Cobalt Mining News

How to build a mine

There are three key components to building a mine, starting with a competent, experienced management team.

Making the grade: understanding exploration results

The most exciting news from a mining exploration stock is a high-grade drilling result.

Manganese – the third electric vehicle metal no one is talking about

Manganese is a critical and irreplaceable element used in steel production and used widely as a battery component.

Rio Tinto chairman Jan du Plessis steps down, set to lead BT

He joins a growing list of chairmen who are leaving some of the world's' top mining companies, including BHP Billiton and Anglo American.

Why cobalt (not lithium) could be the battery boom's big winner

You've probably given little thought to a perennially overlooked metal called cobalt, even though chances are you’re reading this very article on a device powered by a battery containing a significant proportion of the metal.

Cobalt: will 2017 be a year of change?

A number of suspensions, most notably Katanga Mining in the DRC, have contributed to a tight metal market.

Rio Tinto defers former CEO Walsh bonus over Guinea scandal

Sam Walsh's bonuses, potentially worth millions, had been delayed for at least two years as investigations continue into dubious payments related to Simandou iron ore project in Africa.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

Sherritt mulling Ambatovy retreat to pop debt balloon

Sherritt's dream of lifting Madagascar out of poverty and making a handsome packet for itself from the proceeds of a huge nickel mine appear to be in jeopardy.

Glencore buys stakes in Mutanda and Katanga mines valued at $960m

Glencore is upping its presence in the African mining landscape through the purchase of stakes in two mines it already partially owns.

The Ellis Martin Report: Interview with Benchmark Mineral's Simon Moores

Ellis Martin speaks with Simon Moores, an analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence a London-based consultancy and research firm focusing on critical and industrial metals.

DR Congo’s perfect storm

A leaked White House memo, which outlines the suspension of a portion of the Dodd-Frank rule on ‘conflict minerals’, will exacerbate already high levels of violence in DR Congo.

US mulls scaling back ‘conflict minerals’ rule

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.

Frank Holmes: Time to grab the commodity bull market by the horns

Frank discusses the gold and bond markets and how they have been driven by global uncertainty.

Infographic | The top 10 reasons investors should look at cobalt

Every once in a while, a previously underappreciated metal rises to prominence.

Fortune Minerals announces appointment of PWC as Financial Advisor to arrange NICO project financing

Lithium-ion battery demand for cobalt and supply chain concerns contribute to favorable financing environment.

DRC drops opposition to Lundin copper deal

State-owned Gecamines clears final hurdle for Freeport and Lundin's blockbuster sale of one of Africa's largest copper mines.

These are the African countries investors should pay attention to

New report says the underlying question for investors lies on the risk/reward balance — whether outstanding geology beats corruption and security issues.

DRC says Ok for Glencore to take full control of Mutanda copper mine

Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said he “didn’t believe” the government needed to authorize changes in ownership in that or any project.

Cobalt – Fortune Minerals news release on federal funding of all-season road in NWT

Fortune Minerals Limited is pleased to report that the Government of Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Tlicho Government have jointly announced federal funding for the construction of the Tlicho All-Season Road to the community of Whati.

Infographic | Cobalt: The Energy Metal With a Very Precarious Supply Chain

How does your mobile phone last for 12 hours on just one charge?

Glencore may take full control of Mutanda copper mine

The Swiss firm already has a 69% stake in the DRC mine, which jointly owns with Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler.

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

With only a couple of exceptions, metal and mineral prices rallied in 2016 – see at a glance how far the industry has come.

Big tech companies pledge to keep kids out of cobalt mines

Two separate business groups focused on electronics supply chains have launched initiatives to try to stop children from mining cobalt in the DRC.

Eight dead, 35 injured in Congo mining hub amid anti-Govt protests

Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.