South African court rules extension of wage agreement to AMCU valid and lawful

South Africa's labour court has ruled that the extension of a wage agreement to cover all gold unions and non-unionised employees of Sibanye-Stillwater is valid and lawful.

Rio Tinto halts operations at north Australian bauxite mine as cyclone nears

Weipa bauxite mining operations are located at the northeastern tip of the country.

Miner KGHM extends negotiations with union at Chilean copper mine

The company had until the end of Tuesday to request government mediation to help reach a deal with the union of 520 workers.

Brazil's Vale to resume work at largest mine in Minas Gerais state

A local court has cleared the way for Vale to resume operations at the Brucutu mine.

Codelco copper smelter restart delayed – Chile mining minister

The smelter has had its restart delayed because of issues related to Canadian construction firm SNC-Lavalin, contracted for the project.

Two killed in accident at Glencore's Zambian mine

The company has suspended production pending investigations.

Chinese iron ore prices gain for sixth day on Vale disruptions

The most-traded iron ore contract for May delivery on the Dalian Commodity Exchange closed up 0.2% at $94.66 a tonne.

Top Philippine nickel miner says 2019 ore sales steady, exports to China to fall

Nickel Asia accounts for about half of the nickel ore output in the world's second-biggest supplier of the metal.

INEOS buys US titanium dioxide business from Tronox for $700m

British chemicals firm INEOS said on Tuesday it would buy Cristal's North American titanium dioxide business from Tronox for $700 million. "This is a great opportunity for INEOS to enter the pigments market and become […]

Workers could strike at Chile's Sierra Gorda copper mine – union

A union at the Sierra Gorda copper mine, controlled by Polish mining company KGHM, could go on strike this week after rejecting the latest offer in contract negotiations.

Norsk Hydro appoints new CEO amid Brazil woes

The company plans to appoint Hilde Merete Aasheim, who has been head of the company's Primary Metal unit since 2008, as its new CEO in May.

Mexico will not revoke mining concessions, wants Canadian miners to be "clean"

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has called on Canadian firms to adhere to the same standards that they follow in their home country.

Russian diamond miner Alrosa wants controlling stake to mine in Zimbabwe

Alrosa will assess Zimbabwe's diamond reserves over the next six months but would only start mining if it can take a majority stake in such a project.

Tanzania sets up mineral trading centres to curb illegal gold exports

Tanzania has ordered all mineral-producing regions in the East African nation to set up government-controlled trading centres by the end of June.

Brazilian court suspends operations at two more Vale dams

Vale has faced growing pressure to prove that its remaining dams are safe.

U.S. heavy equipment makers feeling pain from tariffs, disputes

U.S. makers of bulldozers and other heavy equipment are raising prices, losing sales and in some cases beginning to trim workers.

Chinese go-slow on Australian coal imports may be starting to show

Chinese coal traders are reported to have cut back on buying from Australia after the length of time taken by customs to clear cargoes reportedly doubled.

U.S., Brazil could collaborate on nuclear reactors — Brazil energy minister

Brazil is preparing legislation that would clear the way for both private and foreign investment in prospecting and mining for uranium in the country.

Prosecutors seek $13 billion from Vale for environmental restoration

Brazilian prosecutors requested that mining company Vale SA be ordered to guarantee the funds.

Botswana's Debswana targets diamond output of 24 million carats in 2019

Debswana lifted diamond output by 6% to a four-year high of 24.1 million carats in 2018.

South African court blocks mine union's plan for industry-wide strike

AMCU has been on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations since mid-November in a pay dispute.

Alrosa's 2018 net profit up 15%

Russian state-controlled diamond producer Alrosa said on Friday its 2018 net profit rose to 90.4 billion roubles ($1.4 billion).

China Jan-Feb refined copper output rises 6.3% year-over-year — stats bureau

Output reached 1.34 million tonnes, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

SQM receives environmental approval for Chile lithium plant expansion

The $400 million plant expansion, once complete, would allow the Chinese-backed SQM to eventually produce as much as 180,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate a year from its Atacama salt flat operations.

Floating solar panels to boost efficiency at Chilean copper mine

The newly installed panels at the Los Bronces copper mine have the capacity to produce 86 kilowatts.