Canadian Mining Journal



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    RARE EARTHS: Search Minerals makes second REE find in Labrador

    January 28, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Vancouver-based Search Minerals has made a second discovery of rare earth elements in the Port Hope Simpson district. This find, dubbed Deepwater Fox, is even more promising than the nearby Foxtrot deposit found last year.

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    COMMENT: Economic outlook in 2015 brightens for territories

    December 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – The economic outlook for Canada’s territories looks bright in 2015, according to the latest Territorial Outlook published by the Conference Board of Canada.

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    RARE EARTHS: Commerce expands MHREO zone at Ashram

    July 3, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Commerce Resources Corp. of Vancouver says drilling has expanded the Middle and Heavy Rare Earth Oxide zone at its 100% owned Ashram deposit in northern Quebec. The potential pit extension was confirmed by two holes. Hole…

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    Parliamentary committee reviews Canada’s REE potential

    June 26, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Seven months ago the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources began a study on Canada’s rare earth elements (REE) potential, which involved consultation with industry participants on the role of the federal…

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    FUNDING: Alaska promises money to pair of Canadian mine makers

    June 18, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALASKA – Alaska governor Sean Parnell signed into law State Bill 99 to fund development of a pair of new mines owned by Canadian companies in that state. The state uses funds from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to…

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    RARE EARTHS: Avalon gets permit for Nechalacho pre-construction

    April 30, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board has granted a land use permit for pre-construction activity at the Nechalacho rare earth elements project at Thor Lake. The project is owned by Toronto’s Avalon Rare Metals.

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    Ucore Rare Metals scores major victory in Alaska

    April 29, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Alaska State Legislature has unanimously passed a bill that authorizes the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds of up to US$145 million to finance the infrastructure and construction costs of Ucore Rare Metals’…

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    RARE EARTHS: New PEA cuts Strange Lake costs in half

    April 10, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Toronto-based Quest Rare Minerals has improved the outlook for its Strange Lake rare earths project by cutting the construction costs roughly in half. The new number, $1.321 billion, is 48.5% less than the $2.565 billion number…

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    RARE EARTH: Tests almost double HREE recovery from Nechalacho project

    December 12, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Avalon Rare Metals says recent tests have indicated that heavy rare earth elements (HREE) recovery from the Nechalacho REE project near Thor Lake will be in excess of 80% compared to 42% as reported…

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    RARE EARTHS: Commerce makes high grade concentrate from Ashram material

    December 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Vancouver-based Commerce Resources Corp. has produced a 54.6% TREO (total rare earth oxide) concentrate at a recovery rate of 70.7% with a mass reduction of 96.3% using conventional process steps. This will allow the company to…

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    AWARD: Matamec wins Quebec entrepreneur of the year

    November 14, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ) has bestowed its Entrepreneur of the Year award on Montreal’s Matamec Exploration for development work done at the Kipawa heavy rare earth elements project.

  • RARE EARTHS: Avalon receives environment okay from federal government

    November 5, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Avalon Rare Metals of Toronto says the report of environmental assessment for its Nechalacho rare earth elements project 100 km southeast of Yellowknife is in its hands. The assessment was approved by the minister…