Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    VANADIUM: Largo announces 25% expansion plan for Maracas Menchen mine

    April 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Largo Resources of Toronto has announced plans to boost vanadium pentoxide production by 25% at its Maracas Menchen mine in Bahia state, about 813 km northeast of Brasilia. Monthly production would increase to 1,000 tonnes, and it may

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    GOLD: Monarques says toll milling will be game changer for Wasamac

    April 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Monarques Gold Corp. has hired BBA to conduct a conceptual study for custom milling gold ore from the Wasamac project  15 km west of Rouyn-Noranda. Treating ore at an existing mill with a permitted tailings facility would

  • COPPER: Teck raises Quebrada Blanca interest to 90%

    April 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Teck Resources of Vancouver has raised its interest in the Quebrada Blanca copper mine to 90%. Teck recently purchased Inversiones Mineras S.A., a private Chilean company, that held a 13.5% interest in the operating company, Compania Minera Teck

  • Feature

    Observations about SART plant costs

    April 1, 2018 by Brent Baker

    Treating complex gold ores with SART doesn’t have to be pricey

  • Feature

    New Eriez StackCell improves flotation cost and performance

    April 1, 2018 by Eric Bain Wasmund, Lance Christodoulou and Mike Mankosa

    Two-stage flotation can save miners both time and money

  • News

    OIL SANDS: CNR and Titanium Corp. team up to recover zircon, titanium

    March 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – Titanium Corporation and Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) are reportedly teaming up to recover titanium and zircon from CNR’s oil sands tailings. The story was originally broken by CBC News. The two companies have proposed building a $400-million plant

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    COBALT: First Cobalt begins testing refinery residue, waste piles

    March 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-headquartered First Cobalt Corp. has begun metallurgical testing of high grade refinery residue and crushed waste at its mill in Cobalt. This study could provide the company with an early source of cash flow. Testing will be done

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    Dynacor’s artisanal mining strategy pays dividends

    March 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The company buys ore from registered artisanal miners in Peru and processes it into doré at its Veta Dorada plant, 600 km south of Lima. The processing plant poured its first gold in October 2016 and last year produced 79,897

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    METALLURGY: SGS partners with Ecomin to bring advanced testing capabilities to Canada

    March 8, 2018 by SGS, Ecomin, DMS

    ONTARIO – SGS Canada announced today a partnership agreement with Italian-based Ecomin  to strengthen its metallurgical testing capabilities for the North American mining and recycling industries. The agreement provisions the installation of a pilot TriFlo separator at SGS Canada’s lab and testing

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    SEPARATION: Gekko supplies native copper gravity circuit

    March 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Gekko Systems has been engaged by New Gold to supply technology for the New Afton copper-gold mine near Kamloops, B.C. New Afton’s new gravity circuit addition will consist of Gekko’s largest in-line pressure jig (IPJ) unit – the

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    Tianqi to build world’s largest spodumene converter

    March 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Tianqi Lithium Australia, a subsidiary of China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp, has started building a state-of-the-art spodumene converter that will produce battery grade lithium hydroxide in Kwinana, Western Australia. Initial production is expected by mid-2019 with first sales before the end

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    CHROMIUM: Eastplats to re-treat Zandfontein UG2 tails to recover chrome concentrate

    March 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) of Vancouver is proceeding with a tailings re-treatment project at the Zandfontein UG2 gold-platinum group metals mine owned by its subsidiary Barplats Mines. The decision to move ahead was made after Eastplats and Barplats