Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Future demands of Copper, Nickel, Cobalt an Electric Vehicle world needs

Glencore’s investor day on Tuesday painted a positive picture not just of the Swiss miner and commodities trader’s business but also had good news for the mining industry as a whole. Glencore commissioned CRU to measure the impact the global shift away from internal combustion engines to an electric vehicle market would have on metal markets. The London-based research company modelled metal requirements across the supply chain – from generation and grid infrastructure through … Continue reading

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Small Canadian miners in pole position for Electric Vehicle battery boon

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and the batteries powering them, a potential game-changer for small miners short on money to develop deposits of these critical battery ingredients. Toronto-listed cobalt companies, Ecobalt Solutions and Fortune Minerals, are in talks, ranging from preliminary to more advanced, with more than a dozen groups, including car and battery makers, … Continue reading

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SMM Forecast: Battery-grade & Electroplate-grade NickelSulfate Output in 2018

SHANGHAI, Dec.5 (SMM)-As per SMM independent research, in 2017 battery-grade nickel sulfate output reaches 209,800 tons and electroplate-grade output reaches 86,800 tons. In 2018 battery-grade nickel sulfate output is estimated to rise 35% on yearly basis and 5% for electroplate-grade. Ref: http://nanthavictor.com Read more from original source: https://news.metal.com/newscontent/100769364/smm-forecast%3A-battery-grade-electroplate-grade-nickel-sulfate-output-in-2018

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Rainbow ships first Rare Earths from Burundi mine

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – LSE-listed exploration and development company Rainbow Rare Earths has exported its first shipment of rare earth concentrate from its Gakara project, in Burundi, making it Africa’s only rare earths producer. Gakara is one of the highest-grade rare earth element mining projects globally, with an estimated in situ grade of 67% total rare earth oxide. Rainbow on Tuesday said that 25 t of high-grade rare earths from Burundi have been shipped to … Continue reading

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‘Miner’s Revenge’ Is Coming With Electric Cars, Friedland Says

Surging demand for metals like copper, nickel and cobalt for use in electric vehicles promises to overturn the balance of power between mining companies and their customers, according to billionaire investor Robert Friedland. Automakers will have to change the way they approach procurement if they want to power their vehicles, said Friedland, who as a student befriended Steve Jobs before a career backing major discoveries from Canada to Mongolia. “Coming soon to a theater … Continue reading

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