Orion Resource Partners raising $500m in royalty, streaming fund

Miners are turning to alternative sources of finance as the industry has struggled to woo back traditional financiers.

Copper sinks on the wrong sort of supply disruption: Andy Home

Disruption to copper's supply chain has taken place at the refined metal segment of the chain, distorting trade flows but not directly removing units from the supply-demand balance.

Workers at Codelco's Chuquicamata mine threaten strike

Workers are threatening to walk off the job soon to protest plans to transform the century-old open pit into an underground mine.

Tantalum miner threatens expansion at Australia's biggest lithium mine

Talison aims to double production at Greenbushes by mid-2019, racing to secure more lithium to feed an expected boom in demand for EV batteries.

Samarco could reach partial deal with Brazil prosecutors on Monday

Samarco's operations have been suspended since Brazil's mining disaster.

S.Korean steelmaker POSCO names head of Posco Chemtech as candidate for next leader

POSCO was privatised in 2000, but chief executives have previously been replaced when a new administration takes office.

Chile's Codelco says unions at Salvador mine reject early wage deal

Workers are pushing off further negotiations until later this year when their contracts expire.

Chile's SQM decides not to hire ex-Chairman Ponce as adviser

Ponce has held power at SQM since it was privatized under Pinochet in the 1980s and is still the largest shareholder.

Minnesota firms sue over Trump administration mine leases near wilderness

The Interior Department's May 2 decision was unlawful and posed an immediate threat to the environment and the areas' outdoor-recreation economy.

Polish copper producer KGHM appoints new CEO

KGHM has not had a CEO since Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki was fired on March 10.

Resurgent coal exporters should be wary of blinkered optimism: Russell

Coal miners supplying Asia's rapidly growing economies have plenty to be optimistic about as prices and demand appear robust, but they should be wary.

South Africa coal terminal boosts productivity with $98m upgrade

South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal has boosted productivity after a 1.34 billion rand ($98 million) machinery upgrade, the firm said on Thursday.

Top Dalradian shareholder supports Orion Mine takeover offer

M&G Investment Management, said on Thursday it was supportive of a friendly cash takeover offer for Dalradian from private equity group Orion Mine Finance.

First new all-electric mine dumps diesel; cuts costs, pollution

Hundreds of feet below thick forest blanketing the Canadian Shield, a squad of near-silent, battery-powered machines are tunneling toward gold in an experiment to ditch diesel.

Zambia aiming for power prices that reflect costs by end 2018

The new measure will affect global mining firms including First Quantum Minerals, Glencore, Barrick Gold Corp and Vedanta Resources which currently pay a flat rate of 9.30 cents/kWh.

Miner Petropavlovsk's biggest shareholder outlines his case for change

Petropavlovsk's largest shareholder, who is calling for an overhaul of the board, plans to sell the company's stake in an iron ore unit and draw up gold sector deals.

Japan launches WTO complaint over S.Korea steel duties

Japan has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge South Korean anti-dumping duties on Japanese stainless steel bars.

More than 20 Philippine mines pass govt review, 4 fail — official

The panel reviewed the 27 mines in the world's No. 2 nickel ore supplier that former Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez ordered closed or suspended last year.

Ten killed in Zambia copper mine dump collapse — police

Another 10 are injured after a dumping site for copper mining waste collapsed in the town of Kitwe in the country's Copperbelt province

Trump threatens almost all imports from China as Beijing fires back

The threat of new tariffs against China pits the world's two largest economies against each other and looks set to disrupt global supply chains for the tech and auto industries.

Rusal starts shipping bauxite from Guinea's Dian-Dian mine

Rusal commissions bauxite mine at Dian Dian.

CAR struggling to resume diamond exports, tax revenue lags

The Central African Republic (CAR) was banned from exporting diamonds in 2013 after rebels seized power.

S.African union open to inflation-linked pay deal at Eskom – source

Africa's most industrialised economy suffered power outages last week because of what Eskom had said was an "illegal protest action".

S.African lobby group opposes parts of new draft mining charter

The Minerals Council South Africa said it does not support some elements in the latest draft of an industry charter.

Wall Street builds immunity to trade war rhetoric

So far, Trump has taken little action beyond tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on imports from China, the European Union and other countries.