How much cobalt can be mined in the US? Study examines domestic mining site in Idaho

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 16:32 in Earth & Climate

A new study published in Geology evaluates the potential for cobalt extraction from the Idaho Cobalt Belt (ICB) of east-central Idaho, using a detailed study of the Iron Creek deposit. The ICB hosts the second-largest known domestic resource of the critical mineral cobalt, one of the key ingredients in many rechargeable batteries needed for the green energy transition.

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