Back in the early 1900s, Cobalt Ontario had its heyday as a silver mining focal point. Today, it is left with mostly empty mining tunnels—but that may not be the case for much longer. As it turns out, electric car makers and tech companies are eagerly looking for cobalt mines with conflict-free mining, and Cobalt Ontario might just be the “silver” ticket. The Cobalt community may just start booming again, thanks to a Vancouver-based company that is purchasing previous mines, as well as other potential spots around the area, since demand for cobalt is greater than ever for its use in lithium-ion batteries.

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