Mining News Pro - BHP Nickel West has received approval from the Western Australian Government to develop its Venus nickel sulphate deposit near Leinster in the northern Goldfields.

Mining News Pro - The global nickel market deficit widened slightly to 9,200 tonnes in September from the previous month`s revised deficit of 8,100 tonnes, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) said.

Mining News Pro - Increasing nickel pig iron production and rising Shanghai nickel inventory also pointed to further nickel weakness in the short term, said analyst Helen Lau of Argonaut Securities.

Mining News Pro - Nickel rose on the London Metal Exchange with a quarter-on-quarter rise to $ 1130 and $ 930 a barrel at $ 145 a barrel, with an immediate increase of $ 11,860 and $ 50.

Mining News Pro - The board of nickel miner Western Areas has given the green light to the Odysseus project, following a positive definitive feasibility study (DFS).

Mining News Pro - Production at BHP`s Kalgoorlie nickel smelter restarted on Wednesday after a fire last month, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Mining News Pro - The Australian miner Axiom Mining has announced the sale of Nickel since December.

Mining News Pro - BHP’s Kalgoorlie nickel smelter has been closed this week following a fire at the Western Australian site last weekend.

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