Nickel

Mining News Pro - Indonesia is weighing whether to advance the timeline for a planned ban on exports of mineral ores, the country’s trade minister said a day after nickel prices surged on speculation the Southeast Asian nation will halt shipments.

Mining News Pro - Indonesia’s nickel miners association (APNI) urged the government on Thursday not to bring forward a ban on raw mineral exports from 2022.

Mining News Pro - BHP Group is expanding its nickel business and plans to ramp up sales for the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) sector, Asset President Eddie Haegel said on Monday.

Mining News Pro - Battery producers and electric automakers, including Tesla Inc., are concerned over longer-term supplies of nickel, a key material in their supply chain that’s forecast to fall into deficit, according to an Australian miner that’s held recent talks with the sector.

Mining News Pro - At some point in the next decade, a large, tractor-like device will start crawling the deepest seafloor, gathering potato-sized nuggets packed with metals crucial to electric vehicles, renewable-energy storage and smartphones.

Mining News Pro - RNC Minerals (TSX: RNX) filed on Thursday the updated NI 43-101 technical report for its Dumont nickel-cobalt joint venture project in Canada’s Quebec province, taking another step closer to advancing the project to construction.

Mining News Pro - Independence Group (IGO) has beat its 2019 financial year production guidance at the Nova nickel-copper operation in Western Australia after delivering a record March quarter.

Mining News Pro - Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. has reached an agreement with Swiss-based Pala Investments whereby Pala will acquire 100% of Cobalt 27’s common shares. Cobalt 27 shareholders will receive $5.75 per share – $3.57 in cash and $2.28 in shares of a new company to be called Nickel 28 Capital Corp.

Mining News Pro - The latest feasibility study on RNC Minerals’ jointly-owned Dumont nickel-cobalt asset in Quebec, Canada, has identified the potential for both electrification and automation of the open-pit haulage fleet at the project.

Mining News Pro - Auroch Minerals is bolstering its presence in Western Australia through a proposed acquisition of Minotaur Exploration’s Saints and Leinster nickel projects near Kalgoorlie.

Mining News Pro - Nickel spiked to its highest level in over two weeks on Friday as bearish investors covered positions, while other industrial metals gained on a weaker dollar and hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal.

Mining News Pro - BHP has indicated it will keep the Nickel West business in Western Australia as the company looks to capitalise on the emerging global battery market.

Mining News Pro - First Quantum Minerals is investigating the possibility of re-starting its idled Ravensthorpe nickel/cobalt operation in Australia, according to UK-based market research firm Roskill.

Mining News Pro - The price of copper dropped to a 15-week low on Monday after China fired back in the mounting trade war with the US. In afternoon trade, copper for delivery in July touched $2.709 a pound ($5,972 a tonne), down 2.4% from Friday’s settlement.

Mining News Pro - Noront Resources of Toronto has chosen the Algoma Steel site in Sault Ste. Marie for its ferrochrome production facility.

Mining News Pro - First Quantum Minerals has signalled the potential comeback of its Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt operation in Western Australia next year if commodity prices continue to rise.

Mining News Pro - Independence Group (IGO) has advanced its pre-feasibility study on its downstream nickel-cobalt extraction process, which involves hydrometallurgy of nickel sulphide concentrate in lieu of conventional smelting and refining methods.

Mining News Pro - Nickel prices ended higher on Monday after positive factory data from top steel producer China raised hopes for higher demand, while inventories fell.

Mining News Pro - CanAlaska Uranium agreed today to go ahead with the purchase of 100% of the past-producing Manibridge nickel mine in the Thompson Nickel Belt.

Mining News Pro - Murchison Minerals announced this week that it is now the sole owner of the Haut Plateau du Manicouagan nickel-copper-cobalt project in Québec, following its acquisition of Pure Nickel`s 50% interest in the project.

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