Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : October 31 to November 05
Azure Minerals Ltd (ASX:AZS) has fielded broad, high-grade nickel hits thanks to resource definition drilling at the Ridgeline nickel-copper-cobalt deposit, part of its 60%-owned Andover Project in WA. The base metal explorer drilled 61 diamond holes, covering 33,120 metres, across the sulphide deposit in a bid to scale up mineralisation.

Horizonte Minerals Plc is pleased to announce that it has selected MIP Engenharia & Milplan Engenharia (“MIP/Milpan”) to provide the Electro-Mechanical installation services at Horizonte’s 100%-owned Araguaia Nickel Project (“Araguaia” or “the Project”).

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

IGO says its just-acquired Cosmos nickel project near Leinster will cost up to $825 million to complete almost triple the original estimate partly because the company is increasing the nickel concentrator capacity.

A little bit of Mark Selby and Canada Nickel appears to be rubbing off on an exploration startup company in the Timmins mining camp. EV Nickel hopes to replicate the marketing success of Canada Nickel’s Crawford Project by proving up a low-grade, large-tonnage nickel resource at its Shaw Dome Project, 25 kilometres southeast of the city.

Global demand for nickel will grow as much as fourfold over the next 30 years as electric vehicles almost entirely replace traditional cars, according to BHP Group Ltd. The world’s biggest miner predicts nine in 10 cars sold by 2040 will be EVs, helping to boost worldwide usage of key battery materials including nickel.

Galileo Resources PLC (AIM:GLR) said it has completed detailed follow-up fieldwork on five initial priority gold and nickel targets generated from the recent review of a 1,108 square kilometre airborne geophysical survey over the Bulawayo gold project in Zimbabwe.

NickelSearch Ltd (ASX:NIS) continued its exploration targeting process during the September quarter and expanded its portfolio of nickel sulphide targets at the Carlingup Nickel Project with two additional high-priority exploration sites.

While no replacement for full laboratory analysis, portable XRF readings on several samples taken from reverse circulation drilling at T4 identified six anomalous zones with intercepts of between 2m and 9m that host more than 2,000 parts per million (ppm) nickel coincidental with greater than 100ppm copper.

Ausenco has significant recent experience with nickel laterite project developments and direct involvement with the operation of a nickel laterite heap leach project exactly what GME is planning for NiWest. This makes the partnership particularly suited to deliver the process and non-process infrastructure engineering for the NiWest Definitive Feasibility Study.

Today’s results confirm the amazing prospectivity of the ground we are exploring. In our first regional exploration program since the discovery of Callisto, we have identified wide zones of disseminated nickel sulphide in a new geological setting,” Galileo MD Brad Underwood said.

IGO’s nickel assets have delivered the company record revenue in the September quarter, with the newly acquired Forrestania operation now complementing the Nova mine. The company told the ASX this week record revenue for the nickel business of $285.2 million was achieved for the quarter, with the contribution from Forrestania of $83.4m more than offsetting 27 per cent lower revenue at Nova

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) scientists from the South China University of Technology have summarized recent progress in surface modification of nickel-rich cathode materials based on the periodic table to provide a clear development of advanced LIBs.

BHP honing nickel strategy (Australian Resources & Investment)
At the 2022 iterations of IMARC and Diggers & Dealers, BHP has pushed a clear message: its nickel prospects are bright. The major miner’s Nickel West president Jessica Farrell has presented at both conferences, pushing the future of the Western Australian operations and the bright future of the base metal more broadly.

Widgie Nickel Limited (ASX: WIN, “Widgie” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling on the recently discovered Faraday Lithium prospect. Faraday was discovered during field reconnaissance with assays from a rock chip sampling program confirming lithium bearing pegmatites outcropping over a 600-metre strike, with surface expressions of up to 25 meters wide.

News Stories
Earnings/ Financial Results
The output of Zinc dropped (8%) to 218,900 t in Q3 2022 as against 239,200 t in Q2 2022. Nickel output was down (12%) q-o-q to 23,800 t in Q3 while copper production was recorded at 260,300 t, rose marginally by 3% q-o-q as against 252,400. Meanwhile, lead production was recorded at 41,800 t, down 13.45% q-o-q.

JSHL standalone net dips 46% (The Hindu Businessline)
During Q2FY23, raw material prices saw a downward trend, with nickel prices falling by 24 per cent q-o-q and those of ferro-chrome by 18 per cent q-o-q. This impacted the realization and profitability of domestic manufacturers, including the company.

Indonesian resources firm Antam produced less ferro-nickel and nickel ore from a year earlier in the third quarter, while increasing its output of bauxite and alumina. Ferro-nickel output totalled 6,106t during July-September, down from 6,418t a year earlier, with output falling to 18,088t from 19,096t over the same period, the firm said in its latest quarterly production report.

IGO’s (ASX:IGO) September quarter results have, as expected, been overshadowed by the loss of industry titan Peter Bradford, whose shock death this month drew an outpouring of grief from Australia’s mining community.

The university team has investigated how the surface modifications of nickel-rich cathode materials improve their performance, summarising the mechanism based on the Periodic Table for the first time. The research may be instrumental in developing next-generation lithium batteries that will help power the energy transition.

The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the shaping properties and outcomes of reciprocating instruments in primary teeth. A search was conducted across various electronic databases such as PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO (dentistry and oral health sciences), LILACS, Cochrane, Google Scholar (first 100 hits), Open Grey, Ovid, and Shodhganga.

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Geopolitical turmoil, supply chain disruptions, inflation and breakneck demand for batteries are threatening to undercut the transition to electric-everything. Why it matters: A new report from S&P Global Mobility puts hard numbers on how the upheaval is affecting investment specifically soaring prices that aren’t expected to subside any time soon.

Physicists at the Ural Federal University (UrFU) have created a theory for the solidification of iron-nickel (Fe-Ni) alloy (invar). They determined that an important role in the technology of creating invar products, namely in the solidification process, is played by the oncoming flow: when an alloy cools, the liquid layer flows on top of the solidified layer.

Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant extends the series of ceramic exchangeable milling heads and introduces a new ceramic grade for optimized performance in nickel-based alloys. The latest brazed ceramic CoroMill(R) 316 offers a more productive method for roughing in ISO S materials than standard carbide milling cutters.

Future Metals NL (ASX:FME, AIM:FME) CEO and MD Jardee Kininmonth joined Proactive’s Elisha Newell in the virtual studio to talk about the company’s Panton Project in Western Australia. The company is confident of the project’s potential to host a large nickel-copper-PGE (platinum group elements) system.

Mining companies and environmentalists have long been at loggerheads over proposed projects in the Pacific that would provide new sources of metals for electric vehicles but threaten pristine underwater ecosystems.

As if the world’s rainforests didn’t have enough problems to contend with, even the transition to zero-carbon power is threatening to level them. Industrial mining ate up 3,265 square kilometers (1,260 square miles) of tropical forest between 2002 and 2019, according to a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

There’s new ownership, new branding and a new name for the former Noront Resources in the Ring of Fire. But the path to start mining in Ontario’s Far North doesn’t look to be getting any shorter.

A $400m international arbitration suit filed by the US-based miner Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) against the Guatemala Government at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) could yet decide the future of gold mining in the Central American country.

Initial ore reserve for LN04a extends Mincor’s newly restarted Kambalda nickel mine life to six years

The American attempt at an industrial policy to build electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries has, once again, fallen flat. The recently released list of firms selected for $2.8 billion of funding shows as much. They look more like late-stage research and development (R&D) projects than companies ready to scale.

Global lithium demand is surging. Lithium prices are soaring. For countries with an abundance of the mineral, and other battery metals like nickel and cobalt, the possibility of increasing their influence over the global supply of these sought-after commodities is a lucrative prospect.

Elon Musk has certainly been busy: first, he bought Twitter, and now there’s news that his car company, Tesla (TSLA), may be looking to take a major stake in one of the world’s mining giants. The Financial Times reports that last year

Demand shifts mining to sea (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
High demand for metals ranging from copper to cobalt is pushing the mining industry to explore the world’s deepest oceans, a troubling development for scientists who warn that extracting minerals from critical ecosystems that help regulate climate threatens irreparable damage.

Indonesia is looking to use its position as the nickel capital of the world to set up a cartel with other like-minded mining empires, similar to the way OPEC joins forces to control the global crude oil market.

A proposed spinoff of base metal assets by Vale will have no bearing on the Brazilian corporation’s work in Newfoundland and Labrador, a representative of the company says. Roberto Damasceno, head of Newfoundland and Labrador operations with Vale, told SaltWire Network that the company’s operations in the province would not be affected by the potential spinoff.

Attero Recycling, an electronic waste Li-ion battery recycling company, will invest 600 crore to set up a latest integrated Lithium-ion battery recycling factory in Telangana. The facility will be spread over 50 acres and will increase Attero’s Li-Ion battery recycling capacity to 19,500 MT by the end of 2023 from its current capacity of 4,500 MT.

West Perth-based Cosmo Metals (ASX: CMO) says thick, shallow copper mineralisation has been intersected from a seven-hole drilling program at the priority Mt Venn copper-nickel-cobalt prospect. Mt Venn is part of the company’s flagship Yamarna project, which is 130km northeast of Laverton in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia.

Having identified 12 high-priority targets from high-resolution geophysical data, StrategX Elements Corp. is planning to conduct a first-phase, 2,000-meter diamond drill program on its Nagvaak project in Nunavut.

BHP wants a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel powered cars in Australia by 2035 and says governments should ensure the nation has the necessary infrastructure to support an increasingly electric car fleet.

Mining giant Glencore plans to have a new furnace at its Sudbury operations by 2026. The project is expected to cost more than $100 million. The company’s current electric furnace was built in 1978, which makes it one of the longest-running furnaces of its kind in the world, according to Peter Xavier, vice-president of Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations.

While the general market has suffered a significant correction, with its drawdown exceeding 27%, the Gold Miners Index (GDX) has suffered the real bear market. This is evidenced by a 53% correction from its 2020 highs.

Andrew Forrest has spent almost $40 million lifting his stake in Kambalda nickel play Mincor Resources as the iron ore magnate uses his family fortune to gain greater exposure to future-facing minerals. A substantial holder notice issued to the Australian Securities Exchange on Friday showed Mr Forrest’s private investment interests

BHP and IGO’s nickel operations are about 200km by road from Cannon’s Fisher East group of nickel deposits that on a combined basis total 7.5 million tonnes grading 1.

Sibanye Stillwater (NYSE: SBSW) reported today that production from its gold operations in South Africa (including DRDGOLD) was 204,672oz in Q3 2022, down 30% compared with Q3 2021. All-in sustaining costs (including DRDGOLD) were US$2,207 per ounce of gold or 52% higher than for Q3 2021

Shree Minerals Ltd (ASX:SHH) hopes to bolster its landholding on the hunt for gold, nickel and rare earth elements (REEs) in Australia’s highest-growth gold district. The multi-element explorer has secured a 100% interest in seven tenement applications spanning 6,600 hectares in WA’s iconic Laverton Province.

Having dominated the key mineral sectors of zinc and rare earth elements, China has shifted focus over the past five years to battery metals through developing and acquiring new lithium projects and securing supply chains for its manufacturing sector.

As Andrew Myers knocked on doors in a neighborhood with stunning views across Lake Minnetonka, the Republican state House hopeful got an earful from residents worried about crime in their far west Minneapolis suburb: a woman’s body had washed up on shore a few doors down earlier in the week, and authorities hadn’t said if it was foul play.

Indonesia is both the world’s largest nickel producer and the country with the biggest nickel reserves. (Most of Indonesia’s nickel output is currently Class 2 nickel, a low-purity type used for stainless steel.

Aldoro Resources Ltd (ASX:ARN) plans to diamond drill at the Narndee Nickel and PGE (platinum group element) Project later this month following a successful fieldwork program. A high-powered induced polarisation (IP) survey across two targets, Target 1 and Target 2, has helped the company pick out priority drilling areas. The two targets are 500 metres apart.

Lithium-ion batteries are a transformative technology in the fight against climate change. Most notably, they power electric vehicles, which have the potential to replace emissions produced by road transportation.

Indonesia considers Opec-style cartel for battery metals

Chief invades widow’s mine (Zimbabwe Situation)
A 64-year-old widow from Shangani in Matabeleland South Province has accused Chief Gwesela of Zhombe of elbowing her out of her mining venture, a development which she says has left her wallowing in poverty.

For the first time, the International Energy Agency is reporting that global demand for fossil fuels will peak or plateau in the next decade as the world transitions to renewable energy. This is a welcome development ahead of the 27th U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP27), which includes a focus on the promise of innovation and clean technologies to mitigate the climate crisis.

Alpha Copper Corp, a resource sector organization founded to create value through mineral exploration and asset advancement, has announced that drill program mobilization to its Okeover project has commenced.

St George Mining (SGQ) has spotted lithium bearing pegmatites in the first drill holes at the Jailbreak prospect within its Mt Alexander project, Western Australia. The project comprises six exploration licences and SGQ’s current exploration work includes both rock chip sampling and maiden reverse circulation drilling.

Ragnar Metals (RAG) has intersected further massive and semi-massive sulphides at its Tullsta nickel project in Sweden. The company has been continuing its 3000-metre drilling program, led by drilling company Allroc AB, to further test the Granmuren nickel-copper discovery in the area.

The Haber-Bosch process, which is commonly used to synthesize ammonia (NH3) the foundation for synthetic nitrogen fertilizers by combining hydrogen (H2) and nitrogen (N2) over catalysts at high pressures and temperatures, is one of the most important scientific discoveries that has helped improve crop yields and increase food production globally.

BHP sees Australia benefiting from EV metals push in U.S., Europe

What do you do when a corporation decides that the area next to your house is the prime area for a nickel mine This is the exact question being asked in Northern Minnesota as Talon Metals is quickly working to open a mine to provide nickel for the nation’s infrastructure and car batteries.

The development of the export-oriented nickel and electric car battery industry in Indonesia has the potential to strengthen the national economy, according to a report released by Citi Indonesia on Thursday.

Managing director Justin Werner told a quarterly update that “we think we’ve seen the bottom” after NPI pricing during the September period came in at US$15,950/t.

Copper prices are expected to hold steady next year after sliding sharply in 2022, a Reuters poll showed, as rising supply is balanced by tight inventories. COMMODITYPOLL01 Copper prices have shed about a fifth so far this year, weighed down by rising interest rates, a potential global recession and strict COVID curbs in top metals consumer China.

Georgia gas price average continues to decline. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.15 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 3 cents less than a month ago, and 9 cents less than this time last year.

The price of gas in Nova Scotia took a jump of just over a nickel a litre overnight. And diesel rose even higher. Gas now costs a minimum of 181.5 cents a litre in Zone 1, which includes the Halifax area, and is slightly higher in other areas of the province topping out in Cape Breton at 183.5 cents. That’s an increase of 5.2 cents a litre.

Shanghai nonferrous metals closed mostly with losses as the SHFE base metals fell in morning trade on the US Fed’s rate hike decision overnight. Shanghai copper lost 0.35%, aluminium gained 1.23%, lead lost 0.07%, zinc fell 0.15%, tin slid 2.14%, and nickel climbed 0.31%.

All base metals prices have gone up strongly, with rumors circulating widely that China was considering an alteration to its zero-Covid policy. There was market chatter on Tuesday morning suggesting that a Reopening Committee [was] being formed and led by Wang Huning, a standing member [of China’s ruling] Politburo, according to Zenon Ho of financial services provider Marex’s metals desk.

Magna Mining Inc (TSX-V:NICU) has revealed the company is edging nearer to closing the previously announced ‘transformational’ C$16 million acquisition of Lonmin Canada Inc, which includes the Denison project and covers the past-producing Crean Hill nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE) asset.

Electric vehicles giant Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) considered taking a stake in Glencore (LON: GLEN) and held talks with the miner and commodities trader, the Financial Times reported. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, FT said Tesla discussed buying 10% to 20% of Glencore last year and continued negotiations in March this year

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. are considering bids for a minority stake in Vale SA’s nickel and copper operations, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Fortescue boss Andrew Forrest has been buying up millions of shares in Mincor Resources and now owns just under 20% of the company Mincor Resources held its annual general meeting today The ASX mining share began producing nickel again in 2022 after a six-year pause It’s a small-cap ASX mining share that’s got the attention of a mega-cap mining CEO.

Shree Minerals Ltd (ASX:SHH) shares traded 7.142% stronger at AU$0.007 apiece on 1 November 2022. The surge in the stock price was seen after the ASX-listed company announced an update on highly prospective tenement applications within the Laverton Province of Western Australia.

Canada has ordered China to immediately sell its holdings in three Canadian mining companies, as the need for investments in the extraction of critical minerals clashes with growing concerns over national security.

GR Engineering Services says it has increased the scope of work related to the engineering, procurement and construction contract with Australian Nickel Investments Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IGO Limited, for the upgrade of the existing nickel concentrator at the Cosmos nickel operations, in Western Australia.

The Bureau of Customs has ordered its District Inspector in this city to immediately unload about 100,000 metric tons of nickel ore loaded at M/V Lucky Source and M/V De Xin Xing Long and allegedly bound for China.

Asian battery makers jeopardise raw materials access by delaying deals

Indonesia Battery Corp is in discussion with European carmakers for investment into the Southeast Asian country, the chief of the state-owned company told Nikkei Asia, saying an announcement can be expected in a few weeks.

The Ottawa government has ordered three Chinese conglomerates to pull out of some Canadian mining projects. It is a move that uses a new regulatory framework to govern foreign direct investment in sectors deemed critical to national security. Meanwhile, Indonesia

Ontario Mines Minister George Pirie, a 35-year mining industry veteran before his election in June, says he plans to consider cutting project red tape fairly shortly while encouraging more federal investment in the Ring of Fire.

The federal government is pledging billions of dollars for charging infrastructure, and manufacturers are continuously improving battery technology, but at what cost? The mining of nickel and cobalt is having a serious impact on the environment, causing mass species die-offs, and tearing local communities apart, just so that we can test 0-60 mph times in the new Tesla Model S .

A government agency that leads national standards and technical evaluation in South Korea developed a plating technique that uses alternative chemical elements to replace nickel, a heavy metal used to improve the gloss and corrosion resistance of metal accessories.

They operate outside the constituted legal system and their operations are inimical to the environment and economy of the nation. Government is therefore determined to mainstream this class of miners into the legal system for effective management.

AS automakers call on the US government to rethink a plan to limit tax credits for electric vehicles (EV), they’re facing opposition from an unexpected source: their own suppliers.

Fund Raising/Grants
But that’s not what the Biden administration’s Department of Energy, led by Energy Secretary and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, seems to think. The DOE announced last week that it would fund $2.8 billion in grants to stimulate domestic electric vehicle battery production across a dozen states. The projects will focus on battery mineral processing or component manufacturing.

6K Additive, a division of 6K, North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, has announced its intention to significantly increase metal powder production capacity for Additive Manufacturing. This expansion includes adding four new UniMelt microwave plasma systems for powder production, as well as the addition of a new material feedstock preparation building.

However, cobalt and nickel are scarce, expensive and controversial raw elements to mine in part due to the high human costs involved. As such, due to factors ranging from supply chain concerns to cost and efficiency considerations, engineers and companies are now transitioning away from lithium-ion batteries with cobalt and nickel in favor of lithium iron phosphate batteries (LFP).

Vendor/ Supplier Related
Geopolitical turbulence and the fragile and volatile nature of the critical raw-material supply chain could curtail planned expansion in battery production – slowing mainstream electric vehicle (EV) adoption and the transition to an electrified future.

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Investor Relations
Smelting activity fell in all regions except North America, according to a joint statement from commodities broker Marex and SAVANT, the satellite analytics service Marex launched with Earth-i in 2019.

Thank you, and welcome, everyone, to the Nickel Industries September quarterly results call. If I could just ask the moderator to move the presentation to Slide 3, and we’ll start there. Another strong quarter for Nickel Industries with a number of records again achieved and a number of significant milestones, including the recognition of Hengjaya Mine’s environmental performance, which I’ll touch on a little bit later on.

Following March’s short squeeze and temporary suspension of LME nickel trade, many participants abandoned the market or reduced their exposure, with the resulting liquidity crisis leading to sudden price swings in the three-month contract often unrelated to fundamentals.

President Muhammadu Buhari will next Tuesday declare open the 6th edition of the Nigeria Mining Week which assembles investors, academia and mining industry professionals across the entire mineral sector value chain at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

In the spot market, on November 4, Jinchuan nickel premiums were quoted at 5,500-6,000 yuan/mt, with an average of 5,750 yuan/mt, up 500 yuan/mt from the previous trading day. NORNICKEL nickel premiums were 3,300-3,700 yuan/mt, and the average price was 3,500 yuan/mt, up 250 yuan/mt from the previous trading day yuan/mt.

As of November 4, the inventory of nickel ore across Chinese ports increased by 543,000 wmt to 9.095 million wmt compared with last Friday. The total Ni content stood at 71,000 mt. The total inventory at seven major ports across China stood at 4.99 million wmt, 263,000 wmt higher than last week.

Metals and mining major Vedanta’s consolidated net sales stood at Rs 36,600 crore, 6% ahead of our estimates of Rs 34,500 crore. The improved sales was driven by higher sales volume, strategic hedging gains, and foreign exchange gains, which was partially offset by lower commodity prices.

Environment/ Climate
A key challenge facing the transition is the lack of available critical minerals to help build green technologies. Newcrest Mining Chief Financial Officer, Sherry Duhe told the opening session of IMARC that critical mineral demand is going to increase by 300% by 2040.

Business Partnership
Brazilian miner Vale is mulling potential partnerships for its base metals business, chief executive Eduardo Bartolomeo said on Friday, while reiterating that the unit’s assets are not for sale. Bartolomeo said in a conference call with analysts that a partnership might be a value-unlocking move for the unit. Vale had announced last month a reorganization of its Brazil base metals business, which includes copper and nickel assets.

Press Release
Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (TSX: NCP) (“Nickel Creek” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2022 drilling and geophysics program at its Nickel Shaw Project in Canada’s Yukon Territory with a total drilling of approximately 3,300 metres.

Lunnon Metals Limited (ASX: LM8) (the Company or Lunnon Metals) is pleased to provide the last high priority assay results from its discovery programme at the Baker Shoot, part of the Kambalda Nickel Project (KNP).

We act for Kedalion Nickel Pty Ltd ACN 663 451 170 (Kedalion). We attach pursuant to item 5 of section 633(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), a copy of Kedalion’s bidder’s statement (Bidder’s Statement) in relation to Kedalion’s off-market takeover bid for all of the ordinary shares in Cannon Resources Limited ACN 646 149 902 (Cannon).

Rimfire Pacific Mining (ASX: RIM, ‘Rimfire’ or the ‘Company’) is pleased to advise that several high-grade cobalt targets have been identified on its 100% – owned Broken Hill Cobalt Project following a review of historic exploration activities.

Bravo Mining Corp. (TSXV: BRVO) (OTCQX: BRVMF), (“Bravo” or the “Company”) today announced that it has received assay results from an additional nine infill diamond drill holes (“DDH”) from its Luanga palladium + platinum + rhodium + gold + nickel (3PGM+Au+Ni) project (“Luanga” or “Luanga PGM+Au+Ni”), located in the Carajas Mineral Province, state of Para, Brazil.

Metallis Resources Inc. (TSXV: MTS) (OTCQB: MTLFF) (the “Company” or “Metallis”) today announces the completion of the Company’s 2022 exploration program (the “Program”) at its 100%-owned Kirkham Property situated in the prolific Eskay Camp of the Golden Triangle, northwestern British Columbia

NiCAN Limited (“NiCAN” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NICN) continues to expand its shareholder awareness initiatives. After completing a number of positive virtual meetings at the 121 Global Online Tech Metals conference, NiCAN will continue to introduce the Company, and its highly prospective Nickel projects in Manitoba Canada, throughout the fourth quarter.

Metal Energy Corp. (the “Company” or “Metal Energy”) (TSXV: MERG) (OTCQB: MEEEF) is pleased to announce that it has qualified for trading on the OTCQB Venture market in the United States under the symbol “MEEEF”. The company profile can be viewed here. Metal Energy’s common shares will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) under the symbol “MERG”.

Cloudbreak Discovery PLC (LSE:CDL) CEO Kyler Hardy speaks to Proactive during an investor visit in London. The junior recently announced plans to move its mining activities into a new wholly-owned subsidiary called Cloudbreak Exploration.

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (“Nornickel”) has today provided an update regarding the U.S.$500,000,000 2.55 per cent. Loan Participation Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) issued by MMC Finance Designated Activity Company (the “Issuer”) for the sole purpose of financing a loan to Nornickel, as borrower.

This presentation may contain certain statements and projections provided by or on behalf of Pacific Nickel Mines Limited (“Pacific Nickel”) with respect to the anticipated future undertakings. These forward-looking statements reflect various assumptions by or on behalf of Pacific Nickel.

The global demand for critical and future-facing minerals is set to usher Australia into a new resources boom. There are currently hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of key minerals such as nickel, lithium, cobalt and manganese scattered across Australia.

Investor Relations
Karora Resources Inc. (TSX: KRR) (“Karora” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce senior management will host a conference call / webcast on November 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the Corporation’s third quarter 2022 results. The access information is provided below.

EnviroGold Global Limited, a Clean Technology Company accelerating the world’s transition to a circular-resource economy through the production of Metals Without Mining, is pleased to announce that Company founder

Stillwater Critical Minerals (formerly Group Ten Metals) (TSXV:PGE)(OTCQB:PGEZF)(FSE:5D32) (the “Company” or “SWCM”) announces that the Company has applied for TSX Venture Exchange approval to extend the expiry date on certain warrants that were due to expire November 21, 2022 (the “Warrants”).

Green Battery Minerals Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX-V: GEM, FSE: BK2P, WKN: A2QENP OTC: GBMIF) is very pleased to announce it has acquired the “Boudrias Property” located (50 km) northeast of Baie Comeau, Quebec.

Fathom Nickel Inc. (CSE:FNI) (FSE: 6Q5) (OTCQB: FNICF) (the “Company” or “Fathom”) is pleased to announce the completion of soil geochemistry, mapping and prospecting programs at the Tremblay-Olson area within the Company’s flagship Albert Lake Property (the “Fall Program”).

Arianne Phosphate The world of electric vehicles (EVs) is fraught with controversial opinions; companies and consumers alike have all but waged war over how to make the best battery possible. For decades, companies specifically North American companies placed their bets on lithium-ion batteries, which rely heavily on lithium, cobalt, and nickel resources.

Surge Battery Metals Inc. (the “Company” or “Surge”) (TSXV:NILI)(OTC PINK:NILIF)(FRA:DJ5C) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Corporate Advisory and Investment Banking Agreement with Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc. (“Network 1”).

Earnings/ Financial Results
Maverix Metals Inc. (“Maverix” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: MMX) (TSX: MMX) is pleased to announce that it has sold approximately 7,900 attributable gold equivalent ounces(1,2) (“GEOs”) during the three months ended September 30, 2022 and the Company remains on track to achieve its adjusted guidance of 28,000 to 31,000 attributable GEOs for 2022.(3)

Sherritt International Corporation (“Sherritt”, the “Corporation”, the “Company”) (TSX: S), a world leader in the mining and hydrometallurgical refining of nickel and cobalt from lateritic ores, today reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022. All amounts are in Canadian currency unless otherwise noted.

Environment/ Climate
Ring of Fire Metals (RoF Metals) has commenced two studies exploring the use of wind power and atmospheric carbon removal as part of planning for a net zero emissions mine in Northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire.

Management Change
CaNickel Mining Limited (TSXV: CML) (“CaNickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Anthony as Vice President, Corporate Development, effective immediately. In this role, Ms. Anthony’s responsibilities will include corporate development, contract negotiations, and oversight of the legal and financial matters of the Company.

Investor Relations
Nickel Industries Limited – September Quarter Results Webcast

Azure Minerals hits high-grade nickel at Ridgeline

Panther Metals PLC (LSE:PALM) chief executive Darren Hazelwood speaks to Proactive following the conclusion of drilling at the Wishbone site at the Obonga project in Ontario, Canada. The samples taken are now being packed and ready for transport to a laboratory for analysis.

Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX:GAL) chairman & managing director Brad Underwood chats with Proactive about confirmation of a new nickel sulphide zone near the Chinook deposit. Underwood discusses naming this discovery and further exploration plans. Drilling is continuing at Callisto and the next assay results are due this month. Galileo is also testing for high-value rhodium.


Layered double hydroxide (LDH) materials were widely applied for adsorption and photodegradation of pollutants for wastewater treatment. New efficient LDH materials with adsorption and photodegradation abilities will be promising candidates for pollutants removal.

Electrochemical water splitting (EWS) has been considered as an ideal strategy to produce renewable hydrogen energy. However, the application of EWS is hindered by its sluggish kinetics of oxygen evolution half-reaction. In this work, we successfully prepared an efficient MXene-Ni0.075Mn0.925O2/CC catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction

The positive effects of metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) on dark fermentation (DF) for biohydrogen synthesis have been increased, and the mechanism still needs to be further revealed. In this study, nickel-cobalt oxide (NiCo2O4) NPs were prepared to increase H2 yield via DF.

Lithium-oxygen batteries have much attracted attention due to their ultra-high theoretical energy density. However, its practical application is still hampered by many issues, which are mainly attributed to the slow kinetics of oxygen redox reaction/oxygen evolution reaction (ORR/OER) dynamics.

The combination of a polydopamine interface, solvothermal seeding of Pd(OAc)2, and ALD Al2O3 overcoat enables the formation of evenly-coated, ultralow Pd loading Ni foam monolith materials. The robust, easy to handle materials display excellent catalytic reactivity towards the hydrogenation of variably-functionalized nitroaromatics and styrenes at low temperatures and H2 pressure.     

Intellectual Property
Seoul, Nov. 4 — Korean Intellectual Property Office has published Entegris Inc’s patent application for a method for selectively removing nickel platinum material. The invention was developed by Hong Seongjin.

Munich, Nov. 3 — European Patent Office has published Kubota KK’s patent application for nickel-base alloy, heat-resistant and corrosion resistant component and component for heat-treatment furnace. The invention was developed by Kamitsuji Ayano, Asano Soichi, Enjo Yohei and Hashimoto Kunihide.

Munich, Nov. 3 — Dipsol Chem has filed a patent application for zinc-nickel-silica composite plating bath and method for plating using said plating bath. This invention was developed by Mikami Masayoshi and Inoue Manabu.

Munich, Nov. 3 — Korea Zinc Co Ltd and Korea Nickel have filed a patent application for economical method, using combination of wet and dry processes, for smelting nickel from nickel sulfide ores. This invention was developed by Choi Chang Young and Kim Byoung-Moon.

Munich, Nov. 3 — Exxelia has submitted a patent application for nickel-zinc-copper ferrite for application in a vuhf antenna. Ul Remy developed the invention.

Munich, Nov. 3 — European Patent Office has published Kubota KK’s patent application for nickel-base alloy, heat-resistant and corrosion resistant component and component for heat-treatment furnace. The invention was developed by Kamitsuji Ayano, Asano Soichi, Enjo Yohei and Hashimoto Kunihide.

Taipei, Nov. 2 — Ishihara Chemical has applied for Taiwan patent for nickel colloidal catalyst solution for electroless nickel or nickel alloy plating, method for electroless nickel or nickel alloy plating and method for manufacturing nickel-plated or nickel alloy substrate. Tanaka Koji, Satoh Issei and Okuno Ryosuke developed it.

Taipei, Nov. 2 — Unitika Ltd has submitted a patent application for nickel nanowires and method for producing the same. This invention was developed by Takeda Hirotaka and Yamada Chikako.

Taipei, Nov. 2 — Taiwan Patent Office has received Uemura Kogyo KK’s patent application for electroless nickel plating bath. Hashimoto Daisuke, Tanabe Katsuhisa, Nishimura Naoshi and Maruo Yoichi developed the invention.

Beijing, Nov. 1 — Perennial Midus Alloy has filed a patent application for detection device based on bending strength of nickel-titanium alloy wire. This invention was developed by Chen Ning.

Beijing, Nov. 1 — Liaoning Engineering Technology Univ has submitted a patent application for method for preparing nico hydrotalcite/foamed nickel composite material by taking co-mof as sacrificial template. Wang Xiaoliang and Zhang Duo developed the invention.

Beijing, Nov. 1 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Shanxi Taiji Stainless Steel’s patent application for hot rolling method of high-chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel wire rod. Tian Qi, Sun Mingshan, Wang Guiping and Wang Huimian developed the invention.

Beijing, Nov. 1 — Tianjin Cement Industry Design Res Institute Limited has submitted a patent application for low-nickel all-austenitic heat-resistant steel as well as preparation method and application thereof. This invention was developed by Liu Xu, Chen Xueyong, Xu Longxu, Wu Yongzhe and Shin Ji-Ho.

Beijing, Nov. 1 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Xuncheng Jinaviation New Mat’s patent application for vacuum niobium-nickel alloy preparation reduction furnace. The invention was developed by Yang Yefeng.

Beijing, Nov. 1 — Shaoxing Engler New Mat has sought patent for intelligent temperature detection device for metal nickel refining. This invention was developed by Ni Cuiqin, Xia Tian, Yu Bo and Jiang Yue.

Beijing, Nov. 1 — Yangzhou Zhonghuang Science and Tech Development Limited has submitted a patent application for lifting device of wafer nickel plating basket. Du Feng, Jia Jian and Chang Lin developed the invention.

Beijing, Nov. 1 — Jingui Energy Mat Limited, Hunan Changye Liaceae New Energy and Hunan Long Term Liaceae have submitted a patent application for basic nickel sulfate/nickel hydroxide composite precursor and preparation method thereof. Meng Lijun, Miao Xiaohuan, Zhang Haiyan, Hu Zhibing, Hou Xinyu, Liu Zhou and Zhang Pingting developed the invention.