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Copper price back below $3 on supply worries, Chinese GDP

Frik Els | October 20, 2014
Copper price back below $3 on supply worries, Chinese GDP

Chinese economy expected to grow at slowest pace since 2009 just as flood of new supply enters the market.

Global unions converge in Mongolia in campaign for Rio Tinto workers’ rights

IndustriALL Global Union | October 20, 2014

Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s Rio Tinto Network will gather in Mongolia on 22 October to plan the next moves in the worldwide campaign to improve worker rights at the mining giant.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

In wake of Mount Polley, union wants new BC safety regime

The Tyee | October 19, 2014

The union representing many miners in B.C. is warning about worker safety in the industry.

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INFOGRAPHIC: a year's worth of resources in BC

Visual Capitalist | October 17, 2014
autumn in the canadian northwest territories along ogilvie river and mountains

In response to popular demand from our home province of British Columbia, today we visualize the amount of natural resources extracted from BC each year.

Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

The country’s environmental authority criticized the Top Court decision saying the miner conducted proper consultation with local indigenous groups and shouldn’t have to do it again.

Chile copper boom begins to fade as production headaches mount

Reuters | October 17, 2014
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The shine may soon come off Chile's decade-long copper boom as technical and regulatory problems in getting new mines into production highlight just how hard it will be to keep ratcheting up the supply.

Vale to ditch 20% of its nickel assets in Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Vale to ditch 20% of its nickel assets in Indonesia

The agreement signed with Indonesia’s outgoing government also means higher royalties to be paid by the firm.

Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.

How big miners are reliving the late 90’s bust: Steve Todoruk

Sprott Thoughts | October 16, 2014
Sprott Y2K

It looks like the late 90’s are back in vogue in the mining industry.

Copper price below $3 as mines add a million tonnes

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Copper price below $3 as mines add 1 million tonnes

Copper price sinks to 10-month low after new report says mine capacity representing 6% of current production will come on stream over the next six months.

Chile’s copper exports down 21% in August

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Chile’s copper exports down 21% in August

The drop was mainly due to reduced shipments from Codelco and Collahuasi, official figures show.

BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.

Newmont’s Conga mine could remain halted until 2018

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Newmont’s Conga mine could remain halted until 2018

The future of the proposed $5 billion Conga copper and gold project in Peru remains in limbo as its main opponent was recently re-elected governor of the region where the project is situated.

Mines back up and running and commencing with stock clean up

Clear Asset | October 15, 2014
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With mines back in operation and some already up to full production, various companies such as Impala Platinum, Diesel Power and Sibanye Gold will be taking to market a variety of redundant and surplus plant and equipment via an online auction.

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 ways the rich avoid the taxman

Visual Capitalist | October 15, 2014
Businessman running in park

Nobody likes taxes. However, when the super rich are stuck in forfeiting millions of dollars to taxes each year, they probably despise them even more than the average person.

Rio Tinto: what other consolidation options are there in the mining sector?

IG | October 14, 2014

Amongst the swathe of comment, reaction and analysis surrounding Glencore’s attempted takeover of Rio Tinto – revealed recently but rebuffed back in August – there was little surprise that Glencore would attempt such a move.

John Kaiser's tips for escaping the resource sector swamp alive

The Mining Report | October 14, 2014

What if the goldbugs are wrong and fiat currency isn't going to throw the world into hyperinflation?

Oyu Tolgoi copper, gold output forecasts slashed

Frik Els | October 14, 2014
Oyu Tolgoi copper, gold output forecasts slashed

Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill blames "delayed mine advancement" at massive Mongolian property.

South Africa considers declaring certain minerals as strategic

Reuters | October 14, 2014

Under the bill, such minerals "will be sold for production costs excluding transportation. That is the mine-gate price.

First Quantum warns Zambia tax hike will cost jobs, investment drop

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
First Quantum warns Zambia tax hike will cost jobs, investment drop

The miner, Zambia's largest foreign investor, operates Kansanshi mine, the eighth largest copper mine in the world, as well as the country's biggest.

$1M worth of Viking treasures unearthed in Scotland

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
$1M worth of Viking treasures unearthed in Scotland

More than 100 objects, including solid gold jewellery, arm bands and silver ingots are part of the trove, one of the largest discoveries of Viking treasure in Scotland.

End of the line for Chino’s storied union

Albuquerque Journal | October 12, 2014

The southern New Mexico mining town of Santa Rita no longer exists, even as a ghost town, except in the memories of Terry Humble and others who lived there.

Zambia launches major overhaul of mining tax, increases royalties

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Zambia launches major overhaul of mining tax, increases royalties

Underground mining royalties will go up from 6% to 8%; underground taxes now 20%.

Glencore considered Australia listing: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Glencore considered Australia listing: report

The commodities trader and miner explored a stock-exchange listing Down Under.

Centamin shares jump on Sukari gold mine results

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Centamin shares jump on Sukari gold mine results

The firm mined 93,624 ounces of the yellow metal in the three months to end September and it also maintained its full-year production forecast of 420,000 ounces of gold.

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