Tesla-backed nickel miner cuts output after waste dam leak

Mining News Pro - The troubled Goro nickel mine — one of the world’s largest deposits, which is part-owned by Trafigura Group and backed by Tesla Inc. — has been forced to reduce production to address a leak from its tailings dam.

Responsible copper mining framework extended to nickel, zinc and molybdenum

Mining News Pro - Brülhart says smelters and refiners that have been audited are not included in this figure to eliminate the possibility of double counting as metal passes through the supply chain.

Electra Battery’s nickel refinery plans starting to take shape

Mining News Pro - Canadian firm Electra Battery Materials has announced the highlights of a scoping study for an integrated nickel refinery, as part of its vision of creating an electric vehicle (EV) battery materials park in Ontario.

Vale sees 44% increase in global nickel demand by 2030

Mining News Pro - Brazilian mining company Vale said on Wednesday that global demand for nickel should increase 44% by 2030 compared to that expected for this year, due to high demand for use in batteries that power electric vehicles.

EU, US step up Russian aluminum, nickel imports since Ukraine war

Mining News Pro - The European Union and United States have ramped up buying key industrial metals from Russia, data showed, despite logistical problems spurred by the war in Ukraine and tough talk about starving Moscow of foreign exchange revenue.

FPX outlines 43,500 t/y integrated nickel sulphate operation in scoping study

Mining News Pro - FPX Nickel has announced results of an internal engineering scoping study evaluating the production of nickel sulphate for the electric vehicle battery market from the high-grade awaruite to be produced by the company’s Baptiste nickel project in central British Columbia.

Vale sees 44% increase in global nickel demand by 2030

Mining News Pro - Brazilian mining company Vale said on Wednesday that global demand for nickel should increase 44% by 2030 compared to that expected for this year, due to high demand for use in batteries that power electric vehicles.

Vale Indonesia signs $2 billion nickel project deal with Shandong Xinhai

Mining News Pro - Nickel miner PT Vale Indonesia on Tuesday signed an investment deal with China’s Shandong Xinhai Technology Co. Ltd and a unit of China Baowu Steel Group Corp. Ltd to develop a processing plant on Sulawesi island.

Canada Nickel confirms discovery at newly acquired Deloro property in Ontario

Mining News Pro - Canada Nickel Company has received new assay results from its Deloro property that confirmed a second significant discovery from the company’s newly acquired property package in Ontario.

OZ Minerals gets final nod for key copper-nickel project

Mining News Pro - OZ Minerals said on Monday the Western Australia government granted final regulatory approval for the miner to begin construction at its West Musgrave copper-nickel project.

LME nickel volumes plunge with exchange still hostage to March trading fiasco

Mining News Pro - The volume of nickel traded on the London Metal Exchange (LME) dropped more than 40% in July as funds, consumers and producers continued to shun the market – months after trade was suspended for more than a week in March as prices dramatically spiked.

Indonesia says Tesla strikes $5 billion deal to buy nickel products

Mining News Pro - US carmaker Tesla has signed contracts worth about $5 billion to buy materials for their batteries from nickel processing companies in Indonesia, a senior cabinet minister told CNBC Indonesia.

Horizonte Minerals signs $135 million equipment contracts for Brazil nickel project

Mining News Pro - Horizonte Minerals said on Thursday that it had signed $135 million in contracts with machinery suppliers for the Araguaia nickel project in Brazil.

BHP to boost nickel exploration spending amid EV boom

Mining News Pro - BHP Group will increase its spending on nickel exploration over the next two years to meet growing demand for the raw material used in making electric vehicle batteries, the chief of its nickel operations said on Wednesday.

Indonesia to issue nickel export tax rules in Q3

Mining News Pro - Indonesia plans to issue a nickel export tax policy in the third quarter of the year, as authorities seek to boost revenue from exports while encouraging more domestic production of higher-value products, a senior official said on Monday.

Nornickel boosts output of all key metals

Mining News Pro - Russian metals producer Nornickel’s first-half nickel and palladium output rose year on year thanks to returning production two mines hit by flooding in 2021, the company said on Thursday.

Environmental groups ask Tesla to stop nickel plans in Indonesia

Mining News Pro - Environmental groups urged Tesla on Monday to reconsider its plans for nickel investment in Indonesia, the world’s top producer of the material, as ESG scrutiny mounts in an industry crucial to the electric vehicle revolution.

Vale’s plan to turn around $40 billion copper-nickel unit suffers fresh blow

Mining News Pro - Vale SA’s plan to turn around its copper and nickel-mining unit is taking longer than expected, risking a delay to a possible sale or spinoff of a group the miner says could be worth $40 billion.

Knotty nickel supply chain highly exposed to fresh shocks

Mining News Pro - The nickel market is hostage to two mercurial players: Russia’s Vladimir Potanin and China’s Xiang Guangda.

Wallbridge spins out nickel assets to focus on gold

Mining News Pro - Wallbridge Mining is selling its nickel assets to Archer Exploration in an all-share deal worth C$53.6 million ($41.2m).

Tartisan releases positive PEA for Kenbridge underground nickel mine

Mining News Pro - Tartisan Nickel has announced results of a positive preliminary economic assessment for its flagship Kenbridge nickel project, adjusting the mine plan to focus solely on mining resources from underground. Located in the Kenora mining district of northwestern Ontario, the Kenbridge project currently has an existing shaft to a depth of 622 metres.

Brazilian Nickel begins production at Piauí  nickel-cobalt laterite project

Mining News Pro - Brazilian Nickel PLC has announced that, after an 18 month construction and commissioning period, continuous nickel production has begun from its 100% owned Piauí nickel-cobalt laterite project.

Nuts and bolts of the LME’s cancelled nickel trades legal case

Mining News Pro - Hedge fund Elliott Associates and Jane Street Global Trading are suing the London Metal Exchange for up to $500 million after the LME cancelled nickel trades on March 8 when prices soared to record highs above $100,000 a tonne in chaotic trade.

Nickel junior’s shares shoot up 50% after high-grade discovery

Mining News Pro - Shares in Widgie Nickel Limited emerged from a trading halt Monday to rocket higher after the Perth-based company released assays from its Mt Edwards Project in Western Australia.

Chinese stimulus, lower supply from Russia to keep nickel prices high

Mining News Pro - Nickel prices will edge higher in Q322 as Chinese stimulus measures improve the demand outlook and the Russia- Ukraine war continues to disrupt supply, before falling towards the end of the year as refinery output ramps up, market analyst Fitch Solutions forecasts in its latest industry report.

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