A joint venture between EMR and mining group Lighthouse Minerals, the operation is expected to produce 25,000-35,000 tonnes of copper concentrate a year.
Most of Chile's 7.5 million tonnes in reserves of lithium are found in brine deposits,and take at least seven years to develop.
Africa largest untapped source of growth for industry and would provide huge opportunity, says Rio Tinto's chief executive of energy and minerals.
Although there have been small gains in coal output and hiring this year, driven by foreign demand, production levels remain near lows hit in 1978.
Battery boom promises new and growing market for high-grade nickel products, but half the world's supply of the metal is unsuitable for battery production.
Russia's Norilsk Nickel, the world's second-largest nickel and top palladium producer, reaffirmed its previous 2017 output forecast on Monday after a strong third quarter.
Stuart Chambers faces investor calls for clear direction at the company, long seen as a potential takeover target.
After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.
A source said the LME had made contact with established online venues Trayport and EBS, which are currently focused largely on energy and foreign exchange.
In third-quarter production report, Glencore lowered its output guidance for copper, zinc and coal but said full-year earnings would not suffer.
Prices for cobalt metal, used in production of electric vehicle batteries, have tripled to nine-year peaks above $30 a pound from below $10 a pound in late 2015.
U.S. President Donald Trump will shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah said on Friday, a change that will open parts of them to drilling and mining but which Democrats, environmental groups and Native Americans are vowing to fight.
Demand for cobalt is expected to soar in coming years as governments battle pollution and more electric cars are built.
Mining companies, including Newmont Mining Corp, Teck Resources and Barrick Gold Corp, reported increased costs this week in their quarterly earnings.
Lacklustre performances by small mining companies on the London Stock Exchange are driving rivals in need of cash to find alternative ways to raise capital.
The current debate surrounding coal is generally one of how long it will continue to play a role in the world's energy mix before it is replaced by cleaner alternatives, but the coming years may see a deficit in seaborne markets for the polluting fuel.
The mining company said gold production rose to 11,576 kg in the three months to September 30 while group operating profit was $216.8 million.
Alliance Mining Commodities will invest $670 million over the first five years of production at its mine in northwestern Guinea, Saadou Nimaga.
The miner said its all-in sustaining costs to produce an ounce of gold rose $18 to $943 due to higher exploration and project expenses.
Fortescue Metals Group reported slight rise in fiscal first-quarter iron ore shipments, also warned its ore was selling at a greater discount than expected.
Australian politicians told China of government approvals for controversial A$16.5-billion ($13-billion) coal mine project being built by Adani Enterprises.
Teck expects larger proportion of coal sales in fourth quarter to be non-premium, reducing average realized price to about 85 percent of benchmark prices.
Goldcorp reported 88 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by increase in company's income tax recovery and higher earnings from its Peñasquito mine.
Gold producer says its total gold output from mines fell to 522,917 oz in the quarter ended Sept. 30 from 615,498 oz in the same period a year earlier.
Despite the quarterly increase in net cash costs Antofagasta said the 2017 costs would be below the $1.30 per pound previously forecast.