Jervois delivers first blast at its Idaho cobalt operations

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(Kitco News) – Jervois Global (TSX-V: JRV) today announced that underground construction of its 100%-owned Idaho Cobalt Operations (“ICO”) in the state of Idaho, United States, has commenced.

“This historic step marks the first time in decades that the United States will have a primary cobalt mine within its borders. With Jervois’s commencement of underground work, the United States has taken an important leap forward toward a secure cobalt supply chain,” the company said in its statement.

Jervois added that during the last quarter, it has conducted portal bench construction and extension work to enable development of the mine to start in Q4 2021.

ICO construction, procurement and engineering schedule remains on track, with commissioning and first production of cobalt concentrate expected from mid-2022, the company noted.

Importantly, Jervois pointed out that separate copper concentrates also expected to be produced and sold to North American customers in parallel, with current copper prices significantly above the US$3.00 per lb applied in the ICO BFS.

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