Nickel Mining News

Luxembourg joins race to conquer space mining

The move comes only three months after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a space exploitation law.

Sibanye Gold shopping for new mines, possibly including base metals

The gold miner is expanding its portfolio to platinum, coal and uranium, as it also mulls an incursion in the base metals sector.

Canada's Royal Nickel turns producer with two acquisitions

Picks up private Australian nickel and gold mine and stake in Manitoba copper mine from VMS Ventures.

THEnergy review of the Energy and Mines Summit in London

More than 200 delegates from the mining, renewable energy and finance sectors attended this event.

CHARTS: Chinese supercycle can't be repeated

Mining hits a BRIC wall.

One more reason you don't want to mine nickel

There's a reason It's called the devil's copper.

Clive Palmer and the nickel refinery collapse that wasn't

Clive Palmer could walk away from the administration linked to his Queensland Nickel refinery without losing the assets and leave creditors out in the cold.

INFOGRAPHIC: The periodic table of commodity returns

This year’s version has an interactive design that allows users to sort returns by various categories including returns, volatility, and other groupings.

Tough start to 2016 for Aussie nickel miners to continue

It's been a rough start to 2016 for Australian nickel producers with low prices, job cuts and mine closures across the nation.

One small step for mining's new frontier

Once a figment of science fiction films, the sometimes risky notion of mining in space may soon become a reality if asteroid miners have their way.

This is what a mining, metals market meltdown looks like

Three of the world's top mining companies are now trading over 90% below their boom year highs as the 2016 commodity sell-off gathers pace.

South32 mulls acquisition of Anglo’s $1bn business in Brazil

Company is said to have sent out requests to investment banks as it seeks to hire an adviser to assist in the bidding process for Anglo American's niobium and phosphate business in Brazil.

The world's northernmost mines

They are all located in just three countries: Norway, Russia and Canada.

Asteroid miner 3D-prints spacecraft prototype with alien metal

What Planetary Resources' 3D-printed model so impressive is the fact that it’s made entirely out of metal that’s not from Earth.

Lundin could extend life of Eagle nickel, copper mine in Michigan

Lundin Mining is developing a new nickel deposit that could extend the life of its Eagle nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Anglo American teeters on the brink

Fresh selloff brings year loss to 80%. Outside metal prices rebounding (aka divine intervention) and barring extending a begging bowl, what will save Anglo?

Private capital won't touch mining

Only 0.6% of private capital raised in 2015 for natural resource investment is for mining projects–one wind farm fund attracted more than the entire sector.

Veteran investor Rick Rule reveals a unique arbitrage opportunity

Rick praises innovative precious metals streams on base metal projects and one Canadian company that is adding value and being rewarded for it.

Happy New Year from The Mercenary Geologist

Despite the ongoing and deepening bear market for commodities and the junior resource sector, MercenaryGeologist.com continues to produce valuable analysis and research on commodities and equities.

Freeport-McMoRan chairman resigns, shares plummet

The company's co-founder James Moffett will step down as chairman and quit the board.

Mining in 2016: Six reasons to be cheerful

No 3: "The return of inflation could revive demand for hedges including commodities, with gold in particular likely to benefit."

Why CSR makes sense for communities, companies and investors

Mining executives tell The Gold Report that the most effective corporate social responsibility programs (CSR) are orchestrated cooperatively instead of applied prescriptively.

Monster rally for mining stocks

Broad advance for mining shares as metal prices jump on China stimulus hopes – Freeport rockets 17% in massive volumes.

You're too bearish on China growth

Beijing has very ambitious 2020 growth targets. A new survey finds Chinese executives are much more confident than the rest of the world about hitting them.

The world's 10 wettest mines

One of these mines gets more than fives times the rain of Canada's rainiest city.