Canadian Mining Journal


First Cobalt Corporation


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    First Cobalt goes ahead with refinery expansion plan

    July 23, 2020 by Jackson Chen

    First Cobalt (TSXV: FCC) is moving directly into an expansion scenario for its permitted cobalt refinery in Ontario after conducting a detailed engineering study on the facility. The company said on July 22 that this plan could save millions of dollars

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    The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 189: First Cobalt CEO Trent Mell on electric vehicles, cobalt demand and working with Glencore

    June 3, 2020 by Northern Miner Staff

    This episode features First Cobalt CEO Trent Mell in conversation with Northern Miner group publisher Anthony Vaccaro at The Northern Miner Scotch Whisky Tasting event held on Zoom. Trent discusses how there will be an ‘avalanche’ of demand for cobalt from the electric vehicle

  • COBALT: Feasibility shows strong economics for First Cobalt refinery reboot

    May 4, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – A feasibility study looking at an expansion of First Cobalt’s refinery in Ontario shows that with a capital investment of US$56 million, the past-producing facility could produce nearly 25,000 tonnes of cobalt sulphate annually – representing 5% of

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    First Cobalt stakes claims near Iron Creek in Idaho

    April 20, 2020 by Carl Williams

    First Cobalt (TSXV: FCC; US-OTC: FTSSF) has staked new claims to the west of its Iron Creek cobalt-copper project in Idaho – increasing its landholdings by 50%. The 43 new claims staked cover an area of over 3.5 sq. km –

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    COBALT: First Cobalt produces battery-grade cobalt sulphate from different feeds

    March 30, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – For the second time, First Cobalt announced that it has produced battery-grade cobalt sulphate, highlighting the ability of the flowsheet at its hydrometallugical refinery to treat different feedstocks. The latest product, at 21.4% cobalt and with over 99.9%

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    COBALT: Refinery expansion study on track, says First Cobalt

    March 18, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – First Cobalt has announced that the feasibility study on an expansion of its Ontario refinery will be complete in the coming weeks. It is also in discussions with potential automotive off-take partners looking for a North American source

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    COBALT: First Cobalt upgrades Iron Creek resource

    January 15, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IDAHO – First Cobalt has released an updated resource for its 7-sq.-km Iron Creek project with 2.2 million tonnes at 0.32% cobalt-equivalent in the indicated category and 2.7 million tonnes at 0.28% cobalt-equivalent in the inferred category. Contained cobalt stands

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    COBALT: First Cobalt updates on refinery studies

    December 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – First Cobalt has released an update on the progress of recommissioning its cobalt refinery in partnership with Glencore. The company expects to complete a prefeasibility study for a 12 t/d restart scenario as well as a second feasibility

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    COBALT: First Cobalt samples high grade surface samples at Iron Creek

    October 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IDAHO – Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. announced high assay results from surface samples taken at its Iron Creek project 40 km southwest of Salmon. The results came from a target 1.5 km to the south of the main project. First

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    COBALT: First Cobalt powers up refinery

    October 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. has turned the power on at its refinery in the town of Cobalt. A team of engineers and technicians will conduct a field program in support of the definitive feasibility study underway by Ausenco

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    COBALT: Glencore provides $5M loan for First Cobalt refinery study

    August 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Swiss integrated miner Glencore AG has agreed to loan US$5 million to Toronto-based First Cobalt. The funds will be used for advanced engineering, metallurgical testing, field work and permitting to complete a feasibility study of First Cobalt’s refinery

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    COBALT: First Cobalt refinery output could be doubled

    May 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Ausenco Engineering Canada has delivered a study of the refinery in Cobalt to Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. The study says that using third party cobalt hydroxide as feed, the refinery output could be doubled to 5,000 t/y cobalt