Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSXV:WHN) provided preliminary assay results from the 2013 drill program at its BEN property, located about 50 kilometers north of Williams Lake in British Columbia. It consisted of 425 meters of diamond drilling over three holes.
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Reuters reported that Vale SA's (NYSE:VALE) Canadian unit is now working on its Sudbury Basin-based Copper Cliff Deep nickel project once again and hopes to have a feasibility study ready by the end of 2014.
North American Nickel Inc. (TSXV:NAN,OTCBB:WSCRF) announced that it is in the midst of planning 2014 exploration and drill programs at its Southwest Greenland-based nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum-group metals project.
Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. (TSXV:WG,OTCQX:WGPLF) announced more results from a recent field program completed at its Yukon-based Wellgreen platinum-group metals-nickel-copper project, commenting that they are from the Central Zone.
Metal Bulletin reported that Votorantim Metais has moved forward a production stoppage at it Brazil-based nickel and cobalt plant.
Reuters reported that France's Eramet SA (EPA:ERA) reported an operating loss of $61.71 million for 2013, down significantly from the $153-million profit it posted in 2012. The decline came on the back of low nickel prices.
Impact Minerals Ltd. (ASX:IPT) announced that it has identified 12 new priority areas for nickel-copper and copper-gold deposits in previous soil geochemistry that covers the Mulga Tank project, located in Western Australia.
Direct Nickel Ltd. (ASX:DIR) announced that it has successfully completed its Nickel Production Demonstration Program. That milestone positions the company for its first commercial plant and "underlines its objective to become a global nickel producer using the proprietary DNi Process."
Mincor Resources NL (ASX:MCR) announced its results for the half year ended December 31, 2013, commenting that it achieved a strong performance "despite the lowest global nickel prices since 2009."
Mining Weekly reported that Poseidon Nickel Ltd. (ASX:POS) said today that it is "investigating options" for the toll treatment of ore from the Mount Windarra mine, which could produce between 350,000 and 700,000 tonnes per year during its first two years of operation.