Copper production reached a five-year high, more than offsetting output declines at Minas Rio in Brazil and Kumba in South Africa.
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A research report by Wood Mackenzie states that electrification and automation will be a key priority for global mining companies.
Three incidents occurred during the second half of 2018 hit BHP's production volumes by 4 million tonnes of iron ore and 70,000 tonnes of copper.
General Franklimberg Ribeiro de Freitas’s return to the country’s Indigenous Rights Agency (Funai) is seen by many as positive, as the agency has lost funding and authority on land issues.
Canada's cobalt sector and Ecuador's budding mining sector for copper and gold will be investment hot spots.
The move has comes as Vale aims to generate all of its energy needs from renewable sources.
The plant is operating at half capacity after early last year admitting it had made unlicensed emissions of untreated water.
The Canadian junior expects to mine 230,000 to 265,000 gold ounces this year from both Aurizona mine in Brazil and its recently acquired Mesquite gold operation in California.
Ruben Fernandes, who has led the company’s iron ore and nickel interests in the South American country for almost three years, will become CEO of Base Metals effective March 1.
Schvartsman, appointed CEO in March 2017 to replace Murilo Ferreira, had been set to end his term in May.
The massive iron ore mine was expected to produce 16 million tonnes this year, but that will now generate just 3 million tonnes of the steelmaking material.
Largo expects to table a maiden resource at NAN in early 2019 after receiving all the assays from its latest program.
Americas Market Intelligence says companies need to do their due diligence.
Vale has focused on sales of better quality iron ore, mostly from its S11D project in Pará state, as demand for the cleaner and less polluting product rises in China, its main market.
The company received approval for a three-year extension of its mining concessions for the Posse gold deposit.
TechMet has been operational for over a year and has assets, deployed in mining, processing and recycling projects around the world, including Canada, Brazil, Rwanda and Burundi.
The diversified miner anticipates 2018 production to be 2% ahead of previous guidance and costs to be 5% below.
Vale needs to sort out once and for all its problem child, Goro, and keep its fingers crossed that Tsingshan's announcement is, for now at least, "just talk".
The agency is creating a system to carry out the auction electronically,
Global capacity utilisation in the steel sector has risen to 76% this year from 73% last year, indicating excess capacity in the sector is shrinking.
The Vancouver-based miner submitted an application to expand to 300,000 hectares its land position at the Firminho project.
Changes to Brazil’s 50-year-old mining regulations also came in effect Wednesday and include measures that make the country’s industry more competitive and sustainable.
New Caledonia could be a very important part of our strategy to supply nickel, especially given the EV revolution.
It’ll be an important week for iron ore, which has been badly beaten up in November.
Albuquerque, 60, will tackle offshore oil licensing rounds and planned energy privatizations.