Canadian Mining Journal


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    Clean Air Metals tables resource for Thunder Bay North based on underground scenario

    January 20, 2021 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Clean Air Metals has released updated resources for the PGM-cobalt-copper-nickel Current Lake and Escape Lake deposits within its Thunder Bay North project in Ontario, 50 km from Thunder Bay. The company now plans to advance Current Lake towards a preliminary

  • First Cobalt inks feed agreements for refinery starting in 2022

    January 12, 2021 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    First Cobalt has secured cobalt feed amounting to 90% of capacity for its First Cobalt Refinery in Ontario. The facility will be the only producer of cobalt sulphate for electric vehicle batteries in North America once the company completes a

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    Canada Nickel, Ontario First Nations sign deal to advance Crawford

    December 15, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    Canada Nickel Company and the Matachewan and Mattagami First Nations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in relation to exploration and development operations at the Crawford nickel-cobalt sulphide project in Ontario. In a press release, the parties involved explained that

  • Chasm between copper, cobalt and nickel exploration success and future demand

    December 7, 2020 by Editor

    The switch to green energy and electric vehicles will see demand for battery metals and copper boom over the coming decades. But at the moment, the pipeline of projects to meet that demand appears wholly inadequate. MINING.COM’s sister company MiningIntelligence

  • Carmakers have blind spot for lithium, cobalt, nickel prices

    December 3, 2020 by Frik Els

    A new research note from battery supply chain specialist and price reporting agency Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has a warning for carmakers about the direction of battery prices used in electric vehicles – they won’t fall indefinitely. Andrew Leyland, Head of

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    K92 shares up on high-grade drill results at Kora

    December 1, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    K92 Mining shares were up Monday morning as the company released results from the ongoing diamond drilling of the Kora deposit at the Kainantu gold mine in Papua New Guinea. The drilling results are highlighted by hole KMDD0261 which recorded

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    First Cobalt to finalize new supply deal with Glencore

    November 12, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    First Cobalt is planning to alter its prior arrangement with global miner Glencore and sign a long-term feed purchase contract instead of the original tolling contract. First Cobalt currently owns North America’s only permitted cobalt refinery. Securing feed material under a long-term cobalt

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    Class 1 Nickel updates Alexo-Dundonald resource, looks at direct-ship restart scenario

    November 3, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Class 1 Nickel and Technologies has tabled an updated resource estimate for its wholly owned Alexo-Dundonald nickel project, 45 km northeast of Timmins in Ontario. The updated resource consists of four deposits – Alexo North and South, and Dundonald North

  • Giga Metals targets battery market with PEA for Turnagain nickel project in BC

    October 28, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Giga Metals has tabled an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on its Turnagain nickel-cobalt project in B.C., 65 km east of Dease Lake. The early-stage study suggests a two-stage, 37-year open pit operation, producing a high-grade nickel concentrate sold to

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    Canadian Palladium reports broad, near-surface intercepts from East Bull

    September 29, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The most recent drill results from Canadian Palladium’s 9.9-sq.-km East Bull property, 90 km west of Sudbury, Ont., returned broad intercepts of near-surface palladium mineralization, from an area downdip of the current resource. According to the press release, these preliminary

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    JV Article: World Class Technology Investors Believe in Canadian Cobalt Exploration

    September 24, 2020 by Fuse Cobalt

    A recent article Gates, Bezos-backed firm searching for cobalt in Canada (, Jul. 7, 2020), highlighted some of the recent positive events for cobalt exploration in Canada and a company that these tech gurus have formed, KoBold Metals. KoBold Metals is

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    Canada Nickel aims for zero-carbon emissions at Crawford

    July 29, 2020 by Trish Saywell

    On Tesla’s second quarter conference call last week, Elon Musk entreated the industry to: “Please mine more nickel – Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an