Lead, Zinc and coblat

Mining News Pro - KoBold Metals, a start-up backed by a coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates, plans to scour for cobalt in Canada using advanced mapping technology and it’s targeting northern Quebec, just south of Glencore’s Raglan nickel mine.

Mining News Pro - Development company ScoZinc has announced the prefeasibility study (PFS) results for its Scotia project, which indicate that the past-producing zinc and lead mine near Halifax could achieve commercial production in 12 months or less from securing project finance.

Mining News Pro - Japan`s Mitsui Mining and Smelting said on Monday its two zinc mines in Peru resumed operations on July 2 after a closure of more than three months to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Democratic Republic of Congo mines minister Willy Kitobo Samsoni plans to meet with mining companies to agree a moratorium on confining workers to mine sites due to the coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Britain’s transition from petroleum to electricity in road transport is accelerating, albeit from a low base, and will start to have a significant impact on oil consumption towards the end of the decade.

Mining News Pro - The Antwerp commercial court has instructed Nyrstar to postpone a general meeting scheduled for June 30 to make a decision on the dissolution of the zinc firm.

Mining News Pro - Trevali Mining announced Friday that 19 workers at the Santander mine in Peru have tested positive for covid-19. As a result, the company has temporarily suspended operations at the mine and mill to undertake additional on-site testing.

Mining News Pro - Cobalt prices are at 10-month lows due to sagging demand from the electric vehicle and aerospace sectors amid the covid-19 pandemic and look likely to slide further as airlines defer maintenance.

Mining News Pro - Bold steps need to be taken by South Africa Inc now to take ownership of a significant share of the global battery metals market, says Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo.

Mining News Pro - First Cobalt has taken further steps to strengthen its environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practices by joining the Cobalt Institute as an associate member.

Mining News Pro - A violent attack to Société Minière de Bisunzu’s (SMB) coltan mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed three and injured another three workers, amid an increase of attacks to mining operations in the country’s mineral-rich eastern region.

Mining News Pro - The demand for raw materials used to manufacture rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) will grow rapidly as the importance of oil as a source of energy recedes, according to a new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report.

Mining News Pro - Researchers from the University of Seville just published a study where they state that there has been a fall in the total concentrations of metals in the Guadiamar River, two decades after the collapse of the tailings dam at the Los Frailes mine.

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk is giving his rivals the heavy metal blues.

Mining News Pro - Glencore will sell cobalt to Tesla for use in vehicles being produced at new car plants in China and Germany, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto Exploration has extended the farm-in period of the Musgrave nickel-copper-cobalt joint venture (JV) agreement with PepinNini Lithium until December next year.

Mining News Pro - An innovative concept for a new mine (more accurately a large group of 55 small mines over the LOM) has been unveiled by Osisko Metals in the PEA for its Pine Point lead-zinc project located near the town of Hay River in the Northwest Territories, Canada, which will have an average annual production of 327 Mlb of zinc and 143 Mlb of lead making it a top ten global zinc producer.

Mining News Pro - Private equity group Tembo Capital has confirmed its continued support of Orion Minerals through an extension to the term of the $3.6-million loan facility.

Mining News Pro - Copper and cobalt-mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo may be violating the rights of their workers with stringent confinement policies meant to stop the spread of Covid-19, according to a group of non-governmental organizations.

Mining News Pro - The electric vehicle revolution has been stalled by covid-19.

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