Cobalt Mining News

Lundin's agonizing Congo decision

Toronto miner has first dibs on controlling share of Tenke Fungurume which if contemplated expansion goes ahead would catapult mine into global top 5.

China snaps up $4.5bn worth of overseas mining assets in just six months

Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.

Fresh wave of Chinese firms to go after Congo’s riches — report

Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.

Metals and mining rally has staying power

Industrial metals are now all trading above their 100-day moving averages and most are no longer in backwardation.

Illegal gold trade in Congo still benefiting armed groups, foreign companies

Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.

Tutankhamun had a dagger made of iron from meteorite

Scientists say the high manufacturing quality of the blade in comparison with other simple-shaped artefacts suggests a significant mastery of iron working in the Egyptian boy king's time.

Report highlights progress against child labour in mining in Congo

International development nonprofit Pact released Friday a report detailing the progress of efforts to address child labour in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fortune Minerals announces appointment of former Minister David Ramsay to the Board of Directors

Rebuilding team for NICO development as public highway to Whati & cobalt market advance

Illegal mining in Congo wiping out gorilla populations

Fewer than 3,800 Grauer gorillas still live in the wild, down from 17,000 in 1998 due mainly to illegal mining for coltan and other minerals, a report shows.

The richest and poorest countries in the world

The world economy is complex, but today’s series of maps will allow you to simplify your understanding of the relative wealth of people around the globe.

Cobalt, conflict minerals, and 'unjustified stigmatisation' of producers

The need for responsible mining practices is not new and has for many years been at the top of the agenda for many large scale mining companies.

INFOGRAPHIC: The extraordinary metals in an iPhone 6s

Today, we open up one of the world's most popular mobile handsets - the iPhone - to see what metals and materials make it all possible!

Huge Minnesota copper-nickel mine clears environmental hurdle

PolyMet says the NorthMet Project will annually produce 72 million pounds of copper, 15.4 million pounds of nickel, 720,000 pounds of cobalt and 106,000 troy ounces of precious metals.

Apple, Sony, Samsung linked to child labour claims in cobalt mines

Consumer products sold across the globe could contain traces of the metal produced by informal Congolese mines, who employ children as young as seven, says Amnesty International.

The world's northernmost mines

They are all located in just three countries: Norway, Russia and Canada.

Veteran investor Rick Rule reveals a unique arbitrage opportunity

Rick praises innovative precious metals streams on base metal projects and one Canadian company that is adding value and being rewarded for it.

Fanya Metal Exchange founder gone missing

Exchange trading in minor metals including antimony, germanium, bismuth, wolfram and indium in Kunming China owes investors more than $6 billion.

INFOGRAPHIC: The story of Voisey's Bay: Today's mine (Part 3 of 3)

The last part of this series highlights the richness of the deposit itself - and we also profile the world's largest icebreaking cargo ship that is used to transport the ore for a cool $100 million per load.

How to win in any market: 9 rules for contrarian investing

When it comes to investing, the first rule thing you need to learn is effective management of your emotions.

Rick Rule: Absolutely manic bull market in gold coming soon

But when will the bear end?

What do conflict minerals have to do with financial reform?

A small statute in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act is wreaking havoc in the Congo, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Grantham.

Rick Rule: I am too wise to call a bottom in mining

Rick has seen too many cycles to answer a question like that.

Eric Coffin: Base metals or precious metals

With the Yuan devaluation, interest rate hikes, and stock market volatility, Eric Coffin explores what commodities merit your investment dollars.

Big name investors are piling back into commodities

A few legendary influencers are making huge bets right now on commodities, an area that’s faced—and continues to face—some pretty strong headwinds.

INFOGRAPHIC – On the precipice: Will global markets follow commodities off the cliff?

Today may be the end of this trend of divergence. US equities are at a precipice: fueled by low rates and quantitative easing for years, they have finally started to tumble from record highs.