Jewelers must disclose whether diamonds are mined or synthetic — FTC

The Diamond Producers Association, which represents mining companies like De Beers, Rio Tinto and Alrosa, welcomed the FTC insistence that companies distinguish between diamonds that are mined and those that are made in laboratories.

Uganda seeks again to redevelop defunct Kilembe copper mine

The Ugandan government is making another attempt to reopen a defunct copper mine estimated to contain 4 million tonnes of ore.

Auditor that signed off on burst Vale dam appoints new Brazil CEO

German auditing firm TÜV SÜD AG has appointed a former Petroleo Brasileiro SA executive to head up its Brazilian subsidiary.

Glencore, Tohoku Electric set coal contract price at $94.75/T

The price, which serves as an industry benchmark for supplies of seaborne thermal coal in Asia, was 14% lower than a price agreed for the year through September this year.

Iron ore prices shift structurally higher on Vale woes

Iron ore prices in China reached a record high on Tuesday as market participants wrestled two dilemmas, namely the weather-related disruptions from Australia and the safety outages in Brazil.

Major players Korea Zinc, Teck agree 67% jump in processing charge

The deal was largely in line with current spot treatment charges in China, which have soared to $240 a tonne from a low of $12.50 at the start of 2018.

Vale Indonesia targets 74,000 T nickel in matte output in 2019

Lower production this year is due to a 10-week shutdown started in mid-February to the third week of April.

BHP says iron ore production to fall by 6-8 million tonnes after cyclone

Its 2019 financial year production and unit cost guidance are under review because of the impact on the output.

China's Ganfeng boosts stake in Argentina lithium project

Ganfeng Lithium Co plans to spend $160m to boost its stake in an Argentina project with Lithium Americas Corp from 37.5% to 50%.

Eight miners suffocated in unauthorized gold mine in Peru

Peru is home to several "informal" mines, where miners toil at improvised mining sites that operate outside of the law.

Former Louis Dreyfus boss ousted after Glencore overture

Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena, ex-CEO of Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), was reportedly ousted after trying to start talks with Glencore Agriculture and other rivals.

Russia's Alrosa raises $11.8m in New York diamond sale

The world's biggest producer of rough diamonds in carat terms raised $11.8m in its first New York diamond auction this year.

Rio Tinto cuts 2019 iron ore shipment outlook after cyclone

Rio Tinto on Monday cut its 2019 outlook for iron ore shipments from Australia's Pilbara region due to production disruption and damage caused by tropical cyclone Veronica, which hit Western Australia last week. The world's […]

Government officials call for output control at Chinese steel mills

Profits are being squeezed by rising raw material prices, largely caused by production disruptions at Vale SA after the Brumardinho disaster.

Seven killed in China plant explosion; second deadly blast this month

Sunday's blast involved a container of scrap metal that exploded in the outdoor yard of a metal-molding plant.

Sierra Gorda union agrees deal with KGHM to avert Chile copper mine strike

The union threatened strike action in mid-March.

Brazil's Vale proposes increase of board, more mining execs

According to a securities filing on Thursday night, three board members will be independent and nine will be appointed by controlling shareholders.

China's Chalco leapfrogs Rusal as 2nd-biggest listed aluminium producer

Chalco said on Friday it boosted annual aluminium output by 16 percent in 2018.

Australia's Wesfarmers hints takeover battle for Lynas not over

Comments foreshadow an intense takeover battle for the only proven producer of rare earth elements outside China.

Chile's Codelco copper output drops in 2018, profits plunge

Pizarro said 18 labor negotiations at Codelco's mines affected its bottom line but that productivity increases kept costs in line with industry averages.

Kazakh vanadium miner is first 2019 London listing in sector

Ferro-Alloy Resources Group, which is producing vanadium in Kazakhstan, has listed on the London stock market, marking the first junior flotation in the sector this year.

Brazil's Vale slashes iron ore sales estimate after dam burst

Vale SA estimates selling up to 75 million tonnes less iron ore this year, after several mines were halted following its second deadly dam burst in less than four years.

Russia's Nornickel to spend $1.4B on two expansion projects

Nornickel aims to ramp up nickel output and tap an expected boom in demand from electric vehicle makers.

Struggling small miners may lead to bigger industry woes

Small miners are finding it increasingly difficult to raise capital to fund new ventures despite the positive demand outlook for several commodities.

Johnson Matthey chooses Poland to produce new battery materials

Chemicals group Johnson Matthey has secured a site in Poland to produce battery materials and signed a 10-year supply deal with Canada's Nemaska Lithium.