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  • Protests erupt in New Caledonia over sale of nickel mine

    Vale has lost billions with its New Caledonia plant, which has run at a deficit for 15 years. During 2015, the price of nickel on the world market fell by more than 40 percent, ending the year at

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  • Vale aims to boost nickel production by 70% MINING.COM

    2019-12-04· Vale has decided to walk away from its ailing Goro nickel operation on the Pacific Island of New Caledonia, which has been strewn with operational problems

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  • Get to know our nickel operations in New Caledonia

    In New Caledonia, the operation has three autoclaves which are able to operate simultaneously for the estimated production to be attained. After the dissolution, the aqueous solution of nickel-cobalt passes through a treatment in various stages, in order to remove from these two metals the various impurities which are also to be found in the same solution. Limestone and lime are used, as well

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  • Vale's move to exit New Caledonia nickel mine heightens

    The French colony of New Caledonia, 1,200 km east of Australia, is home to around a quarter of the world's known reserves of nickel, a key ingredient for making steel and batteries.

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  • Goro mine Wikipedia

    The Goro mine is a large nickel mine in the south of New Caledonia, near the township of Yaté, Prony Bay, in the South Province.It is owned by the Brazilian company Vale, who are in the process of selling it to Melbourne-based New Century Mining in June 2020 following years of technical problems and low production. The large mine and plant was opened at Goro in 2010 although it has had

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  • Nickel Glencore

    We produce other metals as a by-product of nickel production, including cobalt, copper, precious metals and platinum-group metals. Nickel in figures 2019 $ 626m. adjusted EBITDA from our nickel assets . 181 kt . of nickel sold via our marketing business . 121 kt. of nickel produced at our own assets . 261c/lb. calculated EBITDA margin. 365c/lb. calculated EBITDA margin Ex-Koniambo. Uses of

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  • Vale to invest $US500m in New Caledonian nickel

    2018-12-06· It had ruled out investing more money, fuelling fears of massive job losses in New Caledonia's southern province. Vale's new investment is to fund the so-called Lucy project which is a system to store residue from its nickel production.

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  • New Caledonia: despite the violence, Vale announces the

    The Goro nickel plant in southern New Caledonia, sold on December 9, 2020 by the Brazilian Vale. AFP FRED PAYET. Text by: RFI Follow . 4 min. The Brazilian group Vale announced this Wednesday, December 9 the sale of its nickel plant in New Caledonia to a Caledonian and international consortium, including the Swiss raw materials giant Trafigura. This sale arouses in French territory a strong

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  • In New Caledonia, mobilization against the takeover of the

    The conflict is hardening around the takeover of the nickel production plant located in the south of New Caledonia, from which the current owner, the Brazilian group Vale, wants to separate. Since Monday, November 16, the collective “Usine du Sud = factory pays”, supported in particular by the Indigenous Customary Negotiating Body (ICAN), the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front

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  • Fate of nickel factory clouds New Caledonia's

    2020-09-13· France's South Pacific territory of New Caledonia risks seeing the closure of a nickel factory that has long been the lifeblood of its economy, a threat that could weigh heavily on a looming

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  • Vale's move to exit New Caledonia nickel mine heightens

    The French colony of New Caledonia, 1,200 km east of Australia, is home to around a quarter of the world's known reserves of nickel, a key ingredient for making steel and batteries.

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  • Fate of nickel factory clouds New Caledonia’s

    New Caledonia is home to a quarter of the world’s known supplies of nickel. PHOTO: AFP. Hanging over the vote is the future of a huge nickel extraction site owned by the Brazilian mining giant Vale, which says it can no longer afford to invest in the loss-making factory. The territory is home to a quarter of the world’s known supplies of nickel, used in stainless steel but increasingly

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  • New Caledonia: Land of Nickel Elements

    The production and processing of nickel continued through successive periods of boom and crisis and is now a central issue in the decolonization process (which started in 1988) being negotiated by France in New Caledonia. Nowadays, the mining areas, spread over the whole of Grande Terre, comprise about 250,000 hectares of scattered concessions shared by French or international mining companies

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  • Koniambo Nickel Project, New Caledonia Mining Frontier

    2014-12-30· Koniambo Nickel Project, New Caledonia. December 30, 2014. in Asia Pacific, Projects. Comprised an open-cut nickel mine and a pyrometallurgical plant, Koniambo Nickel Project is located in the North Province of New Caledonia and was officially inaugurated in November 2014. It is one of the world’s biggest and highest-grade undeveloped nickel laterite deposits. The $7bn greenfield mining

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  • Our company Koniambo Nickel

    Based in the North Province of New Caledonia, Koniambo Nickel SAS operates a world-class industrial complex which, at peak production, will make New Caledonia one of the world's largest nickel producers. Thanks to a high-grade nickel deposit, Koniambo Nickel forecasts long-term, low-cost operations, governed by a very demanding sustainable development policy. With its origins enmeshed in New

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  • The French connection: Major nickel companies in New

    2015-07-09· Vale’s annual production is even more impressive, with an estimated 60,000 tonnes of nickel and 5,000 tonnes of cobalt. These estimates are gathered through an open pit operation that has an on-site processing plant. The aerial view of Wilmington North Carolina port. The bronze medalist for New Caledonia’s booming nickel industry is SMSP, which is joint-owned by Glencore Nickel.

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  • Vale to invest $US500m in New Caledonian nickel

    2018-12-06· It had ruled out investing more money, fuelling fears of massive job losses in New Caledonia's southern province. Vale's new investment is to fund the so-called Lucy project which is a system to store residue from its nickel production.

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