BHP Billiton Mining News

Rio Tinto Says Q3 production falls on planned maintenance and safety pauses

Iron shipments fell about 5 percent, hurt by planned maintenance and safety pauses across all operations following a fatality.

Australia's Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China rise 5% in Sept

Iron ore shipments to China from Australia's Port Hedland terminal rose 5.3 percent in September.

Proxy adviser PIRC tells shareholders to oppose BHP Billiton's remuneration report

PIRC has recommended that BHP Billiton shareholders oppose the mining company's remuneration report at its AGM on Oct. 17

Coal reaching $100 a ton in Europe boosts greener alternatives

Coal’s push to $100 a ton in Europe may benefit the greenest energy providers more than it does for miners.

BHP's Kalgoorlie nickel smelter shut down after fire

BHP Billiton said on Monday its Kalgoorlie nickel smelter has been closed after a fire that broke out over the weekend and the plant will remain shut while it assesses the damage.

BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile partially closed following fire

A fire at its Spence copper mine in Chile had forced it to partially shut down operations. No one was injured in the fire, which has since been extinguished.

BHP seeks approval for $50m US pact over fatal Brazil dam burst

It would resolve shareholder claims stemming from the Nov. 5, 2015 bursting of the Fundão dam in Minas Gerais run by Samarco.

Top nickel miners ranked

Vale on top.

BHP ditching 'Billiton' from its name, trims CEO pay rise

Miner will ask shareholders at the annual meeting in October to vote to rename the company in an effort to emphasize its Australian roots.

Mining exploration spending in Australia jumps to 5-year high

Drilling at new projects up 57% as spending on gold exploration reaches 21-year high.

Copper deal day hits with a flurry of M&A for the hottest metal

“Everyone loves copper and everyone wants to buy it” has been this year’s mining mantra. Today the ball started rolling.

Australian southern state open to mining

Victoria's government wants to spend $220 million on exploration and drill one million metres by 2023.

BHP annual profit jumps 33 percent, misses forecast

Analysts thought profits would reach $9.27 billion.

Nutrien steers potash recovery as BHP waits in the wings

Canada's Nutrien Ltd, the world's biggest potash miner by capacity, has helped engineer a surprising price rebound for the fertilizer by idling capacity.

Australian iron ore miner Fortescue's annual profit halves

Fortescue Metals said that its annual profit halved as prices for its lower quality iron ore fell.

Copper vulnerable to supply shock as giant mine faces strike

Copper bears could get caught wrong-footed as a strike looms at the world’s biggest mine.

BHP says Brazilian court approves settlement for Samarco

Samarco, a joint venture of Vale SA and BHP Billiton, expects to obtain next year all licenses needed to resume operations.

Samarco eyes restart in 2019, when Brazil license analysis concludes

Samarco expects to obtain next year all licenses needed to resume operations suspended after the 2015 environmental disaster.

BHP asks for government mediation in talks at Chile's Escondida

The union had earlier asked the company to negotiate by 10:00 a.m. local time but said in a statement later on Monday that it had begun preparing for a strike.

World's top miner charges into cobalt

The Nickel West operation in Western Australia, aiming to sell 90 percent of its output to the battery sector by the end of next year, has had success with lab tests.

Union at Chile's Escondida sets deadline for negotiations ahead of strike

The union at the world's biggest copper mine told the company it should prove its willingness to negotiate by Monday morning.

Chile's Escondida mine workers reject labor offer, to vote on strike

The vote began on Saturday and will continue through the middle of next week.

BP pays $10.5 bln for BHP shale assets to beef up U.S. business

A unit of British oil major BP PLC will acquire BHP's unit which holds the Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Permian assets for $10.5 billion.

Union at Chile's Escondida mine sees little hope for contract deal

Labor negotiations at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, are frozen without signs of progress.

Chilean government wants conflict at Escondida to be over

The possibility of a strike was talked about over the weekend.