Nickel Mining News

Rio Tinto allocates $469mn to build first new U.S. primary nickel mine

After several years of protests, litigation and delays attributed to the global economic downturn, the U.S. is about to get its first new primary nickel mine in years in the historic mining region of the […]

Rio Tinto will open Michigan Mine

“Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto PLC Tuesday said it will invest $469 million to build the Kennecott Eagle nickel and copper mine in Michigan after receiving the final environmental approvals for the project. Rio Tinto plans […]

Mincor Confirms New Nickel Discoveries at Miitel

Australian nickel producer Mincor Resources NL (ASX: MCR) is pleased to report further strong results from the intensive exploration drilling underway at its re-opening Miitel Nickel Mine at Kambalda in Western Australia, with the latest […]

Norilsk Nickel back on to solid ground

“When former KGB officer and state tourism chief Vladimir Strzhalkovsky was appointed chief executive of Norilsk Nickel more than a year ago, investors worried about his lack of experience in the mining industry. But the […]

Outotec technology for First Quantum nickel, copper, cobalt and gold projects

Outotec has agreed with the First Quantum Minerals Limited Projects Office based in Perth, Australia, for the delivery of flotation, thickening and automation technologies for several of its operations around the world.  Read more at http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page72558?oid=104743&sn=Detail

Projects progress, despite Australian resource tax plans and Colombian mining code changes

Both big and small miners with interests in Australia have been speaking out against the proposed resource tax plans. Mincor Resources is one company that has already released calculations on the new tax’s effect on the […]

Mincor to Re-open Miitel Nickel Mine

Australian nickel producer Mincor Resources NL (ASX: MCR) announce that it would move rapidly to recommence production from its flagship Miitel Nickel Mine in Kambalda, Western Australia, creating 100 new jobs and injecting over $130 […]

Sandvik cone crushers utilized for uranium mine in Namibia

Six of Sandvik’s largest CH880 cone crushers are to be installed at the greenfield Trekkopje uranium mine project in Namibia. The order follows the delivery of six similar crushers to the Tati nickel mine in […]

Interview: Ross Beaty's 100 Year Energy Plan

Hera Research Monthly (HRM) is pleased to present the following exclusive interview with Ross J. Beaty, Chairman and CEO of Magma Energy Corp. (TSX:MXY). Mr. Beaty talks about green energy, geopolitical risk and peak oil […]

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.