FCO-TSX)(the "Company" or "Formation") announces that initial bench test production of cobalt sulfate heptahydrate crystals suitable for the rechargeable battery sector has been successfully completed from ore samples from Formation's Idaho Cobalt Project ("ICP").
This metallurgical advancement represents the culmination of a year-long testing program designed to demonstrate that high purity, battery grade cobalt sulfate could be produced from Formation's Idaho Cobalt Project ("ICP") ore and was recently verified by General Electric's Water and Process Technologies' ("GE") group.
Cobalt in Hard-metals and Cobalt Sulfate
, Gallium Arsenide, Indium Phosphide and Vanadium Pentoxide.
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Volume 86 focuses on cobalt in hard-metals and cobalt sulfate, gallium arsenide, indium phosphide, and vanadium pentoxide (IARC, in press a) In our article (Siemiatycki et al.
In IARC's recent evaluation (IARC, in press a), cobalt metal with tungsten carbide is classified in Group 2A, whereas cobalt metal without tungsten carbide, cobalt sulfate, and other soluble cobalt(II) salts remain in Group 2B.
Current plans are for the production of a combined cobalt/copper/gold concentrate from the mine and mill to be shipped to the CPF for hydrometallurgical processing of cobalt and copper bearing sulfides to produce cobalt sulfate heptahydrate utilized in the production of cathodes for the rechargeable battery sector.
Price of Cobalt Contained in Cobalt Sulfate Heptahydrate
Exposure to cobalt sulfate
causes alveolar/ bronchiolar neoplasms both in rats and in mice (Bucher et al.
Exposure to cobalt has been historically linked to the development of cardiomyopathy after an epidemic of this disease was described in a group of heavy drinkers of beer to which cobalt sulfate
had been added as a foam stabilizer (26).
The supply agreements include: up to 2,500 metric tons (mt) per year of cobalt metal, up to 2,500 mt per year of crude cobalt hydroxide concentrate and up to 1,500 mt per year of crude cobalt sulfate
, along with various nickel-based raw materials used in OMG's electronic chemicals business.