Commodity Portfolio: Nickel

MineSpans Nickel Service

MineSpans nickel service is accessible through an interactive client portal offering global mine and nickel sulphate cost curves and supply figures, with detailed data and models of individual mines.



primary and secondary mines




cost-curve and supply coverage

What We Do

Nickel cost curves and models

  • highly granular historical and forecast cash costs broken down by activity, including mining, processing, overhead, freight, treatment charges, refining charges, by-products, royalties, and additional full sustaining costs (such as sustaining capital expenditures, corporate selling, and general and administrative costs)
  • detailed cost analysis by factor, such as diesel, electricity, labor, and consumables
  • costs curves by product, including mines and nickel sulphate plants

Nickel supply-and-demand outlooks

  • supply forecasts based on key parameters, including development stage, type of project, location, owner,country risk, and capital expenditures
  • proprietary methodology for mill-head-grade and reserve-grade erosion, life of mine, and supply scenarios

Models for individual mines

  • Excel outputs with detailed supply and cost breakdowns, including key parameters (such as material moved, run of mine, strip ratio, recoveries, grades, exchange rates, oil prices, nickel prices, by-product prices, power prices, and wages)
  • dynamic mine models: fully flexible Excel file for user input on key macro, cost, and volume parameters; cash flows; and net-present- value calculations

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