Copper Mining News

Argentine provincial Gov’t orders Barrick to halt operations at Veladero

Measure is temporary, pending more information on what happened and the possible consequences of the new incident, San Juan’s governor said.

Escondida mine replaces top exec after failing to reach deal with workers

Appointment comes barely a week after the mine, operated by BHP Billiton, failed to secure a wage deal with 2,500 workers after a 43-day strike.

El Salvador becomes first country to ban all metal mining

Lawmakers have approved a broad-range ban on mining, which only excludes coal, salt and other non-metallic resources.

Six charts screaming buy gold

We are now 297 trading days into a bull market on the TSX Venture Exchange

Fresh ‘incident’ at Barrick’s Veladero mine in Argentina

A local government spokesman said a pipe carrying a “rich mixture” of gold and rocks came lose on Tuesday night, but no official information has been disclosed.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

Rio Tinto may take over Pistol Bay’s uranium assets sooner than expected

The world's second largest miner gave Pistol a $75K cash injection in an effort to own the Saskatchewan-based properties before the end of 2019.

Barrick, Goldcorp team up to develop one of world’s largest gold deposits in Chile

The world’s No. 1 and No. 3 gold producers will focus on developing gold mines in northern Chile's rich Maricunga belt.

MABC announces departure of President and CEO

The Mining Association of British Columbia announces that Karina Briño, President and CEO, has decided to advance to a new chapter in her life and will be taking on a challenging new industry assignment in her native Chile in early May 2017.

How to build a mine

There are three key components to building a mine, starting with a competent, experienced management team.

Making the grade: understanding exploration results

The most exciting news from a mining exploration stock is a high-grade drilling result.

World’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine to begin production in 2019

Canada’s Nautilus Minerals is getting closer to kicking off operations at its Solwara 1 gold, copper and silver project off the coast of Papua Guinea.

Jakarta: Freeport could lose Grasberg control within 2 years

State holding company ready to take 51% stake says Indonesian deputy mines minister as dispute over ownership of iconic copper-gold mine intensifies.

Iskut could be as important to Seabridge as KSM

Seabridge's Iskut project has the potential to be another success story like its flagship, 100%-owned KSM project.

BHP's Escondida mine strike becomes Chile’s longest, ends with no deal

Workers ended their strike and invoked a rarely used legal provision that allows them to extend their old contract, which leaves them in the exact same situation they were before they downed tools.

The 5 biggest private funds investing in mining

Denver is the global capital of private capital raising for investment in the metals and mining sector.

Adrian Day: Now is the time to be buying gold

Find out why he thinks Donald Trump could be a “disaster” for the US economy

Copper price falls on Grasberg production resumption

Freeport restarts supply to domestic smelter in Indonesia, but the copper concentrate export ban at iconic mine remains in place.

Trump's repeal of anti-corruption rules could give US companies advantage over industry peers, says Fasken Martineau white collar expert

On February 14, 2017, President Trump signed into law a joint resolution of Congress to repeal a critical anti-corruption rule for oil, gas and mining companies.

A core holding keeps getting better

Fund manager Adrian Day reviews one of his favorite resource companies and updates a few others.

Tribunal favours Barrick, Antofagasta in Pakistan lease denial case

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) said Pakistan violated several provisions of its bilateral investment treaty with Australia, where the joint venture between Barrick and Antofagasta is incorporated.

Chile steps up efforts to lure mining investors beyond copper sector

The country, already the world's second largest producer of lithium, is seeking to create private-public partnerships to exploit 61% of its resource-rich territory, currently available for licensing.

$5.5 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

"Investors are willing to back their positive sentiment towards natural resources with fresh capital commitments," says new study.

No end in sight for strike at La Escondida

A 39-day-long stoppage at the world’s largest copper mine may continue for up to three months.

Zinc price rally is back on

Zinc ends week up 6.7% – RBC says more price gains ahead.