Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : October 03 to 09
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Nickel North Exploration Corp. (TSXV: NNX) (” Nickel North” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that It completed 381 soil samples testing by handheld XRF Analyzer. these soil samples were collected in the Company’s 2022 field work program at its Hawk Ridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-PGE Project.

Green River Gold Corp. is pleased to update the progress on the 2022 exploration program at its Quesnel Nickel/Magnesium/Talc Project, located 40 kilometers from the City of Quesnel, British Columbia, in the prolific Cariboo Mining District.

Western Australian explorer NickelX (ASX: NKL) is about to begin field work at recently acquired its Dalwallinu project 208km northeast of Perth in a hunt for mineralisation similar to that at the now famed Julimar discovery near the town of Toodyay.

Final single-metre drill assays from Horizon Minerals recent foray with the drill bit at its Cannon project near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia have notched up several encouraging nickel hits at the Euston prospect including 2m at 2.21 per cent nickel, 765 parts per million copper, 324ppm cobalt and 0.76 grams per tonne combined platinum-palladium from 161m.

St George Mining (SGQ) has identified new nickel targets at its Mt Alexander project in Western Australia. The company completed a fixed loop electromagnetic (FLEM) survey to further constrain the anomalous response detected in the moving loop electromagnetic survey completed a couple of months ago.

Millrock Resources Inc. Oct. 5 reported that its geological team has identified a section of the Eureka Zone on its Nikolai project in Alaska that could be upgraded to an NI 43-101-compliant inferred resource containing roughly 400,000 metric tons of nickel enriched with copper, cobalt, and platinum group metals with around seven new drill holes.

Azure Minerals Ltd (ASX:AZS) metallurgical test-work program and process design at the Andover and Ridgeline deposits, part of the broader Andover JV Project (60% Azure and 40% Creasy Group) in the West Pilbara of WA, have yielded “excellent” results.

Nickel prices are expected to average $24,900/tonne in 2022, boosted by the fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to the Australian government’s Resources and Energy September quarterly report seen by Kallanish.

Horizonte Minerals (AIM, TSX: HZM) said construction costs for its Araguaia nickel mine in northern Brazil have increased by 12.6% to $537 million, up from the previous $477 million estimate, due mostly to inflationary pressure.

Diversified miner BHP’s Nickel West is hoping to exceed the company’s corporate medium-term target to reduce emissions by at least 30% by 2030, from the 2020 levels. Speaking at the Paydirt Nickel conference, in Perth, BHP Nickel West Kalgoorlie nickel smelter GM Matthew Terry noted that over the last 18 months

Tambourah Metals is set to test nickel targets with an airborne survey across its greater Julimar North project after the company identified anomalies at its Bolgart and Tolarno prospects. The survey will also investigate multiple magnetic targets identified at its Wongan Hill South prospect across a strike length of about 80km that stretches from the town of Wongan Hills to south of Goomalling.

It is no mere nearology play to the famous West Yilgarn discovery made by Chalice Mining two years ago. 12 targets have already been defined in historic datasets from the project over a strike length of 6km of the Barra Barra greenstone belt, where mafic and ultramafic units have been identified.

KABANGA Nickel Limited has paid a total of 2.4bn/- tax to the government between January and August. Kabanga Nickel Country Manager, Mr Benedict Busunzu disclosed this while briefing Minerals Minister, Dotto Biteko, who made an impromptu visit to the project site on Friday to see development of the project.

Flying Nickel Mining Corp. (TSXV: FLYN) (OTCQB: FLYNF) (“Flying Nickel”) and Nevada Vanadium Mining Corp. (formerly 1324825 B.C. Ltd.) (“Nevada Vanadium”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement dated October 6, 2022 (the “Arrangement Agreement”) pursuant to which Flying Nickel will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Nevada Vanadium

Nickel firm buys 20% of China smelter (Malaya Business Insight)
Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. said it is buying 20 percent indirect stake in a China smelter. The company did not divulge how much it is acquiring the stake but said Guangdong Century Tsingshan Nickel Industry Co. Ltd. (GCTN) a nickel alloy enterprise in China that operates one of the world’s advanced smelters.

Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc., the country’s second largest nickel ore producer, is acquiring a 20-percent interest in a Chinese smelting firm for $75 million or about P4.4 billion. FNI said in a disclosure to the stock exchange Monday it signed a definitive agreement to acquire a stake in Guangdong Century Tsingshan Nickel Industry Co. Ltd.

Australia’s Nickel Industries Ltd NIC.AX on Monday forecast a slump in its quarterly operating earnings due to weakening nickel pig iron prices and said it would transition one of its Indonesian projects to a low-grade ore of the battery metal.

Investor Relations
Nickel is unlikely to soon test its all-time high of US$50,000 a tonne reached earlier this year when a Chinese billionaire was caught in a spectacular short squeeze, but there are early signs of conditions developing which point to a price bounce.

News Stories
Exports/ Imports
Finnish broadcaster YLE reports that the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has denied Helsinki Shipyard an export license for an icebreaker on order for Russian mining firm Norilsk Nickel. Norilsk Nickel is Russia’s leading metals and mining company

Western Australia’s resources sector reported record sales of A$231-billion and the highest-ever employment figures in 2021/22, the state government announced on Wednesday. This is the fourth financial year in a row the sector has delivered record sales, following A$151-billion in 2018/19, A$172-billion in 2019/20 and A$211-billion in 2020/21.

Norilsk Nickel is considering an option of establishing the corporate fleet for warranted product export, logistics department director of the world’s largest palladium and nickel producer Ravil Nasybullov said at the Russian Maritime Congress.

Batteries to store renewable energy and power electric vehicles are essential if countries, communities, and businesses hope to meet climate change and clean energy goals. But, these technologies require complicated-to-mine materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel.

New Age Metals is a well financed mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery, exploration and development of green metal projects in North America. Eric Sprott the billionaire resource investor owns ~24.5% of the New Age. The Company has two divisions; a Platinum Group Metals division and a Lithium/Rare Element division.

The energy transition will significantly increase demand for metals used in manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable power generation facilities, such as copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium, Fitch Ratings says.


St George Mining Limited (ASX: SGQ) (“St George” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce new promising nickel targets at its flagship Mt Alexander Project in Western Australia. Nickel exploration is being carried out at Mt Alexander where St George has already made four highgrade sulphide discoveries in parallel with a maiden lithium exploration programme.

Lawyers pleading for South Africa’s Amari Resources have wasted no time in responding to Harare’s request that the case against it be dismissed. The state still refuses to accept a Zambia supreme court ruling asking it to compensate the mining firm for the cancellation of nickel and platinum licences. […] (344 words)

Iron ore comprised roughly 93% of the 2.7 billion tonnes of metals mined in 2021. It is used primarily (98%) to make steel, with the remaining 2% becoming magnets, auto parts, and catalysts. Using data from the U.S. Geological Survey, the above infographic lists the world’s largest iron ore producers in 2021.

Market volatility and uncertainty about the economy will impact dealmaking in the mining sector. But lawyers who work with mining companies and their investors say that the deal flow is still there and will come back even more once transparency improves.

Horizon Minerals has sold its Kangaroo Hill and Phoenix gold projects to Greenstone Resources as the company fucuses on its Boorara, Yarmany, Lakewood, Binduli project areas and underground development plans.

The entire opening plenary of this year’s SolarPACES Conference focused on delivering solar heat directly to decarbonize industry. With 30% of global emissions emitted by fossil fuels to heat industrial processes; this need is well understood, but the emergency is now exacerbated by Europe’s very immediate need to replace gas from Russia.

Nickel-gold-copper explorer with assets in Quebec, Canada, Mont Royal Resources Limited is pleased to announce that the Azimut exploration team has returned to the field at the Wapatik Project in Quebec’s Eeyou Istchee James Bay region to conduct a third round of drilling along with a targeted prospecting operation.

Kenny Ives, who left Glencore Plc after losing out in the race to succeed Ivan Glasenberg, will join metals trading house IXM as chief executive officer. IXM, the former metals trading unit of Louis Dreyfus Co., is one of the largest merchants of refined metal and ores.

Sibanye-Stillwater (SSWJ.J) has expressed an interest in Zambia’s Mopani Copper Mines, the mine and smelter complex looking for new investors after Glencore sold the asset to state mining investment company ZCCM-IH in January last year, CEO Neal Froneman said on Wednesday. Reporting by Helen Reid Editing by Jason Neely and David Goodman

Australia is on the brink of a “mega project” as trading partners seek reliable and ethical supplies of the critical minerals needed to build and run a clean economy. The vast Kalgoorlie Nickel Project (KNP) in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia is one of many needed to satisfy demand for the vital ingredient, Ardea Resources CEO Andrew Penkethman said.

Miners in Dominican Republic defend projects amid environmental opposition

California is enacting “a sweeping plan to restrict and ultimately ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars,” which Governor Gavin Newsom described as the “beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine.”

As a regional exploration hub, mining is big business in Thunder Bay. Approximately 850 Thunder Bay residents work at mines, and 400 Thunder Bay mine service and supply companies support mining. In recent years, new discoveries and a strong metals market have driven interest in exploration and mining in Northwestern Ontario.

Murchison Minerals Ltd (TSX-V:MUR, OTCQB:MURMF, TSX-V:MUR.V) said that prospecting this summer at its huge HPM (Haut-Plateau de la Manicouagan) project in Quebec had further shown its district-scale nickel-bearing sulphide potential.

It is expecting EBITDA of US$52-55 million (on a 100% basis) in the September quarter, versus $103.2 million in the previous period.

The London office of Fitch Ratings says the anticipated “energy transition” will significantly increase demand for metals used in manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable power generation, with aluminum, copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium among metals in greater demand.

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Industrial metal trading volumes have fallen across the world and may slide further as economic threats from higher interest rates to the war in Ukraine send buyers, especially in leading consumer China, to the sidelines. Reporting by Eric Onstad in London, Mai Nguyen in Hanoi and Siyi Liu in Beijing; Editing by Veronica Brown and Jan Harvey

First Class Metals Early Results from Canada Project Show High Grade Nickel

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) today said WA’s Mineral and Petroleum Review 2021 to 2022 showcased the importance of the oil and gas industry to the state and national economies.

Our country has set ambitious clean-energy goals, but those are not attainable without access to the materials needed to make renewable-energy projects come to fruition. Minnesota has an opportunity to play a leading role in the clean-energy future, but we must be willing to remove barriers to achieve it.

Ariana Resources, the AIM-listed mineral exploration and development company with gold mining interests in Cyprus and elsewhere in Europe, on Friday announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ending June 30 2022.

US opens new cobalt mine as EV battery needs grow

Brazilian mining company Vale has made the curious decision to sell part of its big copper and nickel business which represents enormous future growth potential, rather than some of its iron ore operations.

Nickel ore in a ferronickel smelter owned by state miner Aneka Tambang at Pomala district, Indonesia. DBS Group Research recommends “hold” on the stock with a target price of 2,100 rupiah. INDONESIAN nickel and Chinese aluminium players will likely benefit from sanctions against Russia’s metal and steel sector, DBS Group Research said.

One of the mining industry’s most prominent Anglo-Russian executives is seeking to raise $125 million through a special-purpose acquisition vehicle which is listing in London. Artem Volynets, the former chief executive of EN+ Group who also sat on the board of Rusal, the Russian aluminium giant, is touring the City trying to drum up the funds to back his ACG acquisition company.

The licences were applied for to allow the Karelian Diamonds company to explore for the presence of nickel-copper-platinum mineralisation in Co Fermanagh. The licences, KDR-2 and KDR-3, are valid for a period of six years, and cover an area of approximately 500km2 and are adjacent to its original diamond exploration licence area (KDR-1) in Fermanagh.

Minerals Minister Dotto Biteko issued the directives over the weekend when visited Tembo Nickel Project site in Ngara District, Kagera Region to get an update on the project progress as well as to

Deep in the Salmon River Mountains, an Australian company is opening what the company says is the first new cobalt mine in the U.S. in decades, ushering in a potential new era of mineral excavation in Idaho.

Miramar Resources Ltd (ASX:M2R) says an ongoing review of historical data from the company’s 100%-owned Bangemall Projects, in the Gascoyne region of WA, has helped it pick out several new targets, including a diamondiferous lamproite at the Blue Bar prospect.

Widgie Nickel (WIN) has discovered lithium-bearing pegmatites over 600 metres of strike at its Mt Edwards project in Western Australia. The discovery comes from reconnaissance rock chip sampling over the newly named “Faraday” prospect in the area.

Bengaluru-based Metastable Materials has announced the commissioning of an urban mining unit located on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Karnataka, in a bid to scale up its existing capabilities within the battery recycling/urban mining domain and thus fuel strategic business growth for the startup.

Canadian Trade Office in Taipei Executive Director Jim Nickel officially assumed office last week, the office said yesterday. “I am thrilled to be here,” it quoted Nickel as saying in a Facebook post. He is to meet with the office’s friends and partners around Taiwan in the coming weeks to discover “everything this beautiful and fascinating island has to offer,” it said.

Deposits being explored in the Timmins area could become major source of high-quality nickel for the electric car battery market. That’s the word from officials with Canada Nickel, which is working on developing its Crawford deposit. It’s also excited about another find, the Reid Property, located 16 kilometres southwest of Crawford, or 37 kilometres northwest of Timmins.

Listed mining company Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) has raised its stake in Coral Bay Nickel Corp. (CBNC), which it said was in line with its commitment to pursue more renewable energy ventures. In a disclosure on Monday

The coconut palm has been a source of food and identity for centuries among the people of Wawonii Island. In the local language wawo means above and nii is the word for coconut Wawonii is an island crowned by coconuts.

Power Nickel Inc (TSX-V:PNPN) has announced that it will be amending the technical report it filed for the Nisk project in the James Bay territory in Quebec after a review by the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) noted discrepancies in the mineral resource estimates provided.

SPC Nickel Corp (TSX-V:SPC, OTC:SPCNF) CEO Grant Mourre shares new assay results from the company’s Muskox project in Nunavut that included high-grade grab samples with encouraging nickel, copper and platinum group metals (PGM) grades.

Data centers contain all the information on which internet activities rely, forming the bedrock supporting our increasingly connected world. As a result, any data center power outage no matter how short can have a catastrophic impact on operations around the globe. That’s why reliable backup power matters so much.

ASX-listed Centaurus Metals has pushed back the completion of its definitive feasibility study (DFS) on its Jaguar nickel sulphide project, in Brazil, to mid-2023 rather than the end of March.

THE Zimbabwe Independent (ZI) last week hosted the Zimbabwe Quoted Companies Survey where listed corporates were rewarded for their contribution towards the economy. The event was hosted under the theme “Navigating the Global Dynamics”.

It seems like a natural consequence of his conviction when Professor Poul Norby drives his electric car almost silently into the parking lot at DTU Lyngby Campus on his way to the office. Here, his research focuses on creating knowledge that can pave the way for better batteries in cars, among other things.

Investor Relations
The Widgie Nickel Ltd (ASX: WIN) share price is having an incredible start of the week. In early trade, the mineral exploration company’s shares were up as much as 51% to 35.5 cents. The Widgie Nickel share price has since pulled back a touch but remains up 34% to 31.5 cents at the time of writing.

A discussion paper published by the London Metal Exchange (LME) has triggered concerns of an inflationary spiral in the price of aluminium and of receding demand for the metal as a consequence. LME, the world’s oldest and largest market for trading industrial metals, said on September 29 it was considering a consultation on whether Russian aluminium, nickel and copper

Lithium prices are through the roof, but not all battery metals are created equal: Nickel prices, which briefly surged following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, look like the next victim of Europe’s energy woes and looming recession.

The Finnish Government is blocking Helsinki Shipyard from delivering an icebreaker to Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel. The shipyard, which is known for its icebreaker construction, said Wednesday it had received a “negative decision” from Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September 30th related to the export license of the vessel, confirming reports in Finnish press.

Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita stated that downstreaming of mineral-based natural resources was a real step taken by the government to make the most of metallic mineral-based natural resources.

The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to issue an export license to the Finnish shipyard Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for building an icebreaker for Russian company Norilsk Nickel. This is according to a statement published on the official website of the shipyard on Tuesday.

Australian Nickel Conference (CANON RESOURCES)
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For the September quarter mining rates were up almost 30% at 151,049 tonnes, milling rates were up 22% to 154,196t, and its mill operators managed to increase nickel recoveries 5% to 79.9%. Overall concentrate production was up 28% to 18,010t, delivering 32% more contained nickel at 1331t, 49% more copper at 817t, and 22% more cobalt at 87t.

Speaking at the Australian Nickel Conference, NiCo general manager Fergus Kiley noted the decision of the neighboring, newly unveiled West Musgrave development to involve a large renewable power generation component.