Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.
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Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.
Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.
Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.
Thom discusses a few of his favorite picks, including a new gold producer in Mexico, Canarc Resources.
Name change reflects a switch on the company's focus.
Cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Colombia have been skyrocketing, but only in areas where mining activities have increased, a new study shows.
Mining in the area of the Andes mountains right above the continuous tree line had been prohibited since 2011, but concessions granted before such ban had continued to date.
One of these mines gets more than fives times the rain of Canada's rainiest city.
Okay from New Brunswick government comes with 40 environmental conditions.
Small-scale miners are being forced out at gunpoint or extorted to work for the armed groups that are taking over their operations. These gangs later sell the gold in the U.S., a report reveals.
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.
Authorities say the $2.5 billion illicit mining industry is creating a parallel economy that is deemed to damage the business of those who operate legally.
The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.
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.
Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.
The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.
When institutional capital eventually comes back to the sector, money will flow first to companies in or nearing production now.
Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach
The main objective of the legislation is to ensure that profits from those so-called “blood metals” — tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold — do not go to African warlords.
The country's armed forces raided 63 illegal mines operated by leftist guerrillas, blowing up machinery and arresting dozens.
The lawmakers voted 22 to 16 to strengthen a draft law requiring importers, smelters and refiners to certify their goods are conflict-free.
Expected to hire over 200 people.
This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today.
The country wants investors back and has vowed to reduce the time it takes to process permits to less than two months.