Polymet Mining News

First copper-nickel mine in Minnesota inches forward

The company behind Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine is putting its shoulder to the wheel of a project that has been over a decade in the making.

Zinc, cobalt grabbing some ‘green’ traction

Zinc and cobalt often fall into that esoteric metals category called byproduct, meaning they are generally an afterthought for miners who are keen at getting at, say, nickel or copper deposits. Still, both metals are being increasingly targeted for their use in growing markets, such as rechargeable batteries for electric cars.