Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : January 23 to 29
The negative public reaction, at least on social media platforms, to the deadly riots which occurred at China’s nickel plant PT Nickel Gunbuster Industry (GNI) in Morowali, Central Sulawesi, on Saturday, is a strong reminder of how sensitive and fragile are the relations between Indonesia and China at the grassroots level.

London-based Horizonte Minerals has submitted documents to authorities in Brazil’s Para state to process a permit request for its Vermelho nickel and cobalt mine. It submitted the environmental and social impact assessment (EIA) and the associated environmental impact report (RIMA) to the Para state secretariat for environment

Norilsk Nickel boosted nickel output by 13% in 2022 compared with 2021 to 219,000 tons, the world’s largest high-grade nickel and palladium producer reported on Tuesday. Palladium production added 7% in the reporting period to 2.79 mln troy ounces, platinum production edged up by 2% to 651,000 troy ounces, while copper output rose by 6% to 433,000 tons.

A Sudbury exploration outfit has taken a great leap forward toward establishing itself as the city’s next nickel miner. SPC Nickel has struck a “cooperation agreement” with mining giant Vale to consolidate ownership of two adjacent nickel and copper deposits SPC’s undeveloped West Graham and Vale’s Crean Hill 3 into an advanced exploration project.

Explorer Adavale Resources has intercepted nickel sulphide host rocks at the Hem 2 target of its Kabanga Jirani Nickel Project in Tanzania. A total of four diamond holes for 1,471m were drilled over three target areas during 2022 including HEM 2, HEM 4 and HEM 9.

Russia’s Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, reported today that in 2022, the company fully met its production guidance.

Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN) has started on-ground exploration at the Miriam Nickel Sulphide Project in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia after being granted prospecting licences. Fieldwork will initially focus on the project’s nickel potential via a high-powered ground electromagnetic (EM) geophysical survey.

Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC), the Philippines lone nickel mining company with processing plants in partnership with Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., is weighing further opportunities in the electric vehicle industry as government is strongly pushing for the country’s participation in the industry’s value chain, particularly in the manufacture of EV batteries.

Widgie Nickel Limited (the Company) provides this amended announcement being an updated version of the announcement released to the ASX on 23 January 2023 titled ?Gillett Mineral Resource Expands in Size and Confidence?. This amended announcement includes the corrected Table 1 – Gillett Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate at various

Horizonte Minerals Plc (AIM/TSX: HZM) (Horizonte or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has advanced the permitting process for its 100%-owned Vermelho Nickel Cobalt Project (Vermelho or the Project), located 160km from the Company’s construction-stage Araguaia Nickel Project (Araguaia)

Sama Resources Inc. (Sama or the Company) (TSXV:SME); (OTC:SAMMF) is pleased to announce initial metallurgical testwork results from its Samapleu nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), cobalt (Co) and platinum group elements (PGE) Project in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

Russia’s MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC plans to cut nickel output and slash production of key battery metal cobalt this year, due to delayed plant repairs and a fire at a refinery. The top refined nickel producer will likely lower output of that metal by 4% to 5% from 2022’s level of 219,000 tons as it conducts maintenance that had been put off from last year

NickelX (ASX: NKL) has begun discussions with private landowners to get the next stage of work underway at its Dalwallinu nickel-copper-platinum group elements (PGE) project in Western Australia. The explorer is seeking Julimar-style nickel-copper-PGE mineralisation at the project, which covers 86 square kilometres of the Barra Barra Greenstone Belt

POSCO Chemical is able to produce high-nickel cathode materials in the US and China. POSCO Chemical revealed that the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has approved the 80% high-nickel cathode material design, manufacturing, and process technology exports.

BHP’s Nickel West division has reported slightly lower production in the first half of the 2022-23 financial year but is maintaining its full-year guidance. BHP said Nickel West production decreased by 2 per cent to 38,400 tonnes compared with the same period a year earlier, reflecting the slower than expected ramp-up of the Kwinana refinery

Go Metals Corp. (CSE: GOCO) (“Go Metals” and/or the “Company”), the owner and operator of the HSP Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project (“HSP”) on the Cte-Nord of Quebec, has successfully intersected nickel-copper mineralization on all targets as part of the first-ever drilling program.

Power Nickel Inc. announced today that the company has retained Karbon-X Corp (OTCQB:KARX) to retire 159 high quality Verra VCU carbon offsets, in the name of Power Nickel Inc. These 159 carbon offsets will counteract 159 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted by the burning of 60,000 litres of diesel in their exploratory drilling operations and represents Power Nickel’s commitment

FPX Nickel Corp. (TSXV: FPX) (OTCQB: FPOCF) (“FPX” or the “Company”) is pleased to present results from recently completed large-scale pilot testwork, with results validating both the flowsheet and the 85% Davis Tube Recoverable (“DTR”) nickel recovery assumed in the 2020 Preliminary Economic Assessment (“2020 PEA”) for the Baptiste Nickel Project

InZinc Mining Ltd. (TSXV: IZN) (“InZinc” or the “Company”) is pleased to report a new occurrence of zinc with copper, nickel and cobalt from drilling and additional results from the 2022 exploration drill program at the Indy project (100% option) (“Indy” or the “Project”) located 100 kilometres (km) southeast of Prince George in central British Columbia.

Industry is scrambling to develop new electric-vehicle battery technologies to replace those containing nickel, because nickel is very expensive and an environmental hazard to mine. Furthermore, nickel- and cobalt-based lithium-ion batteries are not sufficiently energy dense to support long-range vehicles, can spontaneously catch fire

Business Partnership
With electric vehicles expected to drive a boom in global nickel demand, Vale has signed an agreement with a junior miner in Sudbury to develop nickel-copper deposits in the area. SPC Nickel Corp.’s agreement with Vale will consolidate SPC’s West Graham deposit with Vale’s Crean Hill 3 deposit.

Quebec Nickel Corp. (CSE: QNI; FSE: 7lB; OTCQB: QNICF) (QNI or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Company will be showcasing high-grade NI-CU-PGE drill core from the Fortin Sill Zone at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference on January 29-30 2023.

QNB Metals Inc. (“QNB Metals” or the “Corporation”) (CSE: TIM), is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement (the “Agreement”) with Slam Exploration Ltd. (the “Optionor”) effective January 23, 2023 (the “Effective Date”), whereby the Corporation was provided an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Goodwin Lake Property

News Stories
1. Introduction- In Japan, a new cross-sectoral act entitled the Act to amend a part of the Energy Saving Law, etc. with a view to establishing a stable energy supply-demand structure (the Cross-sectoral Act) was enacted on May 20, 2022.

Nornickel boss Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia’s richest men, said on Monday that the metals giant was reworking its strategy and building closer ties with countries such as China, Turkey and Morocco because of Western sanctions on the Russian economy.

The Australian battery materials company EV Metals Group has secured 127 hectares of land in Saudi Arabia to build a battery chemicals processing complex. Production of lithium hydroxide at the plant located in Yanbu Industrial City is scheduled to start in 2026.

The Nordic countries have long been known for their rich deposits of minerals and ores, which have been mined for centuries. In the past, these resources were used to construct strong and durable buildings and to fuel the economy. Today, mining of minerals and ores in the Nordic region remains an important industry, though it has grown and evolved significantly over the years.

Indonesia’s discussion with electric automaker Tesla made headline again last week as Bloomberg reported that the two are closing in on a deal. However, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk was quick to respond via his recently-acquired Twitter cautioning against citing unnamed sources as they are frequently false. So where is Indonesia currently in the talks to attract Tesla

The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization discussed Thursday the 10,000 tons of nickel sitting at the U.S. Department of Energy Paducah site. Executive Director Greg Wiles said a major battery company had expressed interest in partnering. There is some traction we’ll just have to see, Wiles said.

Billionaire Clive Palmer’s companies have received approval from the state government-owned Port of Townsville to begin importing and exporting nickel product from a refinery mothballed since 2016. Palmer has recently claimed to have sold the Queensland Nickel refinery – which was put into voluntary administration in 2016 with 800 workers laid off

A resources giant, the vast archipelago of Indonesia produces mineral resources such as copper, nickel, aluminum and zinc. In January 2020, the Indonesian government banned the export of non-smelted nickel ore. Then, on December 21, 2022, President Joko Jokowi Widodo also issued a statement that, starting in June 2023

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is ramping up the use of green energy, as the world strives to make the transition to green, zero-emission energy and meet net-zero targets. This shift requires a surplus supply of critical metals; however, it is important that the supply of resources used in EV batteries can meet market demands.

The American actor Jason Momoa, famous for his role as Aquaman, the superhero who lives in the sea, raised a cry of alarm at the Sundance Film Festival against the dangers of mining in the seabed. The Hawaiian star is the narrator of Deep Rising, a new documentary released Friday at the annual independent film event, which denounces the race of large industrial groups

Environmentalists around the world are celebrating a major victory today, after the Biden-Harris administration banned mining in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness. This includes all of the surrounding rivers, lakes, and natural lands. The northeastern Minnesota region is an iconic part of the U.S.’

The Globel Investor Commission on Mining 2030, launched this week, says sector needs to address numerous systemic ESG risks to meet projected 500% growth in demand to power clean-energy economy

Stillwater Critical Minerals (TSXV: PGE) has increased its resource estimate tonnage significantly at its Stillwater West battery and platinum metals project in Montana as it looks to emulate world-leading neighbour Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE: SBSW; JSE: SSW).

MoneyTalks is Stockhead’s regular drill down into what stocks investors are looking at right now. We’ll tap our extensive list of experts to hear what’s hot, their top picks, and what they’re looking out for. Today we hear from VP Capital co-founder and portfolio manager John So.

Nornickel, Russia’s largest nickel producer, said that its nickel production in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 59,735 mt, and projected its nickel production to total 204,000-214,000 mt in 2023.

The owners of the Ravensthorpe nickel mine on WA’s south coast have become the latest in a string of resource companies to embrace wind power in an effort to lower carbon emissions. Key points:

At the end of 2022, I looked into the interesting work that was being done in Aberdeenshire regarding exploration for mineral deposits containing materials crucial in construction of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, the steps required for this to come to fruition, and how likely Aberdeenshire is to see such mining activity.

Michael Goehring knows what scares investors away from B.C. mining projects. When it takes 15 or 20 years to figure out if that mine will stand up to the test of an environmental assessment before it’s allowed to be built, chances are big-money backers will go looking beyond our borders to stake their claims.

The ocean seafloor is one of the last true frontiers of the unexplored and unexploited. Even as the world above it lurches with the changes of global warming and human displacement, the bottom of the ocean has remained a place so inhospitable and difficult to reach that it is relatively undisturbed. It is by no means guaranteed to stay that way.

The DFL bill that would steer utilities toward a carbon-free electric grid is simple in concept: All electric utilities in the state would be asked to use 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. But the proposal which Democrats have advanced through the Legislature at lightspeed in January is really a complex regulatory scheme with exceptions, carve outs

Mining giant Freeport Indonesia recently said that its smelter for copper — a critical component for electric vehicle or EV production — at the Java Integrated Industrial and Port Estate in Gresik would finish construction by the end of this year.

An Australian exploration company is ready to make a splash in the Timmins camp with a very promising nickel and gold project. Aston Minerals expects to release a nickel estimate from its Edleston Project by the end of this month. In the meantime, the company has turned out a first-ever gold resource count on the property, 60 kilometres south of Timmins.

The historic Cobalt silver mining camp could see a revival from Kuya Silver. The Toronto company has tapped into a significant silver vein within shouting distance of a group of former mines that date back to the silver rush days from the turn of the last century.

In what might be a groundbreaking moment in space industry history, a new startup plans to launch not one but two space missions this year. This might not sound like a big deal, but the company wants to go into space to find and use minerals from asteroids and other deep-space objects.

We encounter the effects of climate change more and more every day. For example, in Turkey, we are experiencing a winter without snow on New Year?s Eve. Despite this, people still do not think about the consequences of their actions.

Doomsters have predicted the end of the LME before. Still, after 146 years and counting, the LME is still with us and the go-to nickel price point. However, volumes have tanked since the LME nickel debacle in March of 2022. In fact, the problems no longer relate just to nickel, but the entire non-ferrous metals spectrum.

Airlie Goodman, Partner at global law firm Mayer Brown, looks at why it is important for mining companies to keep a proactive litigator’s eye on issues, even when times are good. The mining and metals sector is facing growing pressure to pivot away from the extraction of fossil fuels towards extracting cleaner commodities

Yesterday, Governor Walz took great pleasure in signing the bill that would provide extended. unemployment benefits to 450 laid off mine workers from North Shore Mining. Workers from both the Silver Bay and Babbitt communities could breathe a bit easier knowing that some financial relief was coming there way to help with winter heating bills

Legal Action
ILLEGAL nickel-ore miner Yinglong Steel’s lies in its full-page ads in this newspaper and The Philippine Star last week are as stunning as its brazen disregard for the Constitution itself, as well as for our country’s laws on mining and those governing business contracts.

Hong Kong court finds major bank ANZ was scammed millions in six-year long nickel fraud

The mining sector faces several critical challenges as it evolves toward a more sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective industry that will meet the demands of 21st-century consumers and the aims of a post-carbon economy.

A new hybrid catalyst converts carbon dioxide into ethylene in one pot. The catalyst was developed by scientists from Ames National Laboratory, Iowa State University, University of Virginia, and Columbia University. This catalyst supports the world net-zero carbon initiative by using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a feedstock for efficient ethylene production powered by electricity.

The electric vehicle (EV) market and demand for battery materials went from strength to strength throughout 2022 despite global challenges across the markets with the war in Ukraine and Covid-19 disruptions. But what does the year ahead have in store?

The Stop Line 3 movement called many in the Macalester community to action. We demanded that the Macalester Board of Trustees divest from fossil fuels, marched to the state capitol, and joined Indigenous people on the frontlines in Northern Minnesota. How did Enbridge, the Minnesota government and state police react to Stop Line 3 protests

Graphite, nickel and copper developer Blencowe Resources has engaged engineering firm CPC Engineering to lead, deliver and sign off on the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Orom-Cross graphite project, in Uganda.

If Ronald Reagan was alive to read my column this week, he?d undoubtedly shake his head and smile and utter his famous debate phrase, There you go again. I have to admit that I’m fascinated by the phenomenon of artificial intelligence. Our understanding of computers was greatly diminished back in the day when Microsoft introduced Windows

The increasingly vulnerable East African dugong population has been reassessed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species as from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered?

Mining companies are ramping up supplies of critical minerals for rechargeable batteries such as lithium, cobalt and nickel. Graphite, a key battery component, has largely been overlooked.

Earnings/ Financial Results
Sherritt International Corporation (Sherritt) (TSX:S), a world leader in the mining and hydrometallurgical refining of nickel and cobalt from lateritic ores, today announced production results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2022, and provided guidance for expected production, unit costs and spending on capital in 2023.

Federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson wants to avoid government duplication with the provinces in regulations and permitting in order to bring new critical mineral mines into production quicker. So does Ring of Fire Metals CEO Steve Flewelling.

The Biden Administration has moved to block mining on hundreds of thousands of acres of federal land near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, dealing a big blow to a Chilean company that wants to open a copper mine there.

After more than a year of assessment and debate, the U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday announced the withdrawal of more than 225,000 acres of public lands near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota from federal mine leasing programs.

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday blocked mining in part of northeast Minnesota for 20 years, the latest blow to Antofagasta Plc’s (ANTO.L) Twin Metals copper and nickel mining project but a step officials said is needed to protect the state’s vast network of interconnected waterways.

Biden administration moves to protect Boundary Waters wilderness in northern Minnesota from proposed copper-nickel mine.

Recent clashes at a Chinese-owned nickel smelting facility in Indonesia are likely to spread to other parts of the country if the government and Chinese owners fail to address issues of safety, analysts say.

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) told Reuters this week that it is still investigating the London Metal Exchange’s decision to suspend nickel trading on March 8 after prices soared to records in disorderly trade.

Indonesian Minister of Investment Bahlil Lahadalia suggested that Indonesia is looking into forming an OPEC-style cartel for nickel and other inputs used in battery production. Nickel is becoming a hot commodity as it is a key input in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries needed for electric vehicles (EVs) – and Indonesia has the world’s largest nickel ore deposits.

Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. reiterated his call for a proper regulation of mining operations in Zambales after a shipload of nickel laterite ore extracted in Candelaria town and bound for China was seized by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) for lack of an export permit and environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

The Government is pursuing strategies to encourage investment in minerals other than the traditional gold, diamond, bauxite, and manganese. Recent geological investigations in some parts of the country have indicated the potential for base metals, notably Copper, Nickel, Zinc, Chromium and Lithium.

It is a classic shoot-yourself-in-foot scenario in the U.S. with lithium, the soft metal critical to the manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles. Current environmental laws and regulations are preventing two private companies from mining two large lithium deposits in Nevada.

Recent deals between US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and African heads of state promise eye-popping profits for US mining multinationals and fewer protections for African laborers ?toiling in subhuman conditions? to drive the digital revolution.

Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. has reiterated the need for proper regulation of mining operations in Zambales province. The governor stressed that mining companies operating in the province must comply with existing laws to maintain the efficiency and sustainability of the industry.

PERTH (miningweekly.com) The Western Australian government this week revealed that the resources sector reached record sales of A$231-billion in 2021/22, with employment reaching an all-time high of more than 157 700 workers.

Indonesia’s foreign direct investment surged 44.2% on a yearly basis in 2022, with the base metals sector drawing in the biggest inflows, the investment minister said on Tuesday, noting 2023 would be a more difficult year to attract investment.

Riyadh ? Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma?aden) signed joint venture (JV) agreements with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) and several firms within the Kingdom and worldwide earlier in January, according to bourse disclosures.

Investor Relations
The worlds largest investment conference, the Investing in African Mining Indaba, looks to entice investors to Cape Town’s International Convention Centre in hopes of righting Africa’s myriad economiesfollowing successive years of geopolitical shifts and economic disruptions

Analysts at investment dealer Couloir Capital have initiated coverage on Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN, OTCQX:TTSRF), which is advancing its flagship Kenbridge nickel property in mining-friendly Ontario, with a Buy rating.

The Commodities Feed: OPEC+ noise begins (Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide)
The upward move in oil prices seen at the end of last week and at the start of this week has run out of momentum with ICE Brent falling more than 2.3% yesterday. This is the largest daily decline since the first week of this year. There is little in the way of clear fundamental drivers behind the recent weakness.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned the public against investing in what was described as a fraudulent commodities company, Oriental Peak Mining. The corporate regulator said in a public advisory that Oriental Peak was illegally soliciting investments through an apparent get-rich-quick scheme.

The share price of Greenstone Resources rose 21% on Monday, after the company published outstanding cobalt, nickel and scandium results from its recent drill campaign at its Mt Thirsty joint venture (MTJV) in Western Australia.

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Environment/ Climate
A freedom-of-information ruling in Indonesia has indicated that two nickel miners suspected of polluting a river on the island of Sulawesi may not have all the required permits. The ruling, in a case filed by environmental journalists, ordered authorities in East Luwu district to publish the licensing documents for the two companies

Business Partnership
Fresh off a change to its name, Alliance Nickel and engineering partner Ausenco have built out their team to complete the DFS for the NiWest Nickel-Cobalt project before the end of the year. A key appointment is that of North American company EXP which will carry out design and cost estimation of the sulphuric acid plant for NiWest.

BHP Group struck a deal to look for copper in Serbia as the world’s biggest mining company expands efforts to find new deposits of the metal essential for the green revolution. The top miners are bullish on the outlook for copper, which is used in wind turbines, grids and electric vehicles so is key to decarbonizing the global economy.

Vendor/ Supplier Related
Norilsk Nickel has settled complications with feedstock supplies to Harjavalta plant in Finland, Senior Vice President of the Russian mining and metals company Sergey Stepanov told reporters. “Difficulties with feedstock supplies to Harjavalta have been overcome at the moment.

Only few months ago the lion’s share of the ships sailing out from the Kola Bay had course for Rotterdam and other European ports.Today, it is all different. A tectonic shift has taken place in Russia?s international trade, and it is well reflected in shipping from far northern Port of Murmansk. Hardly any of the ships

An era of breathtaking palladium rallies is likely to be ending, analysts said, as rising supply and stagnant demand erode prices of the metal used to neutralise vehicle exhaust emissions. Palladium, once the cheapest major precious metal, rocketed from less than $500 an ounce in 2016 to above $3,400 last March, leaving platinum and gold for dust.

Exports/ Imports
THE government plans to spur the growth of the economy through a great leap in the way we utilize the country’s natural mineral resources: from exporting ores especially of nickel, copper and cobalt minerals which our mountains have in abundance to processing these locally so that these commodities will gain double in the export market.

Rescheduling export ban (The Jakarta Post)
The government should fulfill the industry’s request for the postponement of the export ban on copper concentrate from June 2023, in accordance with the 2020 Mining and Coal Law, to early 2025, otherwise the country’s copper mining industry will be crippled as it will have to cut production by 3 million metric tons with all the devastating repercussions on the national economy.

Ridgeline Royalties Inc. (?Ridgeline? or the ?Company?) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a 0.75% net smelter return royalty (?NSR?) on the James Bay Lithium project (?James Bay? or ?the Project?) in Quebec. James Bay is a spodumene-hosted lithium project owned by Allkem Limited (ASX:AKE)

Research & Development
A Cornell professor will play a major role in a new federally funded project to increase the domestic supply of critical minerals needed to boost green energy. Greeshma Gadikota, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering in Cornell Engineering, and the Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Brookhaven National Laboratory carefully examined high-nickel-content layered cathodes, which are thought to be promising parts in next-generation batteries, as described in a report published today in Nature Materials.

Fund Raising/Grants
European Commissioner Thierry Breton urged European financiers this week to provide more funding to suppliers of minerals needed for the energy transition, as the European Union prepares its Green Deal industrial plan.

Management Change
Modern metals company Lifezone Holdings has appointed Gerick Mouton as COO. Mouton is a mechanical engineer and professional project manager with 25 years of experience in strategic mining and mineral processing development, capital raising, leadership, organisational establishment and execution of multifaceted capital-intensive mining and mineral projects.

Colombia’s economy has high growth potential, boosted by agriculture, tourism and interconnectivity between different economic sectors, but will continue to depend on its oil and mining industries, a high-ranking official of the Inter-American Development Bank said on Thursday.

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Press Release
Palladium One Mining Inc. (TSXV: PDM) (OTCQB: NKORF) (FSE: 7N11) (the “Company” or “Palladium One”) is pleased to report that a high-resolution airborne magnetic survey has commenced at Tyko and that the Company has acquired an additional 4,520 hectares through staking contiguous with the Tyko Nickel – Copper Project, in Ontario, Canada

Whilst only a snapshot in time with work ongoing, this is a great outcome to see the lion?s share of the Gillett resource now fall into a higher confidence level of Indicated with plenty of further resource growth on the horizon as drilling on Gillett North progressively expands the mineralisation footprint.

Green Critical Minerals (GCM or the Company) has completed a sampling programme over its Glencoe Exploration Permit 24834 in Queensland, collecting 90 stream sediment, and 174 soil samples. The programme was designed to better define a broad unclosed platinum palladium nickel and copper zone detected by previous explorer, Eastern Exploration Ltd.

Adavale Resources Limited (ASX: ADD) (?or the Company?) is pleased to advise that its wholly owned subsidiary has been granted Prospecting Licence, PL 12175/2023, covering an area of 44.83km2 (The Southeast Wedge). In addition, the Company has exercised its option to acquire 65% of the Luhuma Nickel (Farm-in) Project*.

Adavale Resources Limited (ASX: ADD) (ADD? or Company) is pleased to provide an exploration update for the Company?s Kabanga Jirani Nickel Project (Kabanga). Additional drilling and casing of the holes

Karora Resources Inc. (TSX: KRR) (OTCQX: KRRGF) (“Karora” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce a continuation of significant results from gold exploration and infill drilling at the Beta Hunt Mine:

Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. (CSE: SXTY) (FSE: 2F40) (OTC Pink: SXNTF) (the “Company” or “Sixty North Gold”) provides an update on progress on its wholly-owned Mon Gold Property, NWT, Canada. The Company, in conjunction with the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS), have collected additional samples from its recently discovered IOCG mineralization

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) (OTCQX: IVPAF) will release the Kamoa-Kakula 2023 Integrated Development Plan (Kamoa-Kakula 2023 IDP), as well as the 2023 cash cost (C1) guidance for Kamoa-Kakula before market open on Monday, January 30, 2023.

Eramet and lectricite de Strasbourg commit for the sustainable development of Alsatian lithium. Eramet and lectricite de Strasbourg (S) announce their collaboration by signing an exclusive memorandum of understanding with a view to jointly studying the development of lithium production in Alsace from geothermal brine.

District Metals Corp. (TSXV: DMX) (FSE: DFPP) (“District” or the “Company”) is pleased to note that Swedish media has reported that a majority of the Swedish Parliament has resolved to allow for exploration and mining of uranium in Sweden.

Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV: CCW) (OTCQB: CCWOF) (FSE: 4T9B) (the “Company” or “Canada Silver Cobalt”) is pleased to announce that it has completed re-processing waste rock material from Castle Mine, in Gowganda, Ontario. Cobalt and nickel results are still pending.

Vox Royalty Corp. (TSXV: VOX) (NASDAQ: VOXR) (“Vox” or the “Company”), a returns focused mining royalty company, is excited to announce that it has realized record preliminary revenue receipts(1) of $9.7 million for the full 2022 fiscal year (compared to $3.6 million for the comparable 2021 period).

Mkango Resources Ltd. (AIM/TSX-V: MKA) (the Company or Mkango) is very pleased to announce that the Malawi Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA) has approved the Environmental Social Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) for Mkango’s flagship Songwe Hill Rare Earths Project (Songwe Hill) in the Phalombe district of Malawi.

Renforth Resources had an eventful and productive year in its exploratory efforts at its Surimeau Polymetallic Project in 2022. After completing drilling and stripping work at Victoria West in 2021, the company completed several exploratory programs in 2022 in order to better define the battery mineralization situated within its Surimeau Polymetallic District Project.

Magnus Energy Expects Below Target Nickel Ore Shipments to Hit Financial Condition

Leading Edge Materials Corp. (Leading Edge Materials or the Company) (TSXV: LEM) (Nasdaq First North: LEMSE) (OTCQB: LEMIF) (FRA: 7FL) is pleased to announce that it is ahead of schedule in exploration of its exclusive and 100% owned Bihor Sud license in the Apuseni Mountains of central-western Romania.

Mako Mining Corp. (TSXV: MKO) (OTCQX: MAKOF) (“Mako” or the “Company”) has received additional high-grade results from its recent definition and expansion drilling program at the Las Conchitas area on its wholly owned San Albino-Murra property. The Las Conchitas area is located immediately south of the San Albino Mine which is currently in commercial production.

Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the fourth quarter and the full year 2022 and production outlook for the full year 2023.

Premium Nickel Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PNRL) (OTCQX: PNRLF) (“PNRL” or the “Company”) is pleased to report additional assay results from the Company’s 2022 diamond drilling program at its 100% owned Selebi nickel-copper-cobalt (“Ni-Cu-Co”) sulphide mine in Botswana.

Western Australian nickel sulphide explorer, DMC Mining Limited(ASX: DMM) (DMCor the Company) is pleased to announce that geophysical consultancy group Resource PotentialsPty Ltd(Resource Potentials) have completed processing and interpretationofthe recent high-resolutionhelicopter-borne time domain electromagnetic (EM) and magnetic (Xcite) survey

Investor Relations
Forum Energy Metals Corp. (TSX.V: FMC OTCQB: FDCFF) (Forum or the Company) is pleased to invite shareholders and investors to the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) this coming week and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Annual Convention this March in Toronto.

Nickel Corp. (CSE: QNI) (OTCQB: QNICF) (FSE: 7IB) would like to cordially invite you to visit us at Booth #511 at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver) on Sunday January 29 – Monday January 30, 2023.

Class 1 Nickel and Technologies Ltd. (CSE: NICO/OTCQB: NICLF) (“Class 1 Nickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement (the Private Placement) pursuant to which it has issued convertible debentures in the aggregate principal amount of Cdn$450,000 (the “Debentures”).

Orefinders Resources Inc. (TSXV: ORX) (OTCQB: ORFDF) (“Orefinders” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide shareholders with an update on its investments, exploration activities and corporate strategy.

Uranium Energy (NYSE American: UEC), the fastest growing supplier of the fuel for the green energy transition, invites investors and shareholders to attend its presentation at the 2023 TD Securities Mining Conference. UEC’s live webcast is slated to begin at 10:20 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws.

Management Change
New Energy Metals Corp. (TSXV: ENRG) (OTC Pink: NEMCF) (“New Energy Metals” or the “Company”) announces the appointment of Dr. Stewart A. Jackson, P.Geo, as Technical Advisor to the Company. Dr. Jackson is a longtime exploration specialist. He founded Crown Resource Corporation where he discovered and initiated production from multiple gold discoveries

Benz Mining Corp. (TSXV: BZ) (ASX: BNZ) (the Company or Benz) advises that Mr Xavier Braud has resigned from his role as Chief Executive Officer and Head of Corporate Development (Australia), effective immediately. Mr Evan Cranston, Executive Chairman, has agreed to act as the Interim Chief Executive Officer until the Board makes a permanent appointment to the position.

Nickel Mining Corp. (TSXV: FLYN) (OTCQB: FLYNF) (“Flying Nickel” or the “Company”) announces that it proposes to undertake a non-brokered private placement (the “Placement”) of up to 5 million Units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of $0.16 per Unit to raise aggregate gross proceeds of up to $800,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company

Blogs and Forums
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of August 2022 is the cornerstone of the Biden administration?s energy and climate change policy, earmarking $369 billion for energy security and climate change. It is also galvanizing the creation of a North American Battery Belt.

Research Paper
Riboflavin, a soluble redox mediator for electron transfer, is involved in various redox processes in biogeochemical systems. This work gives some insights into the MIC mechanism of pure nickel (Ni) caused by Desulfovibrio vulgaris. Compared with pure copper (Cu) metabolite (M)-MIC, Ni MIC by D. vulgaris exhibits distinctly different corrosion behavior.



Steadright Critical Minerals (CSE: SCM) (Steadright or the Company) is pleased to announce that Steadright’s exploration team has compiled historical information on the highly prospective RAM project near Port Cartier, Quebec, which is associated with Nickel-Copper-Cobalt mineralization.

The activation and functionalization of C-F bonds for the construction of C-C and C-X bonds have drawn significant research attention in recent years. However, the chemo- and stereoselective control of dual C-F bond functionalization of gem-difluoroalkenes remains a formidable challenge.

Herein, a new nickel-catalysed protocol for the preparation of di- and trisubstituted allenes has been successfully developed via the reactions of 1,3-enynes with alkyl N-hydroxyphthalimide esters. The new method based on a reductive radical-polar crossover (RPC) process features broad substrate scope

Acetic acid (AcOH) steam reforming for hydrogen (H2) generation was investigated using a zero valent nickel complex (Ni-comp) derived from a metal-organic framework precursor supported over aluminum oxide/lanthanum oxide-cerium dioxide (ALC). The effects of Ni loading ratio (10, 15, and 20 wt%)

Oxidative addition is an essential elementary reaction in organometallic chemistry and catalysis. While a diverse array of oxidative addition reactions has been reported to date, examples of P-O bond activation are surprisingly rare. Herein, we report the ligand-templated oxidative addition of a phosphinite P-O bond in the diphosphinito aniline

Transition metal nitrides (TMNs) have gained substantial interest to generate hydrogen from direct dissociation of water via catalytic strategy. Due to the unique noble metal like structure, high electric conductivity, corrosion resistance, broad pH stability and probable structural modifications

Intellectual Property
Beijing, Jan. 28 — Univ Fuzhou has submitted a patent application for poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/nickel cobaltate/carbon cloth flexible electrode. Li Baoming, Cao Dingfa, Wu Songbin and Zhang Xuan developed the invention.

Beijing, Jan. 28 — Ningbo Guanghua Battery has submitted a patent application for nickel recovery treatment system for nickel-containing wastewater. Xin Linhao and Zhu Weidong developed the invention.

Beijing, Jan. 28 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Guangzhou Customs Tech Center; Guangzhou Occupational Tech College’s patent application for polishing and bulldozing device for nickel release sample. Liu Chonghua, Yuan Junping, Zeng Jin, Tian Yong and Meng Ziyuan developed the invention.

Beijing, Jan. 28 — Zhenjiang Huitong Metal Forming has applied for Chinese patent for detachable worm wheel mold for manufacturing tin-nickel bronze alloy. Lu Yuanyong, Yu Jianping and Jia Zhihong developed it.

Beijing, Jan. 28 — Jiangsu Suqing Water Treat Project Group Limited has submitted a patent application for high-efficiency nickel ion resin adsorption device. This invention was developed by Hu Cheng, Qian Ping and Liu Jinbiao.

Beijing, Jan. 28 — Yihinghua Composite Mat has sought patent for steel strip nickel plating system. This invention was developed by Xie Zhenhua.

Alexandria, Jan. 27 — United States Patent for carbon-doped nickel oxide catalyst and methods for making and using thereof has been issued to The Regents of the University of California. This invention was developed by Li Yat, Kou Tianyi and Chen Mingpeng.

Beijing, Jan. 26 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Chinese Mining Univ’s patent application for hydrophobic nickel carbon catalyst as well as preparation method and application thereof. The invention was developed by Cao Jingpei, Xie Jinxuan, Zhao Xiaoyan, Li Qiang, Jiang Wei and Zhang Chuang.

Beijing, Jan. 26 — Qinhuangdao Core Zongcheng Nickel Industry Ltd has submitted a patent application for cutting device for nickel alloy plate machining. This invention was developed by Li Yanmei, Ma Zhongren, Yu Kexin and Tang Honglan.

Beijing, Jan. 26 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has received Tongzhou New Science and Tech Limited’s patent application for equipment for continuously crystallizing nickel sulfate. Park Dong-Hak, Dong Hongwei and Wang Xiangwei developed the invention.

Beijing, Jan. 26 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Qinhuangdao Core Zongcheng Nickel Industry Ltd’s patent application for stamping and forging device for nickel alloy machining. This invention was developed by Li Yanmei, Liu Cong and Xu Xiulin.

Beijing, Jan. 26 — Lanzhou Jinchuan Kellifar Battery has sought patent for nickel-metal hydride half-cell testing device. This invention was developed by Ma Haihui, Zhu Zaili, Wang Chengjun, Mao Zhonghong and Zhao Deqiang.

Beijing, Jan. 26 — Xiamen Zimian Environmental Protection Science and Tech Limited has applied for Chinese patent for dust-free nickel dissolving stirring reactor. Zhou Wenbo, Zhao Shaoan, Chen Gang, Tang Aiyong and Chen Minda developed it.

Alexandria, Jan. 25 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released Univ Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal’s patent application for pharmaceutical-loaded nanocomposite for treating pulmonary infections. This invention was developed by Jermy B Rabindran, Ravinayagam Vijaya and Almohazey Dana Abdulrahman.

Alexandria, Jan. 25 — VDM Metals Int has filed a patent application for nickel-chromium-aluminum alloy with good processability, creep resistance, and corrosion resistance, and use thereof. This invention was developed by Hattendorf Heike and Nowak Benedikt.

Geneva, Jan. 23 — ATI Properties has applied for WIPO patent for nickel-base alloys. Jankowski Joseph a developed it.