Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : January 16 to 22
New work on developing a weak-acid washing strategy for layered nickel-rich cathodes was published in Energy Material Advances. Satisfying the requirements of cost and performance is imperative for commercialized batteries,” said paper author Lai Chen, associate professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering in Beijing Institute of Technology.

Panther Metals (ASX:PNT) has started 2023 they way they ended 2022 with plenty going on as it continues to build on the successes of last year. News on the assays from diamond drilling at the Ironstone gold project are expected to roll in over the coming months, with MD and CEO Daniel Tuffin saying he also expects to finalise drill plans for 2023 next month.

BHP’s accelerator program, BHP Xplor, has announced its first cohort of seven companies to help with copper, nickel and other critical mineral discoveries. BHP Xplor was introduced by the major miner in August 2022 and has since gone through hundreds of applications.

Larvotto Resources (LRV) has identified encouraging nickel and chrome results at the Dickie Dyke prospect within its Eyre project in Western Australia. The results come from a geochemical soil survey undertaken at the prospect, which is positioned 70 kilometres east of Norseman in the Eastern Goldfields.

Canada’s Talon Metals Corp said on Thursday it had intercepted new high-grade nickel-copper mineralization in the Tamarack mine project in Minnesota. Demand for nickel, a silvery-white metal used to boost energy storage in a battery’s cathode, is expected to jump over the next decade as electric vehicles go mainstream.

Recently listed nickel sulphide explorer Nordic Nickel (ASX: NNL) is one of seven junior companies selected to participate in BHP’s (ASX: BHP) inaugural Xplor program. BHP Xplor is a cohort-based accelerator program, designed to support early-stage mineral exploration start-ups to find critical resources, such as copper and nickel, required for the global energy transition.

In a release issued under the same headline earlier today by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM), please note that in the “Gold” table of the “Production guidance by operation” section, the numbers on the “Cobre Panama” line under “2023” should read “140 – 160” instead of “140 – 160 150”.

Canada Nickel (TSXV: CNC) is indicating this morning that it has confirmed a major discovery at the Reid Property, which is found 16 kilometres from its flagship project, the Crawford Nickel Project.

JS Energy, a subsidiary of China’s secondary battery material company, Ronbay, is beginning the full-fledged start of its cathode material factory in Chungju. Sangyeol Yoo, the executive director of JS Energy, said that, Cathode materials for EV batteries are planned to begin shipping from the Chungju factory in the 1st quarter,

CaNickel Mining Ltd. (TSXV: CML) (“CaNickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to release a summary of the results of a current independent Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) and Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) on the Company’s Bucko Lake Mine (“the Project”) located 110 km southwest of Thompson, Manitoba near the Town of Wabowden.

Quebec Nickel Corp (CSE:QNI, OTCQB:QNICF) has announced that its winter 2023 drilling program will begin within the next 10 days at the Ducros nickel-copper-platinum group elements (Ni-Cu-PGE) project in Quebec, following the completion of a financing that raised over $8.5 million.

Nickel Mining Corp. (TSXV: FLYN) (OTCQB: FLYNF) (“Flying Nickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the following update on its Minago Nickel. Platinum-Group-Metals project (“Minago Project”) located in the Thompson. Nickel Belt in Canada: Environmental Act License and Notice of Alternation.

Fresh assays from a phase two RC drilling program at Mantle Minerals Highway deposit, part of the larger Pardoo nickel project near Port Hedland in WA’s Pilbara region have delivered several broad intercepts including 68m at 0.44 per cent nickel from 57m.

Indonesian conglomerate Bakrie & Brothers is looking to acquire a nickel mine in the resource-rich island of Sulawesi to supply a planned integrated industrial park to produce electric vehicle batteries, an executive said on Friday.

Business Partnership
Swiss company Glencore, one of the largest and globally diversified natural resource companies, said the Philippines can be a potential partner for nickel and copper processing to expand its local operation.

Global Energy Metals Corp. (TSXV:GEMC) (OTC:GBLEF) (FSE:5GE1) (“Global Energy Metals”, the “Company” and/or “GEMC”), a multi-jurisdictional, multi-commodity critical mineral exploration and development company focused on growth-oriented battery metal projects supporting the global transition to clean energy, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a transaction implementation agreement

Prospector Metals Corp said it has acquired, via staking, a 100% interest in the Devon and Garden nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE) projects near Thunder Bay, Ontario. These latest acquisitions result from the firm’s strategic focus on evaluating nickel-copper-PGE potential in the region through re-evaluating publicly available data to define robust drill-ready targets, which have been overlooked.

Fund Raising/Grants
ASX-listed Nickel Industries has announced plans for a $471-million capital raise to fund the acquisition of a 10% interest in two producing nickel assets, including a greater stake in the Oracle nickel project.

Nickel Asia Corporation is investing an additional P2.92 billion in Emerging Power, Inc. (EPI) to raise its stake in its renewable energy subsidiary to 95.8 percent.In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the firm said its Board of Directors has approved the planned investment which will be made through a subscription to additional common shares of EPI.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
Stellantis and Terrafame announced the signing of a supply agreement for nickel sulphate to be used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Beginning in 2025, Finland-based Terrafame will supply Stellantis with nickel sulphate over the five-year term of the agreement.

Germany’s BASF (BASFn.DE) and French miner Eramet (ERMT.PA) are finalising a $2.6 billion partnership deal to invest in a facility in Indonesia to process nickel for use in batteries for electric vehicles, Indonesian officials said.

News Stories
The mining industry has seen its fair share of highs and lows over the past ten years, with 2022 being no exception, but 2023 holds more positive headwinds. Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) company Erudite CEO Johann de Bruin says last year was a turbulent year for the mining industry in South Africa

Canadian-based platinum and palladium company, Clean Air Metals Inc. (AIR: TSXV) has invested over $30 million in the last two and a half years of operation in Thunder Bay to commit to the development of an environmentally sustainable mining operation in Northwestern Ontario, 40km northeast of Thunder Bay up the Spruce River Road.

Azure Minerals Ltd (ASX:AZS) is on a roll with its latest nickel discovery at Andover and two new gold projects in Western Australia’s hottest gold districts. The company continues to intersect substantial visible nickel and copper sulphide mineralisation from its resource definition drilling program on the VC-07 East nickel-copper sulphide deposit

Canada Silver Cobalt Works has developed a breakthrough technology for the clean, ESG-compliant production of battery metals solving a longstanding problem in the mining industry. The process, known as Re-2Ox, takes metal-rich mining concentrates or recycled battery materials and converts them into premium-valued battery materials

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Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Fred Pascual, who participated and spoke at the MSME’s Going Global session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland, shared the country’s initiatives to help micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) improve productivity and increase market reach through financing programs

Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN) has unearthed more high-grade lithium during rock chip sampling at its Miriam Nickel Sulphide Project in Western Australia. Late last year, the explorer set out to sample a newly discovered spodumene-bearing pegmatite that showed lithium potential, using Raman Spectroscopy to identify the pegmatite.

Europe almost exclusively dependent on China for rare earth elements. The best permanent magnets available today contain rare earth elements; according to the research, this new approach will eliminate the need for these elements, which Europe is currently almost exclusively dependent on China.

New Mincor Resources boss Gabrielle Iwanow says future-facing commodities attracting fresh talent

Bluejay Mining, Rio Tinto JV Kicks Off Drilling at Finland Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Mine

Lygend’s phase two high-pressure acid leach (HPAL) cobalt-nickel project on the Obi Island, Indonesia was put into production on the morning of January 17, 2023. After 16 months of construction, the main production line of the hydrometallurgical second phase has been completed, which run trial production on January 14.

Sabre Resources Hits Nickel Sulfides at Sherlock Bay Deposit

SKRR Exploration (V.SKRR) HIGHLIGHTS FATHER LAKE AND CARP LAKE NICKEL PROPERTIES Project highlightsLocated in mineral-rich Saskatchewan, a world-class mining jurisdiction

Kingsrose Mining (KRM) has struck a deal with Scandinavian Resource Holdings (SRH) and Global Energy Metals Corporation (GEMC) to acquire the brownfield RÃ¥na nickel-copper-cobalt project in Norway.

Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. again called for proper regulation of mining operations in Zambales after a shipload of nickel laterite ore mined in Candelaria town and bound for China was seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) the other day for lack of an export permit and environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

An American-based metal manufacturer out of a small town in Minnesota is fighting to establish a domestic nickel supply chain as demand for the product increases, and supply continues to deplete. “With working people being a part of, actually, the economic benefits of this, it’s actually verifiable, it’s transparent.

Production resumed at a China-owned nickel smelter in Indonesia on Tuesday after a deadly weekend riot highlighted lingering tensions over the presence of Chinese workers in the Southeast Asian country.

FPX Nickel commences PFS on Baptiste (Canadian Mining Journal)
FPX Nickel (TSXV:FPX; OTCQB:FPOCF) has commenced a preliminary feasibility study (PFS) for the Baptiste nickel project, in central British Columbia. The PFS will mark the culmination of the extensive de-risking and optimization program that has been undertaken since the issuance of the 2020 preliminary economic assessment.

The return of further significant platinum and/or palladium assays associated with high nickel and/or copper results adds weight to the company’s previous discovery of significant platinum group elements which appeared to be related to higher nickel and copper results back in early December 2022.

Best known as the hunky, sea-dwelling superhero ‘Aquaman’, actor Jason Momoa brought a stark and sober warning about the perils of deep-sea mining to the Sundance film festival on Friday.

EV Metals Group, a global battery materials and technology company, has announced that its regional unit, EVM Arabia, will be setting up a new battery chemicals complex on a 1.27 million sq m area at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, at an investment of SR3.4 billion ($905 million).

Since the discovery of gold in what is now the Alaska capital city of Juneau, prospectors, geologists, and fortune seekers have spent more than 140 consecutive summer seasons exploring The Last Frontier’s golden potential. With these endeavors turning up rich aurum lodes in every corner of the state, except for the oil-rich North Slope

Harfang Exploration Inc. (Harfang or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has acquired by staking additional claims related to its Critical and Strategic Minerals (CSM) program reinforcing its strong land position in Eeyou Istchee James Bay (Quebec).

Mamba Exploration (ASX: M24) is readying to drill its Black Hills project near Chalice Mining’s (ASX: CHN) famed Julimar nickel-copper-platinum group element discovery in Western Australia after a fixed loop electromagnetic (FLEM) survey identified three high-priority anomalies.

Between 2000 and 2019, Indonesia lost more forest to mining than any other tropical country, with coal extraction the main driver, the first ever biome-wide assessment has found. The study, by researchers from Vienna University of Economics and Business, shows that the country lost 1,901 square kilometres of tree cover as a direct result of industrial mining activities in two decades.

Sixty years after the discovery of polymetallic nodules and thirty years after the establishment of the International Seabed Authority deep-sea mining could be licensed as early as July 2023. The ISA is expected to present its regulatory framework for deep-sea mining exploitation at a meeting

Ardea Resources appoints project director to oversee Kalgoorlie Nickel Project Goongarrie Hub

In December 2022, Zimbabwe banned raw lithium ore exports to minimise the economic potential of artisanal mining and encourage investments in state-approved production facilities. Then in January 2023 another ban followed, according to the state-owned newspaper The Herald, this time covering all base mineral ores.

Canada’s battery metals (Resource World)
Strategic global commodity markets research provider BloombergNEF (BNEF) recently hosted a special one-off Summit in Bali, Indonesia, ahead of both the Business 20 (B20) and G20 Summits. They ranked 30 leading countries lithium-ion battery supply chain performance based on 45 metrics across five key themes.

China is set to be a stabilizing force for commodities demand this year as developed nations face economic headwinds, BHP said on Thursday as it posted higher quarterly iron ore shipments that beat expectations.

Infinity Mining has been granted a five-year extension to its exploration licence for a key tenement that forms part of the company’s Hillside project about 50km south of Marble Bar in WA’s Pilbara region.

Dynamic Metals hit the boards at the ASX today after spinning out of Jindalee Resources with a mass of tenements that stretch from Kambalda to Norseman in one of the richest mineral provinces in the country. Whilst the region is well known for its gold and nickel endowment, Dynamic already has one eye on the lithium potential of its tenements

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 14.58% from December to January as nickel prices retreated.Nickel prices continued to rally throughout December. But by January, prices began to show minor pullbacks that could become the beginning of a short-term sideways trend. Until prices break the new range, the market direction will remain unclear.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
The global nickel market was oversupplied by 9,200 tonnes in November after a 15,000-tonne surplus in October, data from Lisbon-based International Nickel Study Group (INSG) showed on Thursday. During the first 11 months of the year

Melbourne-born electric truck conversion company SEA Electric has signed a memorandum of understanding with MEVCO to supply all-electric Toyota HiLux and LandCruiser utes to use in the Australian mining sector.

Electric vehicle makers don’t need to worry about nickel supplies because accelerating production in Indonesia means the world is heading for years of surpluses, which will keep prices subdued. Nickel CMNI3, a key material in batteries for electric vehicles, ended 2022 up nearly 45% from 2021 due to shortages and volatility created by a trading fiasco on the London Metal Exchange (LME) in March.

Fathom Nickel (CSE:FNI) CEO Ian Fraser joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company says they should hear soon from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment on an Exploration Permit on Gochager Lake.

The French National Assembly voted on Tuesday in favour of banning deep-sea mining in its waters, with 215 votes in favour and 56 against. The resolution calls for a moratorium on the process “until it has been demonstrated by independent scientific groups with certainty that this extractive activity can be undertaken without degrading marine ecosystems

Due to the state government’s initiatives for successful auction of mineral blocks, Odisha’s mining revenue has increased more than 3 times in 2021-22 financial year compared to the previous fiscal, said Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Minister of Steel and Mines and Works.

The GOP takeover of the House has upended the political playing field for Twin Metals and environmentalists who are locked in battle over a proposed cobalt, copper and nickel mine in the Superior National Forest.

The legislators are both members of the DFL Party from the Twin Cities area. With their party in control of all the legislature and governorship, the bills could succeed in becoming law by the time the session ends in May.

Indonesia is finalising agreements with China’s automaker BYD Group and U.S. carmaker Tesla (TSLA.O) to invest in electric vehicle (EV) production facilities in the Southeast Asian country, a senior cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is warning the public against investing in Oriental Peak Mining or with its president Ranillo Paz since both the company and Paz are not authorized to solicit investments.

A wealth of these metals can be found in manganese nodules that look like cobblestones scattered across wide areas of deep ocean seabed. But the fragile ecosystems deep in the oceans are little understood, and the mining codes to sustainably mine these areas are in their infancy.

As 2022 ended the world economy was in no better shape than when it began. While countries were still struggling to bounce back from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine shook global economic and political stability.

Investment in “green” mining, including lithium and hydrogen projects, is on the up but analysts caution it is not yet the start of a new mining super cycle, with gas and coal projects still attracting the majority of funding.

Business Expansion
Golden State Mining has cast its exploration net wide, securing new gold and battery metals projects across WA. Golden State (ASX:GSM) has been hard at work in recent weeks, securing the rights to explore new ground prospective for gold and class 1 nickel in WA’s mining heartland.

In the rush of the 2000s commodities boom, the world’s biggest miners earned a reputation as swashbuckling dealmakers, taking on rivals in an onslaught of hostile offers, massive mergers and vicious bidding wars.

Business Partnership
Future Metals NL (ASX:FME, AIM:FME) has struck an exploration joint venture (JV) with fellow ASX-lister Octava Minerals Ltd (ASX:OCT), establishing a partnership that increases FME’s exposure to nickel-copper-platinum group metal (PGM) opportunities in the East Kimberley.

Environment/ Climate
America needs to adopt a bold strategy to ramp up mining. The aim should be to solve a major problem in the fight against climate change. That problem is a shortage of minerals vital to clean-energy technologies like electric cars and transmission systems for renewable power.

When the European Union (EU) internal market commissioner Thierry Breton said last year that lithium and rare earths will soon be more important than oil and gas, he was referring to the increasing demand for the much sought after raw materials for the green transition.

Investor Relations
The London Metal Exchange’s (LME) nickel meltdown in March has cast a long shadow over trading activity on what claims to be the world centre for industrial metals pricing. Volumes have fallen every month year-on-year since the suspension of nickel trading and the decision to cancel trades.

Nickel Industries’s $US185m placement covered at launch

Indonesian miner Nickel Industries was drumming up interest in a sizeable equity raising after market on Tuesday, which investors reckon would help bankroll a planned acquisition of new assets.

As of January 20, inventory of nickel ore across Chinese ports dipped 96,000 wmt to 8.58 million wmt compared with last Friday. The total Ni content fell 1,000 mt to about 67,000 mt. Inventory of nickel ore across seven major Chinese ports stood at 4.94 million wmt, up 64,000 wmt WoW.

An initial total $471 million is being priced at A$1.02 and primarily involves institutions and the Chinese vendor of the high-pressure acid leach asset Nickel Industries is buying a stake in.

TSX slams Canada over Chinese lithium divestment order

After a second day in a row that threatened to turn sour for major ASX mining stocks, the market pivoted through the afternoon with materials companies ending at a spare 0.07% fall. The knife-edge nature of trade in the big commodity players was highlighted among the iron ore giants, with BHP’s (ASX:BHP) 0.12% drop tempered by lifts across the rest of the ferrous list.

Legal Action
MALACA ANG’s deputy executive secretary for legal affairs (Desla), Anna Liza Logan, known to be close to first lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, on December 23 blocked a directive by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau that ordered a Chinese-controlled firm

Fund Raising/Grants
ASX-listed Nickel Industries has raised an initial A$264-million from its $471-million capital raise target, completing the institutional component of its capital raise efforts. The company on Thursday said it had issued 259.1-million shares at a price of A$1.02 each

In its first court victory for the year, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has secured a $450,000 penalty against ASX-listed cobalt and nickel outfit Australian Mines for making false claims about the funding and value of a Queensland project.

An urgent funding boost of $US63 million will be provided to New Caledonia’s SLN to try to save the company. The so-called Urgent Progressional Plan is a short-term measure which could give enough time to formulate a long-term plan to save the company from bankruptcy with the resulting loss of thousands of jobs.

Australia’s government said on Tuesday it will increase its loan to rare earths developer Hastings Technology Metals, and pledged to hand out $35 million to other companies developing critical minerals assets, as the country pushes to secure its position as a green superpower.

The Philippines one of the most mineral-rich countries in the world plans to unlock potential gains from the reopening of the mining industry to help bankroll President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s plan to set up a sovereign wealth fund (SWF), similar to how oil-producing nations invest excess earnings for future generations.

Management Change
Coronado CEO exits and Chalice adds new role (Australian Resources & Investment)
Gerry Spindler, chief executive officer (CEO) of Coronado Global Resources, recently announced his retirement, with Douglas Thompson to take the helm. Spindler will retire from the role after the company’s annual general meeting, set to be held on or around May 25, and then transition to the position of executive chair.

Chalice Mining Names General Manager of Project Development

Catalina Resources Ltd (ASX:CTN) has tapped Michael Busbridge to replace outgoing technical director Davide Bosio, who resigned due to other professional commitments.

US-based mineral exploration company Atlas Lithium and Japan’s Mitsui & Co. (Mitsui) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that gives the latter purchase rights for Atlas’ future lithium concentrate production.

A method that dramatically speeds up carbon dioxide sequestration and also aids in the extraction of critical minerals from mine tailings will make its way from a Michigan Technological University lab to regional mines.

Press Release
Investor Relations
The London Metal Exchange (LME) will implement recommendations on accountability and position limits “relatively quickly” from an independent review of last year’s nickel crisis to prevent market distortions and improve risk monitoring, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of regulated markets for 12,000 U.S. and international securities, today announced Premium Nickel Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: PNRL; OTCQX: PNRLF), a Canadian company dedicated to the exploration and development of high-quality nickel-copper + cobalt resources, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX(R) Best Market.

The Directors of Nickel Industries Limited are pleased to announce the successful completion of the Company’s fully underwritten institutional placement (Institutional Placement).

Sherritt International Corporation (“Sherritt” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:S) will release its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 financial results after market close on February 8, 2023. Senior management will host a conference call and webcast on February 9, 2023 at 10:00 am ET to review Sherritt’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 financial and operational performance.

Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV: CCW) (OTCQB: CCWOF) (FSE: 4T9B) (the ‘Company’ or ‘Canada Silver Cobalt’) releases gold assay results from its 60,000-metre 2020-2022 drill program and reviews the Company’s gold data from the 2011-2019 surface drill and 2014 channel sample programs at Castle East, as well as the underground drill program at its Castle Mine from 2019.

Here to Serve Holding Corp. (OTC Pink: HTSC) (the “Company”), a diversified holding company dedicated to finding ways to tread more lightly on the planet, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Fortune Nickel and Gold Inc (“Fortune”) has engaged the services of Axiom Exploration Group Ltd. (“Axiom”) of Saskatoon, Sask.

Kenorland Minerals Ltd. announces that Barrick Gold Corporation (“Barrick”) has terminated the South Uchi earn-in option to joint venture agreement (the “Option Agreement”) and Kenorland has regained 100% control of the South Uchi Project (the “Project”), located in the Red Lake District of northwestern Ontario.

Murchison Minerals Ltd. (“Murchison” or the “Company”) (TSXV:MUR)(OTCQB:MURMF) is pleased to announce assay results for the remaining eight diamond drillholes, from the Barre de Fer (“BDF”) Zone, drilled as part of the 2022 Summer Exploration Program on the 100% – owned HPM (Haut-Plateau de la Manicouagan) Project, located in Quebec.

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XCana Petroleum Corp. (OTC PINK:XCPT) announced today that it has completed identifying the boundaries, locating, and mapping of 102 targeted lode claims making up approximately 3.3 square miles of a well documented nickel and cobalt district. XCana is now in the process of naming and prepping each claim for recording to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

On 31 October 2022, Kedalion Nickel Pty Ltd announced a conditional off-market takeover offer for all the shares in Cannon Resources Limited (Cannon) for the proposed consideration of $0.45 cash per Cannon share (Offer).

Draslovka Holding a.s. (“Draslovka” or “the Company”), a Czech family-owned global leader in CN-based specialty chemicals, including sustainable solutions for the metal mining industry, is pleased to announce that its cutting-edge glycine leaching technology has been selected to be part of the OZ Minerals Think & Act Differently (“TAD”)

Sixth Wave Innovations Inc. , a leader in nanotechnology for precious metal and critical minerals mining, is pleased to report on extraction and recovery of lithium from spodumene found at the Champlain Mineral Ventures Ltd. Brazil Lake property.

Deep Yellow Limited (ASX:DYL) (HAM:JMI) (OTCMKTS:DYLLF) is pleased to provide a progress update on the evaluation program undertaken on the Mulga Rock Project (MRP or Project), located in the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia, 290km by road ENE of Kalgoorlie.

Vox Royalty Corp. (TSXV: VOX) (NASDAQ: VOXR) (“Vox” or the “Company”), a returns focused mining royalty company, is pleased to announce today that in connection with the review of the preliminary base shelf prospectus dated October 25, 2022 (the “Prospectus”) and further to the Ontario Securities Commission’s (the “OSC”) review of the Company’s continuous disclosure

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSXV: CVV) (OTCQX: CVVUF) (FSE: DH7N) (“CanAlaska or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Company’s newly acquired Frontier project, totalling 15,929 hectares, in the northeastern Athabasca Basin. The Frontier project is located approximately 30 kilometres northeast of the McClean Lake mill complex and Roughrider uranium deposit

Bravo Mining Corp. (TSXV: BRVO) (OTCQX: BRVMF), (“Bravo” or the “Company”) today announced that it has received assay results from an additional 13 infill diamond drill holes (“DDH”) from its Luanga palladium + platinum + rhodium + gold + nickel project (“Luanga” or “Luanga PGM+Au+Ni”), located in the Carajas Mineral Province, state of Para, Brazil.

Green River Gold Corp. (CSE:CCR) (OTC Pink: CCRRF) (the “Company” or “Green River”) is excited to announce that for the first time the Company will be exhibiting at three major Canadian mining shows. The Company would like to cordially invite you to visit us at any of the three upcoming events.


Management Change
Premium Nickel Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PNRL) (OTCQX: PNRLF) (“PNRL” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the common shares of the Company will begin trading on the OTCQX Best Market (“OTCQX Market”) at the open of the market on January 20, 2023 under the symbol “PNRLF”.

Earnings/ Financial Results
Nickel Industries Limited provides a preliminary update of its December quarter operational and financial performance. RKEF production December quarter highlights

Research & Development
Mechanical engineering professor Xiangbo Henry Meng has received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to reconstruct a clean, anti-oxidative surface of high-capacity NMC811 cathodes for lithium-ion batteries used in battery-powered electric vehicles.

Business Partnership
Amaroq Minerals Ltd. (AIM, TSXV, NASDAQ First North: AMRQ) announces, further to its news release dated October 19, 2022, that it continues to progress towards the closing of its previously announced joint venture transaction with GCAM LP (the “GCAM Transaction”), which the Corporation expects to complete in line with the previously announced timetable.

FOX Business’ Connell McShane reports from Tamarack, Minnesota, where a small town is fighting for the establishment of a nickel mine amid a shortage of the mineral.

Investor Relations
London Metal Exchange CEO is hopeful about reverting to Asian hours for nickel

Blogs and Forums
Investor Relations
The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) mining shares saw as many ups and downs as a rollercoaster last year. Hence, investors may be wondering what 2023 has in store after a crazy year.

The share price of S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) miner Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC) isn’t going anywhere today. The nickel pig iron turned nickel matte producer has kicked off a $673 million capital raise to help fund two major acquisitions.

JJN: Nickel Is A Critical Metal In Coming Energy Transition (NYSEARCA:JJN)


Acetic acid adsorption and surface reactions were studied on Pt(111) and Ni(110) with infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (IRAS) and temperature programmed desorption as well as computationally on the same well-defined single-crystal surfaces with density functional theory calculations.

Nickel-rich cathodes of LiNi0.83Co0.11Mn0.06O2 (NCM83) are receiving increased attention due to its high specific capacity and low cost. Nevertheless, the excess residual lithium, unsatisfactory cycle performance and poor thermal stability limit its further commercial application.

Environmentally unsustainable and toxic chemical flocculants and dispersants from nickel (Ni) processing contribute to industrial effluents that greatly impact biodiversity and aquatic life. Despite the industry’s efforts to reduce its ecological footprint-primarily due to the lack of commercially available biodegradable

Alkaline exchange membrane fuel cells are hampered by sluggish kinetics of the anodic hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR). Recently, heterostructure catalysts show great potential in tailoring the electronic structure to promote catalytic performance.

An Overview of Nickel Utilization from Laterite Ore (Advances and Innovations in Ferronickel-Making)
Ferronickel is an important alloy and intermediate product for manufacturing many advanced materials with versatile functions, e.g., stainless steel. Its properties and performance are mainly relied on the content of nickel, which is now primarily extracted from laterite ore.

Intellectual Property
Alexandria, Jan. 21 — Murata Manufacturing has received a patent for electronic component. This invention was developed by Dozen Tomohiro and Matsumoto Yasuo.

Munich, Jan. 20 — KS Gleitlager has filed a patent application for copper-tin continuous casting alloy. This invention was developed by Tammen Abram and Tammen Niklas.

Munich, Jan. 20 — European Patent Office has published KS Gleitlager’s patent application for copper-tin-bronze continuous casting alloy. The invention was developed by Tammen Abram and Tammen Niklas.

Beijing, Jan. 19 — Hunan Pingping Hardware Electroplating Ltd Company in Jiangmen City has submitted a patent application for electroplating cylinder for efficient nickel plating of hardware fittings. This invention was developed by Song Shulin.

Beijing, Jan. 19 — Suzhou Rushi Welding Mat has filed a patent application for semi-automatic casting device for nickel alloy smelting. This invention was developed by Liu Weiqing, Liu Yuncheng and Zheng Chunlan.

Beijing, Jan. 19 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Heze Tianyu Science and Tech Development Limited Responsibility’s patent application for nickel recovery and water reuse system in nickel-containing wastewater. Li Changxing, Meng Guoqiang, Han Shen, Wang Naiyong, Su Yanxian and Li Changyou developed the invention.

Beijing, Jan. 19 — Washwood Test Equipment Luoyang Ltd has applied for Chinese patent for nickel-based alloy fatigue specimen batch polishing table. Zhang Jianrui, You Yueming, He Zhihang, Xue Chao and Wu Jinjin developed it.

Beijing, Jan. 19 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Kunming Science and Technology Univ’s patent application for preparation method of single-crystal high-nickel ternary positive electrode material. This invention was developed by Zhang Yingjie, Li Yong, Dong Peng, Duan Jianguo, Li Xuebao, He Jingjing and Zhang Yibo.

Beijing, Jan. 19 — Dongguan Tongkang Intelligent Tech has filed a patent application for nickel sheet feeding mechanism. This invention was developed by Shen Bochun and Yuan Chuhui.

Alexandria, Jan. 18 — Sparton Deleon Springs has submitted a patent application for control of electric field effects in a printed circuit board assembly using embedded nickel-metal composite materials. Bendix Lendon L and Turner Derek developed the invention.

Alexandria, Jan. 18 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has received Phillips 66’s patent application for decreasing the adverse effects of nickel and vanadyl porphyrins in petroleum refining. Nyadong Leonard and Mendez Arroyo Jose Edgar developed the invention.

Alexandria, Jan. 18 — Sparton Deleon Springs has submitted a patent application for control of electric field effects in a printed circuit board assembly using embedded nickel-metal composite materials. Bendix Lendon L and Turner Derek developed the invention.

Alexandria, Jan. 17 — United States Patent for nickel-based alloy embodiments and method of making and using the same has been issued to Etikrom AS. This invention was developed by Adam Benjamin and Tucker Julie.