MINER'S RIGHT

Sick man nickel moving out of intensive care

Reports of nickel's death outside of Indonesia may have been greatly exaggerated

Tim Treadgold
Backhoe load warm and smokey slag material into mining dump truck in Nickel Mining in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Credit: Shutterstock.

Backhoe load warm and smokey slag material into mining dump truck in Nickel Mining in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Credit: Shutterstock.

Nickel remains the sick man of the base metals family but two fresh opinions point to it moving from intensive care into a recovery ward as a devastatingly low price of US$16,525 a tonne rises to $18,000/t...

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