China Mining News

China's Yunnan province starts safety checks on metals plants

Those that do not pass the tests will have to make necessary improvements by the end of December or face closure.

Macquarie says iron ore, coal prices to remain strong into 2018

Prices for iron ore and coking coal, the two key ingredients for steelmaking, are set to remain buoyant for the remainder of the year, Macquarie Bank predicted in a recent report.

Boom, bust and boom again for rare earths?

As ever with rare earths, this is all about what is happening in China, the world's dominant producer of these critical materials.

China Minmetals flags off deep-sea mining voyage

China Minmetals Corp has flagged off its maiden deep-sea venture seeking minerals in the east Pacific Ocean, a company spokesman confirmed.

Freeport to yield control of giant Grasberg copper mine to Indonesia

The company has greed to reduce its stake in the Grasberg mine to 49% in exchange for licenses to operate the massive copper and gold pit until 2041.

Glencore to offload second coal mine in Australia in less than three months

Decision comes as the Swiss-based miner and commodities trader rethinks how to deploy capital as its cuts debt.

China issues draft rules for utilities to boost coal stocks – govt

During winter and summer, power companies' coal inventories must be five to 10 days above normal levels.

China to shut 6,000 non-coal mines by 2020 to improve safety

China will shut 6,000 non-coal mines in an effort to reduce mining accidents and deaths by 2020, the State Administration of Work Safety said in a five-year plan.

China's metals trade fragments into multiple narratives: Andy Home

China's metals trade figures were once a spotlight on the state of the world's manufacturing engine and price driver.

Cobalt sulphate prices continue rise on battery demand, metal remains stable

The price of one of the most common lithium ion battery precursor materials, cobalt sulphate, has continued to surge in August by over 14%.

Philippines to expand mining ban to watershed areas, ore exports

In an effort to receive more financial benefits from mining operations, the government's proposal will also require investors in the sector to get legislative approval before operating.

Copper price rally is only gathering momentum

Copper price jumps to near three-year high as likely impact of Chinese scrap metal import ban sparks another session of speculative buying.

Silvercorp expands mineralized veins by drilling and tunneling at the TLP and LME Mines, Ying Mining District, China

Silvercorp Metals Inc. is pleased to report results of the first half of its 2017 exploration programs at the TLP and LME mines, Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China.

China coal imports from Australia climb for second month

Chinese coal imports from key supplier Australia chalked up year-on-year gains for the second straight month in July, customs data showed, as local output of the commodity eased amid a crackdown on illegal mining and pollution.

Vedanta's zinc unit gets helping hand from China, Q1 earnings rise

Diversified miner Vedanta Resources' first-quarter core earnings rose about 48 percent on higher zinc production, with renewed demand for the metal driven by higher steel production in China.

Siemens to equip Chinese aluminum factories with drive technology

Medium and low voltage drives for rolling mills

Iron ore nears $80 a tonne

Prices for the steelmaking material have increased almost 50% since its 2017 lows.

China to ban primary mercury mining by 2032 as convention comes into force

China will ban the production and trade of a range of products containing mercury by 2020.

China's Chalco plans $500m investment in Guinea bauxite project

The deal comes after a trip by the Guinean mines minister, Abdoulaye Magassouba, to China and follows other major Chinese investments in the resource-rich West African nation.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

Zinc project in Greenland receives Chinese backing

China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group is a state-owned Chinese corporation with mines in Zambia, Mongolia and Thailand.

Indian centenary iron ore mine goes solar

Tata Steel has just inaugurated India’s first solar power project located at an iron ore mine

Iron ore price makes fresh high above $70

Iron ore price has surged by more than 40% in less than two months as Chinese steelmakers chase high-grade imports.

China aluminium soars due to capacity closures

The news around China’s pollution crackdown spiked investors concerns

Good and bad news from Japan-China oil sands projects in Canada

On the bright side, the companies have started production of ultra-heavy crude oil at their Hangingstone Oil Sands Project in Alberta