China Mining News

Huge silver deposit discovered in Inner Mongolia

Chinese media is reporting that a large deposit of silver has been found in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.

China aims to supersize coal sector through mergers

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.

China's steel futures fall as snow to curtail construction demand

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.

Commodities forge record-setting rally as BP to miners surge

The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks returns on 22 raw materials, was poised for an unprecedented 15 days of gains on Thursday.

Copper price jumps after China cuts scrap imports by 94%

Beijing's clampdown on heavy industry continues to have positive impacts for miners outside the country.

Nickel prices will continue to fall: BMI

Increased supply from Indonesia and subdued demand from China are the main drivers behind the downward trend.

Goldman has more good news for copper, zinc price

Chinese supply-side reforms, environmental cuts translate into higher prices and less Chinese production, "both of which benefit ex-China producers."

Blue skies, green cars and a year of revolution for industrial metals: Andy Home

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.

2018 feels ripe for ‘big unexpected crisis,’ Eurasia group says

This year could see a geopolitical crisis on the scale of the financial crash a decade ago, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer says.

Moroccans continue to protest against the “mines of death"

Protesters met with authorities but no agreements were reached, so rallies are set to continue.

Thousands protest in Morocco against the “mines of death”

The city of Jerada has seen four days of massive protests.

Copper rallies to three-year high as China plant halts output

Ninth gain puts red metal on longest winning streak since 2004.

China top copper producer halts output after pollution order

Production should be halted for at least a week.

China halts oil product exports to North Korea in November as sanctions bite

Beijing also imported no iron ore, coal or lead from North Korea in November.

Asia Gold-Demand softens on higher prices, slow holiday trade

Gold demand across major centres in Asia were subdued ahead of the holiday weekend as a modest rebound in prices weighed on investor appetite.

Chinese steel futures extend gains, track spot prices

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.

Barrick and Shandong join forces at Minera Andina del Sol

A new joint venture has been born.

Ships in a bottleneck: China, Australia ports clogged as coal, iron ore demand soars

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.

Value of top 50 mining companies surge $140 billion in 2017

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.

20% increase in rough diamond revenue despite waning consumer demand

While long-term diamond demand may be slowing, this year rough-diamond prices experienced positive turn-around and prices of polished diamonds stabilized.

Miners big and small bank on China's hunger for high-grade iron ore

China's aggressive campaign to clean its skies by clamping down on polluting steel mills has fuelled a need for high-grade iron ore.

NextView to acquire Lithium X Energy Corp.

Chinese investment firm NextView has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares and warrants of Canadian Lithium X.

Dalian iron ore, coking coal extend gains even as steel retreats

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.

China's copper, zinc output jumps to 3-year high on stronger prices

Domestic iron ore mines are also humming.

Iron ore, coking coal prices are soaring

Iron ore price jumps 5.2%, coking coal rises to levels last seen during cyclone Debbie as Chinese mills restock.