Nickel

PDAC 2015: Mines Minister says Colombia is picking up the pace  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-25
Colombia’s mining sector makes up 3% of the country’s gross domestic product. It is the world’s fourth-largest coal producer at 90 million tonnes per year, the tenth-largest nickel producer, and it is rich in copper, precious...

Mick Davis' X2poised for launch after US$5.6B raise 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-11
VANCOUVER — A dearth in the availability of traditional equity financing has led to the rise of specialist, mining-related investment funds, and another major player is taking the field. In early March, new private mining venture X2...

Royal Nickel could be takeover target, analyst says 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-11
Royal Nickel (TSX: RNX; US-OTC: RNKLF) is an attractive takeover candidate, mining analyst Nik Rasskazovskiy of independent investment dealer Salman Partners contends in a recent research note.

PDAC 2015: The 'first green shoots have emerged' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-03-04
With metal markets being the number-one indicator for the health of the global mineral exploration industry, a great way to kick off the technical program of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto is to...

Wellgreen Platinum scales down PGM project  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-02-25
Wellgreen Platinum (TSX: WG; US-OTC: WGPLF) has delivered an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Wellgreen platinum group metals and nickel deposit, in the southern Yukon, that cuts capital costs and the project’s mine...

North American Nickel gears up for work at Maniitsoq 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-02-25
VANCOUVER — North American Nickel (TSX-V: NAN; US-OTC: WSCRF) is making headway advancing its Maniitsoq nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group metals property on the coast of southwestern Greenland, 85 km north of the capital Nuuk.

Rio Tinto's McIntosh: 'Exploration in our DNA' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-02-04
VANCOUVER — There’s likely not an exploration manager with a bigger technical team or budget than Rio Tinto’s (NYSE: RIO; LSE: RIO) Stephen McIntosh, who serves as the mega miner’s global head of exploration and has...

First Nickel slashes jobs at Lockerby mine 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-21
First Nickel (TSX: FNI; US-OTC: FNKLF) is cutting 109 jobs at its Lockerby nickel-copper mine in Ontario’s Sudbury basin, as part of a restructuring plan to lower costs, resume exploration and extend the mine’s life. 

Ivanhoe tables prefeasibility study on Platreef PGM project 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-14
In Ivanhoe Mines’ (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) first-ever conference call on its massive Platreef project in South Africa, executive chairman and company founder Robert Friedland declared that the orebody “is destined to change the...

BHP spinoff South32 to launch in mid-2015 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-24
BHP Billiton’s (LSE: BLT) spinoff company will be named South32, a nod to the location of its assets  in the southern hemisphere and a more cryptic salute to the location of its main offices in Australia and South Africa.

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