Chinese media is reporting that a large deposit of silver has been found in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
China Mining News
China plans to create several "super-large" coal mining companies by the end of 2020 as nation ramps up years of efforts to streamline the fragmented sector.
Cold weather is expected to hit regions across China in the coming week, bringing snow and rain that may cause disruptions at construction sites, one of the biggest consumers of steel.
The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks returns on 22 raw materials, was poised for an unprecedented 15 days of gains on Thursday.
Beijing's clampdown on heavy industry continues to have positive impacts for miners outside the country.
Increased supply from Indonesia and subdued demand from China are the main drivers behind the downward trend.
Chinese supply-side reforms, environmental cuts translate into higher prices and less Chinese production, "both of which benefit ex-China producers."
Arrival of new Silicon Valley players like Tesla and Apple to old world of metals serves to reinforce focus on environmentally clean, ethical supply chains.
This year could see a geopolitical crisis on the scale of the financial crash a decade ago, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer says.
Protesters met with authorities but no agreements were reached, so rallies are set to continue.
The city of Jerada has seen four days of massive protests.
Ninth gain puts red metal on longest winning streak since 2004.
Production should be halted for at least a week.
Beijing also imported no iron ore, coal or lead from North Korea in November.
Gold demand across major centres in Asia were subdued ahead of the holiday weekend as a modest rebound in prices weighed on investor appetite.
The most active rebar on the Shanghai Futures Exchange climbed 2.6 percent a tonne by the close, posting its biggest daily gain in more than two months.
A new joint venture has been born.
With some vessels waiting to load coal and iron ore outside Australian ports for over a month, key charter rates jumped to highest in more than three years.
More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.
While long-term diamond demand may be slowing, this year rough-diamond prices experienced positive turn-around and prices of polished diamonds stabilized.
China's aggressive campaign to clean its skies by clamping down on polluting steel mills has fuelled a need for high-grade iron ore.
Chinese investment firm NextView has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares and warrants of Canadian Lithium X.
Iron ore futures in China rose for a second session on Tuesday, supported by demand from steel producers for high-grade raw material to boost productivity.
Domestic iron ore mines are also humming.
Iron ore price jumps 5.2%, coking coal rises to levels last seen during cyclone Debbie as Chinese mills restock.