Copper Mining News

Number of active mining projects by province ranked

Ontario is number one.

Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100m loss

London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise.

Vancouver is the world's mining capital

Sorry Toronto and Perth.

Fire hits Freeport Indonesia port facility in Papua

The fire broke out at Amamapare port facilities, where copper concentrate from giant Grasberg copper mine is processed before being loaded to ship.

China Oct zinc, copper output highest in 3 years

Zinc production rose 3.8 percent to 577,000 tonnes year-on-year, while copper was up 6.3 percent at 781,000 tonnes, the data showed.

BHP to exit shale within two years, sell nickel assets

“We have a strong sense of urgency,” chief executive Andrew Mackenzie told reporters following the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne.

Zonte Metals acquires iron oxide copper gold project

According to the company's CEO, exploration is expected to start shortly in the form a ground magnetic survey over portions of the project.

Frugal billionaire seen as tough negotiator for copper funds

Sebastian Pinera, front-runner in Sunday’s election, was so frugal with funding during first term that Codelco that company’s debt levels jumped 84 percent.

Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags – Amnesty

Statement by Amnesty International says while Apple is first company to publish names of its cobalt suppliers, other electronics brands made little progress.

UN urges miners to better regulations needed to prevent disasters

According to the UN Environment Program's latest report, most of the 40 significant mine waste accidents in the past decade have involved dams or other storage areas that failed.

Zinc market focus turns to new supply, but don't forget Quebec: Andy Home

All over the world, it seems, geologists are revisiting old mine plans in a collective new zinc rush.

Glencore, Canadian teachers close to launch mining royalty firm

The Swiss commodity giant is reportedly finalizing a $700-million deal with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to create a new base-metals royalty vehicle.

Polish copper producer KGHM cuts 2017 investment and output targets

The state-run firm also said that this year's output of electrolytic copper from its own concentrates will be 35,000 tonnes than the planned 401,000 tonnes due to an accident at its smelter.

Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper

The pigments were likely obtained as a byproduct of sulfurous ore smelting.

Landmark publication highlights Australia’s mineral wealth

Australia’s mining industry is world-class, contributing AUD$236 billion to the national economy. This contribution is largely a product of the country’s substantial and diverse ore deposits.

Former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis may become Rio Tinto new chairman

The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.

Venezuela’s Mining Arch in the spotlight again

New reports highlighting the environmental dangers posed by mineral exploitation at the Mining Arch have emerged, as Venezuelan officials try to convince Alrosa to invest in the project.

New fertilizers based on metal nanoparticles expected to produce macro-harvests

Russian scientists have developed a new generation of innovative fertilizers that, they say, are capable of increasing crop productivity by 25 per cent.

Freeport Indonesia reopens main supply route to mine after shooting

The latest violent episode and temporary closure had no impact on production at the world’s second-biggest copper mine.

Freeport Indonesia shuts main supply route to mine after shooting

The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has temporarily shut the main supply route to its Papua mine after a shooting incident.

India's only copper miner plans to nearly triple production at largest mine

Hindustan Copper is making moves to expand its production and operations in India where the company has a monopoly on copper mining.

Osisko's hybrid model could be the future of gold streaming

MINING.com talks to Sean Roosen, Chair and CEO of Osisko Gold Royalties about the future of the company and the gold royalty and streaming sector.

The real value of statues around the world

Millions of people visit them every day. Just a quick scroll through your Instagram feed will reveal at least a couple photographs of your friends standing next to or on top of them.

Why prospect generators: an interview with Brent Cook

Prospect and project generators are often overlooked by speculators in the natural resource space, Brent Cook says in Proven and Probable interview.

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their struggle for independence.