Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    First Cobalt tables initial resource at Iron Creek in Idaho

    October 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    First Cobalt (TSXV: FCC; US-OTC: FTSSF) has tabled its first resource estimate for its 100%-owned Iron Creek cobalt project in Idaho. The project contains 29.6 million tonnes grading 0.08% cobalt and 0.3% copper or 0.11% cobalt equivalent for 45 million lb.

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    COBALT: eCobalt updates construction progress at Idaho Cobalt project

    September 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IDAHO – eCobalt Solutions of Vancouver continues to advance construction on its Idaho cobalt project near the town of Salmon. The project is on time and on budget. When completed this will be the only near term, environmentally permitted primary

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    COBALT-BISMUTH: Fortune says new tests result in cleaner cobalt concentrate from NICO

    September 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Based in London, Ont., Fortune Minerals says metallurgical tests have produced an upgraded, essentially arsenic free cobalt concentrate from the NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper development project 160 km northwest of Yellowknife. Tests successfully removed more than 99% of the

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    NICKEL-COBALT: New roasting method ups nickel payability by 25% for RNC

    August 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – RNC Minerals of Toronto says its innovative roasting approach has used value-in-use market analysis to determine that nickel payability for Dumont nickel concentrates will be 94%. Compare that to 70% to 75% for conventional smelting and refining. The

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    COBALT: Canada Cobalt’s Re-2OX process makes premium grade sulphate

    August 16, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Canada Cobalt Works of Coquitlam, B.C., says its proprietary Re-2OX process has made the first ever, premium grade cobalt sulphate. At 22.6% the grade exceed the technical specifications of cathode producers in Asia, who may be Canada Cobalt’s

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    TRANSPARENCY: Mintrax blockchain platform for mineral traceability launched

    August 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Cobalt Blockchain (COBC) and DLT Labs have finalized their joint venture agreement to commercialize Mintrax, a fully-functional blockchain platform providing secure and transparent methods for tracking the provenance of metals and minerals through the entire mining supply chain

  • Feature

    Voisey’s Bay expansion a go

    August 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Cobalt streams to pay for 40% of US$1.7B capital cost

  • Technology Metals Snapshot: Eight juniors step up to meet the tech-metal challenge

    July 18, 2018 by Trish Saywell, The Northern Miner

    The wider use globally of advanced technologies such as electric vehicles has led to a boom in juniors developing technology-metal assets, with an emphasis on lithium, cobalt, vanadium and rare earths. Here is a look at eight such juniors active

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    COBALT-NICKEL: UEX floats maiden resource for West Bear deposit

    July 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Saskatoon-based UEX Corporation has released the maiden resource numbers for its West Bear cobalt-nickel deposit on the eastern rim of the Athabasca Basin. UEX made the discovery while it was exploring in the vicinity of the West Bear

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    Cobalt27’s Anthony Milewski discusses Vale transaction, cobalt outlook

    July 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Cobalt27 Capital (TSXV: KBLT) recently acquired a US$300-million cobalt stream on Vale’s (NYSE: VALE) Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper-cobalt mine, beginning in 2021. It also has a stream on the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine in Papua New Guinea owned by the Metallurgical Corp. of China, and

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    NICKEL-COBALT: Cardero continues to explore Kootenay property

    July 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Cardero Resource Corp. continues to explore its Kootenay property in the southeast part of  the province. Cardero has an option on the property which includes the former Goldstream mine and four other targets. Of particular interest

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    TRANSPARENCY: Glencore subpoenaed by U.S. Dept. of Justice

    July 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice issued a subpoena on July 2, 2018, for a subsidiary of Glencore plc of Baar, Switzerland. The department is seeking documents and other records with respect to compliance with The Foreign Corrupt