Mining News Pro - Nickel prices in London slumped more than 8% on Thursday and prices of the metal in Shanghai dropped the most in nine months after a major deal by Chinese firm Tsingshan eased worries of battery-grade nickel supply shortages.

Mining News Pro - Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has declared nickel supply as a major concern for the company’s battery production, which could impact future deals with Australian nickel miners.

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk has had it with nickel.

Mining News Pro - Western Areas has revised its production guidance after the Flying Fox zone at the Forrestania nickel project in Western Australia was affected by resequencing last year.

Mining News Pro - OZ Minerals partnered with fellow Australian tech company Unearthed to launch Ingenious Extraction, an incubator challenge aimed at finding new, low-impact ways to extract metals like copper, gold, silver and cobalt from the miner’s concentrates.

Mining News Pro - Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange have reached their highest point since September 2014 off the back of battery demand predictions in 2021.

Mining News Pro - Maximus Resources has unearthed gold grades as high as 48.4 grams per tonne at the Redback deposit near Western Australian gold and nickel mining district, Kambalda.

Mining News Pro - A report by market researcher Adamas Intelligence states that Tesla deployed more passenger EV battery capacity and battery materials, namely lithium, nickel and graphite, than its four closest competitors combined in 2020.

Mining News Pro - Global nickel demand is expected to rise by 2.6 million tonnes in 2040, with Australia’s greenfield and brownfield projects to play a significant role in future demand, according to a Roskill report.

Mining News Pro - Indonesia will no longer permit mining waste to be disposed in the ocean to allay concerns about the environmental impact of processing nickel used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, a government official and a corporate mining source said.

Mining News Pro - BHP has signed a renewable power purchase agreement with Risen Energy to slash emissions at the Nickel West Kwinana refinery in Western Australia by up to 50 per cent

Mining News Pro - Consultants SNC Lavalin and Dillon Consulting have been selected to conduct the environmental assessment (EA) for the northern road link project – a proposed all-season road that will link remote First Nations and connect to emerging mining sites in the Ring of Fire.

Mining News Pro - Western Areas has capitalised on strong nickel trading during the December quarter despite being impacted by lower grades at the Forrestania operations in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Mincor Resources has completed the first blasts at the Cassini nickel project and Northern Operations in Western Australia after mining contractor Pit N Portal mobilised at both sites.

Mining News Pro - Silver Elephant has high hopes and aspirations for its new Minago project, in Manitoba, which could supply the “insatiable” demand for Class 1 nickel from the electric vehicle (EV) industry.

Mining News Pro - The media company’s green energy research arm, shows Europe overtaking the Asia Pacific region – mainly China – in investment in transport electrification, including buses, commercial vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner South32 has set a number of production records in the first half of 2021, following a solid December quarter.

Mining News Pro - British miner Kabanga Nickel, formerly known as LZ Nickel, has inked a framework agreement with the government of Tanzania to develop the world’s largest battery-grade nickel sulphide deposit in the country’s northwest.

Mining News Pro - Battery metals are set to rebound this year as an electric-vehicle boom is bolstered by the post-pandemic push for a green economic recovery.

Mining News Pro - Copper and tin miner Cornish Metals has announced plans to list on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in February.

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