Sumitomo Metal Mining quits Solomon Islands nickel exploration project

Japanese miner Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) has withdrawn from an exploration project in the Solomon Islands because of falling nickel prices and a legal dispute on mining rights, the company said on Tuesday August 8.

SMM started its acquisition of prospecting licences and exploration activities in 2005, completing the activities in 2014. It applied for the mining leases in three areas, according to the statement. SMM brought legal proceedings against Axiom KB Ltd and others regarding the...


Ellie Wang

August 10, 2017

11:06 GMT