Nickel projects win big in WA exploration grants

Mining News Pro - The Western Australian Government has announced the latest recipients of its Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling program, with $6.35 million awarded to 51 WA exploration projects.

Nickel price surges to highest in seven years as supply dwindles

Mining News Pro - Nickel surged to a seven-year high in London amid concerns that there’ll be less supply of the key industrial metal to meet resilient demand from economies reopening as the pandemic retreats.

US plan would block Minnesota copper-nickel mine

Mining News Pro - The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday proposed a 20-year ban on mining in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters region, a step that would block Antofagasta Plc’s Twin Metals copper and nickel mine project.

Nickel price shrugs off Vale Onça Puma halt after court order

Mining News Pro - Vale reported on Monday that it has once again halted operations at its Onça Puma nickel mine after the state of Pará, Brazil, obtained a court order to reinstate the suspension of the venture’s operating license.

Tesla inks multi-year nickel supply deal with Prony Resources

Mining News Pro - Electric vehicle giant Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has inked a multi-year nickel supply deal with New Caledonia’s Prony Resources, which guarantees the US carmaker about 42,000 tonnes of the metal needed to produce the batteries that power its EVs.

New Caledonia's Prony to supply nickel to Tesla in multi-year deal

Mining News Pro - Prony Resources said on Wednesday Tesla had agreed to purchase around 42 000 t of nickel in a multi-year deal - a pact that is set to make the New Caledonian miner a key supplier of the metal to the US electric car maker.

Nickel: the mined commodity most exposed to biodiversity risks

Mining News Pro - Nickel is the mined commodity most exposed to biodiversity risks, a recent report by Verisk Maplecroft shows.

Nickel consumption to double by 2040

Mining News Pro - Nickel consumption is expected to more than double from the 2.4-million tonnes used in 2020 to 4.9-million tonnes by 2040, analyst Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) said.

BHP inks nickel supply deal with Toyota-Panasonic battery venture

Mining News Pro - BHP has inked a deal to supply nickel sulphate from Western Australia to a battery-making joint venture between Toyota Motors and Panasonic, expanding its footprint in the rising electric vehicle (EV) sector.

BHP opens Australia’s first nickel sulphate plant

Mining News Pro - BHP said on Friday it had produced the first nickel sulphate crystals from its plant in Kwinana, outside Perth, a part of the miner’s strategy to grow its battery metals footprint to meet expected soaring demand.

Mixed hydroxide precipitate, the new class one nickel

Mining News Pro - We’ve all read about the push for de-carbonization, which is the primary driver for the battery mega-factory boom. All of these factories need nickel and cobalt for their products, but mostly they need nickel.

Kwinana produces first nickel sulphate

Mining News Pro - The Kwinana plant, south of Perth, has produced its first nickel sulphate crystals, mining major BHP announced on Friday, stating that it was an “Australian first”.

Botswana sells troubled state-owned mine to Canada’s Premium Nickel Resources

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Premium Nickel Resources (PNR) will buy Botswana’s defunct, state-owned BCL copper mine with a view to restarting operations within three years, Minister of Minerals, Green Technology and Energy Resources Lefoko Moagi said late on Tuesday.

Jakarta to jolt sliding nickel price

Mining News Pro - Nickel is having a bad week as China’s power crisis spreads from factories to households and its clamp down on steelmakers crimps the stainless steel market, still responsible for the bulk of demand.

Appian Capital in talks to sell Atlantic Nickel for $1bn

Mining News Pro - London-based private equity fund Appian Capital is said to be in advanced negotiations to sell its Atlantic Nickel unit in Brazil for around $1 billion, with Canada’s Teck Resourcescited as one of the likely buyers.

Botswana sells troubled State-owned mine to Canada's Premium Nickel Resources

Mining News Pro - Canada's Premium Nickel Resources (PNR) will buy Botswana's defunct, State-owned BCL copper mine with a view to restarting operations within three years, Minister of Minerals, Green Technology and Energy Resources Lefoko Moagi said late on Tuesday.

Nickel price tumbles on China’s power crunch

Mining News Pro - The nickel price declined — along with most metals — as China’s power crisis spread from factories to residents, adding risks to supply chains, demand, and economic recovery.

Mining magnate parrying BHP bid expands stake in nickel miner

Mining News Pro - A bidding war for a small Canadian nickel miner is showing no signs of cooling as its largest shareholder, Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest, took a formal step to increase ownership.

Global nickel production to recover in 2021

Mining News Pro - Global nickel mine production is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach 2.42 million t in 2021, after registering an estimated 4.2% decline to 2.27 million t in 2020, owing to COVID-19-related lockdowns and restrictions, says GlobalData.

Vale Indonesia eyes 2026 completion for nickel HPAL plant

Mining News Pro - Indonesian nickel miner PT Vale Indonesia said it aims to start construction at its Pomalaa project next year to produce material used in batteries for electric vehicles, executives said on Wednesday.

Shut Nkomati Nickel has good-grade

Mining News Pro - The large underground resource that remains at the shut Nkomati Nickel mine in Mpumalanga provides optionality depending on market conditions, says African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Mike Schmidt.

Nickel price soars to record in Shanghai on strong demand

Mining News Pro - Nickel prices in Shanghai soared to their highest on record Tuesday, supported by solid demand from industrial sectors and low inventories across the world.

Nickel’s becoming a battleground for bets on battery future

Mining News Pro - The race to supply automakers with nickel to power their batteries is pitting two of the biggest names in mining against each other.

BHP to build solar farms at Nickel West

Mining News Pro - BHP plans to build two solar farms and a battery storage system in partnership with Canada’s TransAlta Renewables to power the Mt. Keith and Leinster nickel mines, part of its Nickel West complex in Western Australia.

Sibanye advances battery metals strategy with acquisition of French nickel refinery

Mining News Pro - Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has taken the next step in expanding its footprint in the battery metals sector by entering into an exclusive put option agreement with French mining group Eramet to acquire the Sandouville nickel hydrometallurgical processing facility, in France, for €65-million.

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