Cobalt Mining News

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.

Heap Leach: Mining's breakthrough technology

New techniques for tailings treatment and sulfide ore recovery will see low-cost environmentally friendly heap leaching take another giant leap forward.

Avalon Rare Metals begins pilot plant program at lithium asset

The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.

Thinking outside the commodity box: Benchmark's investment primer for lithium, cobalt and graphite

Simon Moores, managing director of London-based Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, and the firm's analyst, Andrew Miller, provide insight into minerals that they say need to shed their labels as traditional commodities and embrace their future as niche, raw-material solutions for a growing list of technology manufacturers.

CRA targeting mining-sector tax havens

It’s an issue that the Canadians for Tax Fairness and the Liberal Party of Canada appear to be hoping to make a federal election issue.

Work continues

There are good companies doing promising work. Yes, the news flow is slower than in better markets, but that doesn’t mean it’s crickets out there.

Dodd-Frank: Five years and $1.5 trillion later

In the five years since the Dodd-Frank Act passed, oil produced in developing countries was worth an estimated $1.55 trillion for those governments. But because the landmark US transparency law remains delayed, any payments that flowed to governments took place with limited or no transparency.

INFOGRAPHIC – Crisis investing: How 14 asset classes performed in times of distress

Today's infographic compares how 14 different asset classes have performed during the last five crises.

Stansberry's Matt Badiali shares his guide to avoiding pitfalls in the climb to resource investing heights

Successful resource investors have to make their way past a lot of money pits before they find a stock that will make it to the top.

When it comes to conflict mining regulation, should one size fit all?

Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.

Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.

The bugs that boost leaching

Bacteria, those microscopic organisms, are among the unlikely heroes for researchers and mining companies working to establish economic methods to access difficult to extract or low value ores.

INFOGRAPHIC: Every Chinese overseas investment over $100m visualized

Showing over 1,250 attempted transactions, this list includes both successful and failed attempts in order to visualize the ebb and flow of Chinese investments up until mid-2014.

Europe closes in on conflict minerals

An annual list that reveals the names of mineral smelters that do not use raw materials linked with criminal gangs is at the heart of Europe’s push to clean up the world’s mining industry.