Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : October 10 to 16
Manitou Gold Inc. is pleased report assay results for the final drill hole from the Company’s summer diamond drill program in support of the initiative to spin out nickel-cobalt-PGE commodities from the Goudreau project into a newly incorporated subsidiary, Western Nickel Corp.

Western Mines Group has highlighted multiple targets for follow-up diamond drilling from the results of a down-hole electromagnetic survey at its Mulga Tank nickel-copper-platinum group metals project in WA. The company dropped the survey tool down five holes from its recent phase 1 diamond drilling program with a number of moderate to highly conductive off-hole targets identified and now modelled.

Flying Nickel Mining Corp. (TSXV: FLYN) (OTCQB: FLYNF) (“Flying Nickel” or the “Company”) announces diamond drill results from the Company’s 100% owned Minago nickel sulphide project 270km south of Thompson, Manitoba. Six holes totaling 2,718 meters were drilled this past winter. Assays have been received for the first three holes of the program.

Posco has started construction of a high-nickel processing facility in Gwangyang, South Jeolla, in a major effort to secure a stable supply chain in the rapidly growing battery market. The plant will have 20,000 tons of annual capacity, which is enough to be used to make 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs).

Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has entered into a binding equity subscription agreement and offtake agreement with General Motors Holdings (GM), kicking off a long-term strategic collaboration. GM has agreed to invest up to $US69 million in equity in QPM, comprised of the initial investment of up to $US25m and final investment decision funding of up to $US44m.

SPC Nickel Corp. (TSXV: SPC) (“SPC Nickel” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce new assay results from the 2022 drill program at the Company’s 100% owned Lockerby East Project (the “Project”) located in Sudbury, Ontario.

Carmaker Stellantis (STLA.MI) has signed a non-binding preliminary agreement with GME Resources (GME.AX) to secure supplies of nickel and cobalt sulphate for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, the two companies said on Monday.

Moho has started drilling to test three targets at its Silver Swan North project in Western Australia for their nickel-copper potential. The 10-hole reverse circulation program will follow up on a coincidental nickel-copper soil anomaly at the Dukes prospect and historical nickel-copper rotary air blast drill intersections at the T3 and T4 target areas.

Quebec Nickel Corp announced that it has added a third diamond drill rig to its Ducros project in Quebec to accelerate the current and ongoing 20,000 metre (m) drilling program following its recent drilling success at the Fortin Sill Zone, which included an 8.4m long intersection assaying 1.9% nickel, 1.7% copper, and 3.3 grams per tonne (g/t) of platinum-palladium-gold.

Ardea Resources is poised for a flurry of new exploration with plans to test a suite of open mineralised channels at its Binti prospect and conduct a regional technical assessment at its proximal Emu Lake nickel sulphide target about 70km northeast of Kalgoorlie in WA.

Vale Canada Ltd. unveiled the first phase of its $945-million Copper Cliff Mine Complex South Project on Thursday, predicted to double ore production at the Sudbury, Ontario-based mine. The first phase is expected to add roughly 10,000 tonnes per year of contained nickel and 13,000 tonnes per year of copper.

Future Metals NL (ASX:FME, AIM:FME) is preparing to kick-off a diamond drilling program seeking nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE) sulphide accumulations at the 100%-owned Panton PGM-Nickel Project in northern Western Australia.

Gama Explorations Inc. is pleased to introduce the Tyee Nickel Project in Quebec, which was acquired with the closing of the Tyee acquisition on September 20th. The Tyee Project is located in the Havre St. Pierre anorthosite complex (‘HSP Complex’ or the ‘complex’), a newly recognized nickel belt in Quebec. Recent drilling in the complex, 20 km west of the Tyee project, yielded ‘wide intervals of nickel and copper sulphides’.

Lithium, nickel, copper, manganese and graphite are critical elements to battery performance, longevity and energy density. According to the IEA, the inevitable shift to clean energy alternatives will drive a monumental increase in the requirements for these minerals, implying that the energy sector is emerging as a major catalyst for mining operations.

“The new zone of disseminated nickel sulphides announced on Monday is just 300 metres north of NRC309 and, with no drill holes to the west or north, the capacity for new discoveries in this particular area is high,” said MD Brad Underwood.

Sultan Resources (ASX:SLZ) struck 0.86% nickel, 575ppm cobalt and 1.98% chromium in aircore testing earlier this year, confirming an extensive 2.2km of strike of a layered ultramafic sequence. It is no surprise to find hints of nickel and cobalt at Kulin Hill, interpreted to be within the same mobile belt as Chalice Mining’s world class Julimar nickel-copper-PGE discovery.

Sweden-based storage system supplier Nilar International AB has started production of its ReOx reusable batteries, which can be refilled with gas to restore the original battery capacity. The start of manufacturing activities followed an order received from Swedish renewable energy company Enequi.

Business Expansion
Five years after first announcing plans to expand Copper Cliff Mine South, Vale has officially marked the completion of the project’s initial phase. On Wednesday, company officials were joined local politicians, provincial dignitaries, and members of Greater Sudbury’s mining industry to celebrate the opening of Copper Cliff Mine Complex South.

Murchison Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce results analysed using portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) from an additional five diamond drillholes, at the Barre de Fer (“BDF”) Zone, as part of the 2022 Summer Exploration Program on the 100% – owned HPM (Haut-Plateau de la Manicouagan) Project, located in Quebec.

The Kalgoorlie Smelter shutdown starting on October 18 will involve local company Goldfields NDT, owned by Dirk De Beer. After testing equipment for companies in a range of industries for several years, which included fabrication, chemical plants and aviation, Mr De Beer used his redundancy payment to settle in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and realise his dream of owning his own business.

In its ongoing effort to secure the materials needed to make batteries for electric vehicles, General Motors is investing in a metals operation in Australia. On Tuesday, GM said it will make a strategic investment in Queensland Pacific Metals of Australia to secure a supply of nickel and cobalt, both critical to making EV batteries.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 3.35% from September to October. Last month, nickel prices traded up with a strong rebound during the first three weeks. However, prices soon fell back within range. These declines continued until the opening days of October, with prices mainly remaining consolidated since July.

News Stories
Voters in Nevada;s capital city will decide next month whether to continue collecting a local diesel tax to aid transportation purposes. In 2020, the Carson City Board of Supervisors acted to approve an ordinance authorizing the collection of a diesel tax. Since then, diesel purchases in the city have included a nickel per-gallon tax.

Investor Relations
Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange temporarily spiked above $24,000/tonne in September on strengthening demand from mainland Chinese buyers and concerns about potential disruptions to Russian nickel supply, according to S&P Global.

As part of efforts to boost the huge mineral deposits in Kaduna State, the state Commissioner for Business Innovation and Technology, Dr Kabir Mato, has said 85 operational licenses were granted to investors. He made this known while delivering his opening remarks at the Business Expo during the 7th Kaduna Investment Summit which kick off at the centenary Park in Kaduna on Thursday.

European copper buyers are going to be paying a lot more to get their metal next year. German producer Aurubis will charge $228 per tonne over the London Metal Exchange (LME) cash price for term deliveries in 2023, a record high and an 85% increase on this year’s premium of $123.

A London court agreed to allow Elliott Investment Management and Jane Street to sue the London Metal Exchange over its handling of a controversial short squeeze in the nickel market in March. The two firms filed in June for a so-called judicial review of the LME’s actions during the nickel crisis

NickelX has received a show of support from new and existing shareholders who backed a $2.05m placement to accelerate drilling at the Cosmos South nickel project. The placement of 13.67 million shares was priced at 15c each with placement participants to receive one option exercisable at 20c and expiring in two years time for every two shares subscribed.

As of October 14, port inventories of nickel ore in China added 321,000 wmt to 7.94 million wmt compared with those before the National Day holiday. The total Ni content stood at 62,000 mt. Inventory across seven major Chinese ports stood at 4.35 million wmt, 141,000 wmt higher than the pre-holiday level.

SMM research showed that the bonded zone inventory of nickel dipped 400 mt to 3,900 mt this week. The inventory of nickel briquette was 1,250 mt, and that of nickel plate was 2,650 mt. Although the RMB exchange rate has depreciated, the imports of spot pure nickel still gained some profits.

Pacific Nickel Mines (PNM) has entered a trading halt while it plans a capital raise. The company has not yet announced how much it plans to raise nor how it will spend the money. The resources business expects to remain in the trading halt until Monday, October 17, by which time it plans to have released the details of the capital raise.

A British court has granted permission for U.S.-based hedge fund Elliot Associates and Jane Street Global Trading to sue the London Metal Exchange (LME) for cancelling nickel trades in March, a court document showed.

London-based investment company focused on the natural resources, life sciences & alcohol sector – Investee company Pacific Nickel Mines Ltd allots 15.6 million shares at an issue price of A$0.08. Says Pacific Nickel shares are for the acquisition of an 80% interest in the Kolosori Nickel Project.

Falcon Gold Corp (TSX-V:FG, OTC:FGLDF) CEO Karim Rayani tells Proactive’s Stephen Gunnion that the company hopes to emulate the success of neighbouring Go Metals Corp’s Havre St. Pierre Anorthositic (HSAP) complex with the 413 claims covering 22,302 hectares of strategic ground it recently acquired in Quebec.

Nickel prices in Asia, spot as well as futures, rose in toda’s trading, in some cases significantly. SHFE nickel futures rose by more than 3% in some cases. On the Chinese spot market, nickel rose by more than 4.3%. And premiums also went up by almost 24%.

The Stainless Steel Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 3.35% from September to October. Last month, nickel prices traded up with a strong rebound during the first three weeks. However, prices soon fell back within range. These declines continued until the opening days of October, with prices mainly remaining consolidated since July.

Fund Raising/Grants
Lefroy Exploration Limited (ASX:LEX), an Australian gold and copper explorer, announced today (13 October 2022) that the company is moving through with a demerger/IPO strategy for its wholly owned subsidiary Johnston Lakes Nickel Ltd. (JLN).

Officials with an Australian company’s newly opened cobalt mine in east-central Idaho say it could soon produce enough of the key ingredient in lithium batteries to build 400,000 electric vehicles annually.

Much of the excitement over the Inflation Reduction Act, which became law this summer, focused on the boost it should give to the sales of electric vehicles. Sadly, though, manufacturing and driving tens of millions of individual electric passenger cars won’t get us far enough down the road to ending greenhouse-gas emissions and stanching the overheating of this planet.

He said work on the steel company was in top gear for completion whereby industries in need of it would come for patronage, just as he wooed investors to the state for ease of doing business. Dr. Sani also disclosed that there are large quantities of mineral resources that are specifically for construction industries, citing such mineral deposits

Rio Tinto PLC (LSE:RIO) and BHP Group Ltd (LSE:BHP, ASX:BHP) kick off the big miners reporting season next week as the recessionary clouds gather over the sector. After a run of huge profits and even larger dividend payouts, the mood has changed due to price weakness in iron ore and copper, two of Rio and BHP’s big earners, even more so for copper colossus Antofagasta PLC (LSE:ANTO), which also reports this week.

This comes as mining output in the country shrank for the seventh months in a row year-on-year in August, dragged down by heavy-weights platinum group metals (PGMs), gold and iron ore. Data from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) yesterday,showed that mining production fell by 5.9% year-on-year in August, slowing from a downwardly revised 8.2% slump in July.

Botswana businessman Kneipe Setlhare’s registration of a new company, Uranus Minerals, on 27 September in Gaborone, has been raising questions about what he plans to do next. […]

Traders, brokers and clerks on the LME trading floor. Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg A possible ban on Russian supplies by the London Metal Exchange would be a seismic event for the metals industry, cutting some of the world’s biggest companies off from the main global marketplace.

Wireline Services Group (WSG) got its start more than 20 years ago working in the historic Kambalda nickel and gold mining region of Western Australia. Now the Perth-headquartered mining tech company has established a firm foothold in Canada’s preeminent nickel mining camp.

Southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, long inhabited by the Sobaipuri O’odham and Hohokam people, occupy the nexus of several different biological provinces. They are home to hundreds of species of birds, bees, bats and butterflies, as well as the unique Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands.

Philippines Subanens and local officials demanded the termination of what they called illegal mining operations that threaten to destroy a watershed, and drive them out of their ancestral domain in an outlying village in Gutalac town.

Metal-hydrogen battery maker EnerVenue has announced an extended warranty for its stationary batteries. With Capacity Assurance, EnerVenue customers will access a 20-year/20,000-cycle warranty extension at no less than 88% capacity.

Raiden Resources (RDN) has intersected nickel-copper sulphides from initial drilling at the B1 deposit, within the Mt Sholl project in Western Australia. The first two diamond drill holes hit visual massive, semi-massive, and disseminated sulphide mineralisation.

Vale’s base metals chief vows to turn around underperforming Sudbury nickel mines

A mixture of technical smarts, a passion for travel and a knack for big-picture planning has guided Tim Dobson from humble, working-class beginnings in regional Victoria to exotic and remote locations, bringing billion-dollar projects to life. As the new CEO of Magnetite Mines, he is bringing those skills home to unlock South Australia’s long-anticipated magnetite potential.

Metso Outotec says it is extending its Courier product family with the introduction of Courier 8X SL analyser. The new analyser “maximises plant efficiency by enabling measurement of light elements with enhanced technology, while improving recovery and reducing impurity content in flotation circuits.”

The world economy is quickly moving to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly model, but this transition is causing some shortfalls in available resources, a new study finds. The study, published in The Geographical Journal, shows that the global demand for sulphur is outpacing the supply, which is causing shortages in the chemical.

On the edge of Western Nevada, hours from a major city and miles down private dirt roads, lies the United States only lithium-producing plant. The nearest town is Tonopah population 2,179 where a prospector discovered silver at the turn of the 20th century.

The contribution of the Tanzanian mining sector to the country’s GDP grew by 2.5% from 2018 to 2021, jumping to 7.3% from 4.8%, inching closer to government projections. This information was disclosed by the Mining Commission executive secretary Yahya Samamba

Shares in St George Mining have shot higher after the explorer confirmed the presence of high-grade lithium at its Mt Alexander nickel project west of Leonora. Assays conducted on rock chip samples from outcropping pegmatite dykes at the Jailbreak prospect returned lithium grades of up to 2.7 per cent.

Well, that’s interesting. I’ve a lot of experience of people who want to go scandium mining. Even, to the point of being able to spot bad assumptions being made by people who want to go scandium mining. So, let’s see whether Imperial Mining is making one of the common bloopers.

NiCAN is an exploration and development mining company focusing on its highly prospective nickel projects in Manitoba, Canada. The company’s flagship asset, the Wine project, is within the world-class Flin Flon-Snow Lake Greenstone Belt of Manitoba, known for containing more than two dozen precious and base metal mines.

Australia has the potential to be a critical minerals mining and refining superpower, providing world-scale secure supply of critical inputs to the global energy transition. Many refining projects are very energy intensive, providing a further opportunity for Australia to accelerate global decarbonisation by leveraging our vast

Bluejay Mining plc, exploration and development company has announced the successful completion of the 2022 work programme at its green transition and battery metals Disko-Nuussuaq (Disko) project, on behalf of Nikkeli Greenland A/S, the joint venture (JV) company created by Bluejay and its JV partner KoBold Metals.

Azure’s intensive mapping and sampling program has uncovered multiple lithium targets at Andover, enhancing the prospectivity of the nickel-copper-cobalt project in Western Australia. Its intensive six-month on ground mapping and sampling program returned up to 1.62 per cent lithium oxide with geologists confirming more than 130 outcropping pegmatites along a 8km long corridor.

Errawarra is carrying out a ground fixed loop electromagnetic survey over priority target areas at its highly prospective Andover West nickel project in the West Pilbara ahead of planned drilling before the end of the year.

Recharge Metals (ASX: REC) has unearthed what it describes as “significant” sulphide zones during the first two diamond holes drilled at its Brandy Hill South copper project. The diamond drill holes were completed for a total of 843.8m and tested a down hole transient electromagnetic (DHTEM) conductor west of the Salt Creek Shear.

Si6 Metals has kicked off a follow-up air-core drilling program at the company’s Monument gold project in WA’s Goldfields region. The 120-hole campaign will probe 6000m across four high-priority target areas as the company looks to build on wide zones of gold mineralisation encountered in May.

Electra Battery Materials starts commissioning of battery materials recycling demonstration plant at its Ontario refinery complex. Electra Battery Materials Corporation (NASDAQ: ELBM) (TSXV: ELBM) (“Electra”) announced the start of commissioning of its black mass recycling demonstration plant at its battery materials park located north of Toronto following the successful installation of material

Metals are the backbone of clean energy infrastructure and technologies, but the mining and processing of energy transition metals also generates significant carbon emissions. From the lithium and cobalt needed for electric vehicle batteries to the rare earth metals which power wind turbines, procuring all of these metals comes at a cost to the environment.

Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX:GAL) has intersected nickel sulphide mineralisation up to 51 metres thick in ongoing reverse circulation (RC) drilling north of the Callisto discovery within the company’s 100%-owned Norseman project in Western Australia with shares trading higher as a result.

GME will raise $4m via placement to go towards a definitive feasibility study (DFS) (the most advanced of all project studies) on the NiWest nickel-cobalt project in WA. The placement was done at 9.5c per share, a 14.7% discount to the 5-day volume weighted average price of 11.1c to 7 October 2022.

«Nine plants are under construction together with Turkish companies, of which three are to be opened by the yearend. Turkiye’s companies also take interest in mining. Seven companies are involved in this area, three more major companies expressed their interest in nickel and other deposits.

The global transition to green energy continues to drive the search for minerals in Western Australia, with battery metals dominating the latest round of the Exploration Incentive Scheme’s (EIS) co-funded drilling program.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
In his Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted the country to pursue aatmanirbharta in energy by focusing on clean energy technologies. Concerns over the pricing and availability of oil and gas in the wake of the Ukraine crisis continue to fuel global policy debates on energy security.

Leading Edge Materials Corp. announces that the Company’s 51% owned Romanian subsidiary, LEM Romania SRL, signed a General Works Contractor agreement with Radioactive Mineral Magurele SA, a state owned company under the Ministry of Energy.

The Philippines is eyeing the entry into force of a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea next year, with the bilateral pact seen benefiting local banana and processed pineapple exporters in the form of reduced tariffs.

Minerals exploration company Avira Resources (AVW) is set to earn a majority stake in the Puolalaki project in Sweden through a deal with the project’s current owners. Under a binding heads of agreement, AVW will issue shares to the value of $60,000 to Scott Geological AB and Outlier Geoscience, which each own 50 per cent of the project, to kick off the earn-in process.

Business Expansion
The ribbon has been cut on Sudbury’s newest mining operation. Premier Doug Ford was on hand today for the grand opening of Vale’s $945-million Copper Cliff Complex South Mine expansion. South Mine is a first-phase extension of the existing Copper Cliff Mine that will allow the company to access newer ore bodies beneath the community of Copper Cliff in Sudbury’s west end.

RioZim Ltd. has bought Sperrgebiet Diamond Mine in Namibia as the Zimbabwean group seeks to expand in Africa. “The group has been trying to broaden its footprint in the mining industry in Africa and this acquisition was part of the strategy,” Tawanda Andrew Chiurayi, RioZim’s group company secretary, said in a written response to questions from Bloomberg News. “We also want to diversify our assets and geographies.”

Exports/ Imports
Brazilian iron ore exporter Vale could be facing a period of turmoil with a new player muscling its way on to the giant’s share register a move that may prove immensely advantageous to Australian iron ore miners BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals.

Business Partnership
Sherritt International (TSX: S) has entered agreements with its Cuban partners to settle C$362 million ($260 million) of total outstanding receivables over five years, beginning January 1, 2023. The agreements, known as the “cobalt swap”, would allow the Moa joint venture in Cuba to prioritize dividend payments in the form of finished cobalt to each partner

The Department of Computational Physics and Modeling of Physical Processes continues its inquiries into amorphous compounds. ‘Theoretical, simulation and experimental studies of physical and mechanical features of amorphous systems with inhomogeneous local viscoelastic properties’ is the full title of a grant project headed by Department Chair Anatolii Mokshin and funded by the Russian Science Foundation.

Engineers at the University of Toronto are proposing a new, more sustainable method to mine lithium, cobalt, nickel and manganese from lithium-ion batteries that have reached the end of their lives.

Dundas Minerals Ltd (ASX:DUN) has found further exploration success at its Central target in WA, where assay results have confirmed anomalous pXRF readings for cobalt, copper, nickel and silver. The multi-element explorer has taken the magnifying glass to drill chip samples from two shallow, 37-metre rotary air blast holes drilled in the Albany-Fraser Orogen prospect.

39th anniversary of the day I began my career with the City of Lancaster Bureau of Fire. Oct. 2 marked the 16th anniversary of the Nickel Mines school shooting, in which a 32-year-old milk truck driver shot 10 girls killing five at an Amish schoolhouse before turning the gun on himself. As the headline in this newspaper read at the time, “Death of innocents.”

Press Release
Richmond Minerals Inc. (TSXV: RMD) (“Richmond” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the acquisition (through map staking) of 364 exploration licenses (“Freischürfe” type) in the Schellgaden and Kreuzeck-Goldeck areas located in Carinthia and Salzburg regions of Austria.

Forum Energy Metals Corp. (TSXV: FMC) (OTCQB: FDCFF) (“Forum” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired certain mineral claims (the “Claims”) in Saskatchewan from Big Ridge Gold Corp. (“Big Ridge”) in consideration of the issuance of 100,000 shares of the Company to Big Ridge and a 1% net smelter return royalty on the Claims

Management Change
KRTL Holding Group is very excited to welcome Mr. David Beling as a new Strategic Advisor. Mr. Beling is a 1964 Mining Engineering graduate from the University of Arizona and has been employed and/or consulted for Phelps Dodge, Union Oil, Fluor, United Technologies, Westinghouse, and 30+ Canadian and US junior mining companies.

Researchers have found that the irregular movement of lithium ions in next-generation battery materials could be reducing their capacity and hindering their performance.

Tellurium isn’t mined as a solo mineral. Currently, most tellurium is collected as a by-product from copper mining. “The fundamental question is: how much tellurium is out there?” says Simon Jowitt , economic geologist at University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Kingsrose Mining Limited (ASX: KRM) (“Kingsrose” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from the recently completed electromagnetic (EM) geophysical survey at Porsanger, Finnmark County, Norway.

Seven exploration diamond drill holes and four extensions to historic diamond drill holes for a total of 5,122.3m were completed over two programs between March and September 2022 Six of the diamond holes and all four extension holes were drilled at the Binti prospect to test DHEM (down-hole electromagnetic) and geological targets

“It’s pleasing to see the evolution of multiple greenfield gold and nickel targets in the prolific Yandal mineral region of WA, as well as the emergence of an anomalous lithium response which requires further ground review.

Venus Metals Corporation Limited (“Venus” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of RC drilling programs at its Pincher Well Zinc-Copper Prospect in E 57/1019 that is part of the Youanmi Base Metals Project (100% Venus), and Henderson Lithium-Gold-Nickel Project, both located in the Goldfields Province of Western Australia.

ION Energy Limited (OTC:IONGF) (TSXV:ION) is an early-stage junior exploration & development mining company with two prospective lithium brine properties: Urgakh Naran and Baavhai Uul, both in Mongolia. Management has completed a number of exploration programs in a well-designed sequence designed to understand the structural development of the basin and to identify shallow brine aquifers (TEM geophysics surveys).

Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM, OTCQX:WLBMF) (“Wallbridge” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that assay results from one of the final holes of its 2022 drill program at the Martiniere Gold Project (“Martiniere” or the “Project”) continue to demonstrate excellent resource growth potential.

Coming up with the minerals for producing and using energy and fuels will require a wide range of critical metals. One of these rare earth elements, tellurium for example, is gaining in popularity for use in photovoltaics, or solar panels. As global demand for solar panels continues to increase, so is the need for critical metals like tellurium.

Canadian-based junior project generator which had an interest in the Holdsworthgoldexploration property in the area of Wawa, Ontario, will continue to hold mineral rights to ~36,400 hectares, in the Timmins- Cochrane area of Northern Ontario, included in which Noble has acquired a 50% interest in 7 patents and 310

Wealth Minerals Ltd., has discovered a 6-metre-thick zone of massive sulphide mineralization exposed at surface at its Kootenay Project, located north of Revelstoke, British Columbia (Figures 1 and 2).

Churchill Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that surface and drilling results are returning very encouraging high grade nickel intercepts from the Layden Magmatic Intrusive prospect at the Company’s Taylor Brook Project in western Newfoundland.

Usha Resources Ltd. (“USHA” or the “Company”) (TSXV:USHA)(OTCQB:USHAF)(FSE:JO0), a North American mineral acquisition and exploration company focused on the development of drill-ready battery and precious metal projects, is pleased to announce that it has filed its 43-101 technical report (the “Technical Report”) which has been prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101

Gold Lion Resources Inc. (CSE: GL) (OTC Pink: GLIOF) (FSE: 2BC) (“Gold Lion” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a combined aeromagnetic, VLF- electromagnetic and radiometric survey over all 4 claim groups comprising its Nickel Plate project in northeastern Saskatchewan (the “Property”).

A high-definition Magnetic survey covering an area measuring 8km x 3.5km has been completed on the Callawa Copper Project, located at the north-eastern margin of the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia

Investor Relations
IGO Limited (IGO or the Company) will be holding an Annual General Meeting of shareholders at 12.00pm WST on Thursday, 17 November 2022 (Meeting) at DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront, 1 Barrack Square, Perth, Western Australia 6000 and online via the Computershare Meeting Solution platform.

ALX Resources Corp. (TSXV: AL) (FSE: 6LLN) (OTC: ALXEF) (“ALX” or the “Company”) announced today a non-brokered private placement of flow-through units (the “FT Units”) for gross proceeds of up to $750,000 (the “Offering”). The Offering will be available to Canadian accredited investors. Red Cloud Securities Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, has agreed to act as a finder for ALX on a “best efforts” basis for the Offering.

Giga Metals (TSX.V:GIGA, OTCQX:HNCKF), based in Vancouver, focused on nickel cobalt today announced that Mark Jarvis, CEO & Chairman, will present live at VirtualInvestorConferences.com on October 19th, 2022. This battery metals focused event is co-sponsored by Virtual Investor Conferences and Independent Investment Research LLC.

Earnings/ Financial Results
Blackstone Minerals Limited (“Blackstone” or the “Company”) is pleased to release its FY2022 Sustainability Report. The report supports the Company’s commitment to transparency in the business and the

Lundin Mining Corporation (“Lundin Mining” or the “Company”) is saddened to announce the passing of Board member Ms. Karen Poniachik, in Chile. “On behalf of Lundin Mining employees and our Board of Directors, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Ms. Poniachik’s family and friends,” said Chairman Adam Lundin.

Leading Edge Materials Corp. (“Leading Edge Materials” or the “Company”) (TSXV: LEM) (Nasdaq First North: LEMSE) (OTCQB: LEMIF) (FRA: 7FL) is pleased to announce that the Company’s 51% owned Romanian subsidiary, LEM Romania SRL (“LEMR”), signed a General Works Contractor agreement (the “Agreement”) with Radioactive Mineral Magurele SA (“RMM”), a state owned company under the Ministry of Energy.

Sherritt International Corporation (“Sherritt” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:S), a world leader in the mining and hydrometallurgical refining of nickel and cobalt from lateritic ores, announced today it has signed agreements with its Cuban partners to settle its total outstanding Cuban receivables over five years, beginning January 1, 2023.

Go Metals Corp. (CSE: GOCO) (‘Go Metals’ and/or the ‘Company’) is pleased to announce the Company has entered into an agreement with IBK Capital Corp. (‘IBK’) to expedite the exercise of certain warrants. ‘A warrant exercise allows the company to simplify our capital structure while adding funds for operations at HSP,’ says Scott Sheldon, Go Metals President.

Surge Battery Metals Inc. announces that further to the Company’s news release dated August 9, 2022 announcing the engagement of TD Media LLC d/b/a Life Water Media LLC (“Life Water Media”) to provide online marketing awareness to the Company, the parties have agreed to amend certain terms of the Media Services Agreement (the “Agreement”) and have entered into an Amended Media Services Agreement.

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Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX:GAL) managing director Brad Underwood is back in Proactiv’s virtual studio after the explorer encountered a new magmatic nickel-copper-cobalt zone at the Callisto discovery. Assays from the first massive sulphides at Callisto point to the first significant cobalt occurrence, highlighting a new zone of mineralisation above and separate to the lower palladium-rich zones.

SPC Nickel CEO Grant Mourre joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has released its another 3 results from drilling at the Lockerby East Project in Sudbury, Ontario. Mourre telling Proactive these results were able to extend the high-grade mineralized zone including Hole WG-22-009 seeing 54.0 metres grading 0.68% Nickel Equivalent from 290.0 to 344.0 metres

Andrey Grachev, Vice President of Norilsk Nickel, in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta on the sidelines of the international forum “Public-Private Partnership for the Sustainable Development of Indigenous Peoples” taking place in Murmansk


Rare earth elements extractability from residual waste materials (International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation)
It is urgent to create alternatives to virgin ore mining and make digitalization more sustainable by following circular economy principles (Burlakovs et al., 2018). Urban mining is such a practice (Izatt et al., 2014; Tunsu et al., 2015), supporting Circular Economy (C.E.) principles while being more costeffective than market value (Ghisellini et al., 2016).

The catalytic hydrogenation of petroleum resin (PR) to high value-added hydrogenated PR (HPR) represents a forward-looking technology for upgrading the pyrolysis petroleum by-product. Herein, flower-like and pure-phase supported nickel phosphide catalysts were controllably fabricated through a hydrotalcite strategy with red phosphorous as the P source.

Nature exploits transition metal centers to enhance and tune the oxidizing power of natural oxidants such as O2 and H2O2. The design and interrogation of synthetic metallocomplexes with similar reactivity to metalloproteins provides one strategy for gaining insight into the mechanistic underpinnings of oxygen-activating enzymes such as oxidases, oxygenases, and dioxygenases like Ni-quercetinase (Ni-QueD).

The preparation of inexpensive and efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is crucial in the widespread application of water electrolyzers. A simple one-step aqueous electrodeposition method is utilized to prepare amorphous nickel-iron sulfide (NiFe S) and phosphide (Ni Fe P) films on Ni foam.

Rechargeable lithium-oxygen batteries (LOBs) have received incremental attention owing to their high energy density and applicability to mobile devices and electric vehicles. However, the lack of robust, low-cost, and environmentally benign bifunctional catalysts is a major impediment to the commercial application.

The high production and improper disposal of nickel converter slag (NCS) are raising serious concerns about its environmental impact, owing to the waste of resources and the foregone contribution to air, soil and groundwater pollution. This work uncovered that NCS could be reused as a superior catalyst for the treatment of textile dyeing wastewater by the heterogeneous electro-Fenton (hetero-EF) process.

Nitrogen ions were implanted at different energies of 15, 30, 45 and 60 keV and with the flux of 1017 N+cm 2 inside the nickel layers that have been deposited on the 304 stainless steel using the electron gun method at room temperature. XRD patterns showed different crystalline phases of nickel nitride for the implanted samples.

The direct C(sp3) H amidation is a highly desirable but challenging approach to construct C(sp3) N bonds. Herein, we describe a new strategy combining photoredox-mediated hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) and transition-metal catalysis for intermolecular C(sp3)H amidation of unactivated alkanes, ketones, ethers, amines, and aldehydes with dioxazolones.

A Novel Yield Criterion for Nickel-Based Superalloys (Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Powe)
With the significant evolution of modern gas turbine engines, selection of high-temperature resistant alloys in the hot section is known to be the fundamental solution to enhance the capabilities of these engines. In general, the high-temperature components are mainly comprised of polycrystalline, directionally solidified, and single crystal superalloys. 

Intellectual Property
Seoul, Oct. 15 — LG Chemical has sought patent for manufacturing method for nickel complex. This invention was developed by Kim Hyeon Hui, Lee Jungyong, Choe Jae Hoon, Choe Dongcheol, Kim Hyunju, Choi Jong Young and Jee Soyeon.

Munich, Oct. 14 — Vdm Metals Int has applied for European patent for nickel-chromium-iron-aluminum alloy having good processability, creep resistance and corrosion resistance and use thereof. Hattendorf Heike and Nowak Benedikt developed it.

Munich, Oct. 14 — Alloyed Ltd has submitted a patent application for a nickel-based alloy. Barba Cancho Daniel, Reed Roger Charles and Alabort Martinez Enrique developed the invention.

Munich, Oct. 14 — European Patent Office has received VDM Metals Int’s patent application for nickel-chromium-aluminum alloy with good processability, creep resistance, and corrosion resistance and use thereof. Hattendorf Heike and Nowak Benedikt developed the invention.

Munich, Oct. 14 — European Patent Office has received JX Nippon Mining & Metals’s patent application for valuable metal recovery method. Okajima Nobuaki, Tajiri Kazunori and Kashimura Hiromichi developed the invention.

Alexandria, Oct. 13 — GKN Aerospace Sweden has been granted a patent for heat treatment of a nickel base alloy and components thereof. This invention was developed by Pettersson Bengt and Ockborn Johan.

Alexandria, Oct. 13 — US Energy has been granted a patent for high-performance corrosion-resistant high-entropy alloys. This invention was developed by Hawk Jeffrey A, Jablonski Paul D, Ziomek-Moroz Malgorzata, Tylczak Joseph H, Gao Michael C and Rodriguez Alvaro a.

Alexandria, Oct. 13 — Shandong Automobile Spring Factory Zibo Co Ltd and Shandong Lianmei Springs Tech have been granted a patent for nitrogen-containing microalloyed spring steel and preparation method thereof. This invention was developed by Feng Simon Yisheng and Wang Zhenghong.

Taipei, Oct. 12 — Hanwha Solutions has applied for Taiwan patent for nickel catalyst for hydrogenation reaction and preparation method thereof. Park Woo-Jin, Jeon Bong-Sik, Lee Yong-Hee and Jung Eui-Geun developed it.

Taipei, Oct. 12 — Taiwan Patent Office has received Japan Pure Chemical’s patent application for electrolytic nickel (alloy) plating solution. Shibata Kazuya and Ohirabaru Yuki developed the invention.

Beijing, Oct. 11 — Harlittoral Industrial Univ Weihai has filed a patent application for nano nickel disulfide as well as preparation method and application thereof. This invention was developed by Liu Haiping, Meng Xiaohuan, Bi Sifu and Cao Lixin.

Beijing, Oct. 11 — Gannzhou Jiapi New Energy Science and Tech Limited has sought patent for residue filtering device for nickel-cobalt new energy material. This invention was developed by Lin Jiafan.

Beijing, Oct. 11 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Guangxi Lizhou Longhai Metal Surface Treat Technology’s patent application for low-cost electroplating alkali zinc-zinc-nickel alloy iron casting. This invention was developed by Liang Zhishuai, Tu Siyu, Cheng Yuanping, Jiang Yanlong and Pan Shihong.

Beijing, Oct. 11 — Jiangsu New Nuclear Alloy Science and Tech Limited has applied for Chinese patent for nickel-based welding wire high-speed machining auxiliary device. Hua Fang, Hua Peng, Liu Youqiang, Xia Dongxing and Dai Xueqin developed it.

Beijing, Oct. 11 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Yuyuan Science and Tech Limited Company in Tongjiang District of Jiangmen’s patent application for nickel-zinc sintering kiln with air heat exchanger. Zhai Zhihui developed the invention.

Geneva, Oct. 10 — World Intellectual Property Organization has received Guangdong Brunp Recycling Technology Co Ltd, Hunan Brunp Recycling Tech Co Ltd and Hunan Brunp Vehicles Recycling’s patent application for preparation method for high-nickel ternary precursor and use thereof. Li Weiquan, Li Changdong, Liu Genghao, Ruan Dingshan and Lin Hongjia developed the invention.

Geneva, Oct. 10 — Michelin & Cie has sought patent for composite comprising a metal reinforcing element and an elastomer composition containing an adhesion promoting resin. This invention was developed by Thuilliez Anne-Lise, Gavard-Lonchay Odile and Letessier Julien.