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Chile Releases New Preliminary Study on its Cobalt Potential: Gearing Up to Feed the Electric Car Industry

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On 12 December, 2017, Chile’s Corporation for the Promotion of Production (“CORFO”), together with the National Service of Geology and Mining  (“Sernageomin”) and the University of Chile, released an interesting preliminary report about the potential to explore for and develop cobalt deposits in Chile: “Cobalt Mineral Resources in Chile – Exploration & Mining Potential” (the “Report”).[1] The Report identifies the districts of San Juan & Carrizalillo Alto (Atacama Region) and Tambillos (Coquimbo Region) as potential targets for cobalt extraction, together with copper and gold. These minerals are generally found together in small to … Continue Reading