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By Shane Lasley
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Electra drills new cobalt zone in Idaho

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Last updated 8/4/2022 at 8:43am

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Electra CEO Trent Mell says Idaho may be the best place to discover new primary sources of cobalt outside the DRC.

Toward its goal of building its inventory of the cobalt needed for the lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles, Electra Battery Materials Corp. has drilled a new zone of mineralization at its Iron Creek cobalt-copper project within the Idaho Cobalt Belt about 135 miles northeast of Boise.

"Idaho could play an important role in the onshoring of the EV battery supply chain by providing a...

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