​Cobalt: The New Gold Rush

Raise your hand if you know anything about the cobalt industry. You might want to Google it and take a long hard look at cobalt mining. This greyish white magnetic metal is not particularly well-known but is a strategic element in the ever-increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries. Cobalt is a strategic metal because it is found in so many devices we use today. Cobalt is a major component of your smartphone, comprising between 5–10 grams…