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CHART: Copper price could follow iron ore over a cliff

Frik Els | August 28, 2014
CHART: Copper price poised to follow iron ore over a cliff

Iron ore is down 34% this year over China fears, soft demand and surging supply. The copper market is equally exposed, but has so far defied fundamentals.

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Zinc, nickel prices to move 'dramatically' higher next year says Scotiabank

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | August 28, 2014

Commodity funds & investors have bid up zinc prices, anticipating tightening supplies over the next three- four years — with mine supplies not keeping pace with demand growth

Less than 2% of Peru’s total mining concessions are active

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
Less than 2% of Peru’s total mining concessions are active

Around 15,000 of the total 55,000 licences in effect risk fines and even losing all privileges over the land.

Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

The vehicles, en route to South Africa, have been stranded in neighbouring Zambia since Monday.

Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2014
Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Chinese backers are now behind one-third of all Peru’s new mining investments by value.

Why short-term slowdowns are great

Oreninc | August 27, 2014
Why short-term slowdowns are great

Better footing in the long term.

Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie companies with cash flows, low costs and MOUs

The Mining Report | August 26, 2014

Now more than ever, only select mining companies are attracting investors.

Imperial Metals new copper and gold mine ready to begin production

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2014
Imperial Metals new copper and gold mine ready to begin production

The company said its Red Chris copper and gold mine, in northwest B.C., will start up once a power line is completed next month.

Big step closer to bringing back mining to Upper Peninsula

Frik Els | August 26, 2014
Highland step closer to bringing back mining to Upper Peninsula

HIgh-grade maiden resource for 1 of 4 deposits Highland Copper wants to combine to restart mining in region where copper production dates back to 1845.

Zambia to ease tax rules on copper exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2014
Zambia to ease tax rules on copper exports

Good news for the country's copper miners that have been seeking more than $600 million in unpaid tax refunds.

Newmont abandons mining arbitration case against Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2014
Newmont abandons mining arbitration case against Indonesia

Operations at the miner's Batu Hijau copper and gold mine to resume soon.

Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

Michael Fowler: Juniors and midtiers poised for M&A-fueled breakout once gold recovers

The Gold Report | August 25, 2014
Juniors and Midtiers Poised for M&A-Fueled Breakout Once Gold Recovers

Michael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Toronto-based Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon, says majors need development-stage companies with high-grade, near-term production assets

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These miners are seeking over $1.3 billion in acquisitions

Oilprice.com | August 25, 2014
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Two separate news items last week suggest Chinese mining companies are still cash-rich. And on the hunt for acquisitions.

Here is how Australia spent its mining boom bonanza

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
This is what Australia did with its mining boom bonanza

Economists say the mining boom increased Australian living standards substantially.

Alaska lawmakers ask Kerry to intercede on B.C. mines: BIV

Jeffrey Richmond | August 24, 2014
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Mt. Polley disaster figuratively spills over the U.S. border.

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

Copper price rally evaporates on Chinese factory data

Frik Els | August 21, 2014
Copper price rally evaporates on Chinese factory data

Latest gauge of manufacturing activity falls to near contraction levels.

Executive changes at Antofagasta Minerals, chairman stepping back

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 21, 2014
Executive changes at Antofagasta Minerals, chairman stepping back

Jean-Paul Luksic, who was appointed in 2004, will now take a non-executive role with effect from Sep. 1st.

Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' – demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' - demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg strikes positive note after announcing jump in profits, output and better trading conditions at Swiss commodities giant.

Mount Polley spurs call for uranium tailings check

Jeffrey Richmond | August 20, 2014
mount polley spurs call for uranium tailings check feat

Seven firms have until September 15 to respond.

Aggressive cost-cutting boosts silver miner Hochschild core profit

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Aggressive cost-cutting boosts silver miner Hochschild core profit

Increased output from its mines in Peru and Argentina also helped the company slash first-half interim loss.

Mexican mining company lied on spill: government

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Mexican mining company lied on spill: government

Authorities said Grupo Mexico lied about a spill of 40,000 cubic meters of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam in the northern state of Sonora.

Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Zijin Mining Group looking to acquire sizeable gold and copper projects in Africa this year.

INFOGRAPHIC: Best, brightest CEOs in mining

Visual Capitalist | August 20, 2014
CEOs in mining feat

Who were the top earners in 2013?

Photos of a remote $200-million mine cleanup in Washington State

Michael Allan McCrae | August 19, 2014
holden clean up feat

It's also a religious retreat.

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