Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : November 21 to 27
Production/Operations
Nickel mining in the Philippines will greatly benefit from the current global interest in electric vehicles (EVs), according to DMCI Mining Corp. But the company said the sector needs government support like subsidies and infrastructure to realize the full potential especially if battery manufacturing plants and ore processing facilities were to be setup in the country.

Horizonte Minerals (TSX: HZM) announced that it has entered into long-term power purchase agreements, thereby securing renewable power at a low cost for its 100%-owned Araguaia nickel project in Brazil, where construction is underway and production remains on track to commence in Q1 2024.

Azure Minerals (AZS) has recorded its highest grade nickel intersection to date at the Ridgeline deposit within the Andover project in Western Australia. The company holds 60 per cent of the project with Creasy Group, which holds the other 40 per cent.

Power Nickel (TSXV: PNPN) is set to expand its drill program at its Nisk project following the closing of a financing earlier this week. The financing, which consisted of both flow through and non-flow through units, raised gross proceeds of $4.2 million for the company.

Poseidon Nickel Ltd has completed a positive bankable feasibility study (BFS) for the Black Swan Project in Western Australia, which the company says puts it on track to becoming Australia’s next nickel sulphide concentrate producer.

Canada-based Wallbridge Mining Company has divested all its nickel assets, rights and obligations in Quebec and Ontario to nickel-copper PGE-focused explorer Archer Exploration. The offloaded nickel assets include 2,046 mining titles covering a 67,000ha area and a 100% stake in the Grasset nickel sulphide project in Quebec.

Lunnon Metals (ASX:LM8) reports that it has received results from a recently completed diamond drilling (DD) operation at the Baker Shoot, as part of its Kambalda Nickel Project in Western Australia. The completed DD operation was commenced to infill and extend the project’s initial JORC 2012 compliant Mineral Resource Estimate

Perth-based Aston Minerals (ASX: ASO) continues to report multiple nickel-cobalt intersections from drilling at its Bardwell prospect in Ontario. Results are still pending for six holes ahead of the maiden resource estimate, which is due to be delivered in mid-December, along with first estimates from Aston’s Edleston Main and Sirola gold prospects there.

Palladium One Mining Inc. is pleased to report additional assay results from the West Pickle massive sulphide discovery in Ontario, Canada. The Tyko Property hosts nickel, copper and cobalt, each of which has been designated a Critical Mineral. President and CEO, Derrick Weyrauch, commented, “Tyko continues to impress as a developing Nickel District.”

Geochemical assays have confirmed a significant gold intersection for Toro Energy about 80m north of where the company originally hit massive nickel sulphides at its Dusty project near Wiluna in WA.

Pacific Nickel has upgraded both the overall tonnage and grade of the resource at its Kolosori nickel project in the Solomon Islands as it moves to start DSO production in mid-2023. Resource at the project now stands at 7.08Mt grading 1.57% nickel at a 1.2% nickel cut-off, or 111,000t of contained nickel a 17% increase in total Mineral Resource tonnage

After a round of infill drilling Blackstone Minerals has confirmed high grades of up to 4.3 per cent nickel, 4.73 per cent copper and 18.2 grams per tonne platinum group elements, or “PGE” at the company’s Ta Khoa nickel project in Vietnam.

Results have been received for 9 of the 11 holes, confirming the presence of copper-nickel-PGE mineralisation at the Miki and Sortekap prospects as well as gold mineralisation in a previously unknown zone of quartz veins in Sortekap.

Resource at the project now stands at 7.08Mt grading 1.57% nickel at a 1.2% nickel cut-off, or 111,000t of contained nickel a 17% increase in total Mineral Resource tonnage and a 3% increase in grade from the previous estimate of 6.02Mt at 1.52% nickel. This equates to an approximate 20% increase in contained nickel.

Pricing
The prices of battery-grade nickel sulphate were 40,700-41,700 yuan/mt as of last Friday, an increase of 300 yuan/mt on the week. SMM battery-grade nickel sulphate price index stood at 40,948 yuan/mt as of last Friday, an increase of 213 yuan/mt on the week.

Investor Relations
Quebec Nickel Corp (CSE:QNI, OTCQB:QNICF) has said it is arranging a private placement for gross proceeds of up to C$10 million, with the offering to be led by EMD Financial Inc. The company said the offering includes up to C$5 million of units at a price of C$0.20 per unit, adding that the proceeds will be used for general working capital purposes.

Fund Raising/Grants
A Hong Kong stock market debut puts Jakarta at the centre of China’s electric-car boom. Lygend Resources & Technology (2245.HK), a Chinese nickel trader, is looking to raise up to $594 million in an initial public offering to expand in Indonesia. The company’s presence in the resource-rich archipelago allows it to export copious quantities of the metal, which is in high demand back home.

Lygend Resources & Technology Co., a Chinese nickel producer and trader, wants to raise as much as $593 million in its Hong Kong initial public offering, becoming the latest company along the electric-vehicle supply chain to tap public markets in a lackluster year for debuts.

Capacities/Facilities
Korean battery maker SK On Co. said Friday it has signed an initial agreement with two battery component producers to build a facility in Indonesia to produce an intermediate nickel product for electric vehicle batteries to secure stable supply of the key material.

Exports/ Imports
Indonesia plans to appeal against the World Trade Organization’s EU-leaning ruling on its nickel ore export ban, in what analysts say is an unwinnable case that will create an uncertain investment climate in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

Government/Regulatory
Nickel processing goes on (The Jakarta Post)
The recent decision of the panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body against Indonesia’s policy of banning raw nickel export should not in any way distract the government’s focus on its well-designed strategy to develop the processing of nickel and other minerals in the country.

News Stories
Production/Operations
Battery metals and minerals are big business in Canada, with Natural Resources Canada reporting: “In 2020, the direct contribution of Canada’s minerals and metals sector to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) was $70bn, which represented 3% of Canada’s total GDP.

World consumption of nickel, one of the commodities seeing an upswing in demand due to its use in batteries, could rise from 2.4 million tonnes per annum in 2020 to between 3.8Mt and 4.

The global nickel market surplus declined to 14,400 tonnes in September from 23,600 tonnes in August, data from the Lisbon-based International Nickel Study Group (INSG) showed on Monday. During the first nine months of the year, theglobal marketwas in a surplus of 61,000 tonnes compared with a deficit of 160,600 tonnes in the same period of 2021, INSG data shows.

BHP’s (ASX: BHP) takeover bid for OZ Minerals (ASX: OZL) has turned a spotlight on the enormous untapped critical metals potential of central Australia and could spark fresh interest in Wingellina, the original nickel discovery in the Musgrave Ranges, and the small company which now owns it, NiCo Resources (ASX: NC1).

Metso Outotec says it will deliver thickeners for a nickel laterite hydrometallurgy project owned by China’s Ningbo Lygend Resources Technology Ltd on Ono island in Indonesia. The order covers 25 state-of-the-art thickener units for its nickel laterite HPAL (High Pressure Acid Leaching) project, the OEM says.

Commodities trader Trafigura has agreed a $600 million syndicated financing facility with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) to develop cobalt and copper mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In the September 2022 quarter, Greenbushes achieved record production of 361,227 tonnes of spodumene concentrate, an increase of seven per cent from the June 2022 quarter. This has resulted in an uplift of 190 new jobs in the past year, bringing the local operations workforce to over 900.

Infinity Mining spots visible WA lithium from maiden RC program

To mine the deep sea means long and costly expeditions to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with technology that’s still being tested. Shallow waters on the continental shelf, however, are more attractive for prospective miners.

The country’s mining companies have urged the government to address the inconsistencies in the rules governing the industry, as its growth has been stymied by policies that constantly change halfway through. “To give an example, a few months ago, there was a multinational company that came to the Philippines because we were able to lift the moratorium (on new mining deals)

One of the most vexing issues facing the Northland has been the issue of sulfate produced by past iron mining and proposed copper-nickel mines. Rivers of ink have been spilled over concerns about acid mine drainage and the potential for damage to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with good reason.

Quake cuts power to Goldfields underground mine, triggering five-hour emergency response involving 89 miners

The Ontario Government announced on Thursday the launch of the Critical Minerals Innovation Fund (CMIF) which aims to enhance research and development of new technologies for the mining and exploration sector.

THE Didipio Mine bagged three Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Awards (PMIEA) during the recently concluded 68th Annual National Mines Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) in Baguio City.

RIO Tuba Nickel Mining Corp. (RTNMC), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC), was able to register a total national (value-added) multiplier effect of P44.2 billion between 2017 and 2021 or P8.8 billion per year from its various economic projects, according to a study by economic consulting and research firm Center for Research and Communication (CRC).

Town’s confidence in underground mine safety unshaken after earthquake cuts communication with miners

Drilling at Chalice Mining’s (CHN) Julimar project has extended the high-grade sulphide zones at the northern end of the Gonneville deposit in the area. The company said this drilling highlighted the potential for “material” resource growth at the WA-based project, with several “outstanding” new intersections up to 650 metres beyond the existing resource area.

Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX:GAL) MD Brad Underwood speaks with Proactive after delivering the highest rhodium grades to date from diamond drilling at the Callisto palladium-platinum-gold-rhodium-copper-nickel discovery within the Norseman Project in Western Australia. He says the rhodium assays were observed to be increasing at depth within high-grade palladium-platinum seams.

If you’ve spent any time looking at junior mining stocks you’d be familiar with the theory that the best place to find a gold mine, or any other kind of metals deposit for that matter, is underneath an old one.

Poseidon Nickel (POS) has completed a bankable feasibility study (BFS) for a 1.1-million-tonne-per-annum (Mtpa) operation at its Black Swan project in Western Australia. The company is looking at restarting the project, which has been shut down for over a decade and comprises the Silver Swan and Black Swan open pit mines, as well as the Black Swan concentrator.

With gold projects in Colombia under way, Los Cerros (ASX: LCL) is now sharpening its battery metals focus by picking up five nickel-copper (and gold) deposits in Papua New Guinea. The Perth-based company is not only acquiring privately-owned Footprint Resources but putting its two geologist directors and exploration team on the Los Cerros payroll to take the projects forward.

Boadicea Resources Ltd (ASX:BOA) has won two out of three ballots to snap up a lithium-nickel licence near its Bald Hill East Project in WA. The licence, colloquially known as Ant Hill, is at the heart of a highly prospective lithium region 450 kilometres east of Perth.

As of November 25, bonded zone inventory of nickel stood at 5,180 mt, up 380 mt from November 18. The inventory of nickel briquette and nickel plate was 1,250 mt and 3,930 mt respectively. Imports of spot pure nickel suffered losses as the SHFE/LME nickel price ratio dropped to around 7.5.

Mining industry veteran Mark Selby has for years been telling anyone who would listen that the production of nickel a metal key to batteries and the energy transition was getting so concentrated in just a few countries that a cartel-like organization to control supply was inevitable.

DMCI Mining Corp. reported that its nine-month net income had dropped by 17 percent due to the decline in volume and average nickel grade sold. Net earnings of DMCI Mining, a unit of Consunji-led DMCI Holdings Inc., fell to P1.17 billion from P1.41 billion a year prior.

Members of Norway House Cree Nation raised concerns about information sharing, environmental impacts and community employment at a consultation for a potential nickel mine in the area. Last Thursday, Flying Nickel Mining Corporation and the Government of Manitoba hosted a public consultation around the Minago Nickel Project ‘ a possible development

Canada-based Kedalion Nickel’s recommended takeover offer for ASX-listed Cannon Resources has been declared unconditional. Cannon on Tuesday urged its remaining shareholders to accept the 45c-a-share cash offer from Kandelion, which is scheduled to close on December 21, unless extended.

Craig Jetson has resigned as managing director and chief executive officer of St Barbara. He will be replaced by Dan Lougher, who assumes the mantle on November 28. Lougher is a highly experienced mining executive who was most recently the managing director and CEO of successful Western Australian nickel miner Western Areas

AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) has announced plans to shut down its Torrens Island “B” gas power station in South Australia on 30 June 2026, aiming to transform the site into a low-carbon industrial energy hub for the future.

The new text, an electoral promise of Andry Rajoelina, would significantly increase taxation in the sector in Madagascar. It is due to go through cabinet shortly, but is bitterly contested within the government and is likely to spark an outcry from the Chamber of Mines.

During her recent travel to Manila, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris launched a U.S. Trade and Development Agency grant to Eramen Minerals, Inc. (EMI), a Filipino mining company, for a feasibility study to advance the development of an environmentally sustainable nickel processing facility in the Philippines.

The US and the Philippines will open talks on a deal for the Asian nation to build nuclear power plants with American technology, Vice President Kamala Harris announced. Harris is set to meet Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte Carpio in Manila on Monday as part of an Asian trip to deepen security and economic ties.

The deal includes drill ready prospects that’ll be acquired for A$350,000 cash, 65 million shares equivalent to 10% of Los Cerros’ issued capital – and jobs Glenn Twomey and John Dobe. Los Cerros is acquiring Twomey and Dobe’s company Footprint Resources, holder of nearly 4000sq.km of ground in PNG.

Although they bring many benefits, mining companies have long been criticised for their environmental practices. Despite its best efforts, the sector has had a less than spotless record of cleaning up after itself. Only recently have miners begun assessing their impact on communities and the surroundings.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to bolster its regulatory powers on small and large-scale mining to ensure that standards are updated and that mining firms are strictly implementing their respective safety and health programs for workers.

On the back of a promising auger drilling program and electromagnetic, or “EM” survey, West Perth-based minerals explorer Emu NL is spinning the drill bit in its maiden RC campaign at its Viper project in WA’s South West.

South Korean truck drivers have gone on strike for the second time this year, threatening to disrupt transportation of petrochemicals, metals and other commodity products. Truckers began industrial action over pay and conditions on 24 November.

Ardea Resources has laid out exploration plans for critical minerals across its 4200-square-kilometre portfolio that includes the company’s Kalgoorlie, Perrinvale and Bedonia nickel projects in WA’s Eastern Goldfields.

Technology Minerals PLC – London-based company focused on creating a circular economy for battery metals – Report results from grab sampling across mineralised veins and alteration zones at its Aramo copper, cobalt and nickel project in Asturias in northwestern Spain.

Sudbury is historically known for nickel. But there remain hundreds of millions of tonnes of overlooked and valuable mineral commodities left behind by mining activity over the decades. An upstart mining company with ambitions to be Sudbury’s next producer is seizing on an opportunity to bring a former INCO mine back into production, possibly by the end of next year.

State officials yesterday opened 499 bids for copper-nickel leases, the start of a process that could result in a $10 million exploration boom in northern Minnesota. The bids will be reviewed by the Department of Natural Resources and awarded on Dec. 14.

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) faced with an 8-fold increase in lithium prices, convulsions on the nickel market and ever-present worries about cobalt supply from the Congo, are being forced to look downstream to secure supply for their ambitious expansion plans.

Taxation
The US government last Friday imposed sanctions on several Russian- and Belarusian-owned nickel mining companies. Stainless steel futures in Asia rise 1.5%. The STOXX 600 gives EU companies a positive tailwind. And India is taking an early hit on its steel export tax.

Studies/Surveys
High-performance magnets are the backbone of many vital green technologies, including wind turbines and electric vehicles, but mining for the rare-earth materials at the heart of these machines can have a hefty environmental impact.

In a study published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., a research team, led by Prof. GAO Minrui and Prof. YANG Qing from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), developed a new catalyst with excellent CO-tolerance and a low cost, realizing the improved performance of fuel cells.

RUDN University chemists obtained a metal-containing complex with an unusual planar architecture. The unexpected structure was formed due to the spontaneous fixation of carbon dioxide from the air during the reaction. This compound exhibits unusual magnetic properties (spin glass behaviour). This can be useful for creating memory storage devices.

Business Expansion
Korean Zinc and commodities trader Trafigura are in advanced talks to form a joint venture to build a nickel smelter as part of the Korean company’s expansion in renewable energy, batteries and resource recycling, they said late on Wednesday.

Awards/Accolades
Two of its subsidiaries, Hinatuan Mining Corp. (HMC) and Taganito Mining Corp. (TMC), were this year’s recipient of the coveted Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award, the country’s highest accolade for mining operators that have shown exemplary performance in the area of environment enhancement

Two Surigao del Norte-based affiliates of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) have been awardees of the prestigious Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) for this year. In a statement Tuesday, NAC said Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC) in Taganaan town

Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC) once again takes center stage as two of its affiliates were accorded the most coveted Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) in the recently concluded 68th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) in Baguio City.

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has selected five top international and domestic performers to receive awards for their distinctions, contributions, and successes in mineral exploration and development.

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has named the recipients for the 2023 PDAC Awards, which recognise participants distinctions, contributions and successes in mineral exploration and development.

In a rapidly consolidating sector for primary underground load and haul machines, Olifantsfontein, South Africa-based Rham Equipment remains one of the few smaller, innovative and nimble players which has enabled it to stay at the forefront of development and customisation in areas like battery electric power.

Investment
South Korea’s LG Chem said on Tuesday it will invest more than $3 billion to build a battery cathode factory in Tennessee, as it ramps up plans to meet rising demand for U.S. electric vehicle components.

Brixton Metals (TSX-V: BBB) today announced the closing of the non-brokered private placement of common shares in the capital of Brixton by BHP Investments Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Group.

Fund Raising/Grants
A climate fund founded by Bill Gates is investing in technology that uses surges of electricity to shatter rocks and mineral ores in a bid to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions at mines. A European fund tied to Gates Breakthrough Energy Ventures invested 12 million ($12.3 million) in the I-ROX pulsed-power venture with Robert Friedland’s I-Pulse Inc.

Legal Action
This Nov. 18 wave of sanctions targeted Dmitry Kudryakov and Iryna Litviniuk for allegedly leading bribery and corruption schemes in Guatemala to protect Russian mining interests, as well as Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN), ProNiCo and Mayaníquel, which are subsidiaries of the Swiss-based Solway Investment Group.

Investor Relations
South Sudan mining on investor radar (Mining Review Africa)
Unlike the oil sector, for which South Sudan inherited a mature industry complete with access to infrastructure, including several pipelines extending north through Sudan to the Red Sea, mining had remained untapped until recently.

If you have Re 1 and 50 paise coins, then you should check to see if they are the cupronickel (copper-nickel) coins shown below. This is because as per a notice put up by an ICICI Bank branch in a New Delhi locality, certain coinsare not allowed to be re-issued.

Panther Metals has achieved more than the average small cap in its first year as an ASX-listed company, having unearthed a significant nickel-cobalt resource as well as serving up multiple bonanza grade gold hits.

The chief executive of Aurubis AG, Europe’s biggest copper smelter, said on Thursday he was disappointed by the London Metal Exchange’s decision not to ban Russian metals. “I was disappointed that LME didn’t take the action,” Roland Harings told Reuters in an interview on the sideline of the CRU World Copper Conference Asia in Singapore.

Contract/Orders
The two sides vowed to actively push for cooperation throughout their industry value chains from minerals and materials to secondary cells and to EVs. For that, they will sign an MOU “swiftly” to expand the scope of their minerals trade to various kinds, including nickel and cobalt.

Management Change
Appian Capital Advisory LLP (“Appian” or the “Company”), the investment advisor to long-term value-focused private equity funds that invest solely in mining and mining-related companies, today announces the appointment of Silvio Lima as Head of Corporate Affairs, ESG and Community Engagement.

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Environment/ Climate
The Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom has offered a more advanced fuel option to India’s largest nuclear power station at Kudankulam, which will allow its reactors to run for an extended two-year cycle without stopping to load fresh fuel.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
Car companies across the globe are scrambling for battery supplies and on top of critical materials shortages, they’re facing governmental regulations that restrict how and where they get what they need to turn away from the internal-combustion engine.

South Korean cathode material suppliers global market share is rising fast, but their reliance on raw materials imported from China is still very high. For example, their lithium hydroxide imports from China amounted to US$2.5 billion for the first 10 months of this year, up more than 600 percent year on year.

BHP Group Ltd is bracing for rising costs into the middle of the decade, adding to headwinds facing the copper market which is facing short-term oversupply, an executive said on Wednesday. ‘We’ve seen some substantial cost inflation. We don’t think we’ve seen the end of it yet.

A stronger US Dollar weighed on most of the commodities complex. The oil market also saw significant volatility after reports that OPEC+ is looking to increase supply at its next meeting. These reports were later denied by Saudi Arabia

Economy
In January this year, the world economy was just about poised to recover from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February put to an end all hopes of a global recovery. The Chinese government’s policy of stringent lockdowns to contain continuing outbreaks of covid was like rubbing salt on a wound.

The Ontario government is investing in the critical minerals sector by launching a two-year, $5 million Critical Minerals Innovation Fund to enhance research and development of new technologies. The fund will support Ontario-based innovation that will help build the supply chain for clean technologies

Human Resources/ Employees Related
BHP has confirmed that all Nickel West employees are safe after it temporarily lost communication with its underground workers following an earthquake on Wednesday. Geoscience Australia reported that a magnitude 4 light-shallow focus seismic event struck near the mine at Leinster in Western Australia on Wednesday, at a depth of five kilometres.

Pricing
The recent rise in aluminum, copper, and nickel price have created some short-term uncertainty as companies finalize their long-term contracts for 2023. Earlier this month, all three metals rose on the back of rumors that China might begin easing zero-COVID restrictions.

Iron ore prices are down this morning on the latest bad Covid news out of China, with tighter restrictions to cases in Beijing and the first death in six months in an 87-year-old man. Despite the steam given to commodity markets from the unwinding of aspects of China’s Covid rules, China’s hardline policy remains in place.

Government/Regulatory
The Western Australian government on Monday expressed support for increased production from the Greenbushes lithium joint venture (JV) operation. Greenbushes is owned by Talison Lithium, which is a JV between US major Albemarle Corporation and JV partner Tianqi Lithium and IGO.

Federal Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is selling Canada’s battery-supply chain prowess in Asia again this week, but this time he has a new boast in his back pocket.

The growing market for electric vehicles and their batteries presents new opportunities for northern Ontario cities like Sudbury, says the city’s new mayor. In his inaugural speech as mayor, Paul Lefebvre said the city, which has had active mines for more than 100 years, can play a critical role in the electrification of the global economy.

Indonesia is the world’s third-largest producer of coal. Not only does it power the country, it powers the economy. But the country’s president, Joko Widodo, wants to change that. Indonesia is garnering global attention due to its stock of nickel and cobalt, core elements in the batteries needed for the booming electric vehicle industry.

Capacities/Facilities
In the race to build a North American hub to support the electric-vehicle industry and challenge China’s dominance, one tiny Quebec community is charging ahead. Becancour is drawing corporate giants to the French-speaking Canadian province with its ambitions to make this industrial outpost, halfway between Montreal

Business Partnership
Global mining group Anglo American (LSE: AAL) announced Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aurubis to develop a copper product offering that responds to increasing expectations for future-enabling metals that are sustainably sourced and supplied.

Stock/Shares
One of the unquestioned ASX 200 darlings of the post pandemic era, Chalice Mining (ASX:CHN) has fallen back down to Earth somewhat in 2022. Down over 40% on its end of 2021 highs, the explorer has been wading in tempestuous waters as localised community opposition to its Julimar nickel-copper-PGE discovery

Opinion/Feature/Trends
Press Release
Production/Operations
We will generate a million tonnes of carbon credits per year when ramped up: Canada Nickel CEO

The Company takes further steps to ramp up production capacities at Norilsk Concentrator (part of Medvezhy Ruchey, Nornickel’s subsidiary). Among them is installation of a new crushing unit that will enable to process up to 9.2 mt of ore per year.

Exploration activities are continuing across the >30km long Julimar Complex, with two diamond drill rigs currently drilling across the 10km long Hartog-Baudin strike length and four rigs continuing

An Emerging Western Australian Gold and Battery Metals Explorer

Managing Director and CEO Mr Steve Norregaard commented With 98% of the Resource now in Indicated Resource category this further reinforces the robustness of the recently completed Scoping Study outcomes.

Aston Minerals Limited (ASX: ASO, “Aston Minerals” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the resource definition drilling across the Bardwell Nickel-Cobalt Prospect and the initial

Auric Mining Limited (ASX: AWJ) (Auric or the Company) is pleased to announce the Company’s Chalice West Project drilling program near Higginsville-Widgiemooltha, Western Australia was completed on 22 November 2022. A total of 227 aircore holes have been drilled for 7200 metres.

This presentation has been prepared by Widgie Nickel Limited (“WIN” or the “Company”) to assist in informing interested parties about the Company. It should not be considered as an offer or invitation to subscribe for or purchase any securities in the Company or as an inducement to make an offer or invitation with respect to securities in the Company.

Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:HPY) (“Happy Creek” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on project activities conducted during the 2022 field season on the Company’s 100% owned Highland Valley and Cariboo properties, located in south central British Columbia.

Metallis Resources Inc. (TSXV: MTS) (OTCQB: MTLFF) (the “Company” or “Metallis”) is pleased to announce assay results from drill hole KH22-46, the first hole from the Company’s 2022 exploration program (the “Program”) at its 100%-owned Kirkham Property situated in the prolific Golden Triangle

Avidian Gold Corp. (“Avidian” or the “Company”) (TSXV:AVG) announces that it has received an extension from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) to close its non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”) that was previously announced on October 17, 2022. The Company currently anticipates Offering will close in one or more tranches on or before December 15, 2022.

The company had applied for the additional 105km2 of prospective tenure, which will take the total area up to 339km2, following a site visit which highlighted its kaolin potential. A review of geophysics data by an external consultant also highlighted large and untested magnetic and structural anomalies to the east and northeast of the original project area.

Mining and Metallurgical Norilsk Nickel : Nornickel Scenarios for Climate-Related Risk Assessment

Ragnar Metals Hits Nickel, Cobalt, Copper at Sweden’s Tullsta Nickel Project

A-Cap Energy Uncovers Nickel, Cobalt at Wilconi Project

Raiden Resources Confirms Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Elements in Mt Sholl Project in Western Australia

Firetail Resources Starts Drilling at Queensland Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese Project

Power Nickel Inc. is pleased to announce it has completed its over-subscribed non-brokered private placement of 13,750,000 flow-through units (each, an “FT Unit”) at a price of $0.20 per FT Unit and 14,425,000 non-flow-through units (each an “NFT Unit”) at a price of $0.10 per NFT Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of CAD$4,192,500. (the “Private Placement”).

Investor Relations
Canadian North Resources Inc. (the Company, TSXV: CNRI, FSE:EO0, which is E-O-zero) is pleased to report its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Widgie Nickel Limited (ASX: WIN) (“Widgie” or the “Company”) advises that the resolutions put to the Company’s shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on Friday, 25 November 2022 were all passed on a poll.

ALX Resources Corp. (TSXV: AL) (FSE: 6LLN) (OTC: ALXEF) (“ALX” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing today of the third and final tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement (see ALX news releases dated (October 24, 2022, November 3, 2022, and November 17, 2022)

Silver Elephant Mining Corp. (TSX: ELEF) (OTCQX: SILEF) (FSE: 1P2N) (“Silver Elephant” or the “Company”) announces that it proposes to undertake a non-brokered private placement (the “Placement”) of up to 3 million Units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of $0.45 per Unit to raise aggregate gross proceeds of up to $1,350,000.

Premium Nickel Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PNRL) (“PNRL” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a CAD 7 million bridge loan financing (the “Bridge Loan”) from Pinnacle Island LP, an arm’s-length limited partnership formed under the laws of the Province of Ontario (the “Lender”), which is evidenced by the issuance of a promissory note by the Company to the Lender (the “Promissory Note”).

Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, announces that today its shareholders on the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) elected the members of Board of Directors in the following composition

Event/Conference/Seminar
I would like to begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land.

Enduro Metals is pleased to announce that the Company will be attending and presenting at the 121 Mining Investment Conference in London, UK. The Conference is taking place on November 22-23rd, 2022.

Azimut Exploration Inc. (“Azimut” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AZM) (OTCQX: AZMTF) announces that the Company will be participating in the Quebec Mines + nergie Conference with technical presentations on its Rex and Rex South projects, as well as its James Bay Nickel project.

Environment/ Climate
Mining company South32 CEO Graham Kerr today said the mining industry was crucial to power the sustainability revolution, and needed to work with communities to make a positive difference. At the QUT Business Leaders Forum, Mr Kerr said the world was going to need more copper, nickel, zinc and aluminium to fully decarbonise.

Fund Raising/Grants
Eden, a company developing novel techniques to increase permeability and characterize geologic reservoirs, announced today that it has been selected as part of a project team to receive $3,517,450 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Widgie Nickel Updates Mineral Resource of Armstrong Deposit

Jervois Global Limited (“Jervois”) (ASX:JRV) (TSXV:JRV) (OTC:JRVMF) is pleased to announce it will receive A$0.5 million funding from the NSW Government to advance testwork associated with underpinning a BFS for its 100%-owned Nico Young nickel-cobalt project under the NSW Critical Minerals

I-ROX SAS is today revealing that it has received EURO 12 million in funding from Breakthrough Energy Ventures-Europe (BEV-E). I-ROX is a collaborative effort between BEV-E and I-Pulse. I-Pulse, a private American company, is a global leader and developer of pulsed-power technology with its research facilities based in Toulouse, France.

Earnings/ Financial Results
Sumitomo Metal Mining : (All Download) Consolidated Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended September 30, 2022

Inomin Mines : Quarterly earnings

Gungnir Resources : Q3 2022 Management Discussion & Analysis Statements

Merger/Acquisitions
Mosaic Minerals Corporation (CSE: MOC) (“Mosaic” or “The Company”) has acquired by map staking a 29-cell property comprising approximately 1,490 hectares east of the Adina lithium showing, in Jamesie (QC).

ArcPacific Resources Corp. (TSXV: ACP) (FSE: P21P) (OTC Pink: ACPRF) (“ACP” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into an option agreement dated November 20, 2022 (the “Option Agreement”) to acquire a 100% interest in the TL Nickel Project (the “Property”) located 50 kilometres northwest of Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co (nickel-copper-cobalt) mine

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Production/Operations
Flying Nickel Mining Corp (TSX-V:FLYN, OTCQB:FLYNF) CEO John Lee speaks to Proactive about the outlook for the company’s Minago project in Manitoba, Canada. Lee claims that Minago is “one of the very few nickel sulphide projects in North America that could potentially bring the nickel on-stream by 2027” and also gives his take on what the EV revolution means for the nickel market.

Blogs and Forums
Production/Operations
There are several opportunities in the electric vehicle (EV) industry as the globe is on the cusp of an EV revolution. By 2025, the move from conventional to electric autos is expected to have had a profound impact on the automotive industry, according to experts.

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Studies/Surveys
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Studies/Surveys
Versailles Santa Barbara-5 (VSB-5) is a prominent example of nanoporous nickel-based materials for energy storage applications due to their high theoretical specific capacitance, thermal and chemical stability, and ease of synthesis. Yet, improving the electrochemical properties of VSB-5 for high-performance

Metal-doped cobalt spinel oxides are considered to be effective materials to improve the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) performance. However, the doping sites of nickel in Co3O4 spinel (octahedral sites or tetrahedral sites) remain controversial, leading to a poor understanding of the effects of nickel.

Introducing promoters on Ni-based catalysts for CO2 methanation have been proved to be positive for enhancing their performance. And the correlation of the promotion mechanism and the reaction pathway is significant for designing efficient catalysts.

Heteroatom-containing motifs are one of the most privileged scaffolds for pharmaceuticals, agrochemical, and functional materials. Transition-metal-catalyzed carbon-heteroatom bond-forming reactions have emerged as an indispensable synthetic tool for the rapid assembly of these valuable skeletons.

Heterogeneous electrocatalysis typically depends on the surface electronic states of active sites. Modulating the surface charge state of an electrocatalysts can be employed to improve performance. Among all the investigated materials, nickel (Ni)-based catalysts are the only non-noble-metal-based alternatives for both hydrogen oxidation

Patent
Intellectual Property
Beijing, Nov. 26 — Hangzhou Xinchuan New Mat has submitted a patent application for crucible melt remote monitoring, temperature control and feeding system for nano nickel powder production. Xie Shangchuan, Chen Ziliang, Liu Dekun and Jiang Zejun developed the invention.

Munich, Nov. 25 — Deringer Ney has filed a patent application for platinum-nickel-based alloys, products and methods of making and using same. This invention was developed by Bowen Patrick and Smith Edward.

Munich, Nov. 25 — Prime Planet Energy & Solutions has applied for European patent for terminal component, secondary battery and method for producing the terminal component. Sakurai Takahiro and Ohata Kota developed it.

Munich, Nov. 25 — European Patent Office has received TCC Steel’s patent application for nickel-plated stainless steel sheet having excellent processability and manufacturing method thereof. Chung Jin Hwan, Kwon Tae Woo, Baek Hyun Jun, Kim Yoon Han and Jeon Jun Mo developed the invention.

Beijing, Nov. 23 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Sichuan Light Chemical Engineering Univ’s patent application for amorphous nickel-phosphorus alloy coating and preparation method thereof. Lu Jianhong, Gong Min, Yu Liusi, Lin Xiuzhou, Su Wei and Fan Jinlong developed the invention.

Beijing, Nov. 23 — Univ Beijing Chemical has applied for Chinese patent for preparation method and application of polyacid supported metal nickel hydroalkylation bifunctional catalyst. Wei Min, Zhang Yuanjing, Yang Yusen and Hou Quandong developed it.

Beijing, Nov. 23 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Hunan Mercuric Chloride New Material Science and Tech Limited’s patent application for electromagnetic shielding fabric electric brush nickel plating production equipment and method. Mu Wudi developed the invention.

Beijing, Nov. 23 — Foshan Science and Tech College has filed a patent application for method for preparing high-nickel ternary single crystal material precursor through coprecipitation method. This invention was developed by Chen Yong, Cao Bokai and He Kangyu.

Beijing, Nov. 23 — Wanhua Chemical Group has submitted a patent application for metallographic etchant suitable for nickel-molybdenum alloy and etching method. This invention was developed by Liu Yangyang, Li Wenting, Wang Longshan, Bao Encheng, Huang Huaiwei and Zhang Hongke.

London, Nov. 22 — Armadillo Metal Coatings has filed a patent application for coated metallic substrates. This invention was developed by Alex Nielsen and Geraint Williams.

Taipei, Nov. 22 — Univ Nat Chung Hsing has submitted a patent application for corrosion-resistant alloy including chromium, germanium, cobalt, iron and nickel. This invention was developed by Yan Xiu-Gang, Cai Ming-Hong and Li Guang-Fu.

Taipei, Nov. 22 — Atotech Deutschland has submitted a patent application for nickel electroplating bath for depositing a decorative nickel coating on a substrate. This invention was developed by Wachter Philipp, Neelamegam Rajasekaran, Hartmann Philip and Schulz Klaus-Dieter.

Taipei, Nov. 22 — Taiwan Patent Office has released JCU Corp’s patent application for electroplating solution for iron-nickel alloy including low thermal expansion coefficient and electroplating method using the same. This invention was developed by Hori Masao.