Cobalt on the Rise

Interest in deep sea mining has been accelerating due to the rising price of cobalt. The metal is an important component of EV batteries, laptops and cell phones. In October 2017, cobalt prices reached a nine-year high, trading at around US$30 per pound, tripling its 2015 value of US$10.   The rise is not only seen […]

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Electric cars yet to turn cobalt market into gold mine – Nornickel

POLINA DEVITT on REUTERS / MINING.COM | 30 October 2017 “Demand for cobalt used to make rechargeable batteries that power electric cars has not yet translated into a tighter market, according to Russia’s Norilsk Nickel, a major producer of the metal. “The price is higher but there is no tense situation with cobalt supply now,” […]

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