Nickel Mining News

Xi's China a boon for mining

President Xi's enormous power means his pet projects like One Belt–One Road and Xiongan New Area will receive the full backing of the state.

Barrick Gold’s nickel mine could become a ski resort

The complex would be called the Giant Nickel All Season Resort.

The massive impact of EVs on commodities in one chart

What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric?

Vale’s iron ore output hits another record

Iron ore production rose 3.3% compared with the same period last year to hit a fresh quarterly record of 95.1 million tonnes.

Vale puts stake in New Caledonian nickel unit up for sale

Move is part of a wider review of low performing assets after new Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman took charge in June.

BHP's copper production up sharply, iron ore down

Fire shrinks Mt Whaleback iron ore production, but output at world's largest copper mine Escondida in Chile jumps 23%.

Philippines' Duterte lifts suspension on gold miner Lepanto

Lepanto was among more than two dozen companies ordered halted by a sacked minister who led an environmental crackdown.

Mitsui to build desalination plant for BHP’s Spence copper mine in Chile

The project will be the Japanese company’s first desalination plant and it is estimated to require an investment of around $623 million (70 billion Yen).

Freeport pressed to give most of Grasberg copper-gold mine to Indonesia ASAP

Freeport agreed in August to divest a 51% stake in Grasberg to local interests in return for full operational control until 2041 plus fiscal and legal guarantees, but a final deal has still to be reached.

Indonesian exports 1.49m wmt of nickel ore by end-Sept

The ministry resumed exports of unprocessed minerals earlier this year and had started to roll out exports quotas in April.

CHARTS: Mining's 2017 rally forecast to fizzle out

Consensus forecasts point to double digit declines for the platinum, zinc, copper and lead price by the end of the year, while coal is set to tank.

Philippines confirms environment minister who supports open pit mining ban

Roy Cimatu, who replaced ousted ecologist Regina Lopez in May, has said he would review evidence brought forward by mining companies and communities before deciding whether to keep, modify, or reverse his predecessor's measures.

Outotec to deliver minerals processing technology and services to MMC Norilsk nickel mine in Russia

Outotec has been awarded a contract by MMC Norilsk Nickel for the delivery of minerals processing technology and related advisory services to Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company's concentrator plant in Zapolyarny, Pechenga District in Russia.

Botswana Diamonds soars on promising find at South African project

Sampling work at Ontevreden, part of the Vutomi joint venture, seems to prove the presence of high-grade kimberlite pipes.

World's largest coal miner looking to buy metal mines abroad

Coal India's plan to diversify into mining metals such as copper and nickel with no prior experience is being seen by analysts as a long-term strategy to firm up revenues, with no immediate results in sight.

Brazil’s president revokes decree allowing mining in Amazon

It would have opened up for mining a vast national reserve in the country’s Amazon, larger than the size of Switzerland.

BHP says 2017 a ‘tipping point’ for electric cars

Arnoud Balhuizen, head of marketing at BHP, said the impact of the looming electric vehicle boom for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.

Nickel prices drag Canadian Mining Eye Index down

After an 11% increase in 2017’s first quarter, the Canadian Mining Eye index dropped 7% in the second quarter, according to professional services firm EY.

Nickel slides to 5-week low on N. Korean tensions, fee hikes

Nickel slid 5 percent to a five-week low on Friday after trading fees were raised in China to dampen speculation and steel prices dropped with other metals as investors shunned risky assets after more North Korean tensions.

Philippines delays environment minister nomination approval over mining woes

Former minister Lopez had to leave the post after the same legislative panel that delayed Cimatu’s confirmation rejected her appointment.

BHP Billiton Foundation launches two new transparency projects

BHP Billiton Foundation announced Tuesday its financial support for two new global projects launched at an event held in Washington DC.

Brazil's Vale to meet debt target before implementing new growth plans – exec

The company is also interested in investing in the electricity sector itself or through a joint venture.

Canada's Sherritt eyes nickel products for booming battery market

The rise of electric cars is spurring Sherritt International Corp to consider branching into producing the types of nickel most sought after by battery manufacturers, the chief executive of the Canadian company said on Monday.

The $10 trillion mineral resources North Korea can't tap

North Korea may not have proved petroleum reserves, but it's estimated that the secluded belligerent nation sits on reserves of more than 200 minerals—including rare earth minerals—worth an estimated up to US$10 trillion.

The oil market is bigger than all metal markets combined

Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil has been one of the most crucial commodities on Earth.