Nickel Mining News

China metals companies trade on Shanghai exchange's new platform

It will expand to include more commodities, including zinc, lead, nickel, tin and silver, in the next step.

Report: Mining needs $100–$150 billion to meet EV demand

McKinsey asks if the availability and rising prices of cobalt, lithium, copper and nickel will constrain greater electric vehicle penetration.

Mergers and acquisitions in Canada stage exceptional comeback in Q1

However, the Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 8% in the three months to March 2018.

Sibanye-Stillwater accuses union of following ‘agenda’ to harm reputation

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said the company failed to take precautions two avoid injuries at its mines earlier this week.

Rio Tinto about to offload stake in Grasberg mine for $3.5 billion

Company confirmed is in talks to sell its stake in the world’s second largest copper mine to Indonesia’s Inalum.

Cobalt 27 agrees to streaming finance deal with Australian miner

The transaction is the world's first cobalt-nickel streaming deal on a producing mine, Cobalt 27 said in a statement.

Nickel prices expected to settle after Russia sanctions fade

Nickel prices to ease off after reaching a three-year high in April.

It’s not about scoring the big win, it’s about not backing losers

MINING.com discusses the state of private equity investment in mining with Michael Scherb founder of Appian Capital.

Glencore, Barrick expect prospecting licence for Tanzania nickel project

Tanzania is seeking a bigger slice of the pie from its vast mineral resources by overhauling the fiscal and regulatory regime of its mining sector.

Copper hotspots identified in northern Australia

Recent data released by the Northern Australian Geochemical Survey reveal that there are potential copper hotspots on the Queensland-Northern Territory border.

Canadian-made responsible mining initiative answers global demand for supply chain transparency

The Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Toward Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative is an accountability program for social and environmental performance.

Ivanhoe Mines secures long-term supply of treated bulk water for Platreef

Recycling of local, treated water is part of a sustainable approach to minimize Platreef’s environmental footprint.

Zimbabwe miner looking at refinery upgrade for battery grade lithium

Zimbabwe Mines Minister Winston Chitando said the country would generate revenue of $1.4bn over eight years from the Kamativi lithium project.

Death toll rises to seven at Sibanye mine as all trapped workers rescued

The deaths brings the number of people killed at the company's operations this year to at least 10.

Anglo American to end investment in deep sea mining company Nautilus

Anglo has a 4 per cent stake in Toronto-listed Nautilus.

Four miners dead and three still missing at Sibanye-Stillwater mine

Two more quakes were felt Friday near the company's Masakhane gold mine, which cause search and rescue operations to be momentarily halted.

Tesla delivers bad news for cobalt price, boost for rare earths

Electric vehicle manufacturer has reduced cobalt usage in its batteries by 59%.

Eight still trapped underground at Sibanye mine following seismic event

Contact has been made with three of the workers trapped at the company's Masakhane gold mine.

Glencore's Congo mining conundrum

The miner and commodities trader is embroiled in a legal tangle over its copper and cobalt operations in Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict and changes to regulations have deterred many mining firms.

China's metals trade is facing a year of upheaval: Andy Home

China's trade in industrial metals looks set for significant upheaval this year as the country adapts to fast-evolving supply chains.

Vale eyes $1 bln in dividends each quarter this year

The comments came a day after Vale reported a first-quarter slide in profit of 36 percent on higher costs and lower iron ore prices.

Vale unsure if New Caledonia nickel operations will continue

A day after first quarter results showed a 36 percent slump in profit, executives said they were not satisfied with nickel prices.

Russia's Nornickel cuts 2018 output forecast for copper project

The Bystrinsky project is now expected to produce 25,000-31,000 tonnes of copper and 90,000-110,000 ounces of gold in concentrate in 2018.

Brazil's Vale 1st-qtr profit slumps by a third as costs rise

The world's largest iron ore producer posted a 36 percent slump in first-quarter profit compared to the same quarter a year earlier.

Philippines' top nickel miner keeps sales guidance despite govt curbs

The Philippines' top nickel ore producer, Nickel Asia Corp, said its export plans in 2018 remain unchanged despite government plans to limit mining areas.