Copper Mining News

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.

Tintina Resources resubmits operating permit application for Montana copper mine

Montana's Department of Environmental Quality expressed concerns about the Black Butte copper project's potential impacts from tailings.

Lundin's agonizing Congo decision

Toronto miner has first dibs on controlling share of Tenke Fungurume which if contemplated expansion goes ahead would catapult mine into global top 5.

Five years of deficits will keep zinc price on the boil

New report forecasts very tight market conditions as stocks drop to below 5% of consumption by the end of the decade compared to more than 11% this year.

Rio Tinto is no longer worried about China’s growth

The world’s second largest miner says is now rather “cautiously optimistic” in relation to what China's effect on commodity prices has in store.

Harmony buys out Newcrest stake in Hidden Valley gold mine

Harmony Gold has been looking for new assets to meet its goal of increasing production to 1.5 million ounces over the next three years.

Hudbay positioning itself for the next up cycle

With its Costancia mine now in full production, in Peru, Hudbay Minerals' COO talks about what's next.

Enviro campaign against Pebble mine reignited

A World Conservation Congress’ motion urges the US government to prevent the granting of permits for large-scale mining.

Strike ends at Anglo American Los Bronces mine in Chile

Los Bronces, Anglo American’s flagship operation, is expected to produce between 600,000 and 630,000 tonnes of copper this year.

Here is why the mining sector in sub-Saharan Africa is not ready to shine

Operational challenges and regulatory uncertainty in the region will keep a lead on its resources sector until at least 2020, says BMI research.

Not with a bang but a whimper: How commodities may end year

With supply gluts persisting from corn to oil, traders are already gearing up for declines.

The Northern Miner podcast episode 29: Risk and reward with Joe Mazumdar

Western Editor Matthew Keevil sits down with Joe Mazumdar from Exploration Insights for a wide-ranging discussion on the resource sector.

Lundin granted second extension on bid for Freeport Congo mine stake

The company now has until Sept. 29 to bid on Freeport-McMoRan Inc's stake in the Tenke Fungurume copper and cobalt mine.

Barrick Gold halts Veladero mine on fresh cyanide spill

The incident happened on Sep. 8, when a pipe carrying process solution in the heap leach area was struck by a large block of ice that had rolled down the heap leach valley slope, Barrick said.

Despite problems SA still represents half sub-Sahara mining

Value of South Africa's mining industry forecast to contract 11.4% in 2016, followed by years of close to zero growth according to new report.

Peru’s copper output continues to grow

It jumped 30% in July when compared to the same month last year.