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China’s rate cuts to slow copper demand even further — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 3, 2015
China’s rate cuts to slow copper demand even further — report

China's central bank commitment to ensure policy remained prudent this year may mean no more monetary stimulus, which could see copper demand growth slow further.

Chile gives copper giant Codelco much-needed $225 million cash injection

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 2, 2015
Chile gives copper giant Codelco much-needed $225 million cash injection

The funds will come from the company’s own 2014 profits, as the state-owned miner gives its profits to Chile's government.

Anglo American laying off up to 20% of its staff as investors press for further savings

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 2, 2015
Anglo American laying off up to 20% of its staff as investors press for further savings

Cuts likely to be announced at the end of the month, when the miner is set to publish its first-half results.

Mongolia’s mining sector ready to take off again — Erdene Resource

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 2, 2015
Mongolia’s mining sector ready to take off again — Erdene Resources

The company, which owns a gold project in Mongolia, is optimistic about the country's stance towards foreign mining investment over the coming years.

B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

Business in Vancouver | July 2, 2015
B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

The B.C. government did not fail in its duty to proactively disclose concerns that had been raised over the Mount Polley tailings pond, the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.

Thiess wins $137 million Chilean copper mine contract

Michael Allan McCrae | July 1, 2015
thiess contract $137 million services agreement for the Encuentro Oxides Antofagasta

Mine will produce 50,000 tonnes of copper cathode per year.

When it comes to conflict mining regulation, should one size fit all?

Sonal Sinha | July 1, 2015
American businessmen accused of using fake gold mine to get $1m from investors

Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.

Tommy Humphreys

Junior mining God Brent Cook was on BNN TV: Here’s what he had to say

Tommy Humphreys | July 1, 2015
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Top picks were Pilot Gold (PLG:TSX), Mirasol Resources (MRZ:TSXV), and Reservoir Minerals (RMC:TSXV)

Decision on Mt Polley mine re-opening ‘imminent’: B.C. mines minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2015
Decision on Mt Polley mine re-opening ‘imminent’: B.C. mines minister

British Columbia's energy minister said the official announcement may come "any time" now.

Copper price falls as Chile brings over 500,000 tonnes in line

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2015
Copper price falls as Chile brings over 500,000 tonnes in line

Production of the industrial metal jumped up 7.8% in May, when compared to April’s figures,despite dwindling ore grades in several of the country's aging copper mines.

Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2015
Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.

New study shows the economic effects of permitting delays on the U.S. mining industry

info@mineralsmakelife.org | June 29, 2015
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Duplicative permitting processes can delay mining projects a decade or longer.

BHP tipped as favourite in race for Barrick’s Zaldivar mine in Chile

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
BHP tipped as favourite in race for Barrick’s Zaldivar mine

BHP already operates the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, which sits, quite literally, across the road from Zaldivar.

$8 trillion alternative energy boom is a win for copper

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Copper will remain an irreplaceable component in our ever-expanding energy needs.

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

Behind Latin America’s anti-mining protests: water concerns

World Politics Review | June 25, 2015

Mining conflicts are intensifying across Latin America, with 218 mining projects embroiled in conflicts with 312 communities—including six conflicts spanning national borders—from Mexico to Argentina.

BHP cuts another 140 jobs over abandoned Olympic Dam expansion plans

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 25, 2015
BHP cuts another 140 jobs over abandoned Olympic Dam expansion plans

The cuts at the Adelaide support office for the Olympic Dam operations come about six months after BHP scrapped about 90 permanent positions and 210 contractor jobs.

BC gov't forms panel to act on Mt Polley recommendations

Michael Allan McCrae | June 24, 2015
bc government mount polley recommendations

The committee will be chaired by the Chief Inspector of Mines and includes an equal number of representatives nominated by First Nations, mine labour unions and industry.

Zambia to slash royalties, reinstate mining tax

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2015
Zambia to slash royalties, reinstate mining tax

The move puts an end to a nearly nine-month standoff that has hit output and profits in Africa’s second largest copper producer.

Chile may revoke Teck’s copper mine permit over environmental breaches

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2015
Chile may revoke Teck’s copper mine permit over environmental breaches

Teck is facing sanctions over infractions that include openings in the deposit where the ore is stored and a failure to build sufficient water infrastructure.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: The looming copper supply crunch

Visual Capitalist | June 23, 2015
This firm has more than half the copper in LME warehouses

The market for copper is equal to approximately $120 billion each year, which rivals that of even iron ore.

Setting sights on ‘invisible’ mining

CSIRO | June 22, 2015

In-situ recovery is a new and largely untapped frontier that could improve environmental performance and change the economics of mining.

Seafloor – the new frontier

CSIRO | June 22, 2015

The mineral riches of the world’s ocean floor are an emerging frontier for mineral resources and innovative new mining technologies.

Zijin goes after Aussie gold miner in overseas buying spree

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 22, 2015
Zijin goes after Aussie gold miner in overseas buying spree

The Chinese firm already mines gold next door to a Phoenix deposit.

Red Chris mine gets environmental permit

Andrew Topf | June 21, 2015
Imperial Metals new copper and gold mine ready to begin production

The Red Chris copper and gold mine in British Columbia has received a full operating permit from the provincial government.

Nicola Mining Inc. enters into a second mining and milling profit share agreement

Marketwired | June 19, 2015

The mill feed is expected to be processed for gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc.

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