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Oyu Tolgoi 2015 production forecast cut

Posted on December 20, 2014

Vancouver's Turquoise Hill lowers output estimates for Mongolian mine to 600,000oz–700,000oz of gold and 175,000t–195,000t of copper in concentrates.

Canada approves world's largest copper-gold project

Posted on December 19, 2014

$9.5bn KSM project in British Columbia boasts reserves of 38m ounces of gold and nearly 10bn pounds of copper – mining 130,000 tonnes a day for 52 years.

CHART: Hedge funds won't put money on 2015 gold slide

Posted on December 18, 2014

Compared to December 2013, bullish bets by large speculators in gold futures are three times higher going into 2015.

CHART: China vs copper – much better than you think

Posted on December 18, 2014

It's all about the base.

Trevali surges on polymetallic mine restart

Posted on December 18, 2014

Vancouver-based junior jumps 8.5% after hitting targets for re-start of 100%-owned Caribou zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mine in New Brunswick, Canada.

Mining stocks rally across the board

Posted on December 18, 2014

Huge advances in all sectors from potash and uranium to copper and gold led by a 10% surge in diversified Canadian heavyweight Teck Resources.

India joins iron ore output surge

Posted on December 17, 2014

State-owned iron ore miner NMDC to triple production to 100 million tonnes per year by the end of the decade.

Gold price weakens on US rate decision

Posted on December 17, 2014

But the damage could've been much worse.

Iron ore hits new low after weakest China imports in 16 years

Posted on December 17, 2014

Benchmark iron ore price drops to fresh five-and-a-half-year low after November Chinese imports fall for the first time since 1998.

Harsh words on Barrick Gold prospects

Posted on December 16, 2014

Credit Suisse downgrades world's number on gold miner citing risks posed by $13 billion debt and permitting, tax challenges.

Gold hedging activity remains subdued

Posted on December 16, 2014

Small reduction in global gold miners' hedge book during the third quarter.

Chinese rare earth giant born

Posted on December 16, 2014

Owner of Bayan Obo mine Baotou Steel acquires five rare earth refiners with 73,500 tonnes capacity forming industry dominant China North Rare Earth Group.

Gold price sinks below $1,200

Posted on December 15, 2014

Down 2.5% in one of the worst trading days of the year.

UK company sells gold, silver refineries after 162 years

Posted on December 15, 2014

Johnson Matthey sells refineries in US and Canada to metal recycler for $184 million in cash.

Iron ore price slides again

Posted on December 15, 2014

BHP says iron ore won't see triple digits again while Roubini says prepare for a price in the $50s next year.

South Africa may sell iron ore, BHP stakes worth $3bn

Posted on December 13, 2014

The country needs funds to keep the lights on, but buyers may be hard to come by.

PIC OF THE DAY: Gina Rinehart is an oil painting

Posted on December 12, 2014

The larger than life queen of coal and iron ore and her favourite daughter sit down for a feast.

A big boys game: BHP ships 1bn tonnes iron ore to China

Posted on December 11, 2014

BHP's first ore left Port Hedland in 1973, but 900m tonnes where shipped just over the last 12 years.

Consolidating gold price prompts trickle into ETFs

Posted on December 11, 2014

Gold's resilience despite falling oil, recovering stocks and a robust dollar has enticed investors to return to ETFs after months of relentless outflows.

Turn a 200kt copper surplus into 1.6mt deficit in 3 easy slides

Posted on December 10, 2014

Glencore says 2015 supply forecasts are way too optimistic and the Swiss commodities giant has the charts and tables to prove it

Fourth Batista company goes bankrupt

Posted on December 10, 2014

Disgraced Brazilian tycoon once held 90% of power utility worth $3.2 billion just three years ago.

Home Alone, Mystic Pizza producer wants to make Bre-X movie

Posted on December 10, 2014

Hollywood mogul has already attracted investment from miners to film industry's biggest scandal.

Vietnam’s emerging nickel-sulphide district

Posted on December 9, 2014

Asian Mineral Resources blazes a trail in South East Asia.

Kinsley Mountain delivers again for Pilot Gold and Nevada Sunrise

Posted on December 9, 2014

Vancouver junior joint venture partners' stock jump after latest set of drilling results from Nevada property.

Gold price surges as stocks correct

Posted on December 9, 2014

Gold price jumps $44 on the back of falling global equities and fresh fears over Europe and China.

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