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Monday 23 October 2017
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Ivanhoe boss transforms what could have been a set of exciting drill results into 43 holes of “global significance in the copper world”.

Red Kite, the largest metals hedge fund in the world run by UK Conservative Party donor Michael Farmer, is alleging that Barclays Bank attempted to rig the copper market through insider dealings with the London Metal Exchange.

Highland Copper jumps 18% after announcing a 46% increase in resources at its Copperwood copper and silver project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

New report says Rio talking to Indonesian groups to sell interest in giant copper, gold mine – Freeport still at loggerheads with Jakarta about stake sale.

Peruvian government is expected to issue a long-awaited construction permit for the mine in the first quarter of 2018.

Chief Financial Officer Andrew Wray said the company doesn't even have the ability to make the upfront $300 million payment Barrick has promised to the government of Tanzania as part of a deal reached Thursday.

The deal does not mean Tanzania will immediately lift the demand for Barrick's subsidiary Acacia Mining to pay $190 billion in allegedly unpaid taxes.

Fire shrinks Mt Whaleback iron ore production, but output at world's largest copper mine Escondida in Chile jumps 23%.

Rio Tinto production of refined copper at the Utah-based division has been halted since Oct. 8 after a worker was exposed to sulfur dioxide gases at the plant. The employee died two days later.

Delayed ramp-up at Escondida, mine sequencing at Kennecott.

Strength of Chinese economy continues to surprise as country's leaders gather to set out economic goals.

Companies have until Nov. 2 to sign up for the auction and the winner will be announced on Dec. 20

Investors in Queensland Mining (ASX:QMN) got an unexpected surprise Monday morning after the company announced Friday it was selling its White Range copper, gold and cobalt project.

No appeal against Vancouver-based Excelsior Mining's state operating permit for its Gunnison project in Cochise County.

The project will be the Japanese company’s first desalination plant and it is estimated to require an investment of around $623 million (70 billion Yen).

World's number one producer still confident it will meet 2017 production guidance.

Chinese smelters' treatment and refining charges for imported lead concentrate slide to $20–$30 per tonne, more than $100 below last year's peak.

China’s top nickel producer, will next year start building a new project in Guangxi that will produce raw materials for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, its chairman said, looking to tap the sector’s “explosive” demand.

Bob Gannicott, Ross Beaty, Terry MacGibbon and Ed Thompson to be honoured at 2018 CMHF annual dinner and induction ceremony.

It expects an average global copper price of $2.95 per pound in 2018, a sharp upward revision from its mid-year estimate of $2.68, due to greater demand in China.

The Chinese government’s Made in China 2025 initiative will have a significant impact on copper demand in China, according to new research commissioned by the International Copper Association.

As many of you know, copper is often seen as an indicator of economic health, historically falling when overall manufacturing and construction is in contraction mode, rising in times of expansion. That appears to be the case today.

PDAC gearing up to launch Exploration Assessment Digital Data Formats guidelines, a practice expected to improve Canadian mine exploration discovery rates.

Total initial capital cost is estimated at $187 million with additional sustaining, reclamation and closure costs of $101M totaling $288 million.

Lepanto was among more than two dozen companies ordered halted by a sacked minister who led an environmental crackdown.

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