China Mining News

MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine forced to file new environmental plan

The move is part of the new government's strategy to rebuild trust on the project following deadly protests that halted exports from the mine in October.

Copper price boost as Chinese imports rebound

November cargoes up 31% to 380,000 tonnes in November compared to previous month.

Huge jump in Chinese iron ore, coal imports

At 92 million tonnes November iron ore imports were the third highest on record, while China's coal imports doubled during the month from a year ago.

Iron ore price surges to 27-month high

"Iron ore is weird because the inventories are very high in China and it's got to be pure spec flows."

Chinese-Korean group to build $2 billion lithium batteries plant in Chile

Based on the conglomerate's estimates, opening such plant would increase value of the product 35 times, comparing to what it could be obtained by just selling it as lithium carbonate.

Can North Korea save the coking coal price rally?

Met coal's stunning run is reversing as consensus forecasts point to $125 drop by year-end, but new UN sanctions could cost China its number two supplier.

Glencore becomes sole owner of Newlands, Collinsville coal mines in Australia

After buying ought out its two Japanese partners, Itochu Corp and Sumitomo Corp.

Copper price: Warnings over US trade with China, Mexico

Moody's says base-metals will come under pressure in 2017 – and that includes the zinc price.

Explosion in Chinese coal mine leaves 32 dead 

Thirty-two miners were killed in a gas explosion that ripped through a coal mine in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia on Saturday.

China gold premiums soar amid import limits

Just this week, bullion was sold in China at about $24 an ounce above the international price.

Gold price slump puts Barrick’s Super Pit deal with Minjar at risk

The Chinese miner is also having a hard time trying to convince Western lenders of financing part of the deal.

CHARTS: Death of the coking coal contract

Coking coal prices retreated on Friday, but only slightly, holding above $300 a tonne after two months of insane gains.

Glencore to resume dividend in 2017 as debt reduction on track

Soaring coal prices have helped Glencore, the world’s biggest provider of the thermal kind, straighten its balance sheet.

Mining accidents in China to spike as country digs more coal

In the last week alone, seven miners have been killed and 22 others remain trapped, following two accidents in local coal operations.

Gold's 2016 rally was built on sand

The headline word for 2017 will be 'inflation' and wealth preservation will continue to be a watchword for those looking to position themselves strategically… and by extension gold is well priced and positioned to benefit.

Iron ore, met coal prices plunge on Chinese steel meltdown

Wednesday sees more heavy losses with steel, coking coal futures on course for biggest one-day declines on record – iron ore drops 8%.

ASX slams door on Moly Mines, leaves 4,000 shareholders in limbo

Exchange rules the firm was not allowed to resume trading due to concerns about controversy-plagued Chinese majority shareholder Hanlong Group.

Rio CEO: We'll cut iron ore output to boost cash flow

Chief of world number two producer Jean Sebastien Jacques signals flexibility after moderating view of Chinese demand.

Trump infrastructure bump forecast for global economy

New report predicts US infrastructure spending promised by president-elect could propel global growth to highest since 2011 further boosting metals demand.

China the centre of lithium universe

Beijing is pushing for zev mandate: 8% of new cars to be electric by 2018, 12% by 2020.

China risks wasting $490 billion on unneeded coal plants — study

Slowing power demand growth and low carbon capacity targets in China's latest five-year plan are found to be squeezing coal generation out of the power mix.

South32 looking for more coking coal mines

The company, however, has decided to stay away from thermal coal assets due mainly to uncertainties over demand linked to climate concerns.

China to invest $1.3bn expanding Toromocho, its largest overseas copper project

Preliminary deal is part of a series of agreements signed this week that will see China pouring close to $5.3 billion into Peru’s mining and energy sector.

Dr. Copper hints mining sector officially out of intensive care

Prices for the metal soared again Thursday to more than $5,700 a tonne.

Congo gets firmer grip on Ivanhoe’s Kamoa-Kakula copper project

Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines and joint-venture partner Zijin Mining have transferred a further 15% interest in their Kamoa-Kakula copper project to the DRC’s government.