U.S. Government Seeks Comment on Critical Minerals

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that it is seeking public comment by March 19, 2018, on a draft list of 35 minerals considered critical to the economic and national security of the United States. The draft list, compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey, is as follows: aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barite, beryllium, bismuth,...

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Hudson Completes Initial Research for Cement Product Minus CO2

Hudson Resources Inc of Vancouver, BC has announced that it has completed initial research and development activities and confirmed that the White Mountain anorthosite can be used to make a CO2-free, heat-resistant, acid-resistant cement. The company believes that this cement has numerous potential applications including white or coloured architectural concrete, fibre-reinforced cement, refractory castable pieces,...

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Northern Graphite Files Application for Purification Patent

Northern Graphite Corp of Ottawa, ON has filed an application to patent its proprietary natural graphite purification technology. The patent is entitled, System and Method for Producing High Purity Particulate Graphite using Carbochlorination in an Electrical Resistance Heated Fluidized Bed Reactor. The inventors of the technology are two employees of Hatch Inc and Gregory Bowes,...

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Latrobe and RWE Sign Term Sheet for Magnesium Plant

Latrobe Magnesium Ltd (LMG) of Sydney, Australia and RWE Power AG have signed a term sheet that details how both parties will proceed with the development of a new Germany-based magnesium plant. The up to 30,000 tonnes/year plant is unique as the magnesium will come from brown coal fly ash from coal mined at RWE’s Hambach...

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KWG Gets Okay for Chromium Patent

KWG Resources Inc of Toronto, ON has received from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office the formal Notice of Allowance that a patent for Production of Chromium Iron Alloys Directly from Chromite Ore will be issued upon payment of the specified fee. As permitted, the company intends to indicate upon publication of the issued patent that...

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