionally been barred from

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto, First Nations launch tunnel boring machine

    October 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto Aluminium, the Cheslatta Carrier and the Haisla First Nations launched the tl’ughus tunnel boring machine, a key milestone toward completing the Kemano second tunnel project. The 1,300-tonne machine will bore a 7.6-km tunnel as part

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    VIDEO: First Cobalt offers tour of refinery

    October 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Take a few minutes to learn about the inner workings of the cobalt refinery that First Cobalt might restarted.

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    PUMPS: Ten must-haves to look for in your slurry pump service provider

    October 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GEORGIA – When selecting a technical service partner, it can be tempting to rush and choose the first company that turns up — or skip the partnership altogether and keep services in-house. However, in addition to salary and benefits expenses