The wet season in the austral summer has caused havoc in northern Chile.
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Codelco has halted operations at its Chuquicamata and Ministro Hales copper mines; Freeport-McMoRan suspended El Abra.
Last year, Chile's total copper production rose by 6 percent to 5.83 million tonnes.
Market for lithium-ion batteries, utilized for example in electric cars and other electric equipment, is growing at an impressive annual rate of 20 percent. Due to increasing demand, a vital raw material for these batteries, lithium, is possibly one of the most valuable minerals in the foreseeable future. But what is the best place to look for the “white petroleum”?
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Hard rock lithium concentrate swamping China drops spodumene prices 17% in January with more pain likely.
A key asset is the Oyu Tolgoi copper project in Mongolia, which will partially diversify the miner's earnings away from iron ore.
"We don’t know if we’ll ever make vehicles, but we would like to at least see battery parts produced in Chile"
Chinese manufacturing shrinks at fastest pace in almost three years.
The layoffs were necessary to combat rising costs at the mine, Anglo American said in a statement.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. won’t reveal the location of a “serious problem” in its mining business that fueled an epic share rout on Monday.
Antofagasta's copper production rose 3 percent to 725,300 tonnes last year, allowing the company to weigh potential expansion projects.
The dispute centered around a contract term that requires Albemarle to provide as much as 25 percent of its annual production of lithium at a discount.
The lithium miner, the world’s second largest producer of the white metal, has approved additional measures to protect corporate data considered confidential from China'a Tianqi, which recently bought almost a quarter of the Chilean company.
Copper production reached a five-year high, more than offsetting output declines at Minas Rio in Brazil and Kumba in South Africa.
The miner produced 220,000 tonnes of the red metal in the three months to December, up 16% from the previous quarter, boosted by higher throughput and improved copper grades.
Copper price volatility is likely to be skewed to the upside.
"We rejected their proposal and have voted to strike"
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.
Robert Mayne-Nicholls has worked in companies such as Codelco, Antofagasta and Barrick Gold.
The reduction in global expectations for the price in 2019, coupled with the trade war, will keep investors away, maintaining a downwards trend in the price for the short term.
Canada's cobalt sector and Ecuador's budding mining sector for copper and gold will be investment hot spots.
The internal review found “significant errors” in CCHEN’s accounting of the sales of the world’s top lithium producers Albemarle and SQM between 1984 - 2015.
Toronto-based private-equity firm Waterton Global Resource Management is launching a proxy fight with Hudbay Minerals, pushing to overhaul the board and oust its chief executive over alleged "mismanagement."
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