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Australian explorer aims to be Ontario’s first lithium miner and refiner
An Australian lithium explorer operating in the Armstrong-area is teaming up with a Canadian multi-national to develop a lithium mining and processing business in northwestern Ontario. Green Technology Metals (GT1) has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Lithium Americas Corp. (LAC) of Vancouver to start a lithium supply chain for the auto sector....
Manitoulin Transport expanding Dryden terminal
Manitoulin Transport said it’s expanding its terminal on Richan Road in Dryden. In a news release, the Gore Bay-headquartered motor carrier said it’s expanding its service in the northwestern Ontario community to better serve its customers. The company is having almost 10,000-square feet grafted onto the building and increasing capacity to...
Renamed Noront Resources officially launched as Ring of Fire Metals
Noront Resources, once the exploration front runner in the Ring of Fire, has undergone some cosmetic changes as fall exploration activity resumes in the James Bay region. Now under Australian ownership in Wyloo Metals, most of Noront’s senior team has been reformed and rebranded under the new name of Ring of Fire...
Northwest lithium quarry developer taking orders from international customers
The lithium resource industry is starting to gain rapid momentum in northwestern Ontario. Kenora-area mine developer Avalon Advanced Materials announcing it has secured a “firm commitment” from an undisclosed company to purchase petalite concentrates from the company’s Separation Rapids Lithium Project. The volume and the specific term on this pending deal, known...
Opportunity Australia at Norcat Today – Networking and B2B Sudbury
Austmine is travelling to Sudbury on September 26th to meet with Northern Ontario Suppliers. This is a great opportunity to learn about Australia’s mining landscape and network with Australian suppliers. Agenda 2:30 – 3:30 pm Active Mining & Advanced Exploration Projects in Northern Ontario 3:30 – 4:30 pm Austmine –...
Sudbury mining companies adapt in the age of change
Three senior mining executives, including the heads of Sudbury’s two major mining companies, spoke at length at the Maintenance, Engineering and Mine Operators conference in Sudbury this week about how the industry is faring at a time when the demand for critical minerals is high and the availability of skilled labour...
Sudbury mining supply entrepreneur John Herold has died
John Herold, a pioneering Sudbury mining supply entrepreneur, and founder of Herold Supply has died at the age of 80. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Herold moved to Toronto as a child, attending St. Michael’s College, followed by St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia where he earned a bachelor of...
Ask the Expert: Making the most of the NEW MineConnect.com – This Thursday
After several months of tweaking and re-tweaking, we recently launched a new and improved version of MineConnect.com. Based on input from you, our members, we have made a number of changes including an enhanced search function, additional sub-sector options, an event calendar, streamlined member portal functions including real-time analytics, more...
Glencore buys Newmont’s stake in Argentina copper-gold project
Mining and commodities giant Glencore (LON: GLEN) is buying Newmont’s (NYSE: NEM), (TSX: NGT) minority stake in the Argentinean MARA cooper-gold project, a joint venture created in 2020 between the two companies and Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI) (NYSE: AUY). Glencore will pay Newmont an initial price of $124.9 million for the gold...
Opportunity Australia at Norcat – This Monday
Austmine is travelling to Sudbury on September 26th to meet with Northern Ontario Suppliers. This is a great opportunity to learn about Australia’s mining landscape and network with Australian suppliers. Agenda 2:30 – 3:30 pm Active Mining & Advanced Exploration Projects in Northern Ontario 3:30 – 4:30 pm Austmine –...
Temiskaming refinery builder inks supply deal with global battery maker
Temiskaming refinery developer Electra Battery Materials has signed a three-year cobalt supply agreement with LG Energy Solution (LGES), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries. It’s Electra’s first commercial agreement to supply cobalt sulfate from its Temiskaming refinery, now under construction and expected to start production next spring. Electra has agreed to...
Thunder Bay edges closer to building a lithium processing plant
South Korean lithium-ion battery maker LG Energy Solution (LGES)  is looking to Northern Ontario to secure its raw material supply chain.. Hours after inking a three-year cobalt deal with Electra Battery Materials to source cobalt sulfate from its Temiskaming refinery starting next spring, LGES has entered into negotiations with Kenora lithium mine developer Avalon...
Opportunity Australia at Norcat
Austmine is travelling to Sudbury on September 26th to meet with Northern Ontario Suppliers. This is a great opportunity to learn about Australia’s mining landscape and network with Australian suppliers. Agenda 2:30 – 3:30 pm Active Mining & Advanced Exploration Projects in Northern Ontario 3:30 – 4:30 pm Austmine –...
Technica Mining announces new Chief Operating Officer, Jim Lundrigan.
Technica Mining, one of the largest Canadian owned, underground mining and construction contractors, continues to strengthen its leadership team by promoting Jim Lundrigan to Chief Operating Officer.  Jim has an extensive background in the mining and metals industry with over 33 years of experience.   “Jim Lundrigan joined our team as...
Canada lags behind world nickel producers, says mining exec
Nickel mining executive Johnna Muinonen told mining leaders in Sudbury on Monday that Canada has fallen behind in nickel production compared with other countries in the world and she said there are some concerns in the Canadian nickel mining industry that need to be addressed before other countries in the take...
Green Economy North: Cohort Two – Register Today!
Green Economy North: Cohort Two – Register Today!  Green Economy North, a membership-based program of reThink Green, is now accepting applications from businesses, non-profits, and the public sector – to join our growing and collaborative network of Green Economy Leaders! Participants in Cohort Two will receive expert guidance and support services that enable increased efficiencies, reduced...
Science North in partnership with MineConnect launches SkillUP!
Want to get back into the workforce or change careers? Science North is offering free in-person workshops to level up your skills! You will receive a certificate for each day completed. Snacks will be provided!From September 20th to September 29th, registrants can learn through the workshops can hone in on their Google suite...
AngloGold Ashanti to buy Coeur Mining’s projects in Nevada for $150 million
South Africa’s AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) (JSE: ANG) is expanding its footprint in Nevada, US, with the acquisition of Coeur Mining’s (NYSE: CDE) subsidiary for $150 million cash. The unit, Crown Sterling Inc, holds properties in Nevada immediately south of AngloGold’s assets and they are estimated to hold 914,000 ounces of gold. The...
Former Sudbury Vale executive resigns from Trevali Mining after mine flood disaster
Ricus Grimbeek, the former head of Vale’s Sudbury operations, has stepped down as president and CEO of Trevali Mining months after a fatal flash flooding accident at its mine in Burkina Faso last spring. Grimbeek’s resignation was announced Sept. 16 by the Vancouver-based zinc and lead mining company, now under creditor protection and...
Lacklustre interest among youth a big problem for mining
As a career choice, mining has seen better times. Over the last several years, the focus of young people has drifted away from mining as they contemplate their careers and enter post-secondary education. Mining, in fact, ranked last in a list of nine career sectors in an Abacus Data poll...
Hire marketing experts with your member discount
My name is Jamie Dallaire. You may have heard of my name through some of the latest posts promoting the new website launch for MineConnect. I am the project manager for Detail Media & Communications, and I’ve come with more good news… especially if you are looking to up your...
Temiskaming plant ready to process silver
Canada Silver Cobalt Works announced that its Temiskaming Testing Labs (TTL) in the town of Cobalt is fully operational and ready for processing mineralized material into silver dore bars. The B.C.-based company is billing the rebuilt mineral processing facility as a zero discharge plant. Upgrades have been made to the second...
Electric vehicles could be Canada’s new economic engine — report
The US’s new electric vehicle tax credit requiring that EVs and their batteries be made in North America puts Canada’s EV battery supply chain is in the spotlight. A domestic EV battery supply chain could support up to 250,000 jobs by 2030 and add C$48 billion to the Canadian economy...
Ontario forms pact with Stellantis, indigenous groups on EV push
Ontario’s government is creating an economic advisory group with representatives from Stellantis NV and three indigenous groups to try to advance billions of dollars of investment in clean energy and infrastructure projects. The governments of Canada and Ontario have provided financial support to a raft of electric vehicle initiatives to...
MineConnect Members Takeover the CEN-CAN EXPO in Thunder Bay
Central Canada Resource Expo is a gathering place for all those who thrive in the business of resources (Mining, Forestry and Energy). The expo showcases the latest in resource technologies, expands the discussion of sustainable development with industry leaders and provides a forum that fosters economic regional growth. The Expo...