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Nickel's rough ground

With the nickel price conveniently rising 2.5% the night before, the smashed-up true believers of the Australian nickel sector (plus BHP’s Nickel West) gathered together last week at an industry conference in Perth.

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Mariners nickel mine near Kambalda in Western Australia ... quality operator Mincor may shutter its mines this year

It was a surprisingly upbeat get-together given the state of the market for nickel producers over the past 12 months – though given only true believers and eternal optimists would bother attending a