Nickel Mining News

S. Korea's SK Innovation starts production of batteries with more nickel

South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Thursday it has started commercial production of lithium-ion batteries with an increased portion of nickel, while reducing the usage of expensive components such as cobalt to extend battery life and cut costs.

Canada’s Trevali among world’s top zinc producers with Glencore mines buy

Acquisition makes of the Canadian miner one of the few multi-asset, low-cost global zinc producers.

Brazil judge blocks decree allowing mining in Amazon

Federal judge Rolando Spanholo said opening the area known as Renca to mining can only be done by an act of Congress under the constitution.

Freeport to yield control of giant Grasberg copper mine to Indonesia

The company has greed to reduce its stake in the Grasberg mine to 49% in exchange for licenses to operate the massive copper and gold pit until 2041.

Brazil to redo Amazon mining decree after criticism

Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining responding to overwhelming criticism.

China's metals trade fragments into multiple narratives: Andy Home

China's metals trade figures were once a spotlight on the state of the world's manufacturing engine and price driver.

Philippines to expand mining ban to watershed areas, ore exports

In an effort to receive more financial benefits from mining operations, the government's proposal will also require investors in the sector to get legislative approval before operating.

The base metal breakout – industrial commodities threaten their decade-long downtrend

Base metals are showing signs of real strength, with prices across the complex breaking out, or threatening to do so.

BHP exiting oil and gas

After posting a fourfold rise in profits, world's number one mining company now "actively pursuing options to exit" its US oil and gas business bought for $20B six years ago.

Voisey's Bay underground mine on hold

Plans to extend the life of the Voisey's Bay nickel mine in northern Labrador by moving operations underground – already once delayed – are now on hold.

Strong rouble, one-off expenses hit Russia's Nornickel's H1 earnings

Russia's Norilsk Nickel reported a 3 percent fall in first-half core earnings on Tuesday, missing analysts' forecasts, due to a stronger rouble and a jump in social expenses.

Glencore turns bigger copper, zinc price bull

Swiss giant raises outlook for the rest of the year after revenues at $75 billion a year metals and minerals business jump 20% during first half.

First Quantum to shutter Australia nickel mine in September

First Quantum Minerals Ltd said on Wednesday it plans to suspend operations at its Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Western Australia at the beginning of next month due to persistently weak nickel prices, sending its shares lower.

BHP turns to electric car batteries to recharge its nickel business

The rise of electric vehicles is driving the world's biggest mining house, BHP , to switch gears and invest heavily in its long-suffering nickel business.

Sumitomo Metal Mining exits Solomon Islands nickel exploration project

Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd. said on Tuesday it will exit from a nickel exploration project in the Solomon Islands because of slumping nickel prices and the loss of a legal dispute over mining rights in the country.

Philippines says open pit mining ban to stay put

Environment and Natural Resources minister Roy Cimatu also said there was no rush to make decision on suspended, closed mines.

American Manganese completes recycling of 100% of cathode materials

The company plans to build and begin operating a hydrometallurgical plant to prove continuous recovery of cathode material

Australian Mines creates COO role to advance cobalt-scandium-nickel projects

The move is aimed at advancing the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in Queensland

Luxembourg shoots for the stars with fresh space mining deal

The country's ultimate objective is to have its own space mining agency by the end of the year.

Philippines plans new law to ensure responsible mining

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the country's mining industry pays too little in tax and not enough in compensation for any environmental damage.

BHP iron ore output hits new record but copper production tanks

World number one miner's Pilbara mines produce 268m tonnes for the year, but strike at Escondida sees copper output slide 16%.

Botswana Diamonds jumps on prospecting licence expansion

Vutomi licences were extended into additional area of mineralization adjacent to the firm’s Frischgewaagt project in South Africa.

Botswana Diamonds soars on lucky find at South Africa’s Ontevreden

The company identified a group 2 kimberlite pipe in an area known by its high-grade diamonds.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to pass space mining law

The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.

LME favourite to clear for new base metals platform NFEx -sources

NFEx says in talks with several clearing houses