Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : September 18 to 24
Nickel 28 Capital Corp. (TSXV: NKL) is an innovative battery metals investment vehicle with a focus on metal streaming and royalty agreements. They focus on exposure to metals integral to key technologies of the electric vehicle and energy storage markets.
FPX Nickel Corp. is pleased to report that it is has engaged Next Mine Consulting Ltd. to prepare an updated mineral resource estimate for the Baptiste Project (“Baptiste” or the “Project”) at the Decar Nickel District (“Decar”) in central British Columbia, incorporating results from 2021’s successful in-fill drilling program.
OZ Minerals has pressed start on a new $1.7 billion copper-nickel mine in remote Western Australia, in a move that could result in the miner emerging with a heavyweight electric vehicle partner, and further complicate the road ahead for takeover suitor BHP.
Garibaldi Resources Corp. reported that hole EL-22-97b intersected nickel-bearing disseminated and semi-massive sulfide mineralization 205 meters down-trend of the previous deepest mineralized intercept at the E&L Intrusion on the Nickel Mountain project in British Columbia.
Surge Battery Metals Inc., Mr. Greg Reimer, President, is pleased to announce that the first stage of a planned CAD$440,000 detailed geological mapping, soil and rock sampling survey on its 80% owned Nickel Project has been completed.
Estrella Resources has declared a maiden inferred mineral resource estimate of 0.86 million tonnes at 0.66 per cent nickel and 0.42 per cent copper at its T5 deposit in the Goldfields region of WA. The company says the latest estimate underpins an updated JORC exploration target of five to seven million tonnes at 0.7 to 1.5 per cent nickel and 0.3 to 0.5 per cent copper
Blackstone Minerals Ltd (ASX:BSX, OTCQX:BLSTF) has confirmed the presence of significant nickel sulphides at its Gold Bridge and Twilight projects in Canada. At Jewel prospect at Gold Bridge in British Columbia, the maiden drill hole intersected 0.9 metres at 1.45% copper, 0.56% nickel and 0.19% cobalt from 376.7 metres
Power Nickel Inc (TSX-V:PNPN) told investors it has started a second round of drilling at its Nisk project in the James Bay region of Quebec, which it believes could become Canada’s next nickel mine. The drilling comes after the filing, announced on August 30 this year, of the initial NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate (MRE) for the asset.
Vale Indonesia, the Indonesian operation unit of the Brazil-based mining giant Vale, is set to begin three nickel mining and processing projects in Sulawesi, Indonesia together with Chinese mining company Huayou and US-based Ford Motor, according to multiple media outlets.
LG Energy Solution will apply cell-to-pack (CTP) technology to high-nickel pouch-type batteries for the first time in the battery industry. Choi Seung-don, executive director of LG Energy Solution’s Automotive Battery Development Center, announced this plan at KABC 2022, a rechargeable battery conference held at the Science and Technology Center in Gangnam, Seoul on Sept. 20.
The presence of gold mineralization on both the northern and southern portions of the Project area means that the gold mineralization is a lot more prevalent than initially thought; and improves the chances of the Project hosting an economic gold deposit that may be independent of the known nickel and platinum group element mineralization.
Nickel mining executive Johnna Muinonen told mining leaders in Sudbury Monday that Canada has fallen behind in nickel production compared with other countries in the world and she said there are some concerns in the Canadian nickel mining industry that need to be addressed before other countries in the take advantage of the growing demand for the metal.
NickelSearch Ltd (ASX:NIS) has identified two new greenfield exploration targets and enhanced an existing target at its flagship Carlingup Nickel Sulphide Project at Ravensthorpe, Western Australia, that will be included in an upcoming extensive drill program scheduled to begin early next quarter.
Talon Metals (TSX: TLO) has received more encouraging results from drilling at its Tamarack nickel-copper-cobalt project in Minnesota, including assays for 17 holes drilled on the western side of the Tamarack resource area between 2021-2022 that demonstrated the continuity and thickness of the high-grade massive sulphide zone.
Indonesia the world’s largest nickel miner is making moves to become a key player in the electric vehicle supply chain. Most of Indonesia’s nickel output is currently Class 2 nickel, a low-purity type used for stainless steel.
Sabre Resources (SBR) has reported “high-grade” drill results from the first 12 holes completed at its Nepean South nickel project in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields. The 18-hole reverse circulation (RC) program tested ultramafic rocks interpreted to extend the 12-kilometre-long strike length of the Nepean South tenement on five broad sections.
Battery metals producer and developer Jervois Global (TSX-V: JRV) announced today it has received an environmental installation license for its São Miguel Paulista (SMP) nickel and cobalt refinery in São Paulo, Brazil.
Lithium One Metals Inc. (TSXV: LONE) (FSE: H49) (the “Company” or “LONE” ) reports that it has acquired one block of 63 claims by map staking adjacent to Go Metals Corp.’s HSP nickel-copper-PGE project in Quebec.
Business Partnership
GEM, China’s largest battery recycler, has joined hands with Australia’s Nickel Industries to secure its long-term nickel laterite ore supply in Indonesia. QMB New Energy Materials, a unit of GEM, and Hengjaya Mineralindo, a subsidiary of the Sydney-based producer of nickel pig iron, established a strategic partnership, according to a statement that the Shenzhen-based firm released yesterday.
Exports/ Imports
The Ipilan Nickel Corp. (INC), a subsidiary of the country’s second-largest nickel producer, is targeting to export around 500,000 wet metric tons (WMT) of nickel ore this year. Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. (FNI) said INC completed its maiden shipment of nickel ore on September 20 from its mine site in Brooke’s Point, Palawan.
The Philippines second-biggest nickel ore exporter, Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc, said on Tuesday its affiliate Ipilan Nickel Corp has completed a maiden shipment of 54,700 wet metric tonnes (WMT) of medium-grade ore to China.
EnerVenue, a U.S. nickel-hydrogen battery startup that launched at the height of the pandemic in summer 2020, has signed a master supply agreement with Green Energy Renewable Solutions, under which the latter will procure and supply 250 MWh of batteries over the next three years.
News Stories
Investor Relations
The London Metal Exchange’s (LME) controversial suspension of its nickel contract in March didn’t just impact trading in London. In the immediate aftermath of the LME intervention, the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) was forced to suspend its nickel contract for two days and has arguably suffered even greater damage.
As of September 23, port inventories of nickel ore in China added 322,000 wmt to 7.39 million wmt compared with last week. The total Ni content stood at 58,000 mt. Port inventory of nickel ore across seven major Chinese ports stood at 4.10 million wmt, 272,000 wmt higher than last week.
Tsingshan has approached at least two London Metal Exchange (LME) brokers to become a client or increase credit lines, according to a «Reuters» report citing unnamed sources. The move was in response to JPMorgan’s decision to reduce credit to Tsingshan alongside other customers in Europe and Asia following a risk review.
From a start guarding trains full of metal from thieves on freezing winter nights, He Jinbi built a copper trading house so powerful that it handles one of every four tons imported into China. A born trader with an infectious sense of humor
Shanghai nonferrous metals closed mixed. On the macro front, the most important event this week is the Fed’s regular meeting in September. The Fed’s post-meeting statement is unusually hawkish, and it is expected that by the end the year, there will have another interest rate hike by 100-125 basis points
Raiden Resources Limited (ASX:RDN|DAX:YM4) has marked a major milestone with the commencement of its maiden diamond drilling program at the flagship Mt Sholl Ni-Cu-Co-PGE Project, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The auto industry has embraced electrification as a way of making transportation cleaner going forward. There is a big problem on the horizon, though: sourcing the raw materials needed to power those vehicles. We may only be at the beginning of this new era, but the demand for the metals needed to build EV batteries is already outpacing demand, according to a new study from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Estrella Resources is releasing what it calls “a sizeable exploration target” for its Carr Boyd nickel-copper sulphide project in Western Australia, Kallanish reports. That target is 5-7 million tonnes with 1.5% nickel and 0.3-0.5% copper, the Australia-based company says.
Tartisan Nickel Corp says it is beginning Phase 2 environmental work for project permitting and starting pre-feasibility work on its Kenbridge nickel-copper project in northwest Ontario, after releasing a favourable preliminary economic assessment on the project, Kallanish reports.
Blackstone Minerals Company presentation (PowerPoint Presentation)
The Company has concluded that it has a reasonable basis for providing the forward-looking statements included in this announcement. The reasons for this conclusion are outlined throughout this announcement.
What will be the impact to the ocean if humans are to mine the deep sea It’s a question that’s gaining urgency as interest in marine minerals has grown. The ocean’s deep-sea bed is scattered with ancient, potato-sized rocks called “polymetallic nodules” that contain nickel and cobalt minerals that are in high demand for the manufacturing of batteries
BHP expects to halve emissions from the generation of electricity used to power its WA Iron Ore port facilities in Port Hedland by the end of 2024, following the signing of a large-scale renewable Power Purchase Agreement with Alinta Energy.
Glencore is amongst the multinational companies that are benefiting from the commodities boom linked to decarbonization. With operations in 35 countries, Glencore trades in over 60 commodities, including metals and minerals like copper, cobalt, zinc, and nickel that are in high demand for use in the manufacturing of electric vehicles.
Global critical minerals demand is expected to surge five to tenfold over this decade, underpinned by the accelerating energy transition. Global supply shortages are already evident, driving many key commodity prices to record highs.
This follows an independent assessment as part of RMI’s flagship programme, the Responsible Mineral Assurance Process (RMAP). In August 2022, the RMI confirmed that Metalkol RTR was conformant with the Assessment Standard for Cobalt Due Diligence Standard (2018) and Joint Due Diligence Standard for copper, lead, nickel, and zinc (2021).
ASEAN is projected to keep attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the next five to 10 years, driven by the region’s supportive policies, cost competitiveness, industrial development, linkages to existing manufacturing hubs and rising middle-income consumers.
The world is rapidly embracing digital and clean technologies like electric vehicles (EVs), hydrogen fuel cells, wind turbines, robotics traction motors, and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. These technologies can help slow climate change, improve productivity, or connect millions of people around the world. But behind these complex technologies are many essential inputs like metals, minerals, and materials.
Just as Canada is attracting key investments to build up its critical minerals infrastructure, a shortage of critical expertise could hinder the country’s lofty ambitions. A case in point is the burgeoning battery hub of Becancour, Que., where new developments could end up competing for skilled labour.
Welcome back to your weekly mining news recap, where we catch you up on some of the news you may have missed. This week’s headlines include an unveiling of a new rare earths processing plant in Saskatchewan, places on the mine rescue podium, and a maintenance timeout at Teck Resource’s Elkview steelmaking coal operation.
In an apparent bid to win a battery war with Chinese rivals, LG Energy Solution, the battery-making wing of South Korea’s LG Group, disclosed a new battery-making process by apply cell to pack technology to high-nickel pouch-type batteries for the first time in the industry. Nickel-rich batteries can save costs and extend the driving range.
In case science isn’t really your thing, here are the basics: many batteries for EVs are made with the relatively rare elements nickel and cobalt. As more EV batteries are made, the fear is that costs could skyrocket. So some companies, like Germany-based Daimler Trucks, are thinking ahead. It plans to migrate its battery chemistry to a formula that eliminates both nickel and cobalt
A local government in the Philippines has cancelled Sagittarius Mines permit for the Tampakan copper-gold project in the country’s South Cotabato province, citing concerns about the survival of hundreds of indigenous peoples that live nearby.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday agreed to deepen cooperation on critical minerals used in electric vehicles (EVs) batteries as both countries seek to cut emissions to fight climate change.
As electric vehicle (EV) policies are implemented around the country, and sales continue to rise, a question many ask is if vehicle batteries are recycled. Yes, EV battery recycling is happening in facilities around the United States.
Zimbabwe has given the green light to the development of a $2.83bn battery-metals park, proposed by a group of Chinese investors, reported Bloomberg News. Planned to be developed by Hong Kong Eagle International Investment and Pacific Goal Investment, the proposed plant will be equipped to process metals including platinum, lithium, and nickel.
The growing market for electric vehicle batteries is expected to boost Glencore’s recycling operations in Sudbury, Ont. The mining giant has been recycling metals at its Sudbury smelter for 32 years. Sari Muinonen, Glencore’s custom feed manager in Sudbury, says the company has had excess capacity at its smelter for decades, which it uses to melt down “super alloys.”
Fastmarkets proposes to change publication to weekly on Friday at 4pm London time, and to switch to using a weekly average LME cash price – consisting of the price at the close of business on Friday of the previous week to the close of business on Thursday, the day before publication – as the basis.
After further field work, mineral explorer St George Mining believes it has significantly expanded the lithium potential of its Mt Alexander nickel and now lithium project 95km west of Leonora in WA. Since first announcing it was on the lithium trail in early September
The nascent gold and copper project west of Cheyenne is now a proposed mine. U.S. Gold Corp, a gold exploration company evaluating deposits in Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada, submitted its application to open a mine in Laramie County to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Land Quality Division on Sept. 13. Neither gold nor copper is currently mined in Wyoming.
Galileo Mining (GAL) has confirmed consistent high-grade palladium mineralisation at the Callisto discovery within its Norseman project in WA. The news comes as the company reports new assays from its ongoing reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling program.
It brings to Aura a mining industry leader and mining engineer with over 30 years of rubber on the road across exploration, ops, project development and community engagement in a diverse range of commodities from rare earths and critical minerals to gold, copper, iron ore and nickel.
Lundin Mining is now ranked among the top 10 mid cap stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange. A stock is considered undervalued if it trades at a discount to its valuation a calculation used to determine the intrinsic (true) worth of a company. Valuation methodology provided by Stockcalc (see below). Mid caps total market capitalization (2-10B).
2022 so far has been as good as it will ever get for the world’s mining and resource companies but now the outlook is softening by the week and with every central bank rate rise. That is the view of ratings groups Moody’s and Fitch, which have both downgraded their view for mining and energy sectors over the next year or so.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed statements by the federal Treasurer acknowledging the importance of the resources sector to Australia’s economy. Speaking at a press conference in Canberra, ahead of the Budget which is some five weeks away
The Minerals Council of Australia has welcomed comments by Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers that the final budget outcome for 2021-22 has been significantly improved thanks to a boost in Australia’s mineral and energy commodity exports.
Credit rating firm Moody’s Investors Service said on Thursday it had changed its outlook for the global metals and mining Industry from stable to negative as a global economic slowdown continues to soften demand.
Few details have emerged of Tesla’s recently reported $5bn agreement to buy nickel from Indonesia. But that such a deal has happened at all tells us something important. Among a number of environmental problems, Indonesia’s nickel production at worst creates almost three times as much carbon dioxide per tonne as the global average.
Sudbury’s two large mining companies are working together on the transition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to make it safer to operate those vehicles on surface and in underground mines. The partnership between Vale Canada and Glencore was revealed at the Maintenance, Engineering and Mine Operators Conference in Sudbury held in Sudbury Sept. 18-21.
Change and adaption are constants in any business. Three senior mining executives, including the heads of Sudbury’s two major mining companies, spoke at length at the Maintenance, Engineering and Mine Operators conference in Sudbury this week about how the industry is faring at a time when the demand for critical minerals is high and the availability of skilled labour is low.
Talon Metals Corp. (TSX: TLO) (OTC Pink: TLOFF) (“Talon” or the “Company”) and the Development Partner Institute (“DPI Mining”) are pleased to announce that Talon has joined as a Supporter for the Responsible Sourcing Coalition, or RESCO.
Following the grant of tenement E47/4352 in the highly prospective mining region earlier this month, Errawarra (ASX:ERW) says targeted mapping and reconnaissance at Andover West has already begun. A team has also been deployed to conduct a heritage survey coordinated by the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation which will run over the area hosting the priority electromagnetic (EM) target is scheduled for this Friday, 23 September 2022.
Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Japan, has released its ADMUSTER(R) C21P nickel-base alloy powder for metal Additive Manufacturing, enabling the production of complex shapes with high corrosion resistance and high strength.
ZEB Nickel Corp. (TSXV: ZBNI) (OTCQB: ZBNIF) (“Zeb” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that an analysis of reports detailing historical drilling on the Zebediela Project (‘the Project”) has revealed the presence of anomalously high gold mineralization in hole UIT01-5, as referenced in the Project’s NI 43-101 report, available on the Company’s website.
Thor Mining PLC (AIM:THR, OTC:THORF, ASX:THR) said it has identified an off-hole electromagnetic conductor beneath the nickel gossan at the Krona prospect, part of its Ragged Range project in Western Australia.
During the demonstration plant’s leach stage testing, various operating parameters were investigated to determine the optimal conditions for ongoing commercial plant design and planning. Analysis of a range of leach data showed the successful extraction results.
Moho Resources Ltd (ASX:MOH) has welcomed the results of a preliminary evaluation by consultant geochemist Richard Carver of rare earths elements (REE) assay data in the soils at Moho’s 100%-owned enements at Burracoppin in Western Australia.
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The ocean’s deep-sea bed is scattered with ancient, potato-sized rocks called “polymetallic nodules” that contain nickel and cobalt — minerals that are in high demand for the manufacturing of batteries, such as for powering electric vehicles and storing renewable energy, and in response to factors such as increasing urbanization.
Golden Share Resources Corporation (TSXV: GSH) (the “Company” or “Golden Share”) sadly announces that former CEO Nick Zeng has passed away after a short battle with cancer. The Company extends its sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Nick was a passionate leader who was CEO and Chairman of the Golden Share Board since 2015.
Management Change
Aim-listed uranium company Aura Energy, which is focused on the development of the 85%-owned Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania, has announced that new incoming MD and CEO David Woodall will take office on October 17.
While Joe Biden was busy throttling the latest Corvette with car executives at the Detroit auto show last week, much of the rest of the industry filed into a jam-packed convention center about 30 miles west for a forum the president also managed to rev up.
US$13bn mining deal sealed (Bulawayo24 News)
The Government and two Chinese investors – Eagle Canyon International Group Limited and Pacific Goal Investment – yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding that immediately paves the way for the construction of a US$13 billion mine to energy industrial park in Mashonaland West Province.
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R) has introduced legislation that would streamline permitting for mining projects, including those in northeastern Minnesota. Earlier this week, Stauber introduced his Permitting for Mining Needs (PERMIT-MN) Act.
The meeting assumes significance as India & Germany are working to strengthen their cooperation in the areas of research and development mainly in exploring alternate EV Battery Chemistries such as Sodium Ion, Aluminium-Air, etc and creating a robust Supply chain of rare earth mineral such as Nickel, cobalt.
Scorching gains for lithium, a raw material vital for powering electric vehicles, threaten to push costs even higher for Chinese battery makers, and the government is finding itself powerless to do anything about it.
Following a successful initial consultation on a proposed price launch, Fastmarkets will be progressing with this initiative and invites feedback on the specifications of a price. Mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP) is an intermediate nickel product produced from laterite nickel ore, which contains both nickel and a small percentage of cobalt.
The planned update consists of a number of steps, including a proposal to consolidate the price assessments for nickel scrap in the United States. Fastmarkets would publish a single delivered processor price range for each grade in the United States, rather than a price range for individual cities for the broker/processor buying prices.
Gas prices in Michigan are down 4 cents from a week ago. AAA Michigan says drivers are now paying an average of $3.81 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 13 cents less than this time last month but still 65 cents more than this time last year.
Fund Raising/Grants
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has uncorked $156m in project finance to develop next-generation processes to extract and separate a range of critical minerals and rare earth materials from mining waste that are key to wind and solar power and battery technologies.
Environment/ Climate
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan on Thursday cited agriculture as a vital growth driver for the country, while mining industry should be further explored to increase its contribution to the economy.
Human Resources/ Employees Related
Russian mining giant Nornickel (GMKN.MM) plans to increase the equity holdings of employees and other individuals to collectively comprise 25% of the company, up from 10% now, its largest shareholder Vladimir Potanin told RBC TV. Reporting by Polina Devitt, Anastasia Lyrchikova and Alexander Marrow Editing by Pravin Char and Helen Popper
Business Expansion
The ongoing transition away from fossil fuels will likely trigger shortages of some key metals used in electric vehicle batteries requiring hundreds of new mines. This is according to industry experts who expect demand for EV batteries to spike to tens of millions of units annually in the years ahead.
Exports/ Imports
The withdrawal of the irrational steel export duty is essential in a global market that is marked by falling prices, if only to maintain market share exports from India fell by over 75% in July 2022 after the duty was imposed in May 2022, and competitors have swept in.
An entity under mining company Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. (FNI) has completed its maiden export of nickel ore to China. FNI’s affiliate, Ipilan Nickel Corp. (INC), delivered 54,700 wet metric tons (WMT) of medium-grade nickel ore to Chinese mining firm Guangdong Century Tsingshan Nickel Industry Co. Ltd. (GCTN).
In August 2013, an analyst at the global financial giant Morgan Stanley coined the epithet ‘Fragile Five’ for emerging market economies that had become too dependent on fickle foreign investments to finance their growth ambitions and were thrown into volatility by the US Fed-triggered taper tantrum. A Fragile Five economy alongside India and others was Indonesia.
Press Release
Research & Development
Microporous conductive membranes developed at KAUST are expected to help shape the future of microbial electrosynthesis for CO2 conversion technologies. The membranes simultaneously stimulate the growth of CO2-eating microbes and aid separation of the biochemical products.
Investor Relations
Gama Explorations Inc. (CSE:GAMA) (“Gama” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Tyee Nickel Corp. Information on the transaction is provided in the Company’s news release of September 19, 2022.
Further to its announcement made on September 2, 2022, PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (“Norilsk Nickel” or the “Borrower”) has announced the results of the adjourned meeting held on September 16, 2022 (the “Adjourned Meeting”) of the holders of the USD 500,000,000 2.55% Loan Participation Notes due 2025 (the “2025 Notes”) issued by MMC Finance Designated Activity Company (the “Issuer”) for the sole purpose of financing a loan to the Borrower.
SPARTA AG (“SPARTA”) acquired 35,000 Common Shares (“Shares”) of Flying Nickel Mining Corp. (“Issuer”) (TSX-V: FLYN) through an acquisition in the public market, representing 0.06% of the issued and outstanding Shares, for a consideration per share of $0.18 (excluding fees). The total consideration paid for the Common Shares was $6,300.00 (excluding fees).
Benz Mining Corp. (TSXV: BZ) (ASX: BNZ) (the “Company” or “Benz”) is pleased to advise that, further to its news release issued on September 6, 2022, it has successfully completed a private placement (the “Private Placement”) of 16,434,000 common shares in the capital of the Company, consisting of (i) 7,929,317 charity flow-through common shares and 3,945,813 flow through common shares
Nickel Industries Limited (“Nickel Industries” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with PT QMB New Energy Materials (“QMB”). Subject to the necessary approvals
Lithion Recycling Inc. (“Lithion”) and General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced that GM Ventures, the automaker’s investment arm, has made a strategic investment in Lithion’s Series A financing round, supporting a new GM-Lithion strategic partnership agreement to pursue a circular battery ecosystem using Lithion’s advanced battery recycling technology.
Electra Battery Materials Corporation (NASDAQ: ELBM) (TSXV: ELBM) (“Electra”) today announced the signing of a three-year agreement to supply battery grade cobalt to LG Energy Solution (LGES; KRX: 373220), a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
Widgie Nickel Limited (ASX: WIN, “Widgie” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide assays from its Reverse Circulation (RC) and diamond (DD) infill and extensional drilling program specific to the Armstrong mineralisation.
Northern Shield Resources Inc. (“Northern Shield” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NRN) is pleased to announce that, through wholly owned subsidiary Seabourne Resources, it has signed an Option Agreement with prospectors Jeffery Brushett and Lloyd Pike (“Prospectors”) that gives the Company the right to acquire a 100% interest in the Zuleika Gold Project
Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. (“Noble” or the “Company”) (TSXV:NOB), (FRANKFURT:NB7), (OTC:NLPXF) is pleased to report on progress for a number of its active projects. Drill crews are in the process of mobilizing to the Nagagami Niobium and Rare Earth Property; Calder Township drill program has been completed with a total of 2 holes for a total of 865 meters;
The latest market report published by Credence Research, Inc. “Global Underground Mining Diamond Drilling Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2028”. The Global Underground Mining Diamond Drilling Market generated around USD 533.1 million in 2021 and is anticipated to grow a CAGR of over 6.30% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2028 to reach around USD 769.15 million in 2028.
Fathom Nickel Inc. (CSE:FNI) (FSE: 6Q5) (OTCQB: FNICF) (the “Company” or “Fathom”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a mineral property option agreement (the “Option Agreement”) with the sole owner of the Gochager Lake Property (the “Property”).
NiCAN Limited (“NiCAN” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NICN) is pleased to report additional diamond drill assay results from the Wine project in Manitoba, intersecting a new mineralized zone near surface. These drill holes, Wine-22-06 and Wine-22-07, were part of NiCAN’s initial drilling campaign at the Wine project.
Quebec Nickel Corp. (CSE: QNI; FSE: 7lB; OTCQB: QNICF) (“QNI” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a second drill rig began operating this past week at the Company’s Ducros Ni-Cu-PGE property, located approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Val-dOr, Quebec.
Orford Mining Corp (Orford) (TSXV: ORM) is pleased to announce the completion of the 2022 exploration program on the West Raglan property in Nunavik, Quebec. Nine drill holes, which identified new areas of Ni-sulphide accumulation, were completed totaling 2,589 metres at Frontier, Beverly and Boomerang.
Announces a second drill rig began operating this past week at the Company’s Ducros Ni-Cu-PGE property, located approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Val-dOr, Quebec. This second machine will see the completion of approximately 3,000 metres of drilling in the central portion of the Company’s Ducros property, at the Ducros Ultramafic Sill Complex target area, on the west side of Provincial Highway 113.
According to RIA Novosti on Monday, which quoted an anonymous source in the financial sector, the Russian mining giant Nornickel intends to submit bids for two tranches of bonds totaling 25 billion rubles (USD415 million).
Garibaldi Resources (TSXV: GGI) (the “Company” or “Garibaldi”) is pleased to announce that diamond drill-hole EL-22-97b has intersected nickel-bearing disseminated and semi-massive sulphide ineralization. The mineralization is hosted by taxitic and orbicular-textured gabbro and pyroxene peridotite 205 meters down-trend of the previous deepest mineralized intercept at E&L on Nickel Mountain.
PNG Copper Inc. (CSE: PNGC) (“PNG Copper” or the “Company”) announces that assay results have been received from the final drillhole of the recently completed four-hole drill program at the Doriri nickel-palladium-platinum prospect, Mt Suckling, Papua New Guinea.
Management Change
Chilean Cobalt Corp. (the “Company” or “C3”) is pleased to announce that Duncan T. Blount has been named the next Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company and a member of the C3 Board of Directors. Mr. Blount replaces Greg Levinson, the Company’s current Chairman, who has served as the Interim CEO since November 2021.
American Manganese Inc., dba RecycLiCo Battery Materials, regrets to announce that Larry W. Reaugh has passed away today. Mr. Reaugh was the founder of the Company and served as its CEO, President, and Director continuously until his death.
Exports/ Imports
Auxico Resources Canada Inc. (CSE: AUAG) is pleased to announce the successful execution of the Company’s third and fourth trades of a cumulative 432 tonnes of rare earth concentrates (monazite sands) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”).
Environment/ Climate
Green hydrogen is a key ingredient towards the decarbonisation of the European economy. ANEMEL, a new project funded by the European Innovation Council, will explore new methods to generate green hydrogen from low-quality water sources, such as seawater and wastewater.
Anglo Pacific Group PLC (the “Group” or “Anglo Pacific”) (LSE:APF)(TSX:APY) notes the press release issued by OZ Minerals earlier today (https://bit.ly/3R72uKo) announcing that it has made a Final Investment Decision on the West Musgrave copper-nickel project in Australia. Anglo Pacific has a 2.0% net smelter royalty interest over the West Musgrave project.
Resource Capital Funds announces that The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Australia’s largest dedicated cleantech investor, has invested US$14 million into RCF Jolimont Mining Innovation Fund II (RCF Jolimont Fund II), a leading growth private equity fund specializing in mining innovation that strives to make mining safer, better, and more efficient.
Joshua Gold Resources Inc. (OTC Pink: JSHG) is proud to announce that it has received what it believes is the very first government approval of mining survey results generated using drone-enabled LiDAR technology in the province of Ontario.
Investor Relations
Exports/ Imports
Morphology engineering and surface modification are efficient approaches to enhance the electrochemical performance of transition metal chalcogenides. In the present work, (Ni,Co)Se2@N-doped carbon with different morphologies derived from Prussian blue analogous were synthesized.
Hydrodefluorination selective to the ortho position to amides is accomplished under mild conditions using sodium borohydride and a nickel catalyst. The facile formation of a nickelacycle intermediate with a specific geometry ensures selectivity without the need for electronic directing groups, and fluorine atoms in other positions remain intact.
Developing efficient and stable oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalysts is a promising method to relieve the pressure of noble metals for catalyzing water splitting. Among the prominent candidates, nickel-iron layered double hydroxides (NiFe-LDH) have been found excellent catalytic activity
The synergistic effect of two metals with a mixed crystal structure of an electrode material can enhance the electrochemical performance of the electrochemical energy storage device. Herein, mixed metal (nickel and cobalt) phosphates are synthesized by the facile sonochemical method followed by calcination.
Metal halides are the active cathode ingredients of Na-MeCl2 batteries, which require a fused secondary electrolyte, sodium tetrachloraluminate (NaAlCl4), to facilitate the movement of Na+ ions within the cathodic material. The sodium nickel chloride (Na – NiCl2) battery has been extensively investigated as a promising system for large-scale energy storage applications.
DFT calculations were performed to understand the regioselectivity and chemodivergence in the nickel-catalyzed three-component coupling of aldehyde, alkyne, and dialkylsilane/trialkylsilane to synthesize silylated allylic alcohols and silacyclopentenes.
Nickel ferrite-based composites are effectively nominated against an organic pollutant for water remediation. The performance of various nickel ferrite-based composites like binary nickel ferrite-based composites, ternary nickel ferrite-based composites,
The traditional high-temperature smelting process of nickel sulfide concentrate has highlighted some problems, such as large loss of valuable metals, reduced economic benefits, and unclean production. Herein, a clean process of low-temperature chlorination roasting and water leaching was proposed to co-extract Ni, Cu and Co from low-grade nickel sulfide concentrate.
In this present study a comparative analysis was made on machinability of Nickel based super alloys under dry and wet conditions. The performance measures such as Cutting force, Surface roughness and Tool wear were measured and considered in this investigation.
Mixed nickel pyrochlore of the Bi2NiTaNbO9 composition (sp. gr. Fd-3m:2, a = 10.53242(3) , Z=8) in which half of the tantalum(V) ions are replaced with Nb(V) was synthesized by solid-phase reaction for the first time. X-ray diffraction (XRD) data indicate the formation of a disordered pyrochlore structure with nickel
Intellectual Property
Beijing, Sept. 24 — Shenyang Fuji Precise Equipment has submitted a patent application for batch hanging jig for nickel plating workpieces without hanging points. Cui Xin, Ma Chao and Tong Yi developed the invention.
Beijing, Sept. 24 — Sichuan Yiyan New Material Science and Tech Limited has submitted a patent application for preparation method of corrosion-resistant nickel-based hard alloy part. This invention was developed by Yu Lin, Jiang Xiwen, Liao Yuanbo, Chen Lincai and Luo Gang.
Beijing, Sept. 24 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Henan Science and Technology Univ’s patent application for method for plating nickel on surface of nano zirconium oxide reinforced phase in brazing filler metal. The invention was developed by Zhang Keke, Wang Bingying, Wu Yongjin, Wu Wan, Wang Gai, Liu Peng and Zhang Chao.
Beijing, Sept. 24 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Zhejiang Ensen Chemical Science and Tech’s patent application for super-bright corrosion-resistant chemical nickel preparation filter press. He Lixin developed the invention.
Beijing, Sept. 24 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Dongguan Tongguan Bike New Energy Science and Tech Limited’s patent application for nickel cutting positioning mechanism. This invention was developed by Cheng Jianhua.
Beijing, Sept. 24 — Chongqing Renjing Tech has filed a patent application for heat radiator surface chemical nickel plating processing waste liquid collecting device. This invention was developed by Wang Aihua, Fu Bing, Zheng Caijin and Zhu Wenwu.
Beijing, Sept. 24 — Zhejiang Ensen Chemical Science and Tech has applied for Chinese patent for impurity settling and filtering device capable of prolonging service life of chemical nickel. He Lixin developed it.
Alexandria, Sept. 23 — Raytheon Technologies has applied for United States patent for nickel alloy composition with boron and nitrogen. Vargas Chris and Busta Carl developed it.
Munich, Sept. 22 — European Patent Office has received Raytheon Tech’s patent application for nickel alloy composition with boron and nitrogen. Vargas Chris and Busta Carl developed the invention.
Alexandria, Sept. 21 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Wieland-Werke AG a patent for copper-zinc-nickel-manganese alloy. Altenberger Igor developed the invention. The patent application number is 17/041,210. The International Patent Classification codes are C22C 9/06 (20060101), C22C 30/02 (20060101), C22C 30/06 (20060101) and C22C 9/04 (20060101). Cooperative Patent Classification codes are C22C 30/02 (20130101), C22C 9/04 (20130101), C22C 9/06 (20130101) and C22C 30/06 (20130101).
Ottawa, Sept. 20 — Governing Council Univ Toronto has sought patent for two-step thermal treatment of nickel-containing sulfides for the production of ferronickel. This invention was developed by Barati Sedeh Mansoor, Marcuson Samuel Walton and Wang Fanmao.
Geneva, Sept. 19 — Hefei Gotion High Tech Power Energy has submitted a patent application for method for preparing coating-modified high-nickel ternary positive electrode material and prepared material. This invention was developed by Gao Minghao, Long Junjun and Zhu Wenting.
Geneva, Sept. 19 — Johnson Matthey has submitted a patent application for process for the preparation of nickel based hydroxide. Bruenig Christian and Brunner Jasmin developed the invention.