BHP Billiton Mining News

BHP, Vale throw cash lifeline to their halted Samarco iron ore mine

Hefty new loans come as the Brazilian joint venture assesses whether it can reopen the iron ore mine where a dam disaster killed 19 people last year.

South32 looking for more coking coal mines

The company, however, has decided to stay away from thermal coal assets due mainly to uncertainties over demand linked to climate concerns.

Dr. Copper hints mining sector officially out of intensive care

Prices for the metal soared again Thursday to more than $5,700 a tonne.

Chilean mining costs highest in the world, despite saving measures

Production costs in Chile, the world’s No. 1 copper producer, were 5.4% higher last year when compared to its global peers’ average.

Major Aussie miners BHP, Hancock to mine in Ecuador — report

Ecuador began last month granting licences for new exploration areas, with over 300 of them to be awarded by the year-end.

South32 scoops up Peabody's Metropolitan coal mine in $200m deal

The deal includes a 17% interest in the Port Kembla Coal Terminal, south of Sydney.

BHP Billiton jumps on the electric car bandwagon

The world’s largest miner sees electric vehicles boosting copper demand.

Aussie iron ore magnate Rinehart invests in UK's biggest potash mine

Sirius Minerals’ York mine is expected to be one of the world’s largest in terms of the amount of resources extracted, generating an initial 10 million tonnes of polyhalite per year.

Mick Davies' X2 Resources fails to deliver, frees investors from commitments

Launched three years ago with a $5.6bn war chest, the fund once hailed as leader of a new wave of mining investment changes course.

Vale, BHP iron ore venture can't pay creditors

Brazil's suspended iron ore producer Samarco misses another payment on its $3.8 billion debt as it struggles to stay afloat following deadly dam burst.

Worker dies at La Escondida mine

La Escondida is 57.5% owned by BHP Billiton and 30% owned by Rio Tinto.

Brazil charges 21 people with homicide in Samarco disaster

If convicted, accused executives could face sentences of between 12 and 30 years in prison.

BHP Billiton to lose chairman Jac Nasser next year

He said he had intended to announce his retirement last year but chose to stay on while BHP dealt with the aftermath of the Samarco mine disaster in Brazil.

Brazilians disrupt BHP Billiton General Meeting in London, a year after deadly Samarco dam disaster

Outside the meeting, a street theatre re-enactment of the destruction of the Doce River in Minas Gerais, Brazil, was accompanied by testimonials from frontline visitors affected by the company’s operations in Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia.

World's largest miner wants 50 pct of workforce to be female by 2025: report

"We challenge dated stereotypes about jobs in the resources industry.”

World’s top miner BHP Billiton finally sees signs of recovery in mining

BHP is not the first major player to flag green shoots in the mining industry. Caterpillar, the world's largest heavy machinery maker, said the same last month.

World’s No. 1 miner BHP Billiton put its money on oil and gas

The company believes the market is set to move back into balance in 2017, with demand to exceed global supply.

BHP: No copper price pick-up soon

Longer term prospects are brighter due to lack of high-quality future development opportunities.

BHP CEO pay cut in half over Brazil disaster

Deadly November tailings dam burst at Samarco iron ore mine and commodity downturn key considerations to slash executive pay.

Here’s what 50 million extra tonnes of iron ore will do to prices

Prices for the steel-making ingredient are down by 9.8% over a month ago and most of the massive projects expected to come on stream this year are not producing at full steam yet.

One graph all iron ore price bears should see

"China’s steel use will also reflect its maturing economic structure and consumerization."

Near record China imports can't hold up iron ore price

August shipments third best month on record as price slips to six-week low and BHP warns of new supply pushing prices down further.

BHP Billiton launches Prospects blog

The blogs will offer views on economics, commodities outlook and individual markets, and broader issues such as policy, governance and our social contribution.

Why Samarco tailings dam failed

Panel appointed by Vale and BHP release their findings.

BHP whistleblower paid $3.7 million

The first time the SEC has paid an Australian whistleblower in a corruption case.