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 .
Cobalt is considered a ‘technology enabling’ substance as its at the forefront of technological developments and innovation.
If all goes as planned, junior miner Fortune Minerals will operate three projects in Canada in the foreseeable future.
With 2013 behind us, the cobalt market will reflect on a year that saw minimal price movement despite a number of significant developments.
The company jumped nearly 18% to trade at 43 cents per share on the Toronto exchange on Tuesday.
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.
The Mai Mai Kata Katanga separatist militia attacked the city of Lubumbashi, in the copper-rich southeast province of Katanga.
Analysts said Baja is done.
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.
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.
Martin Pratt may replace Martin Abbott.
The International Seabed Authority Council has approved 17 seabed exploration contracts that lie beyond national jurisdiction in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.
Report singled them out as the main cause of human rights abuses in the country, particularly in Katanga, Congo's copper belt province.
The pros and cons of extraction from the seabed.
Most of the world’s cobalt is mined in Africa and the majority of Africa’s cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Customers and mining companies are skeptical about the implementation.
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 acts as outstanding organic electrode
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.
Pay and working conditions have become a thorny issue in Zambia particularly when it comes to the many Chinese-run mines in the country.
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 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.
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.
Officials expect reserves to grow
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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