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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the mining of battery metals such as cobalt, of which the DRC is a key player.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the mining of battery metals such as cobalt, of which the DRC is a key player.  image
Thankfully, the global EV market is showing signs of strong resilience which means that cobalt, lithium, graphite, and copper will not be as bad as originally expected. This is great news for the DRC.
 
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Gold reached record prices during the pandemic as investors always bank on gold as a form of refuge. In addition, two agreements between Loncor Resources and Barrick Gold further strengthens their relationship in the Ngayu gold belt which further bolsters the gold sector.

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The global significance of the DRC’s battery metals
 
The DRC is expected to play a central role in the electromobility transition as a critical supplier of copper. Production sits at just over 1.2 Mtpa but is forecast to grow to well over 1.6 Mtpa over the next five years on the back of several new projects.
 
Metalkol RTR has committed to undergoing the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, a flagship programme of the Responsible Minerals Initiative. Metalkol RTR has made a formal commitment to proceed with the RMAP assessment and submitted all required pre-assessment documentation.
 
The mining of tin is set to bloom with the ramping up of production at the Bisie Tin Mine.
 
 

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