Cobalt

Global electric car company could source cobalt from new Langham, Saskatchewan facility

Fortune Minerals Limited | April 4, 2014
Tesla battery plant will need 6 new flake graphite mines

Car maker Tesla prefers suppliers in North America for its $5 billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" in the southwest US which could provide a boost for Fortune Minerals proposed refinery near Saskatoon .

A revolution in industrialization is underway

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Cobalt is considered a ‘technology enabling’ substance as its at the forefront of technological developments and innovation.

VIDEO: Fortune Minerals makes headway on permits; aboriginal opposition unresolved

Ana Komnenic | February 25, 2014
Fortune Minerals scores permits, moves forward

If all goes as planned, junior miner Fortune Minerals will operate three projects in Canada in the foreseeable future.

Cobalt market may see more changes in 2014

Roskill Information Services | February 12, 2014

With 2013 behind us, the cobalt market will reflect on a year that saw minimal price movement despite a number of significant developments.

Fortune Minerals gets conditional environmental approval for Saskatchewan processing plant

Ana Komnenic | February 11, 2014
Fortune Minerals gets environmental ministry's ok

The company jumped nearly 18% to trade at 43 cents per share on the Toronto exchange on Tuesday.

DRC mining billionaire turns 29,900% profit on oil deal

Frik Els | January 27, 2014
DRC mining billionaire turns 29,900% profit on oil deal

Perfecting a strategy honed with copper and gold, Dan Gertler sells back to the DRC an oil block for $150 million acquired 7 years before for $500,000.

At least 26 killed in attack on Congo’s mining hub

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 8, 2014
At least 26 killed in attack on Congo’s mining hub

The Mai Mai Kata Katanga separatist militia attacked the city of Lubumbashi, in the copper-rich southeast province of Katanga.

Troubled Baja’s mine sees another day, firm faces delisting from TSX

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 23, 2013
Troubled Baja’s mine sees another day, firm faces delisting from TSX

Analysts said Baja is done.

VIDEO: From production to disposal—What's the life of a smart phone actually like?

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 5, 2013
VIDEO: From production to disposal—What's the life of a smart phone actually like?

If you are reading this on a tabloid or a smartphone, then you are likely holding bits of so-called “conflict minerals,” mostly used in the manufacturing of mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

Shares of Greenland explorer on a wild ride after drill results

Frik Els | October 10, 2013
Shares of Greenland explorer on a wild ride after drill results

Punters not sure what to make of North American Nickel's latest find in Greenland kick it 17% higher only to let it fall deep into the red.

Position filled: New CEO for London Metal Exchange

Ana Komnenic | August 20, 2013
Martin Pratt, CEO Triland Metals

Martin Pratt may replace Martin Abbott.

Greenpeace takes on deep sea mining

MINING.com News | July 7, 2013
Greenpeace takes on deep sea mining

The International Seabed Authority Council has approved 17 seabed exploration contracts that lie beyond national jurisdiction in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Congo refutes NGO accusations against Chinese miners

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2013
Congo refutes NGO accusations against Chinese miners

Report singled them out as the main cause of human rights abuses in the country, particularly in Katanga, Congo's copper belt province.

INFOGRAPHIC: Is deep sea mining worth the risk?

MINING.com Editor | June 21, 2013
Deep sea mining

The pros and cons of extraction from the seabed.

Global cobalt

Most of the world’s cobalt is mined in Africa and the majority of Africa’s cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo reaffirms export ban on copper and cobalt

Vladimir Basov | May 29, 2013
DRC

Customers and mining companies are skeptical about the implementation.

Glencore Xstrata produces 18 pct more copper in Q1

Michael Allan McCrae | May 13, 2013
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Thank Africa.

Congo and cobalt critical

Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd | December 22, 2012
Checklist mining

Only four metals, or element groups, made the list for the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society and the US Department of Energy's uncatalogued for 'critical metals': Rare Earth elements, platinum group metals, lithium and cobalt.

Ancient plant dye used to make eco-friendly biomass batteries

Marc Howe | December 12, 2012
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Ancient plant dye acts as outstanding organic electrode

IMF halts DRC loans due to lack of mining transparency

Mineweb | December 3, 2012

An IMF representative said Monday the fund has halted $240 million in planned loans to the DRC for failing to publish mining contracts as requested.

Foreign mining firms face up to 50% wage hikes in Zambia

Frik Els | November 26, 2012
Miners face up to 50% pay hikes in Zambia

Pay and working conditions have become a thorny issue in Zambia particularly when it comes to the many Chinese-run mines in the country.

New report: DRC's Kabila could be toppled within weeks

Frik Els | November 21, 2012
New report says violent overthrow of DRC government could be matter of weeks

DRC president Kabila will likely be violently removed from office should protests in major cities escalate and last longer than one week, according to a report from Exclusive Analysis, a UK-based political risk consultancy.

Australian miners find new ways of getting buzzed

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 8, 2012
Australian miners find new ways of getting high

Australian miners in the western part of the country are allegedly turning to a new version of the synthetic drug known as Venom, which is made with chemicals imported from China.

Baja Mining granted further standstill extension by lenders

Business in Vancouver | November 7, 2012
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Vancouver-based Baja Mining Corp. (TSX: BAJ) announced this morning that it has landed two extensions of a standstill agreement with lenders to its Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo S.A. de C.V. subsidiary.

China uncovers large nickel reserve

Michael Allan McCrae | October 7, 2012
Taklamakan desert in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Officials expect reserves to grow

Ancient Buddhist statue found in Tibet carved from meteorite

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 29, 2012
iron man statue

A Buddha statue looted by Nazis in Tibet in the 1930s was carved from the Chinga meteorite, which crashed to the Earth 15,000 years ago, revealed Elmar Buchner of the Planetology Institute at Stuttgart University.

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