Nickel Mining News

Copper stocks deep into red as gold miners surge

Gold's nearly $100 jump early on and copper's 4.5% meltdown split mining investors' Brexit fortunes.

INFOGRAPHIC: The evolution of battery technology

Battery technology already makes electric cars possible, as well as helping us to store emergency power, fly satellites, and use portable electronic devices.

The world's 50 most valuable mining companies

Combined these mining and metal giants are worth $700 billion with operations in every corner of the world.

These are the world's 40 biggest mining companies

A lithium miner joins top ranks of listed mining firms for the first time as the price of the battery ingredient skyrockets.

Luxembourg invests heavily in space mining

First time a country partners with privates to boost the development of the industry.

Top miners squandered $200 billion during boom

Capital spending by the world's largest miners since 2010 amounted to $632 billion – 32% of which has now been written off says new report.

US government expected to green-light first private Moon mission

An official endorsement of such mission would pave the way for several other for-profit space ventures currently in the works.

Tutankhamun had a dagger made of iron from meteorite

Scientists say the high manufacturing quality of the blade in comparison with other simple-shaped artefacts suggests a significant mastery of iron working in the Egyptian boy king's time.

Bayer and Planetary Resources to collaborate to improve agriculture with space data

Improving agriculture with crop-specific satellite images.

Sibanye’s platinum mine workers begin indefinite strike

The company will seek a court order to stop the strike, which is already affecting output.

Planetary Resources now has $21 million to help miners find resources… on Earth

Funds will be used to deploy and operate the firm's Earth observation program, known as Ceres.

Aussie mines too costly to shut

Mine sales stumble on looming clean-ups

Sprott monthly market update with Rick Rule: Cobalt bubble coming; Kaminak & The Yukon; streaming & royalties

In the current bull market, with more equity available, streaming and royalty companies continue to provide much needed revenue in the base metals and industrial materials sectors.

Miners going broke – worst still to come

New report says mining and metals companies set to default on debt at more than three times the historical rate going back to 1983.

CHARTS: The May mining and metals meltdown

Seven trading days in and already global mining investors are nursing double digit declines as everything from copper to met coal to silver take a beating.

BHP resumes expansion plans, says not waiting for prices to recover

Strategic shift comes as the world's biggest miner tries to regain investors' confidence.

Major correction underway for mining stocks

Monday mayhem as metals rally evaporates and mining's top names are dumped – Anglo's losses since a week ago now 28%, Freeport has plunged 25%.

Luxembourg aims high with asteroid mining deals

It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.

Sibanye Gold wants more platinum assets, but also eying base metals, coal, uranium

Despite the collapse in platinum prices last year, chief executive Neal Froneman is confident that the sector has turned a corner.

China scare drops mining stocks

Factory conditions in China unexpectedly worsen for the 14th straight month raising fears that the rally on commodity markets in 2016 was losing steam.

Vale back in the black on higher iron ore prices, currency

Vale’s results for the first three months of 2016 makes it the best-performing major iron-ore miner so far this year.

Chart: The march of the zombie miners continues

It was just over a year ago that Tony Simon, President of Seguro Consulting, brought to our attention the initial problem of the zombie miners (definition referred to mining exploration companies that had negative working capital and therefore did not meet the Continuous Listing Requirements (CLR) for the TSX and TSX-V stock exchanges).

Sibanye to invest $250 million in its gold mines, keeps shopping for new assets

Sibanye is not exclusively looking at buying gold assets; it is also considering platinum, coal, uranium and base metals mines.

Did BHP just call the bottom of the mining cycle?

CEO Andrew Mackenzie said over the weekend "the commodities fall has stopped". Not only that – after recent rallies six are back in bull markets.

Altius Minerals takes advantage of market weakness

Altius Minerals Corp. has continued to make progress through the bear market in resources.