Experts are raising questions about the legitimacy of North Korea's estimated reserves of rare earths, used from computers to cars and defense missiles.
Rio's Sam Walsh says any scheme to artificially prop up prices hovering at six-year lows is "physically not going to work."
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The firm said poor coal prices meant it would not make sense to extend the life of the mine.
The competition watchdog did not welcome chairman Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest call for rivals Rio, BHP and Vale to agree to cap production.
Investment bank cuts 2015 nickel price forecast by 19%, while copper price estimate is slashed as market moves into oversupply.
They'll hand back more than 175,000 hectares of prime conservation land they have held since 1971 to West Australia, ditching plans to build a bauxite mine and an alumina refinery in the area.
The move may be the first of many more competitive deals by producers in the potash market, which has historically operated with large joint ventures controlling prices.
Zijn's main interest in Ivanhoe seems to be the Kamoa copper project.
Coal mine fatalities in China dropped almost 87% to 931 last year from more than 7,000 casualties registered in the sector in 2002, according to official figures recently disclosed.
China and Russia have taken the lead in establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), seen as a rival organisation to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, which are dominated by the United States with Europe and Japan.
ANZ predicts that as incomes rise across Asia, particularly in China and India, so will the appetite for gold rings and necklaces.
Thursday will be the last time traders at four banks agree by phone twice-daily prices for bullion.
The move comes amid an ongoing collapse in commodity prices.
Chinese "golden ticket" visa money is looking for a home in Australian mining assets, with local private firms sounding out advisers on copper and gold assets to on-sell to visa hopefuls, often at a hefty premium.
From South America to Africa, mining companies are throwing all that and more at communities to quiet growing opposition to controversial projects.
In 2014, nine out of top 10 gold producers achieved significant reductions in all-in sustaining production costs, but average cash margin fell victim to bearish gold price.
Westpac’s chief economist says with demand out of China unclear coming into the New Year, and high volumes of iron ore being exported to the country, price volatility will continue.
According to analysts from Credit Suisse, Chinese importers will settle at $320 a tonne, versus $305 a tonne they paid last year.
Beijing has a new strategy to tighten its grip on the rare earth supply chain. And it's working.
Down 1.4% Wednesday to lowest since 2007 on Chinese forecast of peak steel production and contraction.
Predicting and diagnosing the trajectory of oil prices has become something of a cottage industry in the past year.
This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today.
In this interview with The Mining Report, he shares his secret for finding companies that can create value despite challenging market conditions, and he reveals where he is putting his money today.
Rio Tinto has introduced its latest range of Argyle diamond jewellery collections during the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show.
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