Tiny Aston Bay Holdings (BAY-V), a junior with a copper-zinc project in Nunavut, seized the market’s attention by announcing a preliminary joint-venture deal with the world’s largest mining company.
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BHP Billiton began evacuating workers from its Port Hedland export facilities early Friday.
New warnings about impact of super-concentrated supply of steelmaking raw material.
The company has now at least 60 days to come up with a plan to address and fix pollution problems tied to its operations Tubarão, one of Vale's most important ports.
The suspension of activities at Vale's Port of Tubarão, ordered by a Brazilian federal court on Thursday, is likely to cause strong reaction in the global iron ore market.
Top miners BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale and Anglo American are among the firms at risk of rating downgrade.
CEO Ricardo Vescovi and operations chief Kleber Terra were among those accused of environmental crimes by Brazil’s Federal Police earlier this month.
Miners suffering fresh sell-off as oil price falls and the IMF lowers growth forecast for China, rattling investors.
Three of the world's top mining companies are now trading over 90% below their boom year highs as the 2016 commodity sell-off gathers pace.
The world’s largest miner announced Friday a roughly $7.2 billion pretax charge against its U.S. onshore energy assets
Company is said to have sent out requests to investment banks as it seeks to hire an adviser to assist in the bidding process for Anglo American's niobium and phosphate business in Brazil.
Codelco chairman, Oscar Landerretche, wants the government to scrap the country’s Copper Law, which forces the firm to give 10% of its annual export revenue to the Armed Forces.
BHP Billiton said Friday the dam burst at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil released 32m cubic metres of sludge, almost half earlier estimates.
Gold and oil benefited from the collapse, while base metals and most diversified miners suffered from it.
The offtake deal with Huaken International is for seven years from the moment the York Potash mine is up and running.
The miner raised the death toll from the catastrophic dam burst at a mine in Brazil last month to 17 from 13 and said there are two people still missing.
Two of the largest mining companies in the world are being held to account by the Brazilian government over a massive tailings dam rupture.
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The bank says prices will remain under $40 a ton for the next three years as China’s slowdown forces the sector into a long period of hibernation.
Once again the world's second largest mining company has cut its spending forecast for 2016, as iron ore hit new lows.
The country's largest mining union said it had received notice from South32 about the planned cuts and wants the government to intervene.
It hit $39.40 a tonne, the lowest price ever recorded by price assessor The Steel Index (TSI), which began compiling data in 2008.
BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have significantly cut their investments in coal, while repositioning behind the scenes.
Concentrations of metals in Rio Doce river after catastrophic dam burst "do not significantly differ" from tests by Brazilian Geological Service in 2010.
The miner expects to lower production costs to $1.08 per pound during the 2017 financial year, from a projected $1.21 per pound in the year ending June 2016.