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Message par energy_isere » 01 sept. 2019, 10:36

Déversement de boues toxiques d'une mine de Nickel sur la côte en Papouasie nouvelle Guinée
Usine de nickel appartenant à des Chinois déversements de déchets dans la baie de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Published 4 days ago on August 28, 2019 By Mapdow
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Les déchets d’une usine de nickel en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée détenue par Metallurgical Corporation de Chine renversé dans le côtéBasamuk Bay le week-end, trois sources a déclaré à Reuters mercredi.

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Message par energy_isere » 01 sept. 2019, 10:41

Le Nickel à un plus haut de 5 ans :

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https://www.mining.com/ramu-sparks-fres ... in-decade/
Le prix du nickel à son plus haut depuis 2014


31 AOÛT 2019

Le cours du nickel continue de grimper. À la bourse de Londres, vendredi, le prix du nickel a augmenté de 1,7 % pour atteindre 16 730 $ la tonne, son plus haut niveau depuis décembre 2014. Plusieurs raisons expliquent cette hausse, dont la possible fermeture d’une usine de nickel en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée.

Un déversement de déchets toxiques dans une baie de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée affole le marché des métaux. L’usine de traitement du nickel Metallurgical Corp of China fait l’objet de plusieurs plaintes et risque la fermeture.

Mais selon un expert en industrie minière et professeur à l'Université Laurentienne, Jean-Charles Cachon, le prix du nickel avait déjà augmenté de 50 % depuis le début de l’année en raison de la diminution des stocks officiels et de l’incertitude qui règne autour des exportations indonésiennes de nickel.

L’Indonésie, qui est un producteur clé dans le secteur, est sur le point de présenter une interdiction d’exporter ce minerai, explique-t-il.

Vers une augmentation de la production canadienne?

Cette augmentation du prix du nickel pourrait profiter à la région du Grand Sudbury, en Ontario, qui exploite plusieurs gisements de nickel.

Les producteurs de Sudbury dépensent en ce moment plusieurs centaines de millions par an pour développer de nouvelles mines tout électriques de grandes profondeurs, donc plus le prix grimpe, plus ça va permettre de rembourser rapidement les investissements qui ont été faits, explique Jean-Charles Cachon.

Selon le professeur, une hausse éventuelle de la production canadienne de nickel ne provoquera toutefois pas d'importantes créations d’emplois, mais ça va probablement accélérer la mécanisation et le passage au tout électrique, estime-t-il.
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Message par energy_isere » 08 sept. 2019, 11:58

Suite à la nouvelle envolée du cours du Nickel une mine Australienne mise en arrêt provisoire va redémarrer plus tôt que prévu.
Australia’s Poseidon Nickel to restart Black Swan project as nickel prices surge

Reuters | September 6, 2019

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Poseidon Nickel Ltd, buoyed by a recent surge in nickel prices, said on Friday it would restart operations at its Black Swan project in Western Australia.

Prices of Nickel surged this week after Indonesia, the world’s biggest nickel ore producer, said it would stop exports from the start of next year, two years earlier than it initially indicated.

The “improved market dynamics” provided a price foundation to support a restart of the Black Swan operations, Poseidon said in a statement.

The nickel-focused miner, backed by billionaire Andrew Forrest, said the restart would take several months and may cost A$2.9 million ($2 million).

“We are now entering an important and critical time for Poseidon aided with tailwinds from improving, sustained increased nickel prices,” said David Riekie, who was appointed interim chief executive officer on Monday.

Goldman Sachs said in a note on Sunday it expected London nickel prices to reach $20,000 per tonne in three months due to the ban. Prices currently sit at $17,500.
https://www.mining.com/web/australias-p ... ces-surge/

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Message par energy_isere » 15 sept. 2019, 10:55

L'Indonésie qui a imposé une interdiction de vente de minerai de Nickel pour imposer la transformation en métal sur place devrait voir arriver des milliards de dollars d'investissements Chinois.

https://www.mining.com/web/indonesia-se ... -minerals/
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Indonesia expects the export ban to lure about $20 billlion in fresh investment into nickel and related projects by 2024. Several overseas firms are planning battery-grade nickel facilities in Indonesia, including China’s Tsingshan Holding Group Co. and PT Vale Indonesia, a unit of the Brazilian mining giant. Investments have totaled about $9 billion so far, Pandjaitan said.

Indonesia last month jolted the metals market by expediting a ban on nickel ore exports by two years to force miners to build smelters to locally process the ore used in stainless steel and lithium-ion battery.
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Message par energy_isere » 06 oct. 2019, 11:17

Un prospect de Nickel en Suède. Avec aussi du Cuivre et du Cobalt.
Le Canadien Sienna Resources commence une campagne de forage d'exploration.
C'est déjà un site historique minier.
Sienna Resources kicks off drilling at battery metals project in Sweden

Jackson Chen | October 4, 2019

Vancouver-based Sienna Resources (TSXV: SIE) has begun drilling at its flagship Slättberg nickel-copper-cobalt project in Sweden. The company announced Friday that Arctic Drilling AS of Norway has been selected as the contracted driller to lead this multi-hole drill program.

“It has been well over a year since our last drill program and drill results are what the market wants to see. The work programs over the past few years have enabled us to razor focus the drill program into the most highly prospective locations for nickel,” Sienna Resources president Jason Gigliotti commented.

He also noted that the strong nickel price had made it an opportune time to start drilling for the battery metal.

Data gathered from the 2018 drill program, in addition to downhole electromagnetic surveys and modern sampling and geophysical work, had provided multiple new high-priority drill targets. The 2019 work program is fully funded by cash on hand, says the company.

Slättberg, located 25 km northwest of Falun, Sweden, is a historical mining camp hosting nickel-copper-cobalt rich massive sulphide mineralization.

The project contains drill-defined massive sulphide mineralization that extends to about 100 m in depth, and remains open for expansion at depth and along strike. It is accessible year round, with nearby rail, power and five smelters in the Nordic region. At least 16 historical mines are located on the property, with operations dating back to the late 1800s.

Sienna Resources’ stock surged by over 22% on Friday morning. The company’s market capitalization is C$3.1 million.
https://www.mining.com/sienna-resources ... in-sweden/

La page Web sur le projet
https://siennaresources.com/slattberg/

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Tout ceci intéresse énormément Northvolt qui construit une usine géante de batterie en Suède.

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Message par energy_isere » 24 nov. 2019, 11:21

Nouveau gros projet de Nickel à Ravensthorpe en Australie.
La société Australienne MACA va construire une usine et infrastructure minière pour le compte du minier First Quantum pour 480 millions de dollars.
Les travaux commenceraient dés janvier.
MACA secures $480m Ravensthorpe contract from First Quantum

By NS Energy Staff Writer 21 Nov 2019

Australia-based mining company MACA has secured a $480m open pit mining contract from First Quantum Minerals for the Ravensthorpe nickel project in Western Australia.

The scope of work comprises open pit mining services including drilling and blasting, and loading and hauling.

The companies have signed the contract for an initial term of five years, propelling the contractor’s projected revenue to around $770m during the 2020 financial year.

MACA expects to begin mobilisation to site in December with operations starting in January.

MACA operations director Geoff Baker said: “We are very pleased to have been selected preferred contractor and look forward to developing a long-term working relationship with the First Quantum team at the Ravensthorpe Nickel Project.

“First Quantum have focussed on local and Aboriginal opportunities in the regions of Albany, Ravensthorpe and Esperance in order to resource the Ravensthorpe project which MACA intend to leverage from.

“This project will generate another 230 jobs bolstering the local and regional communities.”

The final contract is subject to finalisation of documentation with all major terms that have been agreed upon.
https://www.nsenergybusiness.com/news/m ... st-quantum

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Message par energy_isere » 08 déc. 2019, 14:37

L'Indonésie qui a interdit l'exportation de minerai de Nickel brut veut faire implanter des usines de traitement sur place pour plus de valeur ajoutée, grâce à des prix de l'énergie bas.

Lire https://www.mining.com/web/indonesia-da ... nvestment/

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Spending on new nickel processing plants is predicted to total $20 billion by 2024, with projects involving Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., miner Vale SA and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. already advancing. Toyota Motor Corp., Tesla Inc., Volkswagen AG and battery maker LG Chem Ltd. also are scoping out opportunities, the government has said.
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Message par energy_isere » 08 déc. 2019, 14:43

Du Nickel au Vietnam, le projet Ta Khoa,
Lire https://www.mining.com/web/blackstone-m ... roduction/

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Message par energy_isere » 08 déc. 2019, 14:55

J'avais raté cela en juillet dernier, un gros gisement de Nickel et Cobalt identifié au Québec
RNC Minerals moves closer to Dumont project construction

Jackson Chen | July 11, 2019

RNC Minerals (TSX: RNX) filed on Thursday the updated NI 43-101 technical report for its Dumont nickel-cobalt joint venture project in Canada’s Quebec province, taking another step closer to advancing the project to construction.

RNC Minerals owns 28% of the Dumont JV, and is the project’s sole manager. The remaining interest is held by Arpent Inc., a subsidiary of Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman LP and Waterton Mining Parallel Fund Offshore Master LP.

The Dumont deposit, located near the town of Amos in the Abitibi mining camp of Québec, would be “one of the largest base metal mines in Canada and one of the top five sulphide nickel producers globally once in production,” said RNC Minerals CEO Mark Selby in a media release.

Selby added that Dumont will be “one of the only large scale fully permitted nickel-cobalt projects” that could satisfy the significant growth in battery metal demand by the electric vehicle sector.

Based on the technical report, previously released on May 30, the project contains the second largest nickel reserve in the world, at 2.8 million tonnes (6.1 billion pounds) of contained nickel, and the ninth largest cobalt reserve with 110,000 tonnes (243 million pounds) of contained cobalt. The study estimates an after-tax net present value (NPV) of $920 million and 15.4% after-tax internal rate of return (IRR).

Initial nickel production in concentrate is pegged at 33,000 tonnes per annum, ramping up to 50,000 tonnes in the phase 2 expansion, with production of around 1.2 million tonnes (2.6 billion pounds) of nickel in concentrate, over a 30-year life.

In addition to Dumont, RNC is also advancing its 100% owned Beta Hunt gold mine located in Western Australia. Last month, the company announced that it had substantially boosted the mineral resource on the Western Flanks zone of the mine, highlighted by a nearly five-fold increase in the measured and indicated category.
https://www.mining.com/rnc-minerals-mov ... struction/

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Message par energy_isere » 04 janv. 2020, 21:42

Je suis en train de relire le livre de Ugo Bardi, Le Grand pillage que j'avais lu une première fois il y a 4 ans. Voir viewtopic.php?p=378919#p378919

Dans les notes de bas de page le Nickel Institute.

https://www.nickelinstitute.org/

L'entrée sur le Nickel dans les batteries https://www.nickelinstitute.org/about-n ... batteries/

Le Nickel en alliage est beaucoup utilisé dans l' Oil and Gas Industry + Nuclear Energy
https://www.nickelinstitute.org/about-n ... gas-power/

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Message par energy_isere » 05 janv. 2020, 20:39

The future of nickel: tensions, trade bans and technology

By Umar Ali. Dec 10, 2019

It’s an interesting time for nickel on the global markets. Prices have risen dramatically despite trade tensions between the US and China, and are expected to explode as Indonesia and the Philippines prepare for nickel export bans. We assess the market dynamics of this important metal.

Indonesia’s export ban

With increased demand for stainless steel production and recent developments in technologies such as electric vehicles, demand for nickel is higher than ever. Unfortunately, this demand is struggling against an increasingly tightening supply of the essential metal.

In response to the risk of this increasing demand tightening local supply, the Indonesian government announced in September 2019 a ban on the export of raw nickel ores, bringing the ban forward from 2022 to January 2020.

According to GlobalData analyst David Kurtz, this ban is intended to produce value-added nickel products, stimulate domestic processing of ore, and make the country a hub for electric vehicle production.

Indonesia is the largest global producer of nickel and a major supplier of the metal to China’s stainless steel industry; in anticipation of the ban, Chinese producers are building up nickel inventories.

This has increased the price of nickel significantly, with prices at the end of September 2019 reaching more than $16,000 per tonne, an increase of more than 60% from January. When the ban was announced, nickel prices increased by 8.8% to reach a peak of $18,620 per tonne, the highest price since 2014.

While over half of Indonesia’s nickel is processed in the country, around 218,000 tonnes of the metal is unprocessed and would be affected by the ban, which represents around 10% of global demand.

Concerns over supply have led to LME nickel warehouse stock levels dropping by almost 50% since the announcement of the ban, with Reuters reporting that stocks have fallen to 79,800 tonnes, the lowest since January 2009, as of 24 October 2019.

Potential for the Philippines?

The mining sector in the Philippines is expected to benefit from the supply gap created by this export ban, with the country’s nickel industry having suffered in recent years.

As the second-largest producer of nickel, the Philippines accounted for nearly 16% of global production in 2018.

However, production volumes fell sharply in 2016 when the country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources launched an audit process for over 40 metallic mines, resulting in a number of suspensions and 27 closures. Of these 27 mines, 19 were involved in nickel production, resulting in a drop in nickel production of over 100kt.

Since the shutdowns, output has steadily increased but has become dependent on a smaller number of operations, particularly in the mining region of Caraga. According to Kurtz, the ban in Indonesia “paves the way for higher exports of nickel from the Philippines to China.”

However the shutdowns in the Philippines, as well as the lower quality of nickel ore in the Philippines compared to Indonesia, are expected to challenge this financial growth. The lower grade of nickel ore in the Philippines is a particular problem for Chinese operators, as it affects the ability of nickel pig iron producers to achieve the necessary purity mix for stainless steel production.

With China being a significant importer of nickel, particularly for its stainless steel production, the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China has had a considerable influence on nickel prices.

Prior to the announcement of Indonesia’s export ban, nickel prices fell steeply in the second half of 2018, but has eased in anticipation of trade talks later in 2019. Indonesia’s export ban has also allowed the price of nickel to fare better than other metals such as copper, avoiding the longer-term financial concerns seen across the resources sector.

Future prospects

Primary nickel production is forecast to rise by 9-10% in 2019 to reach 2.4MT, primarily driven by an increase in Indonesia from rising production in new mines. Demand for nickel in China is expected to grow over 2.1Mt, as opposed to the 1.6Mt estimated for 2019.

According to analytics from GlobalData, the number of electric vehicles is expected to increase from 1.6 million in 2018 to 6.8 million in 2023, and the demand for nickel for lithium-ion batteries is expected to quadruple over this period from 3-4% in 2019.

With the export bans in place, nickel prices are expected to remain high while stocks remain low. However, any escalation of the trade tensions between the US and China could lead to a fall in prices, and there remains the possibility of Indonesia relaxing their export ban (as it did previously in 2017 for a ban established in 2014).

This reversal applied to operators working on building processing capacity, and came about due to losses incurred by stated-owned nickel exporter PT Aneka Tambang as well as a need to ease the country’s budget deficit.
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Message par energy_isere » 12 janv. 2020, 10:30

Un prospect de Nickel et Cobalt en Colombie Britannique, Canada.
FPX recoveries from Decar suggest battery market potential

Canadian Mining Journal Staff | January 8, 2020

FPX Nickel has released the results of pressure leaching testwork on nickel concentrates from its 245-sq.-km Decar nickel project located in central British Columbia. Based on nickel recoveries in excess of 98%, the company believes that the resulting solution could be an ideal feed for the production of nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate through neutralization and solvent extraction.

These sulphate products are used in the manufacturing of electric vehicle batteries.

“These results confirm a breakthrough for FPX Nickel, demonstrating that Decar has the potential to produce significant quantities of nickel and cobalt in a high-quality form for the fast-growing EV [electric vehicle] supply chain,” Martin Turenne, FPX president and CEO said in a media release. “This testing confirms the potential for the production of nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate from awaruite ore in a simple three-stage process.”

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Decar hosts current resources of 1.8 billion tonnes in the indicated category grading 0.12% Davis tube recoverable (DTR) nickel for a total of 2.3 million tonnes of contained nickel. Additional inferred resources stand at 391 million tonnes grading 0.12% DTR nickel for 448,000 tonnes of contained metal. Current resources are contained entirely within the Baptiste deposit, one of four awaruite zones identified on the property.
https://www.mining.com/fpx-recoveries-f ... potential/

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Message par energy_isere » 12 janv. 2020, 10:37

L'Indonésie va construire 2 usines de traitement de Nickel à Morowali avec des industriels Chinois.
Indonesia approves environmental study for battery-grade nickel plants

Reuters | January 8, 2020

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Two of the plants, representing a combined investment of $2.3 billion, are expected to be built in Morowali by China’s Zhejiang Huayou and partners and by Chinese battery firm GEM Co Ltd, Tsingshan Holding Group and partners.

https://www.mining.com/web/indonesia-ap ... el-plants/

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Message par energy_isere » 18 févr. 2020, 21:48

La dernière fiche USGS sur le Nickel : https://pubs.usgs.gov/periodicals/mcs20 ... nickel.pdf

12.5 % d'augmentation de la production miniére de Nickel.

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Message par energy_isere » 15 mars 2020, 12:44

L'Indonésie va laisser la place aux Philippines comme premier producteur de minerai de Nickel.
Philippines to dethrone Indonesia as largest global nickel ore producer

MINING.com Editor | March 13, 2020

Global nickel production will drop significantly over 2020 as major producer Indonesia’s nickel ore export ban comes into effect, Fitch analysts assert in a recent report.

This drop will be slightly offset by the impact of rising production growth in the Philippines where some currently suspended mines will become operational again, while the country aims to plug the likely supply gap caused by the Indonesian export ban, Fitch says.

Analysts expect other major producers such as Russia, Australia and Canada to maintain stable production growth year-on-year.

Global nickel ore production will fall by 15.4% y-o-y in 2020........
https://www.mining.com/philippines-to-d ... -producer/

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