Lead, Zinc and coblat

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based NorZinc has signed a traditional land use agreement with the Nah?a Dehé Dene Band in Nahanni Butte

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Cobalt 27 Capital (TSXV: KBLT)(OTCQX: CBLLF)(FRA: 27O) is tapping into the lithium sector by acquiring a royalty of 1.5% of gross revenues and A$2 per tonne of ore mined at the Mount Marion lithium project in Western Australia, the latest in a series of major deals the company has announced in less than a year.

Mining News Pro - Cobalt 27 Capital has entered an agreement to acquire ASX-listed Highlands Pacific. The acquisition, valued at $96 million, will increase Cobalt 27’s exposure to nickel through the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine in Papua New Guinea.

Mining News Pro - ePower Metals (TSXV: EPWR) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Exploracion Auramex S.A. de C.V. and its Magenta cobalt project from Bowering Projects.

Mining News Pro - Tasman Mining announced this week that government agency New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals granted a mining permit for the high-grade Blackwater gold deposit located near Reefton on the West Coast of the South Island.

Mining News Pro - Mawson Resources of Vancouver has tabled a maiden resource for its Rajapalot gold-cobalt project in Finland that it says has plenty of room for expansion.

Mining News Pro - The maiden shipment of Fortescue Metals Group’s new 60.1% Fe content product, West Pilbara Fines, has recently left Herb Elliott Port in Port Hedland, Western Australia, bound for Hunan Valin Steel in China.

Mining News Pro - Canadian junior miner Explorex Resources (CSE:EX) (OTC:EXPXF) said Monday that crews had been mobilized to initiate the maiden drill program at its cobalt-manganese base metals Kagoot Brook project, located in New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada.

Mining News Pro - Normet and Hindustan Zinc Ltd on December 11 signed a comprehensive four-year cost per hour (CPH) service contract covering all Normet equipment in Hindustan Zinc Ltd’s mines in Rajasthan, India.

Mining News Pro - Canadian copper producer Imperial Metals has hired Bank of Montreal (BMO) to speed up a restructuring process that could include the sale of the company for up to $1 billion, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Mining News Pro - Casa Minerals has discovered a new zone at its Pitman gold project near Terrace, 1 km south of the Golden Dragon gold discovery it made earlier this year.

Mining News Pro - Nautilus Minerals’ production support vessel (PSV) has been acquired by Indian company MDL Energy in a blow to Nautilus’ deep-sea mining plans.

Mining News Pro - New Century Resources’ first shipment from the restarted Century zinc mine in Queensland has arrived in China.

Mining News Pro - Merely a week after Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining halted cobalt exports from its Kamoto mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its copper exports have also been suspended as a result of an alleged failure to declare and pay duties on 6 650 t of copper in late 2015, early 2016.

Mining News Pro - LONDON - China, the leading holder of international deep sea exploration licences, has increased its lead in the race for alternative sources of battery minerals by taking samples from cobalt-bearing mountains deep in the Pacific.

Mining News Pro - Estimated global non-ferrous exploration budgets, 1996- 2018. (Image: S&P Global Market Intelligence)

Mining News Pro - Anyone needing a reminder of the tenuousness of the global cobalt market

Mining News Pro - ASX-listed Broken Hill prospecting has issued a notice of dispute to fellow listed Cobalt Blue over the start of drilling activities at the Thackaringa cobalt project, in South Australia.

Mining News Pro - Cobalt is almost always a byproduct of nickel and copper mining. Image: Glencore Instagram

Mining News Pro - Since hitting near decade highs in March, cobalt prices are down by more than a third, languishing in the low $50,000s.

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