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Articles from the June 16, 2021 edition


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  • G7 summit European Union Canada Brussels CETA Cornwall EU-Canada supply chain

    Canada, EU forge critical minerals alliance

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Canada and the European Union have forged a new strategic partnership to help secure the supply chains for minerals and metals critical to the global transition to a low-carbon and digitized economy, as well as reduce dependence on China for the raw materials essential to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and advanced battery storage. Following the G7 summit, held in Cornwall, United Kingdom over the weekend, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau individually met with...

  • Cornwall china clay kaolin porcelain lithium waste byproduct Cornish Lithium

    Mining lithium from Cornwall china clay

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    The mountains of material left behind from more than 275 years of mining kaolin, a mineral known as china clay due to its use in the fine white porcelain produced in China for thousands of years, in Cornwall could offer a new source of the lithium vital to the United Kingdom's transition to a zero-carbon economy. To investigate the potential of producing the increasingly important battery metal from the kaolin mined in the southern UK region, Cornish Lithium Ltd. is leading... Full story

  • Schlumberger Panasonic North America EV batteries DLE

    Panasonic joins new Nevada lithium project

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    On a mission to develop innovative solutions to sustainably produce the enormous quantities of lithium needed for the batteries powering electric vehicles, Schlumberger New Energy is teaming up with Panasonic Energy of North America to validate and optimize the differentiated direct lithium extraction technology to be used at its NeoLith Energy pilot plant in Nevada. "Panasonic is a pioneer in electric vehicle battery technology, and we are excited to collaborate with them in...

  • Clarity Gold Minerva Intelligence Abitibi gold belt DRIVER AI artificial Rogers

    Minerva to give Clarity Gold AI viewpoint

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Artificial intelligence company Minerva Intelligence Inc. June 9 announced a service contract with Clarity Gold Corp. to apply its proprietary DRIVER technology to explore Clarity's Destiny project in the Abitibi gold belt region in southeastern Canada. Since the first discovery of gold in the late 1800s, the Abitibi Greenstone Belt that extends some 450 kilometers (280 miles) across the Quebec-Ontario border has produced up to 180 million ounces of gold. Located approximately...

  • GoldSpot Discoveries Eric Sprott investment artificial intelligence AI

    Billionaire Sprott invests in GoldSpot AI

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. June 14 announced a C$9.15 million financing from mining investment magnate Eric Sprott, adding on to his previous 13.1% shares, now owning nearly one-fifth of the artificial intelligence mineral exploration company. "Eric is one of our earliest supporters and a valued shareholder in GoldSpot. This C$9.15 million investment at a premium to the market is a strong endorsement of our company and the management team as we develop and acquire licensable...

  • Chrysos PhotonAssay CSIRO X-ray gold analysis Australia Intertek MSALABS

    PhotonAssay analyzes over 1M samples

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Safer, faster, more accurate and environmentally sound than the centuries-old fire assay process, Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay is rapidly becoming the gold assay technology of choice at mines and laboratories around the globe. As a testament to its rise to prominence, the number of samples analyzed with this ground-breaking technology has now topped 1 million. "Demand for PhotonAssay has grown over the last year and further accelerated in the last six months as more miners and...

  • Appia Energy Alces Lake gallium rare earth elements REE Canada Saskatchewan

    Exploring Alces Lake rare earths, gallium

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Appia Energy Corp. June 14 provided details of the largest exploration program so far at Alces Lake, a high-grade critical rare earth elements and gallium project in the Athabasca Basin area of northern Saskatchewan. Since its first detailed exploration program at Alces Lake in 2017, Appia has identified 74 rare earth, gallium, and uranium bearing surface zones and occurrences at the project, suggesting a robust critical minerals system across the 35,400-acre (14,300...