Nickel Mining News

Balmoral extends known depth of Grasset deposit in Quebec

The junior explorer reported this week that Grasset’s H1 zone has now been intersected for 1,140 metres along strike.

Megafactories buildout could up nickel demand in batteries 19 fold—Benchmark

Benchmark's MD Simon Moore told the Senate Committee on energy that 70 battery megafactories are in global production – up from 17 .

Ford says carmakers may need to invest in cobalt mines soon

Carmakers may have to consider investing directly in cobalt mines in order to secure supply over the next three to five years, according to ord Motor Co. senior manager for energy storage strategy and research Ted Miller.

Miners BHP, Rio urge permanent voice for First Nations in Australia's parliament

"A First Nations' voice to parliament is a meaningful step towards reconciliation," BHP Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said.

US govt study sees electric car sales stuck in slow lane

And that's all the way to 2050.

Climbing nickel output to cast shadow on prices

"Current price moves are a knee jerk reaction to the Vale news," said BMO Capital Markets analyst Kash Kamal.

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Mining companies now need to determine how to operate in a market that is characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, as well as dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, says Deloitte in its latest annual report.

Sherritt’s year end and 2019 guidance

Sherritt owns 50% of the Moa joint venture, and at Ambatovy it is the operator and holder of a 12% interest.

Slow growth for Europe's mining sector — report

In Q2 2019, analysts expect investment levels across the European mining sector will be sluggish.

Explorex Resources scraps plans to buy battery metals project in Finland

The Canadian miner won't be buying the Hautalampi cobalt, nickel, copper project in eastern Finland at this time due to financing issues.

Flagship Volkswagen plant transforms for EV era

German carmaker will invest 870 million euros ($985 million) by 2020 to develop e-vehicle components, including batteries and charging stations.

BME’s Africa offerings and focus on show at Indaba

The investing in African Mining Indaba show runs from February 4th to 7th in Cape Town.

Pancontinental expands in Ontario’s Montcalm Greenstone Belt

Pancon now controls more than 157 square kilometres west of Timmins.

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

But only sliver of funds raised destined for mining and metals

Philippines' Global Ferronickel holds ore shipments to China steady as economy cools

The miner is looking to further boost sales of medium- and high-grade ores this year to 60 percent of total sales, with low-grade ores accounting for 40 percent.

Mining the Americas in 2019 — a forecast

Canada's cobalt sector and Ecuador's budding mining sector for copper and gold will be investment hot spots.

Mining’s biggest jobs are up for grabs. Here are the contenders

Some of the mining world’s top executives are starting to plan their departures.

Electric cars seen getting cleaner even where grids rely on coal

The global share of zero-carbon electricity generation is set to increase from 38 percent last year to 63 percent by 2040.

China's Tsingshan, partners start work on Indonesia battery materials plant

This project refines the key raw material for the preparation of ternary power batteries from the laterite nickel ore – battery-grade nickel-cobalt raw materials.

Anglo American betting on South America to grow base metal assets

Anglo American has obtained hundreds of permits to explore in the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Para.

Exports from world's second-largest copper mine to drop 85%

Concentrate shipments from Indonesia's Grasberg mine, will drop because of a lag in output while operations shift from open pit to underground mining.

Canada's Cobalt 27 goes after lithium with royalty acquisition

Cobalt 27 will put in about $9 million into a share of production at Mineral Resources and Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium's Mount Marion lithium project in Western Australia.

Pancontinental starts drilling Ontario nickel-cobalt-copper project

Pancon revealed that its objective for the initial phase of Montcalm’s program is to drill at least 4,500 metres to test a series of new conductor targets identified in 2018.

China slowdown a big threat to industrial metals in 2019 — analyst

With metals ringing off the new year on a weak note, both price- and demand-wise, BMO Metals says the main questions for 2019 revolve around China and whether its government is doing enough to slow the country's economic contraction.

Anglo American management shake-up sees Brazil-based CEO replaced

Ruben Fernandes, who has led the company’s iron ore and nickel interests in the South American country for almost three years, will become CEO of Base Metals effective March 1.