While the miner produced a record amount of iron ore, turmoil in currency and commodity markets overshadowed any production gains.
After a brutal two-month sell-off, the nickel price is recovering as Chinese port stocks are depleted and global stainless steel output picks up.
The affected company is Planetary Resources, the U.S.-based start-up aiming to mine asteroids.
The U.S. largest miner by market value and revenue is also dealing with a strike threat at its Indonesia's Grasberg copper and gold mine, which recently resumed operations.
The world’s biggest miner unveiled details about how it expects to meet cost-reduction and productivity improvement targets.
The miner beat estimates after logging a 16% jump in Q3 nickel production, taking total output of the metal this year to 201,400 metric tons.
Total worldwide budget for nonferrous metals exploration dropped to US$11.36 billion in 2014 from US$15.19 billion in 2013 — a 25% decrease.
Ontario’s “Ring of Fire” mineral belt was supposed to be a $60-billion natural resources treasure trove that would bring employment and economic prosperity to a remote part of the province’s north. It hasn’t worked out that way.
Petroleum, met coal, iron ore production set new quarterly records. Fall in copper volumes not enough to dent 9% overall output growth.
The all-powerful U.S. dollar is currently hammering base metals and base metal equities. Haywood Securities Mining Analyst Stefan Ioannou says that increasing demand and near-term supply shortages make base metals a bargain that won't last.
Vancouver-based junior jumps 7% after assays from prospect on 3,600km2 coastal property returns strong copper-nickel-cobalt and platinum group results.
The agreement signed with Indonesia’s outgoing government also means higher royalties to be paid by the firm.
The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.
The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.
The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."
It is unclear whether Mick Davis bid for all the assets that BHP ended up including in the new to-be listed firm.
Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.
Nickel is present in over 3000 different alloys that are used in over 300,000 products for consumer, industrial, military, transport/aerospace, marine and architectural applications.
The polar class vessel is loaded with a cargo of nickel concentrate from Nunavik’s Deception Bay destined for the port of Bayuquan, northern China.
Operations, however, won’t resume until at least Oct. 7.
Protesters are demanding management to review safety conditions following a fatal accident on Sept. 27.
It would also create a a 15-kilometre long ‘‘super pit’’ from the union of Rio’s Mount Thorley Warkworth and Glencore’s Bulga open-pit mines.
30,000 tonnes of copper concentrate were sent out Monday.
This is the first fee hike since Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. acquired LME for $2.2 billion in 2012.
For thousands of years of development as a species, humans never really needed to understand the real meaning behind big, unreachable numbers such as billions or trillions.
An average nickel price of US$20,000 per tonne has been forecast for Australian nickel producers in 2015 – but the sector has been urged to keep its grass roots focus on untapped potential nickel discoveries in Australia, rather than overseas.
Get Mining News and Alerts
sent to your inbox daily