Lead, Zinc and coblat

Mining News Pro - Canada Cobalt Works (TSXV: CCW) announced that it added approximately 4,800 hectares to its Castle mine land package, which means that it more than doubled the total size of the site to some 7,800 hectares.

Mining News Pro - Canada Cobalt Works has signed a deal for the custom treatment of material from U.S. mines using its proprietary Re-2OX process.

Mining News Pro - New Century Resources has reiterated the potential for an expansion project at the Century zinc mine in Queensland after achieving a strong March quarter.

Mining News Pro - Investors dumped Nickel and cobalt miner Sherritt International’s (TSE: S) shares on Friday, after the company released first quarter earnings.

Mining News Pro - La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec has acquired an additional 1 million shares in Osisko Metals (TSXV: OM), which is developing two zinc mining camps in Canada.

Mining News Pro - Zinc touched a two-week low on Wednesday on concerns that Chinese smelters will ramp up output, but prices were supported by a shortage of immediately available material on the London Metal Exchange (LME). Benchmark zinc on the LME closed 0.4 percent up at $2,873 a tonne after slipping to $2,842, its lowest since March 26.

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto said on Tuesday it will join a World Bank initiative intended to help developing countries sustainably mine lithium, cobalt and other minerals critical to the global electrification trend.

Mining News Pro - Premier Gold Mines announced this week that it entered into an agreement with Americas Silver Corp. to acquire an option to purchase a 100% interest in the San Felipe polymetallic property in Mexico.

Mining News Pro - Toronto-based First Cobalt Corp. has successfully produced a battery grade cobalt sulphate at its refinery near the town of Cobalt.

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell developed a technique that uses only water, carbon dioxide and cobalt metal particles that have surface nanostructures measuring billionths of a meter in size, to produce hydrogen on demand at relatively low temperature and pressure and to use to power the next generation of electric vehicles.

Mining News Pro - Zinc prices climbed to $2,845 a tonne on Wednesday after data showed LME warehouses now hold little over 58,000 tonnes of the metal; less than two days’ worth of global consumption.

Mining News Pro - Blackstone Minerals said today that assay results from its BC cobalt project in British Columbia, western Canada, allow to compare it with some of the top cobalt deposits in the world.

Mining News Pro - 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 zone extends a further 150 metre down dip.

Mining News Pro - A coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates has thrown its financial weight behind a startup hoping to build a "Google Maps for the earth’s crust" to hunt for new sources of cobalt.

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Explorex Resources announced that it wants to buy New Tech Minerals’ (CNSX: NTM) Buena Vista Hills cobalt – iron oxide – copper-gold project, located in Pershing County, Nevada.

Mining News Pro - Data and analytics company GlobalData has forecast that worldwide zinc production will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.8% between this year and 2022. This growth will be underpinned by production increases and the opening of new mines in Canada, China, India, Kazakhstan and Mexico, and will result in total global production of 15.7-million tons in 2022.

Mining News Pro - Cobalt prices were surging so much last year that thieves were carrying out elaborate heists at warehouses in Europe’s busiest port. Now, prices are in free fall and mining companies are taking the financial hit.

Mining News Pro - U.N. meeting in Jamaica to work on deep sea mining law

Mining News Pro - Fourteen non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Amnesty and Global Witness have opposed plans by the London Metal Exchange to ban cobalt tainted by human rights abuses, a letter seen by Reuters showed.

Mining News Pro - Canada Cobalt Works says it has intersected multiple high grade cobalt and silver intercepts during phase one drilling on the first level of the Castle mine. The mine is located near Gowganda, 75 km south of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

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