Talon Metals, USW to work toward 'first carbon-negative' nickel mine

Nickel producer Talon Metals will collaborate with the United Steelworkers trade union (USW) in developing what could be the world’s first carbon-negative mine, the Tamarack Nickel Project in the US state of Minnesota, it announced on Thursday July 29.

Output from the future mine, co-owned with Rio Tinto, was expected to start by 2026, with initial production at a rate of 18,600 tonnes per year of nickel metal, Talon president Sean Werger told Fastmarkets when announcing the “ground-breaking” partnership with the USW.
The trade union was expected to provide 500 production and maintenance workers, some in high-tech roles.

“The proposed mine at the Tamarack Nickel Project will require a mix of experienced underground miners and ‘new age’ miners with...


Orla O'Sullivan

July 30, 2021

12:43 GMT

New York