BHP Mining News

Mining’s biggest jobs are up for grabs. Here are the contenders

Some of the mining world’s top executives are starting to plan their departures.

Ecuador’s rising opposition to mining may thwart exploration boom

As mining projects face headwinds from rising tensions, investors' courage will be tested, says Fitch Solutions Macro Research, which could hinder Ecuador’s plan to attract $4 billion to the sector by 2021.

Chile monthly copper output highest in 13 years

Ore grades and efficient processing increase output in the world's top producer of the red metal.

BHP, Rio, Vale stock bested Apple, Google, Facebook in 2018

It's been a tough year for mining, but the Big 3 were still a better investment than the FAANGs in 2018.

Miners are budgeting for a recovery in copper

Don’t listen to what miners say. Look at what they do.

Strong Chilean copper project pipeline expected to come online — report

The report does have a caveat.

Miners are budgeting for a recovery in copper

Don’t listen to what miners say. Look at what they do.

Bechtel opens mining innovation center in Chile

The new unit is in charge of developing new technologies that boost productivity, promote environmental sustainability and improve worker safety.

BP launches $3B sale of U.S. onshore assets to fund BHP deal – sources

The entire portfolio generates around $700 million in operating cashflow a year.

New ramp at BHP’s Olympic Dam doubles capacity

The Kalta decline is key to reaching the Southern mine area where BHP is mining high grade copper resources.

Copper price falls despite China's promise of more 'economic miracles'

Industrial metal prices tumble as President Xi's defiant speech intensifies trade war fears, offer little on economic stimulus or market reforms.

Australia federal court narrows BHP's suits over Samarco disaster

BHP said it expected to record a charge of $650 million in its fiscal 2018 results on account of the failure but the charge was at the lower end of expectations according to analysts.

BHP's $20B Canadian potash dilemma: To build or not?

BHP Group may be heading for another clash with investors as the world’s biggest miner gets closer to a decision on whether to build, sell or mothball.

BHP calls off sale of Cerro Colorado copper mine as buyer backs out

The world’s No.1 miner had decided to offload Cerro Colorado mine in May last year, as part of chief executive Andrew Mackenzie’s bid to focus on large assets in commodities such as iron ore, copper and oil.

Rio's partner in Aussie copper project says nothing great about it so far

Antipa Minerals reported "weak mineralization" in a target area that is part of the Citadel project, which has been touted as likely rich in copper.

BHP gets green light to develop nickel mine in Western Australia

Using more nickel cuts costs by reducing the amount of expensive cobalt, a mainstay of current battery technology.

Strike briefly shuts down operations at BHP’s Spence mine in Chile

Move followed the dismissal of 49 workers and eight supervisors, union President Ronald Salcedo said.

BHP unveils world-class copper find near Olympic Dam in South Australia

It is already being called by some experts “the thickest high-grade copper intersection seen in years.”

SolGold CEO excited by prospects for Ecuadorian copper-gold

SolGold said that its Alpala project in Ecuador's Cascabel region was around double the size and grade quality it was known to be in December 2017.

BHP officially drops 'Billiton' from name

BHP Billiton and BHP Billiton Plc are now BHP Group and BHP Group Plc respectively and all the tickers, including the ones on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange will switch to “BHP” on Nov. 23.

Copper output to spike in world’s top producer Chile

Copper output in Chile, the world’s top producer of the metal, is expected to increase 4% in 2019 and continue to grow steadily during 2019 due to stronger performance from major mines, upgrades to existing operations, and lower risk of labour strikes.

BHP to pay $390m to settle tax bill dispute over Singapore business

The issue relates to the amount of tax BHP owed for selling its Australian commodities via its Singapore marketing business — or allegedly shifting its profits offshore.

BHP blames driver error, brake problem for runaway train wreck

BHP said its initial findings of the Nov. 5 incident showed the nearly 3-km (1.9 miles) long train came to a halt after a braking system control cable became disconnected.

Second Australian iron-ore train derailed in less than a week

Thirty empty ore wagons ran off the tracks in the southern part of Western Australia on Sunday.

BHP to meet iron ore commitments despite train derailment – CEO

The miner suspended its rail operations after the incident that wrecked track and left a locomotive and wagons upturned nearly 120 km south of Port Hedland.