Overall resources increased modestly from 5.89Mt grading 1.55% nickel for 91,000t of contained nickel to 6.02Mt at 1.52% nickel for 93,000t of contained nickel at the 1.2% nickel cut-off. However, the real prize was the 27% increase in resources under the higher confidence Measured and Indicated categories.
Kolosori Nickel Project Update (PACIFIC NICKEL)
Pacific Nickel Mines Limited (ASX Code: PNM) (“Pacific Nickel” or “Company”) is pleased to the provide an update on activities at its Kolosori direct shipping nickel ore project in the Solomon Islands.
Manitou Gold Intersects 208m and 252m at 0.25% Nickel Confirming Significant Nickel-Cobalt Discovery At Goudreau Project (GlobeNewswire)
Manitou Gold Inc. (TSX-V: MTU) (the “Company” or “Manitou”) is pleased to announce the confirmation of a significant nickel discovery at its 100% owned Goudreau project in northeastern Ontario. Preliminary results are from the first two drill holes that tested an ultramafic intrusion measuring 850 metres long and 200-300 metres wide.
Vale announces reorganisation of nickel and copper in Brazil (Global Mining Review)
Vale confirms that its board of directors have approved the reorganisation of base metals operations held by Vale S.A in Brazil. The approval provides for the transfer of the Brazilian copper assets to Salobo Metais S.A, and the transfer of Brazilian nickel assets to a new company to be established by Vale in Brazil.
Western Australia explorer Nimy Resources (ASX: NIM) has intercepted “substantial” nickel sulphide mineralisation in the first two diamond holes drilled at the Godley prospect within the Mons project in Western Australia.
NickelX (ASX: NKL) has picked up the Dalwallinu project in Western Australia’s West Yilgarn province, which is believed highly prospective for Julimar-style nickel-copper-platinum group element mineralisation.
Millrock Receives Positive Initial Mineralogy Results From the Nikolai (Ni-Cu-Co-PGE) Project, Alaska (GlobeNewswire)
Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO) (“Millrock”) is pleased to report positive initial results from a mineralogical assessment of historical drill core from the Upper Eureka Zone (“UEZ”) and Core Eureka Zone (“CEZ”) at its 100% owned Nikolai Project, which hosts nickel (Ni) copper (Cu) cobalt (Co) platinum group elements (PGE) prospects.
Canada Nickel Confirms Large Scale Discovery at Reid, Provides Regional Exploration Update (PR Newswire)
Canada Nickel Company Inc. today confirmed a large-scale discovery at its Reid property, and positive drilling results at other regional targets as a result of its ongoing regional exploration drilling campaign.
Nickel sulphide expert adds experience to Western Mines (The West Australian)
Mineral explorer Western Mines Group has added WA nickel sulphide exploration expert Dr Ben Grguric to its board as the company continues to focus on its Mulga Tank project in WA’s Eastern Goldfields region. The company has appointed Dr Grguric to the role of Technical Director given his reputation as a leading expert on nickel sulphide exploration in WA with more than 50 peer-reviewed
Canada Nickel Company Inc. (“Canada Nickel” or “The Company”) (TSXV: CNC) ( OTCQB: CNIKF) is pleased to provide an update on the Crawford project and its financing activities. “The Company remains on track to deliver the feasibility study for Crawford by year-end.
OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN ORACLE NICKEL PROJECT INCREASED TO 70% (NICKEL INDUSTRIES)
Nickel Industries Limited (“Nickel Industries” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has finalised the acquisition of an additional 40% interest in the Oracle Nickel Project (“Oracle Nickel” or “the Project”), increasing its equity interest to 70%.
Indonesia’s nickel investment is set to triple in one of the country’s biggest industrial parks, following a 2019 ban on raw ore exports that President Joko Widodo says will help the economy produce higher-value goods.
Indonesia’s production of nickel is surging as a wave of new capacity powers up to meet growing demand from the electric vehicle (EV) battery sector. The country’s mines lifted output by 41% year-on-year in the first seven months of 2022, according to the International Nickel Study Group.
Going High Nickel and Cobalt Free to Develop Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes of the Future (Batteries News)
Going high nickel and cobalt free to develop lithium-ion battery cathodes of the future. Sales of electric vehicles in 2021 doubled from a year earlier, accounting for almost 10% of the global car sales. The rise continued in 2022, recording 2 million global sales in the first quarter, up 75% compared to the same period of 2021.
Nickel sales by commodities-dealing banks hit by soaring borrowing costs have caused spot contracts to plunge to the deepest discount to futures since the 2008 financial crisis. The jump in the dollar and borrowing costs have made it much more expensive for banks to finance London Metal Exchange positions in recent days, particularly for European institutions funding dollar-based deals.
Researchers at the University of Bern, the University of Queensland and other institutions demonstrated that 21 highly-active metal compounds containing cobalt, nickel, rhodium, palladium, silver, europium, iridium, platinum, molybdenum and gold can be used to treat fungal infections.
Investments Minister Bahlil Lahadalia in a press conference on Monday said the Bali Compendium will give the government the upper hand in facing the World Trade Organization (WTO) nickel export ban dispute. The collective non-binding agreement among G20 countries sought Indonesia and other developing nations to not be intervened in implementing its mining product downstreaming.
Tesla investment a test for Indonesia’s nickel-powered EV dreams (Financial Review)
After losing out to Thailand in South-East Asia’s 1990s car manufacturing boom, Indonesia is determined to lead the region in electric vehicle production. With a natural resources advantage, government incentives and a series of commitments from global car and battery makers, one of the world’s most successful economies amid the current gloom is now awaiting the seal of approval from Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk.
GEM, one of China’s biggest suppliers of battery raw materials, plans to invest CNY13 billion (USD1.81 billion) with partners to build a nickel ore deep processing industrial park and a battery recycling park in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province.
MOROWALI, Central Sulawesi (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Indonesia’s largest nickel-based industrial park in Sulawesi’s Morowali has seen investment more than quadruple to US$18 billion in the past four years, with analysts expecting South-East Asia’s largest economy to rely on the green metal – used to power electric vehicles – to break out of the middle-income trap.
Shanghai-listed Zhejiang Weiming Environment Protection (Weiming Environment) announced it plans to raise at least CNY 2.35 billion ($324.82 million) through the public offering of A-share convertible corporate bonds. Part of the proceeds will be invested in an Indonesia-based 40,000 nickel metal tonnes/year high nickel matte project.
EV battery recycling plant to open in Eloy (Tucson.com)
Anew lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Eloy is expected to employ 110 production workers when it opens next year. The Eloy facility will process lithium-ion batteries that have reached the end of their service life, as well as battery manufacturing scrap, with additional services including disassembly
The Belarusian heavy truck manufacturer BelAZ has demonstrated its latest and innovative products in the company’s proving ground within the framework of the forum “BelAZ 2022. Digitization and environmental friendliness growth drivers in Russia’s mining industry”, BelTA has learned.
Gold in Quebec, ESG risks and more critical minerals (CIMMAGAZINE)
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 ESG concerns brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Copper Mountain improving its reserves, and a new framework aimed at guiding the inclusion of indigenous knowledge during mining projects.
Renewables Allowing Miners to Stretch Horizons (ShareCafe)
Intriguing investment news from global copper majors MMG and Rio Tinto this week underlines how the rising importance of renewables is allowing some miners to look through the present uncertainty and instability and still find growth opportunities.
The confluence of three major forces has triggered a strategic re-evaluation of the global industrial metals supply chain. First, worries about climate change have accelerated the arrival of electric vehicles (EVs). EVs today are primarily dependent on lithium-ion batteries.
Horizonte Minerals Araguaia nickel project approved by Brazilian government as Strategic Minerals Project (Proactiveinvestors)
Horizonte Minerals PLC (AIM:HZM, TSX:HZM, OTC:HZMMF)’s Araguaia nickel project in Brazil has been approved as a Strategic Minerals Project by the Brazilian government. This approval will ensure that the Araguaia project is treated on a priority basis by the various government agencies engaged in the construction and operation of the mine, through the support of an inter-ministerial committee.
The electric vehicle boom depends on mining. Rivian’s new chief sustainability officer is tasked with making it responsible (Business Insider)
A massive shift to electric vehicles is underway among consumers and companies with large fleets for rentals, delivery, and other services. The shift is driven by a push to reduce tailpipe pollution and slow climate change. But that doesn’t mean electric vehicle makers don’t have their own set of climate and social challenges.
The Department of Finance (DOF) expects the government to see more mining applications in this administration even with fresh tax rates as it pushes for a new mining fiscal regime.
Kula onto airborne geophysical work at WA nickel-PGE-gold play (The West Australian)
Mineral explorer Kula Gold will launch a pair of airborne geophysical surveys at its wholly owned Westonia nickel-PGE-gold project in WA’s Southern Cross region following on from its maiden drill program. The successful exploration campaign delivered a suite of anomalous hits and latest work will include a VTEM and magnetic survey.
Some of the European Union’s largest known reserves of minerals used for batteries and other products are located in Finland. There are around 40 operational mines producing nickel, zinc, lithium, cobalt and gold among others.
The PwC scoop: Mining’s critical concern (Australian Mining)
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently published its “Mine 2022” report, which examines the performance of the world’s top 40 mining companies in 2021, while unpacking the most urgent trends facing the global resources industry.
Shares of Ero Copper (TSX: ERO; NYSE: ERO) rose by 9.4% on Thursday morning on the news of its discovery of a regional nickel sulphide system in the Curaca Valley of northeastern Brazil. The discovery, known as the Umburana System, has been traced for 5 km so far and is open in all directions.
Ola Electric Mobility Pvt. Ltd has begun talks with Australian companies to source key minerals for electric vehicle battery manufacture, two people aware of the development said. The discussions to explore commercial and economic collaboration in minerals were held under the aegis of the Australia India Business Exchange (AIBX) programme.
Canada Nickel ties into a major Timmins discovery (Northern Ontario Business)
Canada Nickel Company claims it’s made a major discovery at its Reid Property, north of Timmins, that rivals the size of the company’s nearby flagship Crawford deposit. CEO Mark Selby said in a news release that the “large-scale discovery” is “90 per cent of the size of Crawford,” ranking it as “the world”s fifth largest nickel sulphide resource based on the raft of assay
Nordic Nickel flags plenty of newsflow in the coming months (Proactiveinvestors)
Nordic Nickel Ltd (ASX:NNL) CEO Todd Ross speaks with Proactive’s Andrew Scott about the company’s highly successful IPO. The company was listed on the back of its key assets, including the 100%-owned flagship Pulju Nickel Project in the highly prospective Central Lapland Greenstone Belt in Finland.
Alligator Energy higher on kicking off ground EM survey at Piedmont Nickel-Cobalt Project in Northern Italy (Proactiveinvestors)
Alligator Energy Ltd (ASX:AGE) has kicked off a five-grid time domain electromagnetic (EM) survey at the Piedmont Nickel-Cobalt Project in the Alpe Laghetto area of Northern Italy. The primary objective of the EM program is to determine the presence of conductors proximal to historic mines and extensive known surface mineralisation occurrences in the company’s exploration holdings.
Poseidon Nickel’s tests deliver breakthrough improvement in nickel grade and saleability ahead of Black Swan BFS (Proactiveinvestors)
Poseidon Nickel Ltd (ASX:POS, OTC:PSDNF) has delivered a breakthrough improvement in nickel grade and saleability from the results of its recent metallurgical test work as part of a bankable feasibility study (BFS) for the Black Swan Project in Western Australia.
Noront to be renamed Ring of Fire Metals as Wyloo pushes to build EV nickel mine in Ontario’s Far North (The Globe and Mail)
Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd. has renamed Noront Resources Ltd., the junior Canadian exploration company it recently acquired, to Ring of Fire Metals, as the Australian resource heavyweight moves forward in its attempt to build what could be a cornerstone mine for Ontario’s nascent electric-vehicle industry.
As of September 30, port inventories of nickel ore in China added 229,000 wmt to 7.61 million wmt compared with the previous week. The total Ni content stood at 60,000 mt. Port inventory of nickel ore across seven major Chinese ports stood at 4.21 million wmt, 109,000 wmt higher than last week.
Originally an apprentice and now a top technician in the precious metal extraction and refining field, Pan Congming, 52, demonstrates how personal efforts can contribute to the nation’s development.
Bridging the Digital Gap for the Mining Sector (Panay News)
The mining industry in the Philippines is taking a new turn since it is seen as an essential part of revitalizing the country’s economy following the recent pandemic. The Philippines is a mineral resource hotspot, especially for nickel.
DLA Piper advises OZ Minerals on land access agreement for A$1.7b West Musgrave Copper-Nickel Project (Legal Desire Media)
Global law firm DLA Piper is pleased to have advised OZ Minerals on its agreement with the Ngaanyatjarra People for the development of the A$1.7billion West Musgrave Copper-Nickel Mining Project in Western Australia.
Miner Finds Vast Nickel System in Brazil (Streetwise Reports)
Ero Copper Corp. (ERO:NYSE), which is engaged in mining and development operations in the established mining states of Bahia, Mato Grosso, and Para in Brazil, yesterday announced “the discovery of a regional nickel sulfide system within the Curaca Valley over an initial strike length of five kilometers.”
Australia nickel mine plans to host world’s largest renewable microgrid (Microgrid Knowledge)
The massive $1.7 billion West Musgrave nickel and copper project given the green light by Australian mining company Oz Minerals late last week will be a groundbreaking project for the sheer scale and influence of the renewable energy resources it proposes to harness.
Blencowe Resources commences Definitive Feasibility Study on Orom-Cross graphite project (Proactiveinvestors)
Blencowe Resources PLC (LSE:BRES) said it commenced the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) for its flagship Orom-Cross graphite project in Uganda. The move follows “outstanding” results from the Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) of the project, which was presented to the market in July. The DFS is the last step in terms of major studies before the company decides whether to mine.
Piedmont Nickel-Cobalt Project Ground EM Survey Commenced (Alligator Energy)
Alligator Energy Limited ASX: AGE (Alligator or the Company) is pleased to advise that its geophysics contractor, Initial Exploration Services, has commenced a five-grid time domain electromagnetic (EM) survey at the Piedmont nickel (sulphide) – cobalt Project.
South Africa’s critical minerals potential is being highlighted in an increasingly promising manner by Orion Minerals, the Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed company that is showing the way in the minerals-endowed Northern Cape.
Battery metals have been drumming up a lot of interest these days. The increase in the number of battery mega-factories under construction and planning phase is a testimony to this fact. Be it metal and mining companies, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) or governments no one wants to be left out especially at this time when the battery market continues to gaining traction particularly in the face of the current energy crisis.
Lithium-bearing pegmatite exploration scheduled at Joshua Gold Resources Property (Junior Mining Network)
Joshua Gold Resources Inc. (OTC Pink: JSHG) is pleased to announce that its exploration team will be conducting an on-site sampling program before the end of September of seven potential mineral outcrops at its Seymour Lake Extension property, which lies just 300 meters east of Green Metals Technology lithium site.
EV Demand Puts the Pressure on U.S. Mining (The Boss Magazine)
The demand for electric vehicles is rapidly expanding worldwide. This trend might seem like a good thing for the economy and environment, but it introduces some new complications. The spike in EV demand has ramped up the pressure on U.S. lithium mining, as well as other critical mineral operations.
More than 300 new mines will be needed globally to meet growing demand for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, according to a new forecast from a mining analyst. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence estimates at least 384 new mines for graphite, lithium, nickel and cobalt will be required to meet electric vehicle demand by 2035.
Centaurus Metals (ASX:CTM) reports further ;strong’ drill results ahead of Jaguar MRE (The Market Herald)
Centaurus Metals (CTM) has reported further “strong” results from drilling at its Jaguar nickel sulphide project in northern Brazil ahead of a planned resource update. The results come from step-out drilling at the Onca Preta and Jaguar South deposits, which the company said had continued to deliver strong, high-grade results.
The drive for decarbonisation: seven key charts from the Metals & Mining Forum (Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide)
An accelerated energy transition trajectory will put metals supply under extraordinary pressure while also dialling up the pressure on the industry to decarbonise.
Royal Coal shifts focus to EV metals exploration (Mining Weekly)
Canadian exploration company Royal Coal has entered into an option agreement to acquire a 100% undivided interest in Poissons Blanc nickel/copper/cobalt property, in Quebec. The option repositions the company’s focus on resource exploration of electric vehicle (EV) metals.
The drill program will initially focus on seven high-priority nickel target areas based on coincident Heli-borne Electro Magnetic (HEM) and gravity anomalies from nine recent HEM surveys
Dundas Minerals soars as XRF data points to cobalt, copper, nickel and silver in massive sulphides at Central Target (Proactiveinvestors)
Dundas Minerals Ltd (ASX:DUN) has soared on receiving strong indications of cobalt, copper, nickel and silver in massive sulphides at the Central Target within the prospective Albany-Fraser Orogen of Western Australia.
EQS-News: SunMirror AG: SunMirror Shareholders approve all proposals of the Board of Directors (Markets Insider)
Zug, Switzerland: September 30, 2022 SunMirror AG (“SunMirror”, Vienna Stock Exchange: ROR1; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: ROR; DÃ¼sseldorf Stock Exchange: ROR; ISIN CH0396131929) announces the results of its extraordinary general meeting held today.
Wolverine (OTC Pink: WOLV) Announces Completion of a NI 43-101 Report on the Frog Property (InvestorIdeas.com)
Wolverine Resources Corp. (OTC Pink: WOLV) (“Wolverine”) announced today that it has completed a NI 43-101 report on its recently acquired Frog Property, located in Labrador, Canada. cated approximately 70 kilometres west-northwest of the town of Natuashish and 65 kilometres southwest of the town of Nain, Labrador
The London Metal Exchange (LME) is considering a consultation on whether Russian metal such as aluminium, nickel and copper should continue to be traded and stored in its system, the exchange said on Thursday.
Lundin Mining Corporation: Lundin Mining Announces Updated Share Capital and Voting Rights (Finanznachrichten.de)
Lundin Mining Corporation (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) reports the following updated share capital and voting rights, in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act: The number of issued and outstanding shares of the Company has decreased by 472,310 to 771,834,036 common shares with voting rights as at September 30, 2022.
Aluminium and nickel prices jump on possible LME ban on Russian metal (BUSINESS BRECORDER)
Benchmark aluminium climbed more than 8.5% to $2,305 a tonne, its highest since Sept. 19, while nickel gained 6% to $23,115. Sources said the LME was planning to discuss banning nickel produced by Nornickel, which accounted for 7% of global mined production estimated at 2.7 million tonnes last year, and aluminium produced by Rusal.
Pure nickel: At present, the market is more concerned about the restocking progress of pure nickel under the background of the traditional peak season in September and October, as well as the approaching National Day holiday. The downstream fields of pure nickel mainly include special steel, stainless steel, nickel salt and others.
Magna Mining closes non-brokered private placement; raising gross proceeds of over $20M (Proactiveinvestors)
Magna Mining Inc (TSX-V:NICU) said it has closed its previously-announced non-brokered private placement, raising gross proceeds of $20,014,792.20 after issuing 74,128,860 subscription receipts at $0.27 each.
UAW pens neutrality agreement with seabed mining company (The Detroit News)
The United Auto Workers union has entered into a labor neutrality agreement with a company that plans to scoop potato-sized rocks off the ocean floor containing nearly every mineral needed to build an electric vehicle battery.
Auric Mining raises $1.13 million to fund exploration and development at Chalice West and Jeffreys Find projects in WA (Proactiveinvestors)
Auric Mining Ltd (ASX:AWJ) has received firm commitments to raise $1,130,200 via a share placement at $0.072 per share as it kicks off a busy period of exploration and development at Chalice West and Jeffreys Find projects in WA.
Listed MacroAsia Corp. plans to spend $12.9 million to revive the company’s mining business by developing its nickel mine in Palawan. In a filing with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), MacroAsia said it is revisiting the Infanta Nickel Project (INP)
EXECUJET MRO EXPANDS SERVICES IN MALAYSIA (Corporate Jet Investor)
Zinc-nickel and cadmium electroplating are important technologies in the aerospace industry, according to Ivan Lim, regional vice president, Asia, ExecuJet MRO Services. The technology involves applying a thin layer of cadmium or zinc-nickel to metal airframe parts. Cadmium and zinc-nickel protect metal against surface corrosion, even in high-salt environments.
KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Albert Chalamila has hailed the Kabanga Nickel describing it as a milestone that brings fresh hopes in the region’s economy, as it would attract more investors. He made the remarks over the weekend during a brief meeting held at his office which was also attended by officials from Kabanga Nickel, led by the Country Manager, Mr Benedict Busunzu.
A Shift to Clean Energy Will Tighten Metals Markets (Fitch Ratings)
Demand for metals required for a carbon-free economy will increase by up to several hundred percent over the next two decades, defined by chosen technologies, government policies and investor behaviour requiring a huge supply response from miners, according to new Fitch Ratings report.
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Metals have witnessed a positive turnaround in the day and for this week as the US dollar declined from its 20-year high. Dollar index has been down by nearly 2-2.50 points, supporting metal prices. Also, China’s factory activity eked out growth in September
US EV Battery Supply Chain: Talon Metals and Fleet Space to Pilot Satellite-Enabled Mineral Exploration Technology in the U.S. (Junior Mining Network)
Talon Metals Corp. (TSX: TLO) (OTC Pink: TLOFF) (“Talon” or the “Company”) and Fleet Space Technologies (“Fleet”) have agreed to pilot Fleet’s ExoSphere rapid mineral exploration solution at Talon’s exploration projects in Minnesota and Michigan.
The PAI measures the level and direction of overall activity in the commodity supply pipeline by incorporating into a single comparable index the significant drill results, initial resource announcements, significant financings and positive project development milestones.
Strengthening the US Supply Chain for Critical Minerals and the Inflation Reduction Act Opportunities and Challenges (Mayer Brown)
As the Biden-Harris administration focuses on the clean energy transition, it has emphasized the need to strengthen the US supply chain for critical minerals. The Energy Act of 2020 defines a critical mineral as a non-fuel mineral or mineral material essential to the economic or national security of the United States and which has a supply chain vulnerable to disruption.
Nickel North Exploration adds 15 new claims to its Hawk Ridge project in Quebec; will attend XPLORE 2022 in Montreal (Proactiveinvestors)
Nickel North Exploration Corp (TSX-V:NNX) announced that it has acquired 15 new mineral claims within, or close to, major mineralization zones on its 100% owned Hawk Ridge nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE) sulfide project area in northern Quebec.
Nickel and aluminium prices jump on possible LME ban on Russian metal (THE SUDBURY STAR)
Aluminum and nickel jumped on Thursday, with buying triggered by the possibility of the London Metal Exchange (LME) banning new Russian metal from the list of brands that can be delivered against the exchange’s contracts.
Nigeria Has Failed To Capitalize On High Oil Prices (OILPRICE.com)
As S&P Global Platts notes, the US hurricane season is picking up steam after a slow start, already producing seven named storms and the first hurricane to make landfall, Hurricane Ian. – Before making landfall, Hurricane Ian shut 11% of oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico (some 190,000 b/d and 184 million cf/d) yet mostly as a measure of precaution.
Hackers in South America Targeting Mining & Oil Companies (Havana Times)
Guacamaya is a native bird species that can be found in Central and South America. On September 19th, it was also accepted as the name of the group of “hacktivists” who filtered approximately 10 terabytes of emails from different military organizations in Central and South America.
LME Faces More Lawsuits Over Cancelled Nickel Trades (Regulation Asia)
AQR Capital Management, DRW Commodities, Flow Traders, Capstone Investment Advisors and Winton Capital Management filed legal action against the LME.
Sudbury mining supply entrepreneur John Herold has died (Sudbury.com)
John Herold, a pioneering Sudbury mining supply entrepreneur, has died at the age of 80. Herold, who was the founder of Herold Supply, died on Sept. 16 in Sudbury. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Herold moved to Toronto as a child, attending St. Michael’s College, followed by St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia where he earned a bachelor of science degree.
Structuring exports to promote mineral downstreaming: minister (ANTARANEWS.com)
Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia on Monday outlined some measures to encourage mineral downstreaming, including structuring exports and disbursing investment incentives. We are still arranging/structuring exports, that’s why we are urging more and more companies to quickly establish downstreaming,” he said at a press conference here.
Concerns about a recession and slowing growth in China have been weighing on mining sector stocks this year. But Greg Barnes, Managing Director at TD Securities, tells Greg Bonnell that in the long term the supply and demand dynamic could lead the sector into a new supercycle.
In September 2020, Musk revealed to the market Tesla’s 4680 battery, and at face value, it looked like it would revolutionise the EV world. It promised to slash the cost per kWh by 56%, produce more power than its predecessor, come in a structural pack (increasing the crash safety of the car), be more resilient to supply chain issues, be better for the environment and even charge quicker.
In an article published in the journal ACS Applied Energy Materials, the nanomechanical and morphological changes were investigated in Ni-Al-n LDH (n denotes the molar ratio of Ni/Al) nanosheets by utilizing in situ electrochemical atomic force microscopy during potential cycling.
Why EV Manufacturers Are Switching from NMC to LFP Batteries (ENGINEERING.com)
Most of today’s electric vehicles (EVs) use lithium-ion batteries whose cathodes include nickel, manganese, and cobalt (N, M, and C). NMC batteries provide an energy density of around 270 Wh/kg, which allows an EV to travel upwards of 300 miles (480 km) on a charge, but they come with some baggage.
“In commodities, anything is possible, nevertheless, the pendulum swings hard both ways,” veteran commodities strategist and author Carley Garner said in a timely blog published hours before this article. And if I may add to her sagely observation, “timing is everything too in commodities trading” though that’s probably true of most market opportunities and trading.
As the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) prepares to update its list of critical minerals a rundown of 35 minerals deemed critical to the economic and national security of the United States industry and analysts are quietly anticipating that nickel will be part of the updated list.
Tata Steel vs Vedanta: Which stock is a better pick amid market correction? (BusinessToday.In)
Shares of metal and mining majors Tata Steel and Vedanta have been under pressure during the ongoing volatility in the market arising out of the economic slowdown and the Russia-Ukraine war. The falling demand for steel, oil and gas, iron ore, copper, power, nickel and aluminium among other products of the two companies is reflected in the share prices of the two firms.
Evrima Plc – Interim Results (Yahoo Finance)
Evrima plc the investment issuer focused on opportunities within the commodities, mineral exploration and development sectors is pleased to announce its unaudited interims results for the six months ended 30 June 2022 and a summary of key events, post reporting period end to September 2022.
Fathom Nickel Announces Albert Lake Summer Drill Results and Project Exploration Update (Junior Mining Network)
Fathom Nickel Inc. (CSE:FNI) (FSE: 6Q5), (OTCQB: FNICF) (the “Company” or “Fathom”) is pleased to present the assay results from the recently completed 1,773 meter summer exploration program (the “Summer Drill Program”) together with an update on the overall exploration strategy at Albert Lake Project, with highlights as follows:
Bravo Mining Commences Trading on the OTCQX under Ticker Symbol ‘BRVMF’ (Junior Mining Network)
Bravo Mining Corp. (TSXV: BRVO) (OTCQX: BRVMF), (“Bravo” or the “Company”) today announced that it has qualified to trade on the OTCQX(R) Best Market and begins trading today on the OTCQX under the symbol “BRVMF”. “Our Luanga Project, located in the prolific Carajas Mineral Province in Brazil is an emerging Tier 1 Palladium + Platinum + Rhodium + Gold + Nickel deposit”, said Luis Azevedo, Chairman and CEO of Bravo.
Baker diamond hole delivers 6.0m @ 10.95% Ni (LUNNON METALS)
Lunnon Metals Limited (ASX: LM8) (the Company or Lunnon Metals) is pleased to provide an update on the latest results from its discovery programme at the Baker Shoot, part of the Kambalda Nickel Project (KNP).
Bardwell Drilling Continues to Expand Ni-Co Mineralisation (ASTRON MINERALS LTD)
Bardwell Drilling Continues to Expand Ni-Co Mineralisation
Eurobattery Minerals: Almost 40% increase in the contained metals in the Finnish Hautalampi Ni-Co-Cu mine project (MarketScreener)
The mining company Eurobattery Minerals AB (Nordic Growth Market: BAT and Borse Stuttgart: EBM; in short: “EBM”, “Eurobattery” or “the Company”) today announces that it has received an updated resource estimate on the Hautalampi project.
Wallbridge Mining Adds New, Near-Surface Gold Zones in Tabasco and Area 51, Hits Higher-Grade Intercepts in Nearby Ripley Zone (Junior Mining Network)
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM, OTCQX:WLBMF) (“Wallbridge” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that assay results from resource drilling at its 100%-owned Fenelon Gold Project (“Fenelon” or the “Project”) have identified new gold mineralization closer to the surface and at higher grades, as compared to the Project’s 2021 maiden Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”).
Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Ryan Walker maintained a Buy rating on Bunker Hill Mining (BHLL – Research Report) today and set a price target of C$0.40. The companys shares closed today at $0.09. Walker covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Bunker Hill Mining, Osino Resources
Nornickel’s Board of Directors decided to hold Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (Nornickel)
The Board of Directors of Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, has decided to hold Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) on November 24, 2022. The EGM agenda is the election of a new Board of Directors. The EGM record date has been set on October 11, 2022.
Stocks in play: Fathom Nickel Inc (Yahoo Finance)
Presents the assay results from the recently completed 1,773 meter summer exploration program together with an update on the overall exploration strategy at Albert Lake Project, which successfully extended nickel mineralization an additional 150 meters to the south, thus confirming continuous nickel mineralization throughout the 300+ meter Bay-Island Trend.
Stillwater Critical Minerals to Present at the Emerging Growth Conference on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 (Junior Mining Network)
Stillwater Critical Minerals (formerly Group Ten Metals) (TSX.V:PGE) (OTCQB:PGEZF) (FSE:5D32) (the “Company” or “SWCM”) is pleased to announce that it will present at the Emerging Growth Conference on September 28th, 2022 at 9:00am PT | 12:00pm ET.
ACME Lithium to Participate in the Conference on Mining and Its Role in EV Demand Presented by Maxim Group LLC and Hosted by M-Vest on Tuesday, October 4th (MarketScreener)
ACME Lithium Inc. (CSE: ACME) (OTCQX: ACLHF) (the ‘Company’, or ‘ACME’), announced that Company CEO, Stephen Hanson has been invited to present at the Conference on Mining and its Role in EV Demand, presented by Maxim Group LLC and hosted by M-Vest, on Tuesday, October 4th at 11 A.M. EDT.
Earnings/ Financial Results
Nickel 28 Files Fiscal Q2 Financial Statements (Business Wire)
Nickel 28 Capital Corp. (“Nickel 28” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NKL) (FSE: 3JC0) has released its results for the quarter ended July 31, 2022. “During the quarter, Ramu continued its strong production results and remained one of the lowest cost nickel mines in the world”
Royal Coal Corp. Announces Acquisition of Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project in Quebec, Canada (Bloomberg)
Royal Coal Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement (the “Option Agreement”) to acquire a 100% undivided interest in Poissons Blanc nickel-copper-cobalt property located in Quebec (the “Poissons Blanc Property”).
Great Panther Mining Announces Board and Management Changes (Junior Mining Network)
Great Panther Mining Limited (OTCPK: GPLDK) (“Great Panther” or the “Company”) announces that as part of its ongoing strategic initiative to reposition the Company, three of its directors, Elise Rees, Kevin Ross and Dana Williams, have each resigned from the Board, effective September 30, 2022.
EU Cohesion Policy: more than EURO 70 million to support recycling of lithium-ion batteries in Poland (Europa.eu)
Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira said: I am pleased to see that this new project has been approved. It will support research and innovation for the batteries sector and help develop new and environmentally friendly recycling technologies, allowing a recovery of precious raw materials from used batteries and catalysts.
Arch City Steel & Alloy, Inc. Diversifying Its Range of Nickel Products with High-Quality Nickel Alloy Tubing (Digital Journal)
Arch City Steel & Alloy is a leading distributor of carbon, nickel, stainless steel, alloys, and nickel alloys. Since 1992, the distributor has been focused on providing only the best of products like stainless steel pipes, tubes, plates, sheets, and bars.
In this episode Barry chats to Geoff Hiller, director and CEO at Pacific Nickel (ASX:PNM) Pacific Nickel Mines is an ASX listed nickel explorer and developer with two near term development assets, the Jejevo and Kolosori Nickel Projects located on Isabel Island in the Solomon Islands.
Nickel Rock Res: Bottom 25 Performing Stocks Year-to-Date on TSX-V (NICL) (The Globe and Mail)
Renewable energy, demand for minerals and law of unintended consequences (The Economic Times)
Luhut launches integrated EV battery plant in Morowali (The Jakarta Post)
Grim demand outlook pushes copper prices to 2-month low (Mining Weekly)
Copper drops to two-month low on buoyant dollar, recession fears (Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide)
Nickel 28 Capital GAAP EPS of $0.03 (Seeking Alpha)
Why has this ASX mining share exploded 200% in 2 days? (The Motley Fool)
Possible LME ban lights fire under aluminium and nickel (Mining Weekly)
Copper, nickel lead metals lower as U.S. dollar keeps climbing (Seeking Alpha)
Energy Transition Means More Metals (Fitch Ratings)
Nickel Industries (OTCMKTS:NICMF) Trading Down 8.1% (Defense World)
Enhanced activity and stability of Ce-doped PrCrO3-supported nickel catalyst for dry reforming of methane (Separation and Purification Technology)
Dry reforming of methane (DRM) can convert the greenhouse gases to more valuable and easy separated syngas, which is of industrial and environmental importance. However, the reaction suffers from catalyst deactivation arising from the carbon deposition. Herein, we developed a perovskite PrCrO3-Î´-supported nickel catalyst with high conversion rates of CH4 (89 %)
In situ modification of Cu substrate enables nickel-copper phosphide nanoarrays for enhanced electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution (International Journal of Hydrogen Energy)
Searching for non-noble and high active electrocatalysts with excellent durability for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is significant for hydrogen production but remains a grand challenge. Here, we report a low-temperature oxidation strategy to modify copper foam (CF) and successfully built a heterogeneous NiP2-Cu3P nanoarray on the modified CF (NiCuP@CF), ‘
CO2 Electroreduction in Water with a Heterogenized C-Substituted Nickel Cyclam Catalyst (Inorganic Chemistry)
Molecular catalysis for selective CO2 electroreduction into CO can be achieved with a variety of metal complexes. Their immobilization on cathodes is required for their practical implementation in electrolytic cells and can benefit from the advantages of a solid material such as easy separation of products and catalysts, efficient electron transfer to the catalyst, and high stability.
Chemically synthesized mesoporous nickel cobaltite electrodes of different morphologies for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors (Journal of Energy Storage)
A facile, inexpensive, and template-free strategy has been investigated for the synthesis of nickel cobaltite (NiCo2O4; NCO) for different morphologies on conducting nickel foam using two different complexing agents’ ammonia solution (AMM) and hexamethyltetrammine (HMT) and investigated for supercapacitor applications.
Nickel-Catalyzed Electro-Reductive Cross-Coupling of Aliphatic N-Acyl Imides with Alkyl Halides as a Strategy for Dialkyl Ketone Synthesis: Scope and Mechanistic Investigations (ACS Catalysis)
The development and in-depth study of a cross-electrophile coupling of alkyl N-acyl imides with alkyl halides relying on the combination of nickel catalysis and electrochemistry are described. This methodology takes advantages of the stability and simple access of N-acyl imides as coupling partners for the selective synthesis of dissymmetric dialkyl ketones.
Mild Amide N-Arylation Enabled by Nickel-Photoredox Catalysis (Organic Letters)
This paper describes a mild strategy to promote amide arylations. Photoinduced oxidation of a Ni(II) aryl amido intermediate is proposed to facilitate the challenging CN reductive elimination step at moderate temperatures. Notably, the mildly basic conditions employed facilitate access to a broad scope including protected amino acids, heterocycles, phenols,
Nickel-based catalysts for non-enzymatic electrochemical sensing of glucose: A review (Physics in Medicine)
Nickel-based catalysts are currently the subject of intensive study in the search for novel electrode materials for non-enzymatic glucose sensing. Their strong activity towards glucose electrooxidation and intrinsic resistance to chloride poisoning makes these catalysts ideal candidates for the development of affordable and stable glucose sensors.
Nickel-doped carbon dots with enhanced and tunable multicolor fluorescence emission for multicolor light-emitting diodes (Carbon)
Carbon dots (CDs) are a new type of carbon-based fluorescent nanomaterials, which have received a lot of interest because of their excellent properties, simple synthesis and wide applications. However, facial and fast synthesis of CDs with tunable multicolor emission that can be used for lighting still remains a challenge.
Single-Crystal Nickel-Based Cathodes: Fundamentals and Recent Advances (Electrochemical Energy Reviews)
Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) represent the most promising choice for meeting the ever-growing demand of society for various electric applications, such as electric transportation, portable electronics, and grid storage. Nickel-rich layered oxides have largely replaced LiCoO2 in commercial batteries because of their low cost, high energy density, and good reliability.
Nucletron Operations Submits United States Patent Application for Marker for Medical Imaging (US Patent News)
Alexandria, Oct. 1 — Nucletron Operations has submitted a patent application for marker for medical imaging. This invention was developed by Schuurman Jeroen Anton, De Jager Wim, Van Den Berg Martin and Henning Johan.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Releases Garrett Transportation I’s Patent Application for Turbocharger Compressor Wheels Having a Bi-Layered Coating and Methods for Manufacutring the Same (US Patent News)
Alexandria, Oct. 1 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released Garrett Transportation I’s patent application for turbocharger compressor wheels having a bi-layered coating and methods for manufacutring the same. Murukesan Palaniappa and Renaud Philippe developed the invention.
City University of Hong Kong Applies for Patent on High Entropy Alloy, Method of Preparation and Use of the Same (US Patent News)
Alexandria, Oct. 1 — City University of Hong Kong has applied for United States patent for high entropy alloy, method of preparation and use of the same. Yang Yong, He Quanfeng, Wang Tianyu and Wang Hang developed it.
City University of Hong Kong Applies for Patent on High Entropy Alloy, Method of Preparation and Use of the Same (US Patent News)
Alexandria, Oct. 1 — City University of Hong Kong has applied for United States patent for high entropy alloy, method of preparation and use of the same. Yang Yong, He Quanfeng, Wang Tianyu and Wang Hang developed it.
JX Nippon Mining & Metals Submits Patent Application for Method for Recovering Valuable Metal (European Patent News)
Munich, Sept. 30 — JX Nippon Mining & Metals has submitted a patent application for method for recovering valuable metal. Okajima Nobuaki, Tajiri Kazunori and Kashimura Hiromichi developed the invention.
Nat Ct Nanoscience & Technology China Applies for Patent on Carbon Nanomaterial Functionalized Needle Tip Modified with Low Work Function Material and Preparation Method Thereof (European Patent News)
Munich, Sept. 30 — Nat Ct Nanoscience & Technology China has applied for European patent for carbon nanomaterial functionalized needle tip modified with low work function material and preparation method thereof. Xu Jianxun, Zhao Yuliang and Ge Yifei developed it.
Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co KG and VDM Metals Int Apply for Patent on Nickel-Base Alloy Composition for Components with Reduced Cracking Tendency and Optimized High-Temperature Properties (European Patent News)
Munich, Sept. 30 — Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co KG and VDM Metals Int have applied for European patent for nickel-base alloy composition for components with reduced cracking tendency and optimized high-temperature properties. Dorries Kai, Rosler Joachim, Haberland Christoph, Burow Juri, Gehrmann Bodo and Piegert Sebastian developed it.
Atotech Deutschland Submits Patent Application for Electroless Nickel Alloy Plating Baths, a Method for Deposition of Nickel Alloys, Nickel Alloy Deposits and Uses of Such Formed Nickel Alloy Deposits (European Patent News)
Munich, Sept. 30 — Atotech Deutschland has submitted a patent application for electroless nickel alloy plating baths, a method for deposition of nickel alloys, nickel alloy deposits and uses of such formed nickel alloy deposits. Lang Sebastian developed the invention.
Jopale Manohar Kashiram and Kategaonkar Amol Haridas File WIPO Patent Application for Rapid Green Process Using Opaque Latex of Jatropha Curcas Plant for the Preparation of Highly Pure Nickel Oxide (WIPO Patent News)
Geneva, Sept. 28 — Jopale Manohar Kashiram and Kategaonkar Amol Haridas have filed a patent application for rapid green process using opaque latex of jatropha curcas plant for the preparation of highly pure nickel oxide.
Toppan Printing Obtains Patent for Metal Mask Substrate for Vapor Deposition, Metal Mask for Vapor Deposition, Production Method for Metal Mask Substrate for Vapor Deposition and Production Method for Metal Mask for Vapor Deposition (US Patent News)
Alexandria, Sept. 28 — Toppan Printing has obtained a patent for metal mask substrate for vapor deposition, metal mask for vapor deposition, production method for metal mask substrate for vapor deposition and production method for metal mask for vapor deposition. This invention was developed by Tamura Sumika, Shinno Mikio, Fujito Daisei, Nishitsuji Kiyoaki, Nishi Takehiro and Mikami Naoko. The patent application number is 17/013,535. The International Patent Classification codes are C23C 14/04 (20060101), C25B 11/055 (20210101), C25C 1/08 (20060101), C25C 7/08 (20060101), C25D 1/10 (20060101), C25D 1/04 (20060101), C25D 11/34 (20060101), C25D 3/56 (20060101) and H01L 51/00 (20060101). Cooperative Patent Classification codes are C25D 11/34 (20130101), C25D 1/04 (20130101), C25B 11/055 (20210101), C25D 1/10 (20130101), C25C 7/08 (20130101), C23C 14/042 (20130101), C25C 1/08 (20130101), C25D 3/562 (20130101) and H01L 51/0011 (20130101).
Mapal Fabrik Fuer Praez Dr Kress Seeks Patent for Soldering Alloy and Soldering Paste and Soldering Foil Comprising Such a Soldering Alloy (WIPO Patent News)
Geneva, Sept. 28 — Mapal Fabrik Fuer Praez Dr Kress has sought patent for soldering alloy and soldering paste and soldering foil comprising such a soldering alloy. This invention was developed by Kommer Martin and Baumann Wolfgang.