Nickel Mining News

Greenland closer to building world’s fifth-largest uranium mine

The Kvanefjeld project would also be the world’s second-biggest rare earths operation.

Vale to mothball century-old Ontario nickel mine

The Stobie mine in Sudbury began in 1890.

John Kaiser at PDAC 2017: “Discovery exploration is back”

John Kaiser also talks Donald Trump and warning signs for speculators

Mickey Fulp: I’m bullish on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2017

Find out what Mickey Fulp learned from his biggest investing mistakes

The 20 best mining schools in the world

The rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and research impact.

Nickel price is plummeting

Down nearly $800 since Monday as Indonesia ore exports return to market, Philippines rethink mine closures.

Pro-development Minnesotans sue Governor over cancelled mine leases

A group of Minnesota residents is suing the state and the Governor over a December decision to revoke mineral leases.

Mining industry leaders meet again at PDAC 2017

For the second consecutive year, PDAC will host the International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) with 25 countries attending to it.

Canadian miners to implement voluntary principles on security and human rights

Several MAC members already formally participate in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative (VPI) and several others apply the VPs for their operations abroad.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

Scientists discover why world’s richest ore deposits were formed

Scientists have discovered why some of the richest ore deposits on the planet, such as copper, zinc, silver and uranium, were formed in the middle period of Earth’s history.

Mining exploration spending drops to 11-year low

Miners and explorers are only spending a third of what they did four years ago – and proportion of greenfield exploration are at record lows.

Glencore sees zinc, nickel, copper price rally continuing

Wall of copper supply never materialized, nickel market recorded first deficit since 2010 and zinc, lead will only get tighter in 2017.

Vale swings back into the black on soaring iron ore prices

The world's No.1 iron-ore producer recorded a net profit of $3.98 billion in 2016, a significant recovery from a loss of $12.13 billion it reported a year earlier.

Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

BHP Billiton back into the black, pays higher-than-expected dividend

Net profit was $3.2bn for the six months to December 31, compared with a loss of $5.7bn in the same period a year earlier.

Sherritt mulling Ambatovy retreat to pop debt balloon

Sherritt's dream of lifting Madagascar out of poverty and making a handsome packet for itself from the proceeds of a huge nickel mine appear to be in jeopardy.

Vale’s iron ore output just hit another record

The world’s No.1 iron ore miner produced 349 million tonnes of the steelmaking ingredient in 2016, helped partly by the opening of its massive S11D mine.

These 10 companies spend most looking for gold, copper

Majors and juniors swap roles in $7 billion a year mining exploration sector

Freeport halts Grasberg mine, begins sending workers home

The firm has not been able to ship copper from the mine in over a month due to a ban on concentrate exports that kicked in on January 12.

Weak finish for the Canadian Mining Eye Index in Q4 — EY

EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index declined 13% in the last quarter last year as weak gold and nickel prices offset copper and zinc gains.

Finland inks $266 million deal to revitalize Europe's largest nickel mine 

A large but troubled nickel mine in Finland may be back on the road to profitability thanks to a recent deal that saw commodities trader Trafigura take a 15.5 percent stake.

Quebec pulls permits for Copper One’s exploration claims at Riviere Dore

The miner says the decision is clearly “abusive” and it evidences “an excess of jurisdiction,” reason why it will appeal the resolution.

Philippine miners say gov’t shutdown order ‘illegal’

Should the government go ahead with all the recommended shutdowns and suspensions, global supply of nickel will drop by about 8%.

Copper One, Quebec gov’t lock horns

The junior miner has begun proceedings against the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) in the superior court over a denied permit.