U.S. Silica Purchases Millen Facility from Carbo Ceramics

U.S. Silica Holdings of Katy, TX has announced the purchase of a former ceramic proppant facility in Millen, GA from Carbo Ceramics Inc of Houston, TX. Carbo announced last October that it had signed non-binding letter of intent to sell its Millen, GA plant for US$26 million. However, Carbo last week said that the final...

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Albemarle Inks Agreement with Mineral Resources

Albemarle Corp of Charlotte, NC has signed an asset sale and share subscription agreement with Mineral Resources Ltd of Australia to create a 50/50 joint venture to own and operate the Wodgina hard rock lithium mine in Western Australia and to form a joint venture with MRL to own and operate the Wodgina project to...

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Ferroglobe Suspends Niagara Falls Production

Ferroglobe plc of England has announced its intention to suspend production operations at its Niagara Falls, NY facility by the end of 2018. The plant has two submerged arc furnaces with production capacity of up to 27,000 tons/year of silicon metal. Pedro Larrea, Ferroglobe’s CEO, said, “The decision to suspend production at the Niagara Falls...

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Zenyatta Progresses with Bulk Sampling at Albany

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd of Thunder Bay, ON has given an update on its program to extract a bulk sample from its Albany graphite project in northern Ontario. The main purpose of the program is to recover a large enough sample to generate graphene product samples for market development purposes. The program is expected to generate...

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Voyageur Establishes JV with Chief Medical Supply

Voyageur Minerals Ltd of Calgary, AB has announced the establishment of a radiological contrast pharmaceutical joint venture company with Chief Medical Supply Ltd also of Calgary. The new company, ImagingX Pharmaceuticals Inc, will be owned 50:50 by the two companies. Voyageur will be responsible for supplying USP grade barium sulfate to the joint venture from...

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