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Friday 21 July 2017
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The indefinite labour action involves 56 unions, which are protesting a government’s proposed reform they see as "anti-workers".

It also revised down its expected share of hard coking coal for the year to between 7.2 to 7.8 million tonnes from 7.8 to 8.4 million tonnes.

The so-called Palmani project aims to discover and characterize the mining potential of an area located in Chile's extreme north, at about at 2,100 metres of altitude.

Zaldívar produced more than 100,000 tonnes of copper last year.

The Alto Pará property covers an area of 70,498 ha of land and is located near Itaupu, the second largest hydro-electric dam in the world.

Deal gives Eldorado full ownership of the Lamaque project near Val-d'Or, Quebec, which is expected to produce 123,000 ounces of gold at all-in sustaining costs of US$634 per ounce over 10 years.

The need for the metal is expected to triple by 2025, but no all the countries rich in lithium are taking advantage of that trend, as shown in these graphics.

The Canadian miner said it will take “all legal steps possible” after the country’s Supreme Court suspended the mining licence for its flagship Escobal silver mine.

Combined worth of 50 largest mining companies grow to $768 billion during first half of 2017, but a few big names drop down rankings.

The company may be able to begin developing the potential open-pit Century project in Ontario by 2023.

It also said that a Brazilian court had granted it and its partner Vale a four-month extension to negotiate a settlement to a $47 billion claim stemming from the 2015 mine disaster.

Escondida, majority owned and operated by BHP, produced 97,103 tonnes of copper between January and March, down from 265,597 tonnes a year earlier.

The firms said it's also initiating consultations with its unions about the potential impacts on employees during this period of suspended production.

After acquiring Goldcorp's 21% in San Nicolás, Canada's largest diversified miner will be the Zacatecas-based copper-zinc project sole owner.

It now expects to produce at least 180,000-210,000 ounces of gold this year at Kışladağ, which brings Eldorado's full-year guidance down from 365,000-400,000 ounces to 315,000-365,000 ounces.

Both authorities and the Canadian miner company have officially ruled out possibility of finding them alive.

The junior miner claims the Department of Antioquia's mining authority did not process its exploration application in accordance with the country’s mining code.

Thirteen coal miners have died in Colombia after an explosion at an illegal coal mine on Friday.

Having climbed almost 64% since the start of the year, investor sentiment towards SolGold appears to be quite positive.

Chances of finding the missing workers alive are almost nil, they say.

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

Big winners will be aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals such as indium, molybdenum, and neodymium.

Leagold Mining Corporation announces Q2 2017 gold production at the Los Filos Mine of 46,098 oz, which includes 43,980 oz from April 8, 2017 to June 30, 2017.

Codelco, which sends all its profits to state coffers, posted a larger profit in the first quarter of 2017 than in all of 2016 as a result of a strict policy of containing costs and a modest recovery in global prices for the red metal.

Groups estimate that a full 18 new copper projects are set to start production across Peru by 2021.

Workers at Zaldivar are set to vote on a strike this week, while supervisors at Centinela mine have already decided it, but expect a government mediation mechanism to extend negotiations for at least five more days.

Jandaga Mines is taking advantage of investors' concerns over buying into South African platinum businesses.

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