Category: Quebec
36 Posts
POSTED ON November 18, 2013 BY CEO Technician

Interesting news hit the tape on Friday regarding a potentially massive conventional natural gas reservoir in the lower St. Lawrence area of Quebec – shares of tiny Venture listed Petrolympic Ltd. have jumped as much as 700% on the news and reached levels the stock hasn’t seen since 2009: Click to enlarge Veteran energy investors will… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 18, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys and Shannon Nelson

[audio:] Track record is everything in junior mining. Mark O’Dea took Fronteer Gold from a $1 million shell in 2001 to a diversified mine developer that sold for $2.3 billion to Newmont in 2011. The Vancouver-based, 45-year-old Newfoundland-born geologist also created Aurora Energy in 2006, and sold its Labrador uranium assets for $260 million to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 08, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

According to Strateco Resource’s (RSC:TSX) CEO, Guy Hébert, a group of the company’s US shareholders intend to challenge Quebec’s recent resistance to uranium exploration and mining.  In March, Quebec environment minister, Yves-Francois Blanchet announced a moratorium on all uranium exploration and mining until the government had the opportunity to review and submit an environmental report… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 15, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Bruce Duncan’s Canada Carbon (TSXV:CCB) published results of a chemical characterization of material from the company’s 100% owned Miller hydrothermal lump/vein graphite property in Quebec, Canada. The news release suggested graphite from Miller “May be suitable for applications requiring ultra-pure grades, such as some core components of nuclear reactors.” Shares in the company traded heavily… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 08, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Mason Graphite Inc. (TSX.V: LLG), a Canadian junior mining company focused on its 100% owned Lac Guéret graphite property in northeastern Québec, has published two video interviews with CEO Benoit Gascon discussing the company and the graphite industry with well known television personalities, Larry King and Jim Rogers. Watch the interviews at

POSTED ON October 02, 2013 BY Pinnacle Digest

The Lac des Iles graphite mine in Quebec is the larger of two Canadian graphite producers, and owned by Imerys S.A., a multi-billion dollar French multinational company which specialises in the production and processing of industrial minerals. Imerys has been around for nearly 140 years. The Lac des Iles graphite mine, which is ran by… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 02, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Mason Graphite (LLG:TSXV) has updated the market with regards to progress at their Lac Gueret graphite project in northeastern Quebec in a news release out this morning. Lac Gueret has had extensive development work done to date including a PEA earlier this year which envisioned a low capital intensity, high-grade, long-life asset.  The company also completed initial… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 24, 2013 BY Jeff Desjardins

In the current squeeze on the junior sector, much has been said about the challenges in raising money and the impact of lower precious metals prices on the cash costs and feasibility of future projects. However, in these tough markets, another metric that investors should pay close attention to is the General and Administration (G&A)… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 24, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

This morning graphite developer, Mason Graphite (LLG:TSXV) announced some surprising results which are not likely to be picked up by the markets.  The company received results from the preliminary purification of the graphitic carbon concentrates from the company’s Lac Gueret project located in Quebec.  Using conventional hydrometallurgical processes, in lock cycle tests, the company received… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 19, 2013 BY Brent Cook

Source: Karen Roche of The Gold Report  (9/18/13) Many mining companies find themselves in a high-grading dilemma, according to Brent Cook, publisher of Exploration Insights. As companies deplete higher grade reserves, they have to acquire new deposits. But unless you are a geologist, don’t look to NI 43-101s to always give you reliable information about the quality of a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 17, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Bruce Duncan’s Canada Carbon Inc. (TSXV:CCB) has had a glorious summer. Here’s the 12 month chart: CCB data by YCharts The company holds four graphite properties in Ontario and Quebec, including 2 past producing graphite mines, the Miller and the Asbury. The Miller property in particular has investors excited, with high quality graphite reported at… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 29, 2013 BY James Kwantes

A World of Mining special – Part 2 of 2 Part 1: Chasing the carat: Canada’s Queen of Diamonds comes full-circle Stornoway Diamonds’ hostile takeover of Ashton Mining and Quebec’s Renard diamond project in January 2007 was followed by an exodus of Ashton executives and managers. Several departed for Peregrine Diamonds, which is advancing its flagship… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 12, 2013 BY James Kwantes

A World of Mining Special – Part 1 of 2 This is a story about Eira Thomas, dubbed the “Queen of Diamonds” for her role leading the geologists who discovered the kimberlite pipes that became the Diavik diamond mine. Diavik, Canada’s second diamond mine, produced 1.9 million carats of the sparkling stones in the fourth quarter… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 04, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

by Stockwatch Business Reporter Richard Angus Bruce McDonald, the promoter who found the Casa Berardi gold mine in Quebec, has died, age 73. His colleagues will remember him dearly as a capable fundraiser, an admired mentor and a kind friend. Mr. McDonald is credited with turning around a 1980s mining market that was cooling off… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 18, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

No-rail advantage puts Oceanic’s Hopes Advance project before Asian steelmakers for potential partnership. Iron ore is the key ingredient used to make steel. The majority of the seaborne trade, that is, iron to be shipped to other countries, goes to China. An oligopoly exists today whereby China is forced to rely on Big 3 producers… Continue Reading

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