CRH Agrees to Acquire Ash Grove Cement

CRH plc of Ireland has reached an agreement to acquire Ash Grove Cement Co of Overland Park, KS for a total consideration of US$3.5 billion. The transaction, which is subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, is expected to close around year-end 2017. Ash Grove operates eight cement plants across eight U.S. states, combined with extensive...

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Albemarle Targets Lithium Efficiency

Albemarle Corp of Charlotte, NC has announced the development of an innovative technology that could enable Albemarle to sustainably increase total lithium production in Chile to as much as 125,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) annually, without the need for additional brine pumping at the Salar de Atacama. As a result of this development,...

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Alabama Graphite Receives Unsolicited Offer

Alabama Graphite Corp (AGC) of Toronto, ON has received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from a U.S.-based, arm’s length, public, micro-cap, junior mining development company related to a potential offer for all of the company’s outstanding shares. Pursuant to the terms of a confidentiality agreement, AGC is withholding the name of the interested party, but says...

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Claim Post and Gossan Enter Revised Agreement

Gossan Resources Ltd of Winnipeg, MB has entered into a revised agreement with Claim Post Resources Inc of Toronto, ON whereby it has transferred title to its Manigotagan frac sand property to Claim Post upon receipt of the full outstanding payment due of CDN$787,356 and an improved and simplified royalty. The payment is inclusive of...

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PyroGenesis Focuses on Silicon Process Refinement

PyroGenesis Canada Inc of Montreal, QC has informed its client, HPQ Silicon Resources Inc, that the Gen 2 PUREVAP Quartz Reduction Reactor, a 1/250 scale model of the planned 200 tonne/year pilot plant will be operational in the coming weeks, and that an advanced, second phase, lab scale testing program is about to commence. The...

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