Cobalt

Baja Mining's long-delayed and almost dead El Boleo finally reaches production

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 23, 2015
Baja Mining's long-delayed and almost dead El Boleo finally reaches production

Red metal output at the mine, over 18 months behind schedule and $750 million over budget, is expected to ramp-up by July.

Are you ready for the January effect?

The Mining Report | January 6, 2015
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As far back as 1942, economists have noted that small-cap companies in particular tend to surge at the beginning of the year in a cycle known as the January Effect.

Chris Berry identifies commodity companies with the disruptive advantage

The Mining Report | December 30, 2014
mt polley expert panel review

Game-changing disruptive technologies or sustainable end-user agreements are what companies need to succeed and he shares some likely names in the cobalt, lithium, nickel, graphite—even uranium—spaces in this interview with The Mining Report.

Sherritt makes big move on US-Cuba deal

Andrew Topf | December 21, 2014
hard hat Cuba mining

Sherritt International (TSX:S), the natural resources company with extensive operations in Cuba, saw a whopping 42.9 percent gain between last Monday and Friday, resulting from an announced thaw in US-Cuba relations.

Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Vancouver-based junior jumps 7% after assays from prospect on 3,600km2 coastal property returns strong copper-nickel-cobalt and platinum group results.

Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

A group of 11 chief executives of firms operating in West Africa have called for more international support to combat the deadly virus.

Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

The vehicles, en route to South Africa, have been stranded in neighbouring Zambia since Monday.

Accusations of Glencore-Zambia tax probe cover-up

Frik Els | August 4, 2014
Accusations of cover-up of Glencore-Zambia tax probe

The European Investment Bank will not make public the findings of a 2-year tax-avoidance investigation into the Swiss giant's Zambian copper operation.

INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Tesla's $5 Billion Gigafactory

Visual Capitalist | July 27, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC Inside Tesla's $5 Billion Gigafactory feat

Plant means jobs for 6,500 people.

Tesla retools California plant for Model X SUV

Jeffrey Richmond | July 23, 2014
tesla retools california plant for model x suv feat

Two vehicle models to be built on same assembly line.

Affordable Tesla details are revealed

Michael Allan McCrae | July 20, 2014
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Available in 2017 for $35,000.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tesla builds largest charging station network

MINING.com Editor | July 14, 2014
tesla infographic feat

Superchargers replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.

Tesla Gigafactory could be boon for graphite, lithium, cobalt: Simon Moores

The Gold Report | June 23, 2014
Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

Tesla has dubbed its $5-billion pet project, the "Gigafactory," and it could be up and running by 2017, prompting the need for battery-grade materials like graphite, lithium and cobalt.

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 mind blowing things about Tesla Motors

Visual Capitalist | June 16, 2014
Tesla Infogr

CEO Elon Musk, credited with much of Tesla`s success, did not actually start the company.

Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

The electric motor company's plans to double the globe's battery output will up graphite demand 152%, but sourcing cobalt outside the Congo could prove difficult.

Fortune Minerals reports Q1 results

Julienne Bay | May 5, 2014
Fortune Minerals scores permits, moves forward

The company is currently waiting for its Land Use Permit and Class A Water License from the Wek'èezhìi Land and Water Board of the Northwest Territories.

INFOGRAPHIC: Quick primer on cobalt and batteries

MINING.com Editor | April 24, 2014
tesla-table

By 2020, cobalt used in rechargeable batteries for everything from cellphones to cars could be greater than today's total global refined market.

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.

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