As North Korean imports of anthracite coal have waned with sanctions, those from Russia have soared.
Any cobalt sulphate prices published by CRU would be based on traded prices in China, a cobalt industry source said.
India's recent restrictions on the industry and increased smuggling took the sheen off the bullion market heading into the peak festival season.
The ban took effect from Sunday and restricts most companies and individuals from selling, transporting or burning coal in the urban area of Taiyuan.
Plans to reopen one of the world's biggest copper mines, shut by a civil war on the Pacific Island of Bougainville in 1989, have run into trouble.
After a 3 month suspension, Mali allows informal gold mining to recommence. The country exported over 16 tonnes of gold in the first 4 months of this year.
The ministry resumed exports of unprocessed minerals earlier this year and had started to roll out exports quotas in April.
Overall, September iron ore shipments from the world's biggest export terminal for the steelmaking raw material increased to 43.4 million tonnes from 42.8 million in August.
Mining ihas been one of the last sectors to use a surge in computer processing power, cloud data storage and complex algorithms to make sense of huge amounts of scattered information - routine in today’s retail and manufacturing businesses.
The country's chamber of mines and the ministry are locked in a number of legal disputes over the mining charter, which aims to increase black ownership and participation in the industry as part of a government drive to overcome apartheid's legacies.
India's Adani Enterprises Ltd aims to tie-up financing for its Carmichael coal mine project in Australia by March 2018, a senior company executive told Reuters, adding it would look to sell a minority stake in the project to help raise funds.
Canadian silver miner First Majestic Silver Corp said on Tuesday four miners died from gas intoxication at its La Encantada Silver Mine in Mexico.
Polymetal is a Russian gold and silver producer.
Indonesia is revamping its tax code for metal miners as part of a broader shift to a system of special mining permits, which will replace existing mining contracts.
Total gold sold halved to 21,377 ounces in the six months ended June 30 from a year earlier, with an average price of $1,235 an ounce.
Coal India Ltd, the world’s largest coal miner, has held internal talks to discuss buying metal mines abroad amid faltering revenues and rising employee costs, potentially signaling a strategy shift to cut reliance on the fossil fuel.
KGHM Polska Miedz SA expects its third quarter results to be boosted by favourable metal prices and currency exchange rates.
The world's second-largest publicly traded copper company has issues with the proposed divestment plan, including valuation, timing and structure.
The Dalian Commodity Exchange's most-traded iron ore contract, for January delivery, closed down 0.98 percent at 454.5 yuan ($68.45) per tonne.
Coal India's plan to diversify into mining metals such as copper and nickel with no prior experience is being seen by analysts as a long-term strategy to firm up revenues, with no immediate results in sight.
The contract includes 8,000 hectares of federal lands in the northern region of Antofagasta, and will require an investment of nearly $1 billion.
Indonesia’s mining minister said on Thursday that Freeport McMoRan Inc could request an extension of six months to renegotiate rights to Grasberg.
Albemarle said it could invest $1-billion in Chile over the next 5 years if request to the government to let it extract 125,000 tonnes per year is approved.
Hong Kong stock exchange plans to launch a U.S. dollar-denominated, cash-settled iron ore futures contract in Hong Kong to compete with U.S. & Asian rivals.
The agreement brings Yancoal’s stake in the Warkworth project to about 85 percent.