Canadian Mining Journal



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    RARE EARTHS: Strange Lake PFS puts capex over $2.5B

    October 23, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Quest Rare Minerals of Toronto has released the positive results of a positive pre-feasibility study for its Strange Lake B zone deposit in northern Quebec. The high grade heavy rare earth mine will be one of the world’s largest,…

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    RARE EARTHS: Matamec says Kipawa will create 2,400 construction jobs

    October 9, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal-based Matamec Explorations is making a case for development of its Kipawa rare earths deposit in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region. A report prepared by KPMG-Secor says that to begin with there would be 2,400 direct and…

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    URANIUM: Eco Ridge review raises production of REO, U3O8

    September 12, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Pele Mountain Resources of Toronto has updated the preliminary economic assessment of its Eco Ridge rare earths and uranium project in Elliot Lake, raising output estimates for both products. Rare earth oxides (REO) would total…

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    RARE EARTHS: Positive feasibility for Kipawa joint venture

    September 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Matamec Explorations of Montreal says the feasibility study is positive for the Kipawa joint venture (Toyotsu Rare Earth Canada is earning a 49% interest) 50 km east of the town of Temiscaming. The project has a pre-tax net…

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    RARE EARTHS: Nechalacho plans get environmental nod

    July 29, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board recommends that the Nechalacho rare earths project near Thor Lake be approved. The project belongs to Avalon Rare Metals of Toronto.

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    RARE EARTHS: Nechalacho feasibility outlines $1.6B project cost

    April 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Avalon Rare Metals of Toronto says project construction costs will be $1.575 billion for the Nechalacho rare earth elements project at Thor Lake, 100 km southeast of Yellowknife. The recently finished feasibility…

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    RARE EARTHS: GeoMegA tweaks processing for Montviel PEA

    April 16, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – GeoMegA Resources of Montreal has finalized the process flow sheet for the preliminary economic assessment of its Montviel rare earths-niobium deposit, located one hour north of Lebel-sur-Quevillon. The flowsheet will include…

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    RARE EARTHS: Search Minerals boosts economics of Foxtrot PEA

    March 25, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Search Minerals of Vancouver says the revised preliminary economic assessment of its Foxtrot rare earth element project outlines better economics. The document, prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates, evaluated an open pit and…

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    Quest kicks off mini-pilot plant for Strange Lake

    February 11, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Quest Rare Minerals, which owns the Strange Lake rare earth deposit in northern Quebec, recently held a tour of its mini-pilot plant at Process Research Ortech in Mississauga, ON, where it’s testing the solvent extraction circuit before…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Two tests for Nechalacho REE recovery promising

    November 5, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Avalon Rare Metals of Toronto is pleased with the results of two separate tests of technology that may be used to recover rare earth elements from its Nechalacho project at Thor Lake, 100 km southeast of…

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    RARE EARTHS RESOURCE: Tonnage doubles at Strange Lake B zone

    October 31, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Quest Rare Minerals of Toronto has advised that the tonnage of the resources estimate at the Strange Lake B zone REE (rare earth elements) has doubled. Using a cut-off grade of 0.50% TREO+Y (total rare earth oxides plus yttrium),…

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    MINERAL PROCESSING: Rare earth concentrate, yellowcake produced in bench scale tests

    October 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Pele Mountain Resources says that recent bench scale testing of material from its Eco Ridge project in Elliot Lake has successfully produced both a rare earth carbonate concentrate and yellowcake (U3O8). The tests…