Canadian Mining Journal


  • Spearmint considers launching lithium-focused subsidiary

    January 11, 2021 by MINING.COM Staff

    Less than a month after receiving encouraging results from its Clayton Valley lithium clay project in Nevada, Spearmint Resources announced the company is considering the transfer of its lithium exploration projects to a new subsidiary. In a press release, Spearmint

  • 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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    Avalon, Rock Tech to build lithium process facility in Ontario

    November 17, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    Avalon Advanced Materials and Rock Tech Lithium announced that they have plans to collaborate on the development of a lithium battery materials process facility in Thunder Bay, Ont.  The facility would be designed to accept lithium mineral concentrates from Avalon’s

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    Frontier produces battery-quality lithium hydroxide from PAK spodumene

    October 22, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    Sudbury-based Frontier Lithium has produced lithium hydroxide monohydrate from spodumene sourced from its PAK lithium project in northwestern Ontario, using a proprietary extraction process. In a release, the company said the flow sheet used has the advantage of directly producing

  • Nemaska Lithium accepts sale proposal from Orion, Pallinghurst and Investissement Quebec

    August 25, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    After completing a sale or investor solicitation process (SISP) under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), Nemaska Lithium has ultimately accepted a sale proposal, structured as a credit bid, from Orion Mine Finance (its largest secured creditor), Investissement Quebec and

  • REPORT: Lithium demand growth to remain strong to 2030

    August 17, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    UNITED KINGDOM – A report by Roskill states that, globally, lithium demand growth is forecast to remain strong at over 19.7% per year through to 2030. According to the market researcher, this demand is being driven by the manufacture of lithium-ion

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    LITHIUM: Cypress reports resource boost at Nevada project

    August 12, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    NEVADA – On Tuesday, Cypress Development released an updated mineral resource estimate for its Clayton Valley lithium project in Nevada, showing an approximate 55% increase in total resources over the estimates found in the May 2020 prefeasibility study (PFS). Measured resources

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    Top 10 US-based mining companies

    July 27, 2020 by Northern Miner Staff

    Mining in the United States has been ongoing for centuries and has played a role in the country’s development over the years. The Northern Miner presents its annual Top 10 listing of the largest U.S.-based mining companies, which are ranked by market capitalization,

  • COVID-19: Miners fight back virus outbreaks

    July 6, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Several months after the pandemic disrupted mining operations worldwide with suspensions, travel restrictions and new protocols, the novel coronavirus continues to cause new disruptions. Most recently, 82 of 298 workers at Trevali Mining’s Santander mine in Peru have tested positive

  • BATTERIES: Why LFP cathode material is making a comeback

    June 30, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    A previously sidelined EV battery cathode material – LFP, composed of lithium iron and phosphate  – has come to the forefront in 2020, thanks to its safety, low cost, and the simplified battery pack design that it allows, a white paper published

  • LITHIUM: Cypress releases positive PFS for Clayton Valley in Nevada

    May 21, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEVADA – With an initial US$493-million investment, Cypress Development‘s Clayton Valley lithium project could produce 27,400 tonnes lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) per year over a 40-year mine life, according to a prefeasibility study released this week. At an 8% discount

  • BATTERIES: European Commission working on sustainable battery rules

    May 21, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    EUROPE – A recent report by S&P Global Platts highlights that the European Commission (EC) plans to propose sustainable battery rules for the E.U. by October. The goal behind the rules, which are set to become binding by 2022, is