Weekly Nickel News

Top Stories : February 27 to March 5
Critical minerals and green beneficiation company Lifezone Holdings has completed an S-K 1300 technical report summary (TRS) estimating mineral resources of 40.4-million tonnes for its exploration-stage Kabanga nickel project in north-west Tanzania.

Analysts at Couloir Capital have reiterated their “Buy” rating and fair value estimate of $0.15 per share on Murchison Minerals Ltd (TSX-V:MUR, OTCQB:MURMF) after the company’s summer drilling program at its Haut-Plateau de la Manicouagan (HPM) project strengthened its district-scale nickel-bearing sulphide potential.

London-listed Kavango Resources says three clusters of conductors at its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) North project, in Botswana, are drill-ready and, if fruitful, can validate the entire KSZ North exploration programme.

Resource Mining Corporation Ltd (ASX:RMI) has confirmed a 42.1 million tonnes nickel sulphide resource containing 168,400 tonnes of nickel and 6,700 tonnes of cobalt from a review and re-estimation of the Ruossakero Project in Finland.

EV NICKEL INC. (TSXV:EVNI) (“EVNi” or the “Company”) today announced a maiden mineral resource estimate for the “A Zone”, part of its large-scale nickel target in the northeast of its Shaw Dome Project, referred to as the Carman-Langmuir or, “CarLang Area” (the “Property”)

CaNickel Mining Ltd. (TSXV: CML) (“CaNickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that an independent Technical Report (the “Report”) prepared in accordance with Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101 has been filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR for the Bucko Lake Mine Project

Quebec Nickel Corp. (CSE: QNI; FSE: 7lB; OTCQB: QNICF) (“QNI” or the “Company”) is pleased to report new drilling assay results from its Ducros Ni-Cu-PGE Project, located 80 kilometres northeast of Val-d’Or, Quebec. These results come from exploration drilling completed at the Fortin Sill Zone in late 2022

Power Minerals (ASX: PNN) has begun the next exploration phase at its Musgrave nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group element project in South Australia. A detailed multi-element resampling program using portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) to analyse drill hole core is currently underway with more than 1,000 samples processed to-date.

A Timmins nickel explorer thinks it’s sitting on one of the world’s biggest nickel deposits. EV Nickel posted a first-ever mineral resource estimate this week from its Shaw Dome Project, a once productive nickel mining area that’s showing signs of new life.

The final assay results from Magna Mining’s (TSXV: NICU) 2022 drill program have been released this morning. The results come from the firms Crean Hill Mine, found near Sudbury, Ontario.

SPC Nickel Corp. (TSXV: SPC) (“SPC Nickel”), is pleased to provide an update on its recently consolidated West Graham-Crean Hill 3 Project (collectively, the “Project”) and to announce the commencement of the Phase 1 drill program.

Coal miners, gritty and dirty, the bygone ghosts who lost Thatcher’s England and eternal targets of political fury. Also, some of the top yielding stocks on the ASX in a world that was never supposed to happen, powered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a collapse in investment that left incumbents on top in a world baying for their departure.

The US government will double punitive tariffs on many Russian metal products from 1 April 2023. These include aluminium, copper, lead and steel but also nickel! Stainless steel scrap in China now economic alternative to NPI. And German companies don’t want to invest in India.

With President Joko Widodo at the helm, the government will continue to support the nickel downstreaming policy, Minister of National Development Planning and head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Suharso Monoarfa, has said.

A handful of bills that would further restrict copper-nickel mining in Minnesota have been introduced at the Minnesota Legislature, but like in past sessions, the bills are unlikely to pass, even with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party in control of both the House and Senate.

Arya Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: RBZ) (“Arya” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) dated effective February 28, 2023, pursuant to which it will acquire the Dunlop historical nickel (Ni) , copper (Cu) deposit located 25 kilometres north from the town of La Ronge, along provincial highway 102, in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Tesla has long dominated the electric vehicles (EV) sector thanks in a large part to the company’s vertical integration and ability to maintain control over the supply of the materials that it needs. However, Tesla’s top spot in the market could be compromised as other automakers look to strike deals with key metals suppliers.

Earnings/ Financial Results
Nickel 28 Capital Corp. (“Nickel 28” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NKL) (FSE: 3JC0) is pleased to provide an update on the strong operational results for the quarter ending December 31, 2022 and for the full year of 2022 for the Company’s largest asset, being its interest in the Ramu Nickel-Cobalt (“Ramu”) integrated operation in Papua New Guinea.

Canada Nickel Company Inc. (“Canada Nickel” or the “Company”) (TSXV: CNC) (OTCQX: CNIKF) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously-announced investments from Anglo American for aggregate gross proceeds of C$26,154,294.71 whereby Anglo American subscribed for (i) 12,569,235 common shares in the capital of the Company

News Stories
Vedanta says confident of meeting debt repayment liabilities

Products Finishing has announced a call for speakers for its Electroless Nickel Conference to be held September 26-28, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisc. at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. ENC 2023 is a three-day conference featuring electroless nickel education and networking opportunities all centered around improving quality

IGO Limited (ASX: IGO) (IGO or the Company) is pleased to attach a copy of the presentation provided to the BMO Global Metals, Mining and Critical Minerals Conference which is being held in Miami, USA this week.

Post Courier Ramu Nickel project women landowners sign loan deal

Oman’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals signed a mining concession agreement with British company Knights Bay to extract nickel and its derivatives with high purity. The agreement is to obtain a concession right in mining area No. 21, located in the Wilayat of Ibra in the North A’Sharqiyah governorate. It is the first mining agreement with a foreign investor.

COSOL Limited has announced a new strategic contract with Glencore’s 49%-owned Koniambo Nickel SAS (Koniambo) project in New Caledonia, worth an initial A$4 million ($2.7 million). The initial 12-month contract will contribute positively to the company’s 2023 financial year earnings, the company said.

Tesla and its affiliates have signed a $2.9-billion order for high-nickel cathode materials with South Korea’s L&F Company, according to an L&F regulatory filing. The contract runs for two years, from 1 Jan 2024 through 31 December 2025.

The Bank of England (BoE) has highlighted shortcomings in LME Clear’s actions relating to its suspension of clearing activities for nickel trades in March 2022 and deficiencies in its governance and risk management.

Huayou Cobalt plans to discuss with the London Metal Exchange (LME) the application to register the company’s nickel products as LME deliverable brand. According to SMM’s understanding, the current nickel plate produced by Huayou’s OEM in Shandong has met the LME delivery standards.

British mining junior Technology Minerals announced this week it has received the validation of 5 exploration permits in Cameroon.These permits, at least three of which are for cobalt and nickel, were acquired in 2021 following an agreement with Onshore Energy Limited.

In November the US Treasury issued sanctions targeting Russian involvement in the Guatemalan nickel sector. This included Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel ProNiCo and Mayaniquel, Guatemalan-based subsidiaries of Solway Investment Group.

Over the past four years, the Manitoba government has been seeking a resurgence in its century-old mining industry. While progress has been slow owing in part to financial downturns in the pandemic there are signs mining in Manitoba is on the cusp of something of a boom.

Trafigura Group sold cargoes of nickel it now believes may not have contained any of the metal to buyers including a US trade finance firm and a state-owned Indonesian mining company, according to court documents.

It is 11pm in a barangay or town called Maasin in the municipality of Brooke’s Point in Palawan, Philippines, and like most of its residents, Yasmien Tambiling has been struggling to sleep. Tambiling, 18 years old, is a senior high school student.

At present, the country relies almost entirely on imports for these materials, mostly from China and across the European Union. With geopolitical risks rife and the UK having little domestic resources, the strategy aims to secure supply, prepare for the high-tech future, and enable the transition to net zero.

Zeb Nickel (TSX-V:ZBNI, OTC:ZBNIF) Corp announced that vice president of exploration Richard Montjoie will step into the role of interim CEO. Montjoie has been with Zeb for more than a decade and played a pivotal role in the exploration efforts that have led to the discovery of several nickel deposits, the company said.

West Perth-based explorer Aurum Resources is about to kick off a ground induced polarisation, or “IP” geophysical survey at its flagship Penny South project as it seeks out nickel and copper mineralisation.

Climate change is an existential challenge. Mining is a big part of the solution. This is the worrying and yet, exciting backdrop to PDAC 2023. Mining, as a sector, does not always have the best of reputations. Regrettably, the criticisms are often valid. ESG is now a much-abused term, having been hijacked by green washers and bandwagon riders.

Mining and metals are a non-negotiable element in the energy transition. This is a now a consensus view among experts, policy makers and business leaders on the topic at the recently concluded World Economic Forum conference at Davos, who are adding their voice to the recent comprehensive reports issued by respected agencies such as the World Bank

Representatives from Canadian mining company Exiro Mineral Corp. were in Union and Warren last week to talk about their plans to look for nickel, copper and cobalt near Crawford Pond, a move that has already rankled many residents, some of whom turned out to voice their displeasure at meetings last Wednesday and Thursday.

Duketon Mining (DKM) has struck “massive” sulphides at the Bulge area within its namesake Duketon nickel project in Laverton, Western Australia. The sulphides come from the first diamond hole of a current program in the area, which is testing the southern end of a 600-metre-long electromagnetic anomaly west of DKM’s Rosie nickel deposit on the C2 contact.

Northern Ontario is shaping up to be a high-tech minerals grocery store to the world. The northwest and the Timmins area has become an exploration hot bed for lithium, nickel, platinum group metals and other raw materials that international automakers and digitalcompanies want secured in making the transition to zero-carbon technologies.

Chengtun Mining Group Co. said that the company’s battery-grade nickel sulphate and copper downstream products under construction can be used in the production and manufacture of sodium-ion batteries.

Caritas backs mining protest in Palawan (The Manila Times Online)
CARITAS Philippines had expressed its support for the ongoing protest against the mining operation of Ipilan Nickel Mining Corp. in Brooke’s Point, Palawan.Over 1,0 00 protesters, including Brooke’s Point Vice Mayor Jean Feliciano, held a candle lighting protest

Magna Mining, an aspiring metals producer in Sudbury, has tapped into a new mineral zone near the surface at the site of a former Inco mine. The local company launched a drill program this winter to look into how much life is left in the once-producing Crean Hill mine on the southeast corner of the Sudbury basin.

FEMALE landowners in mining project areas will be provided business opportunities from the benefits, says Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) acting managing director Jerry Garry. Garry said during the Ramu Nickel women landowners micro-credit scheme launching in Madang that women had been missing out on their share of benefits from projects.

Britain’s financial regulator has opened an enforcement investigation into the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) handling of a chaotic period in the nickel market last year that led to a temporary trading suspension and prompted a series of lawsuits from investors.

A greener future is digital and electric, which requires electricity storage and batteries. Since the current battery and other green energy technology require certain metals and minerals, there is a global race to source elements such as cobalt, nickel, graphite, and copper.

Northern Ontario is shaping up to be a high-tech minerals grocery store to the world. The northwest and the Timmins area has become an exploration hot bed for lithium, nickel, platinum group metals and other raw materials that international automakers and digitalcompanies want secured in making the transition to zero-carbon technologies.

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MINING firm Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. (FNI) on Friday said it had gained “significant control” over Mariveles port in Bataan via the acquisition of an additional stake in the facility’s operator.

Clean Air Metals is digging into the details behind a serious miscalculation in the resource estimate of one of its mineral deposits outside Thunder Bay.

Automakers rush in where miners fear to tread

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) revealed plans at its investor day on Wednesday to develop permanent magnet electric vehicle motors without using critical minerals, putting potential pressure on rare earth element (REE) companies.

The measure forced the Guatemalan Nickel Company (CGN) and the Izabal Nickel Processing Company (PRONICO) to “temporarily suspend their industrial operations” in the region, the company said in a statement released on Tuesday and sent to AFP on Wednesday.

What could become the nation’s largest lithium mine broke ground in Nevada this week, positioning the political swing state as a likely leader in pumping out battery minerals critical for making electric vehicles and meeting President Joe Biden’s climate goals.

Australian Potash Ltd (ASX:APC) continues to look at ways to canvass development funding opportunities to bring the Lake Wells Sulphate of Potash Project (LSOP) into development.

Australia’s Recharge Industries, which is building a lithium ion cell factory in the home country, has acquired the proprietary technology developed by Britishvolt, a failed UK company. The startup collapsed early this year after struggling to fund a major electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling plant in northern England.

SIBANYE-Stillwater earmarked Africa as a “meaningful contributor to growth” as it sought new “green metals” production this year.

There’s never a shortage of dealmaking gossip at Toronto’s annual mining show, though past gatherings have brought more speculation than actual transactions. This year feels different. Newmont Corp.’s $17 billion pursuit of Newcrest Mining Ltd. underscores the gold industry’s appetite for consolidation. Diversified miners including BHP Group Ltd.

Singapore’s Huaqi to Join Vale’s Nickel Smelter Project

The new all-electric model of America’s best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150, relies on aluminum to keep it light and give it speed. With no delay from a piston-firing combustion engine, it can bolt like a high-performance sports car from zero to 60 in 4 seconds. It emits no exhaust, makes no sound.

Cobalt is a key component of the lithium-ion (“Li-ion”) battery used in electronics and many types of electric vehicles (“EVs”). The EV boom is causing cobalt demand to surge higher.

Electric vehicle battery recycler Redwood Materials has provided an update 12 months after it started its California EV Battery Recycling Program. The company founded by Tesla cofounder and former chief technical officer J. B. Straubel, has a mission to “build a circular supply chain to power a sustainable world and accelerate the reduction of fossil fuels.”

According to Statistics Canada (StatCan), the domestic mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector was down 4.0% in December 2022. StatCan said that Canada’s oil and gas extraction contracted 3.1% in December, led by oil sands extraction (-4.1%) as lower synthetic oil production in Alberta contributed the most to the decline.

Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest supplier of palladium, together with the scientific community has created the first prototype of a palladium-containing catalyst – a nanoscale metal material for membrane-electrode blocks that are used to generate electrolytic hydrogen.

When George Pirie, Ontario’s mines minister, closes his eyes and imagines what a resurgent northern Ontario mining industry will look like five years from now, he might see new nickel mines in Sudbury and Timmins, a battery industrial park in Cobalt, haul trucks transporting nickel concentrate on the recently completed road from the Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire Metals has tapped two Canadian mining veterans for top leadership positions, as the Australian nickel company renews its push to develop one of Canada’s highest-profile critical minerals projects.

POSCO, Lygend to Build Nickel Plant in Sulawesi

Business Partnership
Blackstone Minerals Ltd (ASX:BSX, OTCQX:BLSTF) has continued to optimise project development strategies through its ongoing engagement with prospective technology and offtake partners at the company’s Ta Khoa Refinery Project (TKR) in Northern Vietnam.

Research is ongoing on how to effectively build the battery of an electric vehicle and nickel is a key material in that process. Nickel is found here in the up and is managed by Eagle mine. The company’s External Affairs Manager Matt Johnson said Eagle is in a unique position.

Business Expansion
Matexcel, one of the leading service providers in material science, recently extended its range of Ni-based metal powder products to meet rising needs of its customers. In the power, chemical, and petrochemical industries, nickel alloys can be used in extremely corrosive environments.

The energy transition was the key driver behind 25% of the top 20 mining mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals last year, GlobalData showed in a recent report. A report from a leading data and analytics company, Mining Industry M&A Deals by Top Themes in 2022, divulged an increase in demand for metals like cobalt, nickel, and lithium.

MTM is up ~100% on volume since acquiring a Canadian rare earths-niobium exploration project called “Pomme” last week. It’s now cashed up to explore Pomme after raising $3m via placement at 10c per share, a small 4.8% discount to the last closing price on 23 February.

Welcome back to your weekly mining news recap, where we catch you up on some of the news you may have missed. This week’s headlines include a new detonator manufacturing plant, updated mineral resource estimates and a wrongful termination lawsuit.

The industrial sector is one of the pillars of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to diversify the economy, alongside mining and minerals processing and other sectors. The mining sector is also a crucial part of the National Industrial Strategy because, without critical minerals from the mining sector, the goals of the NIS cannot be achieved.

Usha Resources Ltd. (“USHA” or the “Company”) USHA JO , a North American mineral acquisition and exploration company focused on the development of drill-ready battery and precious metal projects, is pleased to announce that, subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange

Stillwater Critical Minerals (TSX.V:PGE)(OTCQB:PGEZF)(FSE:5D32) (the “Company” or “SWCM”) is pleased to announce it will be participating in the inaugural Yukon Mining Alliance (“YMA”) Invest Yukon Core Shack to be held in the main Investors Exchange exhibit hall at the Prospectors and Developers Annual Convention (“PDAC”) in Toronto.

MINERS said they welcome any foreign investment that may be encouraged by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal. “Any opportunity that would encourage and attract investment to the mining industry is most welcome,” Rocky G. Dimaculangan, vice-president for Communications of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, told BusinessWorld in a Viber message.

Indonesia’s loose labour and environmental standards, which ostensibly stand in stark contrast with the country’s ambitions to become a hub for clean technologies, have started to drive out sustainability-conscious investors.

According to recent data released by the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board, or the BKPM, Indonesia received US$43 billion in foreign investment in 2022, the highest in the country’s history and an increase of 44 percent from 2021. When combined with domestic investments

It’s early days, but there are already tough questions being asked in the mining industry about the inner workings of the current leadership of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Earnings/ Financial Results
Mining revenues in Brazil’s Bahia state increased 60% year-on-year to 1.05bn reais (US$20.2bn) in January, boosted by gold, nickel and copper. The share of gold was 25%, with nickel and copper representing 19% each, according to the economic development secretariat.

Human Resources/ Employees Related
Three Chinese migrant workers have filed a complaint alleging abuse at a nickel processing estate in Indonesia, drawing attention again to claims of exploitative labor conditions at Chinese-owned factories.

Investor Relations
Russia’s largest mining company, MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC, has been selling some of its metal in yuan to Chinese buyers at prices set in Shanghai, in a move that highlights how the conflict in Ukraine is changing the dynamics of global commodity flows and empowering China.

Financial Conduct Authority starts enforcement investigation over LME nickel trading chaos

Helix Resources Ltd (ASX:HLX) is ready to spin out its nickel and cobalt interests in the prolific Cobar Basin of NSW into a special-purpose vehicle aimed at maximising value for shareholders.

The latest revelations in the saga around the London Metal Exchange is likely to reignite the anger of those who faulted its handling of a controversial short squeeze in the nickel market last year. For a reminder on the events surrounding the controversy read this story, it’ll be a Friday treat.

A British financial watchdog on Friday launched its first ever investigation of a UK exchange for possible misconduct after the London Metal Exchange’s decision last year to halt nickel trading. It was unclear, however, whether the probe would look at the exchange’s controversial decision to cancel billions of dollars of trades.

A UK financial regulator’s move to launch an unprecedented probe into potential misconduct over the London Metal Exchange’s nickel trading crisis could last years, regulation experts say, heaping further damage onto the LME’s already bruised reputation.

Nickel North Exploration Corp. (TSXV: NNX) (the “Company” or “Nickel North”) invites shareholders and stakeholders to visit them at Booth #2704 at The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention (PDAC) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) on Sunday March 5 to Wednesday March 8th, 2023.

The fifth layer of Earth has been uncovered by scientists working to unlock the geological mysteries of the planet. The crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core were once thought to make up the Earth’s structure. Yet, further analysis revealed in Nature Communications supports the existence of a fifth layer.

Russia selling nickel to China

Affected by the news concerning NORNICKEL Nickel yesterday, the spot premiums and SHFE nickel prices fell sharply, and the intraday spot transactions showed an improvement. NPI traders got high in-plant stocks, and some were eager to dump their goods.

Bonded zone inventory of nickel dropped 1,000 mt to 5,600 mt WoW as of March 3, with the inventory of nickel briquettes and nickel plates standing at 1,470 mt and 4,130 mt respectively. Nickel plate inventory fell more in the week as the import window was still open and the spot transactions picked up slightly amid the dropping nickel prices.

The current and future demands of the low carbon economy are providing investors with valuable opportunities in mineral production; at the same time, their returns and reputations will rely on how well mining companies manage ESG risk.

Exports/ Imports
The country hopes to cut its import dependence on key metals such as lithium, cobalt, and graphite from the current 80pc, while boosting the current recycling rate of 2pc, according to South Korea’s trade and industry ministry (Motie).

The Tsingshan Group has suffered a first defeat in an EU court in its request to lift market protection measures against stainless steel imports into the EU. Stainless steel stocks continue to fall in China. Chinese workers sue Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park for human rights violations. And Trafigura on the verge of its next deal with a certain flavour

Management Change
Comstock Inc. (LODE) (“Comstock” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Dr. Fortunato Villamagna as the President of Comstock Metals Corporation, the entity that owns LINICO Corporation, the Company’s Li-Ion battery metals recycling business.

Environment/ Climate
Antam’s Subsidiaries to Mine Nickel in Forest Areas

Legal Action
A metals trader in Trafigura Group’s Mumbai office, who led the trading house’s relationship with the businessman at the heart of a massive alleged fraud, is leaving the company. Trafigura trader Harshdeep Bhatia was the “main trader” working on the company’s dealings with Prateek Gupta

Press Release
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, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Fortune Nickel and Gold Inc (“Fortune”), has successfully advanced the exploration on its Gowan and Beck-Ottaway Properties (the “properties”) in Ontario through the services of Axiom Exploration Group Ltd. (“Axiom”) of Saskatoon, Sask.

DevEx Resources Limited (ASX: DEV, “DevEx” or “the Company”) is pleased to advise it has commenced a short program of Reverse Circulation (RC) and diamond drilling at the Sovereign Nickel-Copper-PGE Project in Western Australia’s Julimar Province.

Golden Mile Resources Limited (ASX: G88; “the Company”) is pleased to advise that is has received further exciting rare earth element (“REE”) and scandium (“Sc”) assay results at its 100% owned Quicksilver clay hosted Nickel-Cobalt Project (“Quicksilver”; “the Project”).

Elcora Advanced Materials goal is to be a globally competitive extractor and processor of battery-grade minerals and metals, focused on emerging opportunities in the global battery value chain. Elcora is well-positioned to establish itself as a leader in battery material with both known metal deposits and untapped mineral sites with great potential.

Green River Gold Corp. (CSE:CCR) (OTC Pink: CCRRF) (the “Company” or “Green River”) is pleased to announce that it continues to expand its footprint in the Cariboo Mining District by staking an additional 11,110.98 hectares comprised of 7 mineral tenures at its flagship property in central British Columbia.

Graycliff Exploration Limited (CSE: GRAY) (OTCQB: GRYCF) (FSE: GE0) (the ‘Company’ or ‘Graycliff’) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Lunge Project (‘Lunge’) located on the prolific Canadian Shield in the Sudbury Basin of Ontario.

In Indonesia, sickness and pollution plague a sprawling factory complex that supplies the world with crucial battery materials. AFTER DAYBREAK, THE village of Labota begins to shudder with the roar of motorbikes. Thousands of riders in canary yellow helmets and dust-stained workwear pack its ramshackle

Horizonte Minerals Plc (AIM:HZM)(TSX:HZM) (“Horizonte” or the “Company”)is pleased to announce that it has drawn down US$50 million from the second tranche of its senior secured project finance debt facility of US$346.2 million (the “Senior Debt Facility”).

Fathom Nickel Inc CEO and VP Exploration Ian Fraser joined Proactive’s Stephen Gunnion with the news that the company has completed its first quarter 2023 drill program at the Gochager Lake Project.

Lunnon Metals Confirms Historic Nickel Grades at Silver Lake-Fisher Project

Power Nickel Inc CEO Terry Lynch joined Proactive’s Steve Darling to share more drill results from the 2022 Phase 2 drill program at its Nisk project in Quebec. Lynch told Proactive the latest results have confirmed the presence of high-grade nickel, copper, and cobalt in the main zone.

NiCAN Limited (“NiCAN” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NICN) has intersected new mineralization approximately 850 metres to the northeast of the Wine Occurrence (Figures 2 and 3) as part of its 2023 winter drilling program on the Wine Property located in the Snow Lake area, Manitoba, Canada.

Earnings/ Financial Results
I attach the Nickel Industries Limited and its controlled entities (“Nickel Industries Group”) Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2022 and Appendix 4E, Preliminary Final Report.

Half-yearly results for the six months ended 30 November 2022 Karelian Diamond Resources plc (AIM: KDR), the diamond exploration company focused on Finland, announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 November 2022. Details of these can be found below and a full copy of the statement can be viewed on the Company’s website.

Mark Jarvis, CEO of Giga Metals Corp. (TSX.V: GIGA, OTCQX: HNCKF, FSE: BRR2) announced today that Giga Metals will exhibit at booth #2606 at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from Sunday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Azimut Exploration Inc. (“Azimut” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AZM) (OTCQX: AZMTF) is pleased to announce the voting results for its Annual General Meeting (the “Meeting”) of shareholders held February 23, 2023.

Atlas Lithium Corporation (NASDAQ: ATLX) (“Atlas Lithium” or the “Company”), a hard-rock lithium company developing its initial mine and processing facility in Brazil, is pleased to announce that Marc Fogassa, its Chairman

EV NICKEL INC. (TSXV:EVNI) (“EVNi” or the “Company”) updates on upcoming events and activity. Later today, EVNi will have the stage at the very popular Pre-PDAC Mining Showcase, hosted by Red Cloud, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Sean Samson, EV Nickel’s President & CEO will speak at 2:30pm.

Investor Relations
Mosaic Minerals Corporation (CSE: MOC) (“Mosaic” or “The Company”) is pleased to report that 3,046,000 common share purchase warrants, with an exercise price of $0.10 issued on August 20, 2021, have now been exercised prior to their February 23, 2023, expiry.

PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX: POM) (NYSE American: PLM) (‘PolyMet’ or the ‘company’) today announced that it has filed a rights offering circular (the ‘Circular’) and rights offering notice (the ‘Notice’) with respect to PolyMet’s previously announced offering (the ‘Rights Offering’) of rights

SPC Nickel Corp. (TSXV: SPC) (“SPC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of the Company’s Annual and Special General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”) held on February 14, 2023.

EV Nickel Announces AGM Results (Big News Network.com)
EV Nickel Inc. (TSXV:EVNI) (‘EVNi’ or the ‘Company’) is pleased to announce the results from its annual general and special meeting (the ‘Meeting’) held on February 28, 2023.A total of 24,090,391 common shares, representing 46.87% of the Company’s issued and outstanding common shares, were represented at the Meeting.

The way in which the London Metal Exchange handled a dizzying spike in the price of nickel last year is at the centre of an investigation opened by regulators today. Controversy surrounded the LME’s decision to cancel trades worth around $4 billion (£3.3 billion) in the industrial metal after the price surged 250% in just 24 hours in March last year.

SKY GOLD CORP. (“Sky” or the “Company”) (TSXV:SKYG)(OTC PINK:SRKZF) is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing with respect to its previously announced 100% acquisition of 3 nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group element properties, situated in the Shebandowan Greenstone Belt, in northwestern Ontario.

RT Minerals Corp. (TSXV:RTM) (OTC:RTMFF)(the “Company” or “RTM”)announces that it has both acquired by map staking (MLAS) and entered into a third-party agreement to acquire 100% royalty-free interest in an aggregate 32 claims in the Kenogaming and Pharand Townships (the “Properties”) in the Northern Swayze Greenstone Belt

Premium Nickel Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PNRL) (OTCQX: PNRLF) (“PNRL” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Whiteford as President of the Company, succeeding Mark Fedikow who will become a member of the Advisory Board. Mr. Whiteford will transition from his role as Director to become President, effective immediately.

Mining is currently responsible for 4-7% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, according to research from McKinsey & Co.

Blogs and Forums
Investor Relations
The Australian mining sector has been booming again this week following the release of strong economic data out of China. If you’re wanting to gain exposure to the sector, then you may want to check out the three ASX 200 mining shares listed below.

Lithium has been the headline star of battery minerals among ASX investors in recent years. But with the stock prices of most of the producers now fully priced, what about some of the other ingredients necessary for a net-zero future


The development of new electrochromic materials and devices, like smart windows, has an enormous impact on the energy efficiency of modern society. One of the crucial materials in this technology is nickel oxide. Ni-deficient NiO shows anodic electrochromism, whose mechanism is still under debate.

In this work we presented the synthesis and performance of two different materials supports, silica and carbon, impregnated with 5% Nickel and the effect of reaction condition and feed compositions on the tri-reforming for the synthesis gas production. The highest conversions of CH4 and CO2 were obtained at 750degC

Spent catalysts can be extremely hazardous to the environment and human health if not properly managed. In this study, a novel environmentally friendly flowsheet based on deep eutectic solvents (DESs) was developed to efficiently recover nickel from spent hydroprocessing catalysts.

In pursuit of Li-ion batteries with higher energy density, ultrahigh-nickel layered oxides are a leading candidate for next-generation cathode materials. Single-crystalline morphology offers a neat solution to the poor stability of ultrahigh-Ni cathodes; a lower active surface area mitigates electrolyte decomposition at high voltages

The interaction between metal nanoparticles and a support is of key importance in catalysis. In this study, we demonstrate that the introduction of oxygen- or nitrogen-containing support surface groups on a graphite nanoplatelet support influence the performance of nickel supported catalysts during CO2 hydrogenation.

Intellectual Property
Munich, March 3 — JX Nippon Mining & Metals has sought patent for method for producing metal mixture solution and method for producing mixed metal salt. This invention was developed by Arakawa Junichi and Tajiri Kazunori.

Munich, March 3 — YMT Co Ltd has submitted a patent application for electrolytic nickel plating surface modifier and electrolytic nickel plating solution comprising same. Chun Sung Wook, Chung Bo Mook, Kim Dea Geun, Kim Jung Il and Kang Jin Seok developed the invention.

Munich, March 3 — Renaissance Energy Res has submitted a patent application for steam reforming catalyst. This invention was developed by Okada Osamu, Motomura Kana, Miyata Junya, Takada Chika, Kuwasako Itsuro and Kawano Manami.

Alexandria, March 2 — Pratt & Whitney Canada has obtained a patent for method of manufacturing nickel based super alloy parts. This invention was developed by Georges Thomas, Scalzo Orlando and Campomanes Marc Lorenzo.

Alexandria, March 2 — Unison Ind has been awarded a patent for nickel-cobalt material and method of forming. This invention was developed by Tajiri Gordon, Phelps Emily Marie, Graham Bruce Patrick, Schmitt Joseph Richard, Jonnalagadda Dattu Gv and Krishnan Lakshmi.

Beijing, March 1 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has published Changzhou Sumetallurgical Roller Ltd’s patent application for improved nickel-chromium-molybdenum semi-steel roughing roll for rod and wire non-porous rack. The invention was developed by Chen Liujun and Jiang Zhifang.

Beijing, March 1 — Taichu Stretching Mech Equipment Limited has applied for Chinese patent for nickel plating soaking device for automatic nickel plating line production. Wang Nengxiong developed it.

Beijing, March 1 — Jiangxi Province August Machine has submitted a patent application for chromium-nickel alloy aviation hardware fitting lossless sorting device. This invention was developed by Cheng Huiping.

Beijing, March 1 — State Intellectual Property Office of China has released Shanxi Haljia Environmental Protection Science and Tech Limited’s patent application for nickel-containing waste pretreatment equipment. This invention was developed by Duan Chao, Duan Yiqing and Wang Binhai.

Beijing, March 1 — Jiangxi Province August Machine has sought patent for nickel-chromium alloy production device convenient to convey. This invention was developed by Cheng Yihang.

Beijing, March 1 — Jiangxi Micro Electricity New Energy has filed a patent application for semi-automatic spot welding device for PCB (printed circuit board) and nickel sheet. This invention was developed by Hei Xiaobin, Zhang Rongzhong and Chen Zhiyong.

Beijing, March 1 — Fujian Cloud Crowd Power Science and Tech Limited has submitted a patent application for nickel sheet tap and protection plate assembling structure. Wu Guoqing and Dong Huaiguang developed the invention.

Alexandria, Feb. 28 — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released AG Materials Tech’s patent application for metallic nano-twinned thin film structure and method for forming the same. This invention was developed by Chuang Tung-Han, Wu Po-Ching, Lee Pei-Ing and Tsai Hsing-Hua.