Cobalt Mining News

UEX shares latest West Bear results

The company said that 14 of the 20 assays exceeded the cobalt equivalent grade of 0.023% or more.

American Manganese to help US government recover lithium-ion battery materials

The miner is the only private sector company taking part in the project to recover critical materials.

Europe aims to take its place on the global EV battery production stage

Europe has a dedicated €600 million stream of projects on raw materials. A lot of it is about innovation in the technologies used in mines.

Australia launches Critical Minerals Strategy 2019 focused on innovation and tech

The plan puts emphasis on emphasis on agritech, aerospace, defense, renewable energy and telecommunications.

More than a third of gold mines in Congo exposed to Ebola — report

In its current form, the epidemic won’t impact the nation’s cobalt production, as the vast distance from the Katanga region largely prevents its spread, says global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.

Pancontinental acquires battery and energy metals project in Ontario

The company says the acquisition of the St. Laurent project supports its strategy of exploring for battery and energy metals.

Scientists find new way to power electric cars using cobalt

The discovery was made while working on another research project: using cobalt as a catalyst to convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere back to hydrocarbon fuels.

Argo confirms historic grades at Woco in Ontario

Three holes cut 132 grams gold per tonne over 1.8 metres from 87 metres downhole.

30 countries face higher resource nationalism risk — report

On the upside, the RNI report shows that 24 nations have seen improvements in their index performance.

Australia's Jervois to choose nickel-cobalt JV partner by end of 2019

Jervois, whose management is made up of ex-Glencore executives, is developing the Nico Young deposit in southeastern Australia.

Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

The problem, says Amnesty, is that no country legally requires companies to publicly report on their cobalt supply chains.

Havilah Resources to explore for additional copper-cobalt resources in the Mutooroo district

The Mutooroo copper-cobalt district is located in New South Wales, eastern Australia.

Blackstone says BC cobalt project compares with world's top deposits

The Aussie miner says new work in recent months has uncovered fresh targets assaying up to 2.3% cobalt and 32 grams per tonne gold.

LME launches seven new contracts to try to boost volumes, profit

The steel and alumina contracts have the best chance of succeeding, according to analysts, traders and other industry sources.

First Cobalt extends Iron Creek mineralization by 150 metres

First Cobalt Corp. has drilled its deepest hole to date at the Iron Creek cobalt project.

Murchison now owns 100% of the HPM project in Québec

The Toronto-based miner acquired Pure Nickel's 50% interest in the nickel-copper-cobalt project.

Russia wants to join Luxembourg in space mining

Space mining has been the realm of science fiction, but a handful of firms and governments are pursuing the idea of making it a reality.

Explorex to acquire cobalt project in Nevada

The Buena Vista Hills cobalt - iron oxide - copper-gold project is located in Pershing County.

All but two Canadian provinces approve Minerals and Metals Plan

Ontario and Saskatchewan say the plan falls short in growing Canada’s reputation as a world leader.

Algorithms join cobalt hunt backed by Gates, Bezos and Dalio

There are over 50 cobalt exploration projects, mostly in Australia and Canada.

Sherritt International reaches $3B pound nickel production milestone

In 2019, Sherritt's Moa JV is expected to produce between 31,000 and 33,000 tonnes of finished nickel and between 3,300 and 3,600 tonnes of finished cobalt.

How the cobalt market fell victim to allure of electric cars

Adding to the allure was a widely-held view that cobalt supply is constrained.

Glencore CEO is said to meet Congo leader after ties strained

The meeting comes after relations between mining companies and the government deteriorated last year.

Chile set to unveil 25 mining projects open for investment at this year’s PDAC

The Chilean government will actively be seeking investors for 25 new mining projects when it attends the PDAC Convention in Toronto next week.

Belgian fast-moving 'caterpillar' in deep sea copper, cobalt race

U.N. talks are working out regulations on mining in international waters, which may appeal to companies struggling to find new reserves on land.