Canadian Mining Journal


First Cobalt Corporation


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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

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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