Samarco, a joint mining venture between Brazil's Vale and BHP Billiton, could resume production at a third of its capacity at the beginning of 2020.
Brazil Mining News
Operations will resume before year end, but a planned ramp-up to 26.5 million tonnes per year is likely to be pushed back to 2021 from 2020.
CEO Fabio Schvartsman said the company would only invest further in nickel if global prices for the metal rise from $13,000 per tonne currently to around $20,000 per tonne.
Iron shipments fell about 5 percent, hurt by planned maintenance and safety pauses across all operations following a fatality.
Iron ore production at the S11D and Carajás projects grew nearly 20 percent to record 53.9 million tonnes, accounting for most of the increase.
The company's recently-acquired Riacho dos Machados (RDM) mine will be closed for about two months.
Norsk Hydro said on Tuesday it has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart operations at half capacity at its Alunorte alumina refinery.
Norsk Hydro has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart half the capacity of its Alunorte, the world's largest alumina refinery.
Hydro plans to halt production and lay off 4,700 people at Alunorte, which has been operating at half capacity since March due to an environmental dispute.
The definitive agreement comes almost three years after the incident, which killed 19 people and became the country’s worst ever environmental disaster.
Two major shareholders of Brazilian mining company Vale SA are likely to reach an agreement on Wednesday to pay 2.82 billion reais ($692 million) to Eletron to settle a dispute over Vale shares.
The Vancouver-based miner said it has signed a non-exclusive letter of interest to form a JV with an undisclosed local company on claims where manganese mineralization has been proven.
The transaction includes the acquisition of three producing mines and an advanced stage project.
It would resolve shareholder claims stemming from the Nov. 5, 2015 bursting of the Fundão dam in Minas Gerais run by Samarco.
China, the world's biggest consumer of the steelmaking ingredient, has ramped up buying of higher-quality, less polluting grades of iron ore as it battles to clear its notoriously smoggy skies.
About $816 million will be invested in Peru, including $555 million in copper projects and $216 million in zinc.
Miner is mulling ways to mitigate the impact of Argentine President Mauricio Macri's surprise decision to impose a temporary tax on all exports to strengthen the country’s ailing economy.
The Canadian company's Volta Grande project is expected to become the South American country’s largest gold mine.
Using seven Caterpillar 793F CMD autonomous trucks, the miner was able to transport 26% more ore at Brucutu mine in just a month.
Aluminum prices jumped in April after the U.S. announced sanctions on Rusal, the top supplier outside of China.
Glencore expects its recently acquired Brazilian fuel distribution company Ale Combustíveis SA to pursue growth opportunities without making acquisitions.
Hydro was ordered to slash output by half at Alunorte after the company admitted to making unlicensed emissions of untreated water during severe rains.
South Korea, Brazil and Argentina will benefit from the measure.
"It is not just China."
Fabio Schvartsman said the company would ramp up annual production to 450 million tonnes only when prices rise.