Canadian Mining Journal


First Cobalt Corporation


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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

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    COBALT: Glencore to support First Cobalt’s refinery restart

    May 21, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto’s First Cobalt Corp. and Swiss mining giant Glencore AG have signed a memorandum of understanding to supply feedstock and financing to the reopening of First Cobalt’s cobalt refinery in the town of Cobalt. This is the only

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    COBALT: First Cobalt produces battery grade cobalt sulphate

    April 3, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. has successfully produced a battery grade cobalt sulphate at its refinery near the town of Cobalt. The refinery has the potential to produce up to 2,000 tonnes of cobalt product per year or more

  • COBALT: First Cobalt extends Iron Creek mineralization by 150 metres

    March 7, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IDAHO – First Cobalt Corp. of Toronto has drilled its deepest hole to date at the Iron Creek cobalt project between Challis and Salmon. The hole reached a depth of 611 metres and confirmed that mineralization in the No Name

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    MINING PEOPLE: Eriez and First Cobalt

    February 21, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PENNSYLVANIA – Jaisen Kohmuench of Eriez has been selected as the 2018 Frank F. Aplan Award winner. He is the company’s senior director of Asia-Pacific operations and strategy. Kohmuench was chosen for his contributions to applied research, engineering development, and

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    COBALT: First Cobalt extends mineralization at Iron Creek

    February 13, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    IDAHO – First Cobalt has extended copper-cobalt mineralization along strike at both its Waite zone and No Name zone, part of its Iron Creek cobalt project in Idaho. The Toronto-based company is reporting four holes it drilled west of the project’s

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    COBALT: First Cobalt tests feedstock for refinery

    January 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. reports on the feedstock testing at its cobalt refinery in the town of Cobalt. Tests have assessed the suitability of cobalt hydroxide as a feedstock, and the results are promising. The company says the

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    COBALT: First Cobalt advances Iron Creek

    January 23, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    IDAHO – Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. is creating programs to address permitting and environmental baseline studies at its Iron Creek cobalt project 40 km southwest of the town of Salmon. Brown and Caldwell has been engaged to provide permitting guidance

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    COBALT: First Cobalt begins tests for restarting refinery

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. has begun testing cobalt hydroxide material as feedstock for its refinery in Cobalt. SGS Canada has been retained to assess the suitability of different feed materials using the current refinery flowsheet. Last month the