Nickel Mining News

CHART: Mining rally continues into 2017

Seaborne coal, tin prices are the big exceptions.

Did this financier just call the end of the mining rally?

Private equity firm Orion selling $1 billion worth of royalty, streaming and offtake assets covering gold, silver, base metals and diamonds.

Moon Express ready for first private lunar trip after raising another $20M

The private space exploration firm has enough money to hit the moon by the end of 2017.

Nickel price picked as 2017 winner

New report forecasts 20% improvement in nickel price by end-2017 – copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver to retreat.

Frank Holmes: Time to grab the commodity bull market by the horns

Frank discusses the gold and bond markets and how they have been driven by global uncertainty.

Freeport may resume copper exports from Indonesia in ‘a day or two’ — authorities

Government is considering to extend the miner a temporary permit, valid for up to six months, which would pave the way for Freeport to resume exports from Grasberg.

South Africa blames AngloGold, Sibanye of refusing to comply with safety laws

Mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane noted that 19 of the 73 miners who died in South Africa last year lost their lives at operations run by those companies.

World Bank's a gold price bear

Gold price to drop 8% in 2017 according to bank's January Commodities Outlook, but industrial metals face much better prospects.

Curb your copper price enthusiasm – report

"The run-up in base metal prices, particularly after the US Presidential election, may be getting ahead of fundamentals."

These are the African countries investors should pay attention to

New report says the underlying question for investors lies on the risk/reward balance — whether outstanding geology beats corruption and security issues.

Nickel prices plummet as Indonesia eases export ban

Far-reaching new mining rules ease a controversial ban on exports of nickel ore and bauxite.

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

World Bank on a Trump economy and commodities

World Bank's 2017 outlook says US impact on commodity markets diminished, but it's still number 1 for oil and number 2 in copper, aluminum and lead.

CHART: How every commodity performed in 2016

It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black.

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

With only a couple of exceptions, metal and mineral prices rallied in 2016 – see at a glance how far the industry has come.

First Quantum dinged $40,000 for sulphuric acid spill at nickel mine 

First Quantum Minerals has been fined $40,000 concerning an incident that occurred at the Ravensthorpe nickel mine in 2014.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

Norilsk Nickel buys Soviet-era copper concentrate for $1.1 billion

One of Russia's largest mining companies has dropped a stash of roubles on copper concentrate that dates back to the Cold War.

CHART: China's economy growing fastest since 2013

Turnaround in GDP expansion in world's top commodity consumer over the past few months "almost as sharp as in 2009" says new study.

Without China global mining would be smaller than in 2000

TABLE: China's copper demand grew 11-fold in 15 years – the rest of the world shrunk. Sans China, the nickel market would've barely broken a million tonnes.

US authorities strip Twin Metals of mineral leases in Minnesota

Two federal agencies said the mineral leases for Twin Metals, a subsidiary of Antofagasta plc, will not be renewed.

Nickel key to unveiling mystery of dinosaurs extinction

A nickel spike found in sediments above the spot where a giant asteroid hit the Earth some 66 million years ago, may help scientists trace segments of the celestial body that wiped out dinosaurs and 75% of all organisms on the planet.

Trump's impact on metals and mining in one chart

Interactive: Donald Trump's victory has created winners and (huge) losers for the mining industry.

Big mining's age of austerity far from over

But asset sales will slow says new report.

Copper price: Warnings over US trade with China, Mexico

Moody's says base-metals will come under pressure in 2017 – and that includes the zinc price.