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Responsible Mining of Cobalt Cobalt Institute

Responsible Mining of Cobalt The need for responsible mining practices is not new and has for many years been at the top of the agenda for many large-scale mining companies (LSM), and since the late 1990’s this has been approached collectively by the LSM in order to help improve public awareness, address concern for the environment and introduce the broader concept of sustainability.

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The toll of the cobalt mining industry on health and the ...

06/03/2018  More than half of the world's supply of cobalt comes from the DRC, and 20 percent of that is mined by hand, according to Darton Commodities Ltd., a London-based research company that specializes ...

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Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo ...

06/03/2018  A CBS News investigation has found child labor being used in the dangerous mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mineral cobalt is used in virtually all batteries in common ...

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The precious metal sparking a new gold rush - BBC News

26/07/2018  Mining giants such as Glencore are also boosting production in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where most of the world's cobalt is found. In the US, limited cobalt production started in ...

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Cobalt from Congo: how to source it better

Cobalt mining in the DRC: a complex landscape and issues As demand for critical metal soared over past years, sustainable mineral supply chain has become a focal point for both extractive industries (upstream) and end user companies (downstream). Public scrutiny both locally and internationally has spurred a multiplication of responsible sourcing initiatives originated from a wide range of ...

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Cobalt mining in the DRC: the dark side of a clean future

03/06/2019  That would be a terrible blow to a country and region that relies on mining for income. “ Supply chain due diligence is not about avoiding risk altogether , but addressing it. Instead companies like BMW have a responsibility to investigate their supply chains to identify, prevent and address human rights risks and abuses in its cobalt supply chain, no matter where it is sourcing from.

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DRC moves to monopolise about 25 percent of all cobalt ...

30/01/2020  So-called artisanal mining of cobalt is common in many parts of DRC and accounts for around a quarter of the nation's output of the metal [File: Photographer: William Clowes/Bloomberg] By

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Cobalt - Glencore

We produce cobalt mainly as a by-product of copper mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but also as a by-product of nickel mining in Australia and Canada. We are also one of the largest recyclers and processors of cobalt-bearing materials, such as used batteries ­– helping secure the supply of the metal at a time of increasing demand. Cobalt in figures - 2020. 27.4 kt. of ...

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Cobalt mining: the dark side of the metal race

20/12/2019  Listen to The Week discuss cobolt mining on The Week Unwrapped podcast. What is cobalt and how is it used? Cobalt is a mineral used in rechargable lithium-ion batteries as one of the components of ...

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The environmental impact of cobalt mining -

28/02/2018  Mining waste often pollutes rivers and drinking water. The dust from the pulverized rock is known to cause breathing problems. The mining industry’s toxic fallout is only now being studied by ...

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Life cycle assessment of cobalt extraction process ...

01/08/2019  Cobalt particles which are released into the environment during cobalt mining cannot be destroyed. Cobalt is released into the environment from coal, oil, fuels used in trucks and industrial processes as a metallic compound. Acid drainage happens in many mining sites due to the exposure of sulfide minerals to both air and water. Though mines are most commonly associated with water

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Cobalt Miners News For The Month Of March 2021

24/03/2021  Summary. Cobalt spot prices were higher again for the month and LME cobalt inventory was lower. Cobalt hydroxide prices up 65.5% YTD. Cobalt market news - Cobalt demand from NCM batteries used in ...

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Cobalt Minerals Education Coalition

Cobalt is recovered through nickel mining operations as a by-product of refining. It is estimated that there are about 1 million tons of available by-product cobalt in the United States. Minnesota has the largest nickel deposits followed by Alaska, California, Idaho, Missouri, Montana and Oregon. The identified cobalt resources in the world total about 15 million tons. The ocean floor has ...

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Modern Slavery: The true cost of cobalt mining -

For investors in companies linked to cobalt mining, the most prolific of which is Glencore 5, this predicted surge in demand – coupled with the naturally short supply of the rare metal – means that the price of cobalt is likely to continue to rise for the foreseeable future. The flipside of cobalt’s stellar financial performance, however, is tainted by a hidden human toll. Hermes invests ...

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Cobalt, Computation, and the Congo: Making Corporations ...

Cobalt mining, however, does not only affect those who work directly in the mines; instead, toxic metal waste from these mines has a very negative impact on the local environment, polluting local waterways and soil and thus contributing to extensive and long-lasting degradation of land once used to support local communities and provide them with food security (Sadof, Mucha and Frankel ...

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Cobalt: Woes mount for Katanga Mining in the DRC —

Following the suspension of cobalt sales last year due to deleterious levels of uranium in the cobalt hydroxide, Katanga Mining has been hit with another issue in the DRC. In late March 2020, Congolese officials banned the company from completing its agreement to purchase land adjacent to the Katanga mine for a total consideration of US$250M. The purchase agreement between Katanga Mining and ...

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Frontiers An Overview of Seabed Mining Including the ...

10/01/2018  Cobalt-rich crust mining is more technologically challenging than harvesting manganese nodules from abyssal plains because crusts are attached to rock substrates. Cobalt is of economic interest because the metal has wide-ranging uses that include those in superalloys, such as in jet aircraft engines, and in battery technology (Hein et al., 2013).

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The Congo Is Set To Butt Heads With Mining Firms Over

07/03/2018  Demand for cobalt, however, is limited in how much it can boost production growth, as cobalt is a byproduct of copper mining, meaning global

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Unit 2 Reading: Lithium and Cobalt Mining

27/08/2014  Students can discuss why the cutoff grades vary. Photos from the references below can be used to view examples of lithium brine mining. Cobalt: An Example of More Conventional Metal Mining in Idaho. Note: Most cobalt mining happens in Africa. There is an example of how to use the Unit 2 concept map dealing with cobalt and the wars in Congo. The mining

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Cobalt Minerals Education Coalition

Cobalt is recovered through nickel mining operations as a by-product of refining. It is estimated that there are about 1 million tons of available by-product cobalt in the United States. Minnesota has the largest nickel deposits followed by Alaska, California, Idaho, Missouri, Montana and Oregon. The identified cobalt

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Cobalt Mining News - Junior Mining Network

23/02/2021  Cobalt Mining News. First Cobalt Geophysical Survey Identifies New Drill Targets at Idaho Project . TORONTO , Feb. 23, 2021 /CNW/ - First Cobalt

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Modern Slavery: The true cost of cobalt mining -

For investors in companies linked to cobalt mining, the most prolific of which is Glencore 5, this predicted surge in demand – coupled with the naturally short supply of the rare metal – means that the price of cobalt is likely to continue to rise for the foreseeable future. The flipside of cobalt’s stellar financial performance, however, is tainted by a hidden human toll. Hermes invests ...

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Cobalt, Computation, and the Congo: Making Corporations ...

Cobalt mining, however, does not only affect those who work directly in the mines; instead, toxic metal waste from these mines has a very negative impact on the local environment, polluting local waterways and soil and thus contributing to extensive and long-lasting degradation of land once used to support local communities and provide them with food security (Sadof, Mucha and Frankel ...

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Cobalt: Woes mount for Katanga Mining in the DRC —

Following the suspension of cobalt sales last year due to deleterious levels of uranium in the cobalt hydroxide, Katanga Mining has been hit with another issue in the DRC. In late March 2020, Congolese officials banned the company from completing its agreement to purchase land adjacent to the Katanga mine for a total consideration of US$250M. The purchase agreement between Katanga Mining and ...

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Frontiers An Overview of Seabed Mining Including the ...

10/01/2018  Cobalt-rich crust mining is more technologically challenging than harvesting manganese nodules from abyssal plains because crusts are attached to rock substrates. Cobalt is of economic interest because the metal has wide-ranging uses that include those in superalloys, such as in jet aircraft engines, and in battery technology (Hein et al., 2013).

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Cobalt Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the DRC ...

Cobalt Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the DRC: A vision for successful co-existence between large and small scale mining As a major copper and cobalt miner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Glencore publicly recognises the importance of sustainable co-existence of ASM and large-scale mining as distinct yet complimentary sectors of a successful mining industry.

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Reducing the health risks of the copper, rare earth and ...

cobalt industries The transition to a low-carbon economy Dr. Mike Holland EMRC and Imperial College London 26 27 November OECD, Paris 2019 #GGSD Forum Greening heavy and extractive industries Conference version. This document, as well as any data and map inc luded herein, are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers ...

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Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the

The mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo plays a significant part in the world's supply of cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum, tin and gold and produces 60% of globally mined cobalt. It is the Democratic Republic of the Congo's largest source of export income. In 2009, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had an estimated $24 trillion in untapped mineral deposits ...

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