Cobalt Mining News

Castle Silver should be called Castle Cobalt

With the price of cobalt increasing, Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold profiles Castle Silver, which has turned its focus to cobalt.

Congo to re-evaluate new mining code next week

Move comes 15 months after the country’s government halted the planned revision amid opposition from mining companies and low commodity prices.

$16K in gold bullion up for grabs in new stock-picking contest from Stockpools & Kitco

Junior mining investor enthusiasts will be duelling it out for the big money when the next contest by Stockpools and Kitco is launched the first week of June.

Glencore: 'Electric vehicle revolution is happening faster than expected'

Copper, cobalt, nickel and manganese demand boost as major car companies dramatically increase investment to go electric says CEO Ivan Glasenberg.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

Sherritt surrenders equity share at Ambatovy to cut $1.4B in debt

Canada-based nickel miner Sherritt (TSX:S) has struck a deal with its partners at the Ambatovy nickel operation in Madagascar, allowing the company to eliminate $1.4 billion in debt.

Elon Musk's worst nightmare: child labor and cobalt supply

Lithium-ion batteries contain more cobalt than lithium, says Lior Gantz of the Wealth Research Group, and discusses the element's predicted shortage.

Cobaltmania

One does not usually expect a sober conference of traders and other players in the battery metals space to go all apocalyptic.

U3O8 Corp. stakes the old La Niquelina uranium-cobalt-nickel mine

Mineralization was discovered at La Niquelina in 1944, with modest production from a small underground mine in the early 1950's.

BC mining financing dropped 40% in 2016

The mining industry still received 29% of the Canadian province’s top-grossing corporate financing deals.

‘Conflict minerals’ entering tech supply chains from countries beyond Africa — report

Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold are now also being illegally extracted and traded at sites under the control of armed groups in countries including Myanmar and Colombia.

EU toughens up rules on imports of conflict minerals

The new law, which will come into force in 2021, requires importers to ensure their business do not contribute to armed conflicts.

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.