The best of Metal Detective

LONG-time columnist Stephen Bell is having a break from metal detecting for a while. MNN looks back on his best and most popular editions of Metal Detective from the past few years.

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The increasing popularity of the 'C' word

The best-read Metal Detective of the past two years, the “c” word was cobalt, which was far from a craze back in October 2016.

“It is not rude to talk about cobalt; in fact it is trendy and politically acceptable to use the ‘c’ word if you are a nickel player struggling to get traction,” MD wrote.

As an attendee of the Australian Nickel Conference, MD noticed nickel companies starting to talk up cobalt by-products, a trend that has since paved the way for the likes of Clean TeQ to become a $1 billion company.

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