13 Feb 2015

Appeal over Solomons nickel deposit

4:38 pm on 13 February 2015

Japanese mining giant Sumitomo has a court date for its appeal against Axiom Mining's ownership of a nickel deposit in Solomon Islands Isabel province.

The Solomon Islands Court of Appeal has confirmed the appeal in May.

Axiom chief executive, Ryan Mount, says he is pleased a hearing date has been confirmed but that the company's focus is on the exploration and development of the Isabel Nickel Project.

He says the Australian company hopes to go into production before the end of the year.