SMM and MC will establish an incorporated joint venture to fund the KNP – Goongarrie Hub Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) up to the agreed budget of 98.5 million AUD. The SMM-MC joint venture will acquire an ultimate 50%(1) interest in Kalgoorlie Nickel Pty Ltd (KNPL), the owner of the project and currently 100% held by Ardea.

Located in Western Australia, KNP – Goongarrie Hub is one of the world’s largest nickel deposits, expected to produce approximately 30,000 tonnes of nickel and 2,000 tonnes of cobalt per annum over a 40-plus-year mine life. The SMM-MC joint venture will leverage SMM’s expertise in nickel and cobalt extraction from low-grade nickel oxide ore using the High Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL) process, combined with MC’s extensive experience and track record in the Australian mining sector to assess the feasibility of KNP – Goongarrie Hub. Through collaborative efforts between the joint venture and Ardea, the DFS is expected to commence during the first half of 2024 and be completed by the second half of 2025.

SMM and MC will be supported with a grant provided by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry that is intended for securing critical mineral supply stability in Japan.

SMM possesses fully integrated nickel supply chains from ore to metals, chemicals and battery materials. SMM will continue to be proactive on securing source of the critical mineral towards one of its Long-term Vision’s targets of 150,000 tonnes nickel annual production capacity.

MC, in its “Midterm Corporate Strategy 2024 – Creating MC Shared Value” released in May 2022, outlined its growth strategy of accelerating energy transformation, including investment in nickel resources. Beyond this Strategic Investment, MC remains committed to further securing a stable and sustainable supply of battery minerals.

(1) SMM and MC to jointly acquire a 17.5% interest in KNPL upon funding 50% of the DFS budget, an additional 17.5% interest upon completion of the DFS, and an additional 15.0% interest upon approval of the final investment decision.

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Orion Metal Exchange Unleashes the Potential of Precious Metal Exchange with Their Flexible and Convenient Investment Options

Most precious metal exchanges have rules too strict for new investors. Orion Metal Exchange isn’t one of them. Their flexible and convenient investment options encourage new investors to invest confidently and stick to their investment goals in the long run.

LA, USA, 19th April 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, Precious metals like gold and silver have been the rage throughout history, and they are the most concrete forms of investment. They offer immense profitability and a hedge during inflation and difficult economic circumstances. Conversely, investment options like bonds and stocks are risky, and the likelihood of losing your money is high.

People don’t have the knowledge and experience needed to profit from their metal investments. Orion Metal Exchange is a company that entertains new investors, answers their questions, and offers flexible investment options. The company has been in business for over 40 years, and during these four decades, it has become home to the most seasoned and skillful precious metal investment experts. So, for people wanting to buy or sell gold and silver, or people seeking online IRA services, Orion Metal Exchange is the place to go.

According to a representative at the Orion Metal Exchange, “We understand how technical the investment process is, especially when it comes to metal investments. These technicalities can put off some of the new investors and compel them to go and make money elsewhere.”

They further said, “We work to revolutionize the way people approach precious metal investments. We want them to enter the market with a winner’s mindset before putting their money on the line. Through our services, we try to make the process flexible for investors as much as possible.”

About the Company

Orion Metal Exchange has been in business for more than 40 years. Besides offering a platform for investors to buy and sell precious metals, the exchange provides insurance shipping or precious metals to and from the concerned retirement accounts and helps investors find safe and secure metal depositories. They also have an in-house IRA department that takes retirement account requests. They offer market insights and product knowledge to their customers, thus helping them make intelligent investment decisions. You can also decide on pricing over a single phone call.

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Orion Metal Exchange Offers Unmatched Price Transparency for an Elevated Trading Experience

Orion Metal Exchange is one of the most popular metal exchanges with strict transparency and customer service policies.

LA, USA, 19th April 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, In the post-covid world, precious metals offer a great hedge against inflation. With this in mind, more and more people are investing in gold, silver, and platinum. In these economically challenging times, there are several self-proclaimed metal exchanges claiming to offer the best prices. Investing with such firms is tempting, but most lack transparency, which is the biggest red flag for any investor.

Orion Metal Exchange is one of the best metal exchanges in the precious metals market. They have strict policies surrounding transparency, and these policies are never compromised. No matter the time of the day, you will always find updated precious metal prices on their website. Not every metal exchange does this. They will try their best to hide their purchase charges, which costs the investors a lot of money in the long run. Moreover, they encourage customers to call them directly if they have any questions regarding metal investments.

One of their best policies of Orion Metal Exchange is the “fee-free buy-back” policy. Most metal exchanges don’t have such policies. Instead, they charge their clients a specific amount of money to take back the metal they sold to them earlier. Orion Metal Exchange has an in-house IRA department that offers IRA services throughout the life of one’s account. They are keen on building long-term relationships with their customers, evident through their services and policies.

Furthermore, they also offer insured shipping of their metal to and from the concerned retirement accounts. They also provide free deliveries and help their customers find a safe and insured metal depository for their precious metal investments. To benefit from their services, simply head over to their website. The registration process is simple and doesn’t take too much time.

About the Company

Orion Metal Exchange is a reputable precious metal exchange company that has been around for 40 years. Using their industry expertise, they help their clients invest in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium with utmost confidence. They also bridge the gap between their clients and private vault owners to store their investments safely.

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Orion Metal Exchange Offers Unbeatable Services to Make Precious Metal Trading Easier

Orion Metal Exchange is one of the most trusted precious metal exchanges in the United States. With over 40 years of experience, they help people make well-informed investment decisions.

LA, USA, 19th April 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, Investing in bonds and stocks is tempting due to the possibility of massive gains, but results are never guaranteed. Therefore, a lot of investors try diversifying their investment portfolios to battle financially challenging circumstances. Investing in precious metals like gold and silver offers portfolio diversification, and there’s a great likelihood of profiting from these investments. Throughout history, people have invested in precious metals because of their value, and that holds true even to this day.

Despite the benefits of investing in precious metals, people make mistakes, which is primarily due to a lack of experience in making investments. Orion Metal Exchange is one of the finest metal exchanges in the country. The company has been around for more than four decades and has helped countless investors make their metal investment dreams come true. Not only does the Orion Metal Exchange deal in precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, but they also offer online IRA services. So, anyone willing to buy and sell precious metals can head over to their website, and all of their questions will be answered. The company’s processes are simple, and the registration doesn’t take too long.

One company representative said, “Our biggest aim is to make metal investments as easy as possible for people from various backgrounds. It is easier for experienced investors to understand the technicalities of the investment process. However, newcomers take some time before they understand the drill.”

He further added, “precious metal investment is one of the best strategies to diversify your portfolio. Your asset stays with you and continues to grow in value with time. It is a great way to secure your retirement. Investing in bonds and stocks is a lot riskier, and the likelihood of losing your money is higher.”

About Orion Metal Exchange

Orion Metal Exchange has been in business for over 40 years now. Their seasoned professionals keep a close watch on the current trends and prices. Besides offering investment advice, they also help their clients connect with private vault owners for the safe storage of their precious metal investments, thus preventing theft.

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Metal Sector Needs to be at Forefront of Circular Economy Model: Says Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia

Majority of our natural resources are finite therefore it is critical that the world finds environmentally and economically viable way of using these scarce resources, said Union Minister for Steel and Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia at the International conference on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency, organized by the Indian Institute of Metals Delhi Chapter here today. Chairman of SAIL, Ms Soma Mondal, Mr. Ulrich Greiner Pachter, CEO, Region India & Asia Pacific, SMS Group, Dr S.K.Jha, CMD, MIDHANI,  Dr. mukesh Kumar, Chairman,IIM, Delhi Chapter and delegates from Mineral and Metal Sector were present in the conference.


Shri Scindia highlighted that the consensus seems to have emerged across the globe that circular economy is the only way towards conservation of resources. We must understand that the future of humanity cannot be built on a ’take-make-dispose’ model i.e., Linear Economy. Metal sector needs to be at the forefront of circular economy model in view of its pervasive applications besides the inherent potential of metals to be amenable and adaptable to business models following 6R principles of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture, the Minister further added.

The Minister recalled Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address on 15th August 2021 in which He emphasized on the urgent need of Circular Economy Mission. In his address, the Prime Minister had exhorted that circular economy is the need of the hour, and we must make it mandatory part of our lives in due to fast depletion of natural resources to meet the needs of modern economy.

Shri Scindia added that metal industry is highly energy intensive industry and thus cause large carbon emission, which is a major challenge for the global community thus we have to adapt new technologies to achieve the goal of zero carbon emission.  We all agree that in today’s technological dominated world, nothing is waste and all so-called wastes can be converted into resources for wealth creation by adoption of suitable technology, the Minister stated.


India’s Mining & Metal sector is set for robust development in view of expected jump in demand to support the emerging boom in growth in the automotive, infrastructure, transport, space and defence. The challenge in this fast-paced world is to confront the by-products of sectors such as steel, which is at the same vital for economy and on the other hand is hard to abate sector with respect emission of carbon dioxide. Steel Makers across the globe are set on course to evolve suitable strategies to tackle the twin challenges of environmental sustainability and circular economy.

The Minister said, the Government of India has taken timely initiative through NITI Aayog by forming 11 committees to promote Circular Economy in various sectors including Metals sector covering Ferrous and non-Ferrous metals.

Shri Scindia apprised that Ministry of Steel is working as a nodal agency and has already prepared a detailed roadmap for promoting circular economy in Metals sector covering all facets of production from mining to finished metal production and their recycling / reuse including utilization of all wastes and by-products generated in the process.

Minister highlighted that the circular economy is much more than recycling. A very large part of our energy consumption, and therefore the related greenhouse gas emission is closely linked to the extraction, processing, transportation, use and disposal of materials. Circular strategies such as circular design, material efficient production, reuse, repair and recycling lead to saving in material consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emission. By focusing on maximum value retention and closing the material recycle, the circular economy possesses a robustness that will help in dealing with drastic changes caused by the climate change. These moves will have multiple benefits for the nation and have a multiplier effect on the GDP due to associated supply chain as well as consumption related industries besides creating large employment opportunities both directly within the plant and indirectly in associated industries.

The Minister said that India has increased installed capacity of production of steel by 50% to 155 million tonnes in Financial Year 2022 from around 100 million tonnes in financial year 2014. During this period of eight years per capita consumption of Steel also has gone by almost 50% to 77 kg per capita today. Steel Industry is on a steady growth path led by government of India’s Investor friendly policies in addition to government’s focus on strengthening the infrastructure of the country. Revolutionary changes have brought in the Mineral and metal sectors and today India is now 2nd largest steel producer in the world, Shri Scindia also said.


Shri Scindia hoped that the Indian Institute of  Metals, Delhi chapter to come out with recommendations from the deliberations at this international conference on this important subject which shall help the industry to move towards Zero Waste and Zero Harm approach.

Mr. Ulrich Greiner Pachter, CEO, Region India & Asia Pacific, SMS Group said that India’s Steel Industry has changed a lot towards positive growth.

The Chairman, SAIL, Ms Soma Mondal said that research suggests green house gas emissions in the atmosphere can only be decreased by approximately 50% through Carbon reducing operational efficiencies and widescale implementation of renewable energy solutions. The remaining 50% must come from the transformation in how we produce and consume resources. Thus businesses will have to play leading role in this new economic structure, spearheading innovation for change to protect the planet and create new value.  Ms Mondal highlighted that nothing is waste. She also added that about 200 delegates are attending this conference.



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