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Toronto’s Great Lakes Graphite is pouring $800,000 into a refit of a shuttered micronization plant in Matheson to begin processing graphite flake for customers in the U.S. Midwest by 2016.
Graphite is the “new black gold” of high-tech mineralsAmothballed crushing mill in Matheson is being refurbished by a Toronto industrial minerals company with the aim of processing flake graphite imported from South America.Great Lakes Graphite has struck a five-year agreement with DNI Metals to procure graphite from Brazil for shipment to the northeastern Ontario plant, where the company is refitting a micronization plant.The company has a facilities use agreement for five years with the mill’s owner, Northfill Resources, with the option f...

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Converter part of company’s $1-billion Clean AER Project
Vale received the second of three new converter vessels for its Copper Cliff Smelter Aug. 11 as part of the company’s $1-billion Clean AER Project.The converter vessel weighs around 100 tonnes and is 14 metres long and 4.2 metres around. It is the second of three converters that are fabricated ...
Northern Ontario Mining Showcase readies for 2016
The Northern Ontario Mining Showcase is cashed up and ready to go for year three. Those mining supply and service companies interested in displaying their products and services at the 2016 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual convention, as part of a regional pavilio...
Rock-Tech sets new standard in ultra-modern plant
Sudbury-based Rock-Tech is setting a new standard for mining equipment manufacturing.A totally refurbished 31,000-squarefoot manufacturing facility the company is moving into this month in Sudbury’s Walden Industrial Park has been methodically designed for maximum productivity, energy efficienc...
Rehabilitation efforts bring new life to Hemlo
Reclamation work being done by Barrick Gold at its Hemlo property near Marathon has changed the landscape of the former mining operation. Where once there stood a headframe, access roads and outbuildings, there is now only a grassy plain, accented by native trees and inhabited by a variety of w...


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