21C Metals: Ethically-Sourced Cobalt for Europe’s Rapidly-Growing EV Market

21C Metals (CSE:BULL;FWB:DCR1;OTC:DCNNF) has launched its campaign on the Investing News Network’s battery metals channel. 21C Metals is an exploration company that specializes in the acquisition and development of copper/cobalt and palladium projects. These metals are critical to the electric vehicle industry, where there is a shortage of palladium needed for catalytic converters. Cobalt is […]

Canada Cobalt Launches Castle Mine Tailings Initiative

Canada Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV:CCW) (OTC:CCWOF) (Frankfurt: 4T9B) (the “Company” or “Canada Cobalt”), a technology leader in the Northern Ontario Cobalt-Silver Camp, is pleased to announce that the Company has added another catalyst to its first half 2019 strategy – a unique and environmentally friendly program with a plan to develop cost-effective near-term recovery of […]

Resource Big News Roundup: Go Cobalt Acquires Nickel-Palladium-Platinum Project in Quebec; Gold Resource Updates Proven & Probable Reserves at Oaxaca and Nevada Units; Blue Sky Uranium Announces Positive PEA for Ivana Uranium-Vanadium Deposit

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) stayed relatively flat as investors waited for interest rate policy changes from the Bank of Canada. On Friday, the market rose due to gains in the financial and energy sectors, which gained again on the back of a rise in oil prices. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), […]

Fortune Minerals Discusses Cobalt and the Nico Project’s Role in the Market

Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX:FT) was featured in an article in Cramer Media’s Mining Weekly regarding the role their Nico cobalt project will play in the growing cobalt market. The Nico project is one of a few cobalt projects situated outside of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that can help support the near-term demand for cobalt. […]

NGOs Urge LME to Reconsider Plans to Ban Tainted Cobalt

The London Metal Exchange has been under pressure to ensure cobalt traded in its exchange is free from human right abuses, but non-governmental organizations have warned that singling out low-priced cobalt is not the solution. The LME’s plans, which were outlined in October, involve suspending cobalt brands trading at a significant discount to its contract […]

Cobalt Demand to Rise 4 Times Despite Potential EV Battery Changes

As the energy storage revolution continues to pick up pace, cobalt demand is set to rise four times by 2028, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director Simon Moores told the US Senate on Tuesday (February 5). “We are in the midst of a global battery arms race in which the US is presently a bystander,” Moores […]

Ford Sees Cobalt Production Under Pressure in the Near Future

The unprecedented increase in electric car demand forecasts and the issues surrounding security of supply of raw materials continue to be hot topics at this year’s Mining Indaba conference, in Cape Town, South Africa. At the event, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, Ted Miller, head of energy storage strategy and research at Ford (NYSE:F), […]

Cobalt Blockchain Announces Closing of First Tranche of Private Placement for $1.5 Million

Cobalt Blockchain Inc. (“COBC” or the “Company”) (TSXV:COBC; OTCQB: COBCF) is pleased to announce announced that it has today closed the first tranche of its previously announced private placement offering (the “Offering”) through the issuance (on a non-brokered basis) of 4,333,333 units (“Units”) at a price of $ 0.15 per Unit for a gross proceeds of $ 650,000. […]

Resource Big News Roundup: M2 Cobalt and Jervois Mining to Merge; Montan Mining Corp. to Rebrand as Fidelity Minerals Corp.; Pelangio Exploration Acquires Dome West Property

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) had a slightly turbulent week. On Friday, the market gained due to concerns about global economic growth and political uncertainties. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), meanwhile, started and ended the week with gains, but dropped during the week.  In case you missed it, here is this week’s resource […]

Blockchain Trial Takes on Child Labor in Cobalt Supply

American carmaker Ford (NYSE:F) has been revealed to be part of a partnership geared at combating the use of child labor in mining through the use of blockchain technology. In a Wednesday release from IBM (NYSE:IBM), the band of companies, which includes cobalt producers, processors and end users, said it will be working with IBM’s blockchain platform […]

5 Top Weekly TSXV Stocks: M2 Cobalt Completes Initial Drilling

Last Friday (January 11), the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX) rose by 4.81 points, or 0.81 percent, to reach 601.74. In commodities, gold spent the week gaining value as the greenback slipped, while over in base metals copper made minor gains. The news was mostly about the US shutdown while markets wavered along. On the TSX Venture […]

Eyes on Cobalt as Tshisekedi Declared Winner of DRC Election

In an upset, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) electoral body has announced that opposition politician Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidential election held on December 30. On Thursday (January 10), the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) reported that Tshisekedi, the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress party, had won the election […]

Cobalt 27 Capital Buys Mount Marion Lithium Royalty

Cobalt 27 Capital (TSXV:KBLT) has diversified its battery metals portfolio, announcing a new royalty for lithium produced at the Mount Marion mine in Western Australia. The Canadian company said in an announcement on Monday (January 7) that it will acquire a royalty of 1.5 percent gross revenue and AU$ 2 per tonne of ore mined […]

Cobalt 27 Set to Acquire Highlands Pacific

Cobalt 27 (TSXV:KBLT) has entered a definitive scheme implementation agreement with Highlands Pacific (ASX:HIG) in an attempt to take over the company. While Cobalt 27 already owns 13 percent of Highlands, the company is now offering AU$ 0.105 per share in Highlands to acquire the rest, valuing the total offer at approximately AU$ 115 million. […]

Copper, Cobalt, Congo: Chaos as Nation Votes

The primary cobalt-producing jurisdiction on the planet underwent a seismic shift over the weekend as voters decided on who would replace President Joseph Kabila, who is stepping down after 17 years in power. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) underwent a chaotic (and delayed) election on Sunday (December 30), where three candidates put their hands up […]

Go Cobalt Closes $500,000 Flow-through Financings

Go Cobalt Mining Corp. (CSE:GOCO) (“Go Cobalt” and/or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced non-brokered flow-through financings. The Company has issued 1,111,111 “National” Units at $ 0.27 per National Unit, for gross proceeds of $ 300,000. Each National Unit consisted of one flow-through common Share and one non-flow-through […]

Cobalt Forecast 2019: Execs Optimistic Cobalt Demand is Here to Stay

After a strong 2017, cobalt continued to make news headlines throughout 2018 as prices started to decline after the first quarter and the battle for the electric vehicle (EV) battery picked up pace. But what will happen to cobalt next year? To find out, the Investing News Network reached out to companies in the space […]

Cobalt Outlook 2019: Will Prices Continue to Fall?

This time last year, cobalt, a key element in lithium-ion batteries, was expected to have a strong year ahead. But in 2018 the battery metal price struggled, pressured by increased supply from the DRC and market volatility. With 2018 drawing to a close, the Investing News Network reached out to cobalt experts to get more […]

Top Cobalt Stocks of 2018 on the TSXV

While prices for cobalt have spent the last six months simmering down, demand for the battery metal is still visible on the market, driven by electric vehicle uptake. As the electric vehicle revolution continues to expand, demand for commodities like lithium, nickel and cobalt is expected to continue following suit accordingly. Below we run through […]

Resource Big News Investing: Vatic to Pursue Cannabis Opportunities; International Cobalt Extends Mineralization at Ramsay Cobalt; Grant of Tenements at NXGold’s Mt. Roe Project

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) continued to see significant volatility. On Friday, the market opened lower due to oil price declines after China reported slower economic growth. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), meanwhile, steadily declined all week, but had a slight recovery on Friday. In case you missed it, here is this week’s […]

Cobalt Trends 2018: Prices Fall, Nickel Threat Creeps Up

After a bright 2017, cobalt kicked off the year on the right track, with prices increasing during the first quarter. However, with plenty of news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), prices declining and the battle for the electric car battery heating up, cobalt lost some momentum. As 2018 comes to a close, the […]

Eight Capital’s 3 Cobalt Stocks to Watch

While cobalt stocks and prices oscillated in 2018, cobalt continues to be a sought-after commodity, with many carmakers and technology companies trying to strike deals directly with miners to secure long-term supply. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Volkswagen (FWB:VOW) and BMW (ETR:BMW) are just some of the companies that have joined the race for cobalt, a key element in […]

MGX Minerals and Engineering Partner Highbury Energy Announce R&D for Petroleum Coke to Synthetic Crude Oil Gasification with Vanadium, Nickel, Cobalt Extraction

MGX Minerals (CSE:XMG) and Highbury Energy Inc. (“Highbury”) are pleased to report additional work has commenced on gasification of petroleum coke (“petcoke”), an oilsands and refinery by-product, into a synthetic liquid equivalent to refinery crude oil feedstock. The expanded research and development is focused on the re-processing of petcoke waste product to a synthetic crude oil. The […]

Big News Roundup: Algold Files Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report for Tijirit; Azarga Uranium and URZ Energy Complete Merger; M2 Cobalt Confirms Two Drill-Ready Targets and Numerous High Priority Targets at Its Kilembe Area Properties

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) evened out and followed a gradual downtrend for the week. On Friday, the index opened lower due to a dip in oil prices. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), meanwhile, trended downwards continuing the trend of the last month. In case you missed it, here is this week’s […]