Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.
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Och-Ziff’s partner in Congo paid $100 million in bribes to local authorities over a 10-year period to secure access to mining assets. Bloomberg quotes an anonymous source saying Dan Gertler is that partner.
Key violations in the Och-Ziff case came in mining and oil and gas deals associated with Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and DRC president Joseph Kabila.
Toronto miner has first dibs on controlling share of Tenke Fungurume which if contemplated expansion goes ahead would catapult mine into global top 5.
Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.
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.
Industrial metals are now all trading above their 100-day moving averages and most are no longer in backwardation.
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.
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.
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.
Rebuilding team for NICO development as public highway to Whati & cobalt market advance
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
They are all located in just three countries: Norway, Russia and Canada.
Rick praises innovative precious metals streams on base metal projects and one Canadian company that is adding value and being rewarded for it.
Exchange trading in minor metals including antimony, germanium, bismuth, wolfram and indium in Kunming China owes investors more than $6 billion.
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.
When it comes to investing, the first rule thing you need to learn is effective management of your emotions.
But when will the bear end?
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 has seen too many cycles to answer a question like that.