The DRC has a stranglehold on crucial battery material cobalt, but central African nation also has potential to become major lithium player.
Democratic Republic of Congo Mining News
The state miner is moving to increase its take from joint ventures with international miners such as Glencore and China Molybdenum, which it accuses of not bringing enough money to the country.
DRC has collected $1.21 billion in revenues from its mining sector over the first nine months of 2018.
Glencore’s coal business should be a license to print money for several more years.
Congo is Africa's top copper producer and mines more than 60 percent of the world's cobalt
Production sharing agreements align the interests of the two partners because the risk now weighs more on the investor than on Gecamines.
Company veteran and coal chief Peter Freyberg, has been appointed as the head of industrial mining assets, a newly created role.
Congo is Africa’s biggest copper producer and the world’s largest source of cobalt.
Frontier mine is a cornerstone of ERG’s copper business and is situated on the DRC-Zambia border.
By analyzing the age of known deposits, researchers get clues of where to find unexplored ones.
Nimmo was selected for the Top 100 listing based on criteria such as perseverance in the face of adversity and a trail-blazing approach.
Congo is Africa's top copper producer and the world's leading miner of cobalt.
Katanga Mining and its Kamoto copper and cobalt mine is one of Glencore’s most important growth projects.
Barrick Gold is interested in buying more copper mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Incoming COO of Africa and the Middle East region
China, the leading holder of international deep sea exploration licences, increases its lead in the race for alternative sources of battery minerals by taking samples from cobalt-bearing mountains deep in the Pacific.
“They are taking unilateral decisions that we haven’t verified, that we haven’t certified” - Gecamines President, Albert Yuma
Disruptions to cobalt supplies in the DRC are not expected to eradicate a glut of the material used to make batteries for electric vehicles, thwarting hopes that prices can be boosted from their lowest since March last year.
Exploration drilling at the Kamoa North prospect area, which forms part of the company's Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, has defined two new, continuous corridors of shallow and high-grade copper mineralization.
Kabila’s anointed successor in power would raise the risk of instability in a key supplier of the metals used in electric vehicles and mobile phones.
Glencore's suspension of Congo exports shows how cobalt production expansion plans can go awry.
Glencore Plc’s sudden discovery that some of its cobalt is radioactive couldn’t have come at a better time.
The technique could lower cobalt content to as little as 4 percent of battery cathodes, from about 20 percent needed in some now.
The temporary suspension comes as Katanga found excessive levels of uranium in the mine's ore.
Experts believe the US firm could achieve $300 million in operating and cost savings from combining its mines in Nevada with those of the Canadian rival.
"There is absolutely no way any company in the world could assure its consumers that the cobalt in its products is not tainted by child labour."