Feb 21, 2018

Battery metal’s NQ debut

North Queensland is sitting on a sizeable deposit of one of the world’s best performing metals. A few hints. It’s not gold, platinum nor rhenium. Cobalt found in copper deposits is getting similar attention in the Isa-Carpentaria Minerals Province. Lithium and nickel are used in smaller format products. Got it yet? It’s vanadium. Bloomberg is reporting that vanadium increased in price by more than 130 percent in the past calendar year. The investor website said tightening supply and strong orders from the steel industry accounted for much of the rally. I...

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