Nickel Mining News

Minmetals could restart Avebury nickel mine

The Chinese firm is conducting a review that could lead it to restart the Australian mine it shut because of the financial crisis.

Mincor looking to reopen Miitel nickel mine

The miner has started a study to reopen the nickel mine as prices for the steel alloying metal are on the up

Paul Moase: Investing in People First

Source: By Ellis Martin and Karen Roche of The Gold Report 3/31/10 http://www.theaureport.com/pub/na/5958 Do the past successes of resource company principals portend future successes as they migrate to other companies or projects? Investment Banker and […]

BMO reckons nickel and copper prices will rally and firm up this year

BMO Commodity Strategist Bart Melek says the new eurozone/IMF Greek debt plan and firming fundamentals are lending support to nickel, copper and the miners.

Zambia's Munali nickel mine back in production

Albidon's now Chinese-controlled Munali nickel mine in Zambia is back in production after low nickel prices last year forced a halt to operations.

HPAL Process Crucial to Future Nickel Market Development

MEIOnline reports that the future of a number of new nickel projects hinges on the ability of operators to successfully implement the third generation of the High Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL) process, T.D. Newcrest metals […]

MINERAL PROCESSING: Hydromet tested for Ferguson Lake ore

NUNAVUT – Starfield Resources of Montreal has asked SGS Lakefield Research to develop a hydrometallurgical process for recovering metal from the massive sulphide ore of its Ferguson Lake copper-nickel-cobalt project within the Hearne Domain of […]

The fortunes of iron ore and its many good bedmates

The broad, heavy, heave continues towards integrated steelmakers, and upstream to iron ore, coking coal, manganese, nickel, and even molybdenum and cobalt.

Rio Tinto Indonesian unit receives permit for nickel operation

The long-awaited permit for a nickel project in Sulawesi worth $2bn is the first to be issued under new Indonesian mining law

Teck positioned for growth in 2010

By Kevin Barker | # 022210 | Last year I said Teck Resources (TCK.NYSE, TSX) would get bigger or smaller, owing to its spectacular debt load. Actually, it did neither. Oh sure the company shed […]

NICKEL-COPPER MINING: Shakespeare production begins

ONTARIO – URSA Major Minerals of Toronto has begun mining ore at its Shakespeare nickel-copper open pit mine 70 km west of Sudbury…..more at Canadian Mining Journal

Siddharth Rajeev: Recovery Signals Paler Shade for Gold

Source: Interviewed by Karen Roche, Publisher, The Gold Report 2/12/2010 http://www.theaureport.com/pub/na/5626 As investment demand for gold-including its attraction as a preservation asset-diminishes in a recovering economy, Siddharth Rajeev, vice president of research for Fundamental Research […]

Soaring Base Metals Stockpiles

Ever since its secular bull kicked off in 2003, the once-boring base-metals sector took on an aura of excitement.  What trader wasn't excited when copper, zinc, nickel, lead, and aluminum put together respective gains of […]

Tom MacNeill: Saskatchewan’s Resources Enriching the World

Source: Interviewed by Karen Roche, Publisher, The Gold Report 1/26/2010 http://www.theaureport.com/pub/na/5520 As if the fairy godmother flicked her magic wand, once drab and droopy Saskatchewan has blossomed into the belle of the ball-and the healthiest […]

Roundup 2010: Mineral Deposits that Matter

A mineral deposit that matter is a deposit that helps you make money regardless of the economic cycle – has a long life and it has an impact on the global supply. Forecasts are that […]

French mining giant to build Gabon manganese plant for USD286 million

Major French nickel and manganese mining company, Eramet, is to build a new manganese plant in Gabon as the African nation moves to diversify its economy.

Preconcentration and agglomeration to enhance heap leaching of nickel laterite Collaboration

Minerals Down Under Flagship Director Peter Lilly has described the Australian nickel sector as a ‘”jewel in the nation’s crown. Demand for nickel has increased by about 5 to 6% per year over the past decade, and despite fluctuating prices, the future outlook is positive,” he said. “Although our reserves of high-grade nickel are depleting, [...]

NICKEL-COPPER MINING: Operations to resume at Shakespeare

ONTARIO — Ursa Major Minerals of Toronto will resume mining in January 2010 at its Shakespeare nickel-copper mine 70 km west of Sudbury. Ursa and Xstrata Nickel have inked a deal whereby ore from the […]

Savannah Mineral Processing Plant in Action

Thundelarra Exploration says 12,000 tonnes of Copernicus nickel sulphide ore has been processed at Panoramic Resources' Savannah plant…..more at MEIOnline

PolyMet paves the way on big Minnesota copper-nickel-pgm-gold projects

As the first of the prospective polymetallic miners on the Duluth Complex, PolyMet's publication of its draft EIS is a major step on the way for perhaps three or four mining operations.

New technology to recover nickel and cobalt: the Shanshan process

Heron Resources reports that a feasibility study is investigating the potential to process 1 Mt/y of nickel laterite ore from the Yerilla project, producing 80,000 t/y of nickel concentrate, containing some 8,000 t/y of payable nickel and cobalt metal, via a reduction roast process. On May 29 Heron entered Framework Agreement with Ningbo Shanshan which provides for [...]

Project News paints a diverse metals and minerals picture

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (July 17): This issue we cover a wide variety of minerals and metals ranging from the usual batch of iron ore, cobalt, gold, silver, uranium, zinc and nickel projects to oil sands, fluorspar, potash, tin and chromium projects. We also have reports from two diamond projects (one in [...]

Taking refuge – the case for safety chambers

MINEARC’S safety refuge chamber was put to the test last week at BHP Billiton’s Perseverance nickel mine after a rock fall trapped a worker for 16 hours – with the company saying the incident highlights […]

Canadian miners reduce nickel production

Purchasing.com (May 15, 2009) - Vale Inco has extended a planned three-week scheduled maintenance shutdown at its Sudbury, Ont., mining and Port Colborne, Ont., refinery operations by an additional eight weeks through the end of July. Xstrata Nickel recently decided to shutter all former Falconbridge mining operations in Sudbury, except for a development mine that won't reach full production until 2010. Another producer, FNX, has suspended its nickel production after the sharp drop in the metal's price made operations uneconomical.

Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. awarded a contract for Koniambo Project

Koniambo Nickel SAS, a joint venture between Xstrata Nickel (49%) and Société Minière du Sud Pacifique ("SMSP") (51%), recently awarded Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. a contract to supply a limestone mill and all peripheral plant equipment […]