from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hydrated oxid of cobalt which occurs in black amorthous masses. It is derived from the alteration of smaltite.


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  • The DRC's heterogenite contains unprocessed copper and cobalt, often worked by artisanal miners.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "All the diggers and military (on guard) fled ... leaving the sacks of heterogenite behind," when the team arrived, a local source told

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mining experts claim that up to 90 percent of the exports of heterogenite - a compound of cobalt and copper traded in its raw form before being refined in South Africa and Zambia - elude DRC custom controls.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mikandji said the government wanted to encourage and develop ways to treat heterogenite and introduce greater regulation.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In 2001, SOMIKA, a processor of heterogenite (copper and cobalt), set up operations in the Katanga region of the DRC. - News for the rest of us

  • "In all, 6,000 sacks of heterogenite have been seized near the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • “The Democratic Republic of Congo has the world’s purest and largest deposits of strategic minerals, including gold, coltan, niobium, cobalt, heterogenite and columbite.

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