Canadian Mining Journal



  • ALUMINUM: Rio contemplates spenting $710M in Saguenay

    July 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Aluminium of Montreal and the Quebec government have renewed their partnership by updating certain parts of the agreement signed in 2006. The company  has also agreed to update its Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean investment program, potentially spending as much

  • FERROCHROME: Update on Noront Ferrochrome Production Facility

    July 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO — Noront Resources Ltd. today announced that it has reduced the choice of prospective locations for its proposed ferrochrome production facility (FPF) to two Northern Ontario cities: Timmins or Sault Ste. Marie. Both Thunder Bay and Sudbury have been

  • LITHIUM: Getting more value from brine – tech improvements reduce costs and increase recoveries for lithium

    July 16, 2018 by Bryan Schreiner, Jack Zhang and Lucinda Wood, SRC

    Bryan Schreiner, Jack Zhang and Lucinda Wood. The following is an excerpt from an article on the Saskatchewan Research Council’s (SRC) blog, From the Lab to the Loading Dock. Read the full version at www.SRC.sk.ca/blog. Lithium, the lightest metal on

  • LITHIUM: Nemaska signs 5-year offtake with Korean firm

    July 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has signed a five-year agreement to supply battery grade lithium hydroxide to LG Chem, South Korea’s largest diversified chemical company. The company now has  offtake agreements for 90% of its production. Beginning in October 2020,

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    LABORATORY: SGS opens sample preparation facility in Whitehorse

    July 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – SGS Minerals is pleased to announce the opening of a new sample preparation facility in Whitehorse. This marks the expansion of SGS’s unparalleled commercial geochemistry laboratory network in Canada, and the network’s first sample preparation lab in the Yukon. “SGS is

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    COBALT: Canada Cobalt readies pilot plant at Castle mine

    July 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Canada Cobalt Works, based in Coquitlam, B.C., is setting up a Re-2OX pilot plant at the Castle cobalt-silver mine in the historic Cobalt mining camp. The plant will produce bulk gravity concentrates for immediate processing into cobalt sulphate.

  • 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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    GOLD: Eldorado on track to reopen Lamaque next year

    June 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Vancouver’s Eldorado Gold Corp. says mill refurbishment and underground development at the Lamaque gold project in Val d’Or are both ahead of schedule in preparation to resume commercial production in early 2019. Underground development is averaging over 20

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    GOLD: Bonterra, Metanor to merge assets in Urban Barry camp

    June 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Bonterra Resources of Vancouver and Metanor Resources of Val d’Or, Que., have signed a letter of intent to merge the two companies to create a new gold exploration and development company with assets in the Urban Barry gold

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    GOLD: TMAC cuts 260+g/t including 2,710 g/t at Doris North

    June 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Toronto-based TMAC Resources is reporting bonanza grades from this  year’s drilling at the Hope Bay gold project 65 km east of Bathurst Inlet. Work was conducted at both the Doris North and Madrid North deposits. Here are the

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    SAMPLE PREP: ColdBlock inks global distribution and sales partnerships

    June 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – ColdBlock Technologies announced on June 6 that it has signed four new strategic sales partnerships to meet market demand for its innovative laboratory digestion technology. The partnerships provide new and existing ColdBlock customers with regional technical and sales

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    SILVER-GOLD: Avino commissions fourth mill circuit

    June 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Vancouver-based Avino Silver and Gold Mines has commissioned the fourth mill circuit as part of the expansion at the Avino silver-gold mine in Durango State. The addition of the new circuit increased mill capacity by 70%. Commissioning began