Cobalt Mining News

Regional states back Congo opposition leader's vote dispute

"It’s obviously really important for Tshisekedi to have SADC’s approval and endorsement for his presidency”

China's Tsingshan, partners start work on Indonesia battery materials plant

This project refines the key raw material for the preparation of ternary power batteries from the laterite nickel ore – battery-grade nickel-cobalt raw materials.

Too early to bet on mining policy change: Congo vote reaction

In a surprise twist, Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner of last month’s presidential election.

Surge Exploration announces spin-out company — CuGold

Surge will continue to hold its interest in its cobalt projects in both Chile and Ontario, and its lithium brine project in Chile.

Canada's Cobalt 27 goes after lithium with royalty acquisition

Cobalt 27 will put in about $9 million into a share of production at Mineral Resources and Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium's Mount Marion lithium project in Western Australia.

Pancontinental starts drilling Ontario nickel-cobalt-copper project

Pancon revealed that its objective for the initial phase of Montcalm’s program is to drill at least 4,500 metres to test a series of new conductor targets identified in 2018.

Congo election results delayed past Sunday deadline

Government has delayed the release of provisional results from last week’s presidential election as criticism of the country’s handling of the vote grew.

Top 3 reasons to avoid running project cost estimates in-house

There are real costs associated with conducting project cost estimates in-house.

Investment in cobalt is fraught with problems and is unlikely to bring about long-term dividends

Global demand for cobalt is rocketing, with the rate of annual increase now at 8-10%.

The mining world watches as Congo counts votes for next leader

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in uncharted waters as the nation awaits election results marking the end of President Joseph Kabila’s rule.

Congo slashes cobalt output estimate for Jan-Sept 2018

The revision means that output of cobalt rose 35.9 percent compared to the same period in 2017, rather than 92.5 percent as the bank said previously.

Zambia says mines have failed to show impact of higher taxes

The Chamber of Mines said that as a result of the changes, more than 58% of Zambia's copper producers would be loss-making at current prices.

Cobalt 27 to acquire ASX-listed Highlands Pacific

The acquisition, valued at $96 million, will increase Cobalt 27’s exposure to nickel through the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine in Papua New Guinea.

Blackwater founder launches fund to invest in electric car battery metals

The founder of the US private security company aims to raise as much as $500 million to invest in deposits of metals such as cobalt, lithium and copper.

New Year's resolutions for miners: SEC updates disclosure requirements

Companies should start preparing for when the rules come into effect.

MINING.com top 10 most read in 2018

The attention of the mining industry has shifted.

Ballots replace bullets as mineral giant Congo holds vote

This weekend, the vast central African nation is banking on a new method: the ballot box.

China's Zhejiang Huayou to invest $147m in copper project in DRC

The project will be located in the Lukuni region in the south.

China's GEM signs five-year battery material supply deal with ECOPRO

This deal is Gem Co Ltd's latest effort to win a bigger share of the booming power cell market.

ePower Metals buys Magenta cobalt project in Mexico

Magenta hosts numerous high-grade cobalt/gold/silver/nickel vein and skarn style deposits.

Zambia tax hike to make most mines unprofitable, group says

The effective tax rate will range from 86% to 105%, with about 27,900 jobs at risk - Zambia Chamber of Mines.

Eurasian Resources Group launches clean cobalt framework

ERG recognises the urgent need for metal suppliers to commit to ensuring that cobalt is produced and sourced responsibly and sustainably and to support the efforts of its customers.

Clean TeQ's Sunrise nickel-cobalt-scandium project gets green light

Sunrise is one of the highest grade and largest nickel and cobalt deposits outside of Africa and one of the largest and highest grade scandium deposits in the world.

Havilah inks agreement for Australia’s largest undeveloped open pit copper-gold deposit

The move brings the company one step closer to being granted a mining lease.

EV battery recycling – can it plug the gap?

Uncertainty around future battery technologies and chemistries mean that 'future-proof' recycling technologies need to be developed.