Mining News Pro - Mincor Resources says the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the integrated nickel restart plan at its Kambalda assets in Western Australia progressed well during the December quarter, with mining contractor awards expected to occur soon.

Mining News Pro - Nickel, the best performer among the base metals last year, is currently getting a reality check in the form of surging exchange stocks.

Mining News Pro - Indiana Resources Ltd. threatened legal action against Tanzania for alleged breach of contract after the East African nation amended its mining law.

Mining News Pro - Much like prices for cobalt, lithium and graphite, nickel feedstock for battery manufacture ended 2019 on a weak note, as a retreat in Chinese electric vehicle sales in the second half of the year and slower than expected transition to nickel-rich battery chemistries hurt demand.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Atlantic Nickel has resumed commercial production at its vast Santa Rita mine in the northeastern state of Bahia and said the first sale of concentrate will be shipped this month.

Mining News Pro - Zimbabwe, which is banking on investment in its natural resources to arrest an economic free-fall, faces having the assets of the state mining company seized after a final appeal of a 2014 arbitration ruling failed.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Antofagasta said on Wednesday that it had kicked off the environmental permitting process for its $1.7 billion Twin Metals copper, nickel and platinum mining project in the United States after the Trump administration overturned an Obama-era decision to protect a nearby wilderness area.

Mining News Pro - Vermelho — one of the largest and highest-grade undeveloped laterite nickel-cobalt resources in the world — will generate $7.3 billion in total cash flow over 38 years, Horizonte Minerals says.

Mining News Pro - MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC, the biggest palladium and refined nickel producer, has started testing a platform for digital metal tokens that may eventually account for a fifth of its sales.

Mining News Pro - Brazilian mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) said on Wednesday it would hike nickel production by about 70% in coming years to 360,000 tonnes a year, mainly by expanding in Indonesia.

Mining News Pro - Mincor Resources is set to revive its Western Australian nickel operations next year after launching a $35 million capital raising to fund its 2020 restart strategy.

Mining News Pro - Indonesia`s state mining holding company Mining Industry Indonesia has secured loans from two Japanese banks and a state bank to finance a stake acquisition from PT Vale Indonesia, a director said on Monday.

Mining News Pro - The European Union launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday against Indonesia’s curbs on exporting nickel and other raw materials, which are designed to benefit its own smelting and stainless steel industries.

Mining News Pro - American Manganese continues to run experiments related to its plans to produce NMC cathode material using its proprietary RecycLiCo process.

Mining News Pro - Indonesia has allowed nine companies to resume nickel ore exports after inspections into reports of ore export rules violations, Heru Pambudi, the director general of the country’s customs office, said on Monday.

Mining News Pro - Indonesia suspended exports of nickel ore with immediate effect after a planned ban on shipments from the beginning of next year led to a rush to beat the deadline.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Vale will begin applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to identify new drilling targets at its Coleman nickel mine, which is part of base metals operations in Ontario, Canada.

Mining News Pro - Papua New Guinea has ordered a nickel processing plant owned by Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) to close for not taking unspecified “remedial” actions, the head of the country’s mining regulator said on Thursday.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Vale has begun working on resuming operations at its $3 billion Onça Puma nickel mining complex, as the country’s Supreme Court suspended injunctions against the miner earlier this month.

Mining News Pro - A nickel mining hub in the southern Philippines, which produces mostly high-grade material, has suspended extraction operations indefinitely as the regional government conducts an industry audit, a top government official told Reuters on Monday.

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