Aluminum Mining News

UN urges miners to better regulations needed to prevent disasters

According to the UN Environment Program's latest report, most of the 40 significant mine waste accidents in the past decade have involved dams or other storage areas that failed.

Argentina seeks new markets for aluminum as the US probes imports

The US' Commerce Department announced in April that it was probing imports of aluminum from China and elsewhere, blaming unfairly traded imports for causing several domestic smelters to close or halt production in recent years.

Rio Tinto throws its weight behind Africa as mining central

Africa largest untapped source of growth for industry and would provide huge opportunity, says Rio Tinto's chief executive of energy and minerals.

BHP to step up copper exploration, expansions to meet electric vehicles sector’s rising demand

World's biggest miner is getting ready to provide enough copper for the 140 million electric cars forecast by 2035.

London Metal Exchange in talks with online platforms

A source said the LME had made contact with established online venues Trayport and EBS, which are currently focused largely on energy and foreign exchange.

Small mining companies shun London market after IPO flops

Lacklustre performances by small mining companies on the London Stock Exchange are driving rivals in need of cash to find alternative ways to raise capital.

China's refined copper output highest since Dec 2014

Refined copper production was 774,000 tonnes last month, up 3.3 percent from 749,000 tonnes in August, according to the NBS data.

Glencore gains approval to buy into Rusal's Ukrainian alumina plant

As a result of the permits, Glencore can acquire shares in companies Aluminium of Ukraine and Guardon Ukraine.

Mitsui to build desalination plant for BHP’s Spence copper mine in Chile

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).

BHP says 2017 a ‘tipping point’ for electric cars

Arnoud Balhuizen, head of marketing at BHP, said the impact of the looming electric vehicle boom for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.

Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro warns of Brazil bauxite shortfall

The Mineracao Rio do Norte (MRN) bauxite mine is experiencing problems with its tailing systems due to a water shortage caused by dry weather.

Electric London cabs spur reopening of UK aluminium plant

Norsk Hydro is reopening a British plant in Wales to supply material for the country's first electric vehicle factory.

China's Yunnan province starts safety checks on metals plants

Those that do not pass the tests will have to make necessary improvements by the end of December or face closure.

China's Chalco plans $500m investment in Guinea bauxite project

The deal comes after a trip by the Guinean mines minister, Abdoulaye Magassouba, to China and follows other major Chinese investments in the resource-rich West African nation.

Tech guru unveils new battery to challenge lithium-ion

The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.

China aluminium soars due to capacity closures

The news around China’s pollution crackdown spiked investors concerns

Utah asks the EPA to pay $1.9 billion for mine-waste spill

The western U.S. state is asking the EPA to pay for the cost of cleanup and long-term maintenance of the San Juan River and Lake Powell

Price recovery sparks domestic Chinese copper, iron ore production boom

As steel production reaches all-time high Chinese miners pump out most iron ore since 2015 while refined copper output jumps 12% to highest in 18 months.

Clean energy transition to increase demand for minerals — World Bank

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

Rio Tinto axes iron ore export forecast for the year

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.

Can Trump resurrect US aluminum – and who killed it anyway

China, with its massive aluminum sector and equally massive exports, stands accused, but the real smelter killers were much closer to home.

Malaysia extends bauxite mining moratorium for six months

Moratorium aims to restrict illegal mining activity on private land and companies that ignore mining guidelines, resulting in environmental pollution.

Ghana signs $10B MOU with China for bauxite project – Senior Minister

The funds from Beijing would contribute towards building 1,400 km of a planned 4,000 km railway network, which would connect bauxite mines and production sites.

US Supreme Court rejects New Mexico’s suit against Colorado over mine spill

Court did not provide details about its decision to dismiss the case; it just said most magistrates opposed hearing the lawsuit.

CHART: Commodity prices slump to 50-year low against US stocks

S&P500 most expensive compared to commodities since late 1960s despite last year's rally in metals and mineral prices.