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The changing attitude towards artisanal cobalt miners

The attitude towards cobalt mined by artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) has come a long way in just a few short years. Once under the spotlight by end users as a questionable, high-risk source of cobalt, but more recently under the spotlight as an increasingly safe, stable and traceable source of cobalt.
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Vehicle manufacturer looks to assist artisanal cobalt miners

Volkswagen has joined the “Cobalt for Development” initiative and is thus supporting efforts to minimize these risks.
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EGC, Trafigura partner to formalise ASM mining in the DRC

Congolese mining company Entreprise Générale du Cobalt, or EGC, signed an offtake agreement with commodity trading group Trafigura in a bid to fomalise artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Jubilee nearly doubles rights to copper tailings in Zambia

Jubilee has concluded further copper tailings transactions to secure the rights to an additional approximately 115 Mt of copper and cobalt.
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Championing the cause for artisanal miners in the DRC

More than two-thirds of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the DRC with a significant portion extracted by ASM.
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Mining major backs Fair Cobalt Alliance launched in the DRC

The Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA) was launched in August 2020 in the Democratic Republic of Congo in response to poor economic, social and working conditions for many mining communities in the cobalt supply chain.

Webinar recording: The global significance of the DRC’s battery metals

Listen to a recording of the webinar hosted by Mining Review Africa and DRC Mining Week, which delved into the responsible sourcing of the DRC’s 3T’s (tin, tungsten and tantalum) and cobalt – which are critical battery raw materials.
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Power Metal Resources progresses DRC exploration programme

Power Metal Resources is progressing its exploration programme at its 70%-owned Kisinka copper-cobalt project in the DRC.

Positioning DRC as a key cobalt producer

Few other countries produce cobalt and we as government want to position DRC as a key cobalt producer on the international stage.
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ERG plans battery material plant

ERG is considering the construction of a lithium-ion battery precursor plant, to be exclusively supplied with cobalt hydroxide in the DRC.

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