Copper Mining News

Market volatility means cash is king for mining and metals companies

Cash optimization, capital access and productivity top EY’s 2016-17 business risks.

South Africa’s mining industry continues to face tough times — PwC report

Companies had no choice but to cut back on new developments, re-focus on profitable production rather than maximum production and to save costs.

Australia’s biggest underground mine halts production

The power outage was the product of strong winds and heavy rain caused by what has been called “the most extreme weather system” that has hit the area in decades.

No rapid rebound for African mining

Despite continued investment in copper assets on the continent from China and India hunting for coal mines.

Another roadblock for Blue River’s project in Washington state

The Canadian company’s plans in the Okanogan County are now on hold.

Will Anglo stick to radical restructuring plans?

A credit upgrade, a rocketing share price and rally in coal and iron ore call into question downsizing strategy of world's number five miner.

Newmont responds to independent report on land dispute in Peru

The complex land dispute between members of the Chaupe family and Yanacocha remains a concern for Newmont, the company said.

US miner goes after rare earths in the Cook Islands

Texas-based Ocean Minerals says the area is also rich in scandium, a key ingredient for making an extremely light, strong, corrosion resistant, heat tolerant and weldable alloy.

Lundin poised for mega Congo copper deal

Lundin was outplayed in its last major deal, but now looks ready to pull the trigger on $1 billion-plus acquisition of one of Africa's richest copper mines.

Kenya promises a more organized mining sector

The government will conduct a year-long airborne survey to map mineral deposits.

Obstacles for Freeport's $2 billion oil deal

Bondholders want more from sale of top copper miner's oil and gas assets.

Copper, platinum key to future of auto industry, mining financier says

The current lithium frenzy will end badly while gold bugs should look at the riper opportunities available in copper and platinum, according to mining financier Robert Friedland.

Stacked Perovskite/CIGS solar module achieves unprecedented efficiency

The thin-film solar module stack made up of perovskite and Copper Indium Gallium Selenide has a conversion efficiency of 17.8%.

Rethinking resource investing

The explore-develop-produce model cannot be eliminated, but there are plenty of models that work within it or alongside it. Two are worth mentioning.

ZCCM-IH fails to produce financial report for this year

The Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) has failed for the first time to produce its state o accounts for March 31, this year due to non availability of information from investor companies, according to the company secretary's office Friday.

The hollowing out of Canadian mining

Vale’s takeover of Inco, 10 years on.

Poland copper mine cave-in claims two lives

The accident happened at the Polkowice-Sieroszowice mine when part of a ceiling collapsed.

Caterpillar sees green shoots in mining, but sales far from picking up

The equipment maker is currently spending most of its R&D budget in its digital area, which aims to help miners reduce the amount of machinery needed at operations.

Ivanhoe and Zijin announce more high-grade copper results at the Kakula Discovery

According to Ivanhoe, the latest results reinforce the exceptional grades and shallow, flat-lying geometry of the Kakula mineralized zone.

Mining companies to build LNG plant in western Canada

The idea is to power the Casino copper-gold mine in the Yukon and Selwyn’s zinc-lead mine in the Yukon-Northwest Territories.

Flashback Friday: The world's scariest mining chart

One year ago the most popular post at MINING.com examined how much longer the bear market in mining would last – compare and contrast.

Tin use stable to slightly stronger by year-end, ITRI Survey shows

ITRI’s twelfth annual survey of tin users gathered data from tin users worldwide between June and August 2016.

BHP: No copper price pick-up soon

Longer term prospects are brighter due to lack of high-quality future development opportunities.

Slowdown at Minto copper mine poses challenges to Canada’s Yukon territory

A new report by the Conference Board of Canada states that the Yukon’s economy is facing the bleakest near-term outlook in the country.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.