Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    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

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    FLOTATION: Eriez continues to advance testing services

    February 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DELTA, B.C. – Eriez Flotation Division (EFD) continues to make investments in equipment and resources to advance and expand its testing services to meet growing demand. With more than 1,400 sq. metres of dedicated laboratory space and an array of

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    ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto invests $250M to extend life of Vaudreuil refinery

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto is pledging $250 million to extend operations of the Vaudreuil alumina refinery in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. The cash infusion will extend the life of the plant beyond 2022. The project includes building a filtration plant and

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    COPPER: First Quantum gives Cobre Panama 15% boost

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – The board of Toronto’s First Quantum Minerals has approved the expansion of milling capacity by 15% to 85 million t/y at the Cobre Panama copper project being developed 120 km west of the capital city. Additional upgrades were

  • Feature

    Juniors fueling new cobalt rush in Northern Ontario

    February 1, 2018 by Marilyn Scales

    Cobalt is the new gold

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    COBALT: First Cobalt completes first phase of muck pile sampling program

    January 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – First Cobalt Corp. of Toronto says it has completed the initial phase of muck pile sampling at its properties in the Cobalt camp. Over 400 samples were collected from two different geological settings – in  the north near

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska named to OTCQX Best 50 for third consecutive year

    January 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY – Nemaska Lithium has been named to the 2018 OTCQX Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market last year. The Best 50 is an annual ranking of the top 50 U.S.

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    STEEL: ArcelorMittal to invest $70M in Countrecoeur modernization

    January 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada has announced plans to spend nearly $70 million at its Contrecoeur steelmaking facilities by 2020. Modernizing the plant will improve the quality of the product. Two reheating furnaces at the Contrecoeur East and West

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    COBALT: Dundee begins pilot tests for eCobalt’s Idaho cobalt project

    January 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Dundee Sustainable Technologies has begun pilot tests on a three-tonne bulk sample from the Idaho cobalt project (ICP) 40 km west of Salmon. Owner eCobalt Solutions of Vancouver has taken the project to the advanced exploration stage. The

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    LITHIUM: Nemaska’s new FS boosts Whabouchi mine life to 33 years

    January 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nemaska Lithium of Quebec City has completed the 2018 feasibility study covering the Whabouchi mine and concentrator located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay area and the hydrometallurgical plant in Shawinigan.  The mine life has been extended to