Copper Mining News

Vancouver miner to become one of Nova Scotia’s largest single mineral claim holders

Coronet Metals to acquire 3,888 mineral claims in the Meguma Gold Belt.

Tía María copper project gaining legitimacy in Peru: exec

Southern Copper’s Manager of Technical Services said that the company has been able to knock down previous resistance from local communities.

Argentina's official glacier inventory reveals extensive mining impacts at controversial projects

The glacier inventory is now the most authoritative document indicating where the no-go zones are for mining.

Vedanta says Indian copper smelter shutdown causing deficit, price rise

The unit has been shut for more than 50 days.

Glencore drops as British regulators looming probe adds to Congo issues

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office plans to open a formal bribery investigation into Glencore and its deals with Israeli billionaire and former partner Dan Gertler.

Eritrea 'poison pill' complicates miner Lundin's aspirations -sources

Lundin Mining's board of directors, chaired by billionaire resources tycoon Lukas Lundin, refuses to invest in Eritrea.

New First Nations led campaign calls for improved mining practices and better regulation in British Columbia

Province’s contribution to a clean energy future at risk unless changes are made.

Anglo close to selling part of stake in giant Peruvian copper project

Quellaveco is one of the world’s largest untapped copper orebodies and Anglo’s board is set to decide later in the year whether or not to green-light development of the $5.5bn mine.

Young Australians oblivious to mining

Despite mining contributing about 6 per cent of the country's GDP, a study revealed that almost six out of 10 of young Australians know nothing at all about mining careers.

Yamana begins gold and silver production at Cerro Moro mine in Argentina

Commercial production is expected in the second quarter of the year.

Copper: driving the green energy revolution

Copper is known as “man’s first metal”, and for over 10,000 years, it’s been used in applications ranging from architecture to coinage.

Lead price comes roaring back

"Lead from a raw materials side is probably the tightest commodity market out there."

Nevada copper provides positive update on drill program: intersects copper mineralization in pit extension zone

Drill hole NC18-01, located in the Northern Extension Zone, intersected multiple zones of mineralization along the hole.

Aurubis expects continued strong copper market, confirms outlook

Production of copper cathodes (new metal) in the second quarter rose to 291,000 tonnes from 288,000 tonnes.

Chile copper mine Sierra Gorda closes following fatal accident

Roberto Venegasa, an employee of equipment supply firm Finning, died during routine maintenance work at the mine, the company said.

Polish miner KGHM's first-quarter profit down 38 pct on sales decline

Net profit for the first three months of the year stood at 439 million zlotys ($121.08 million), compared with the 453 million zlotys expected by analysts.

Rio Tinto says climbing costs, resource nationalism once again big threats

Chief executive Jean Sebastien-Jacques said the challenge for the industry is to ensure the benefits from the past frugal years are not lost against a backdrop of rising oil prices and increased political risk.

Lonmin tanks as UK competition watchdog looks into Sibanye takeover

By mid-morning, Lonmin shares had lost 5.6% of their value in London, while Sibanye’s were down 4.9% in Johannesburg, even though the companies announced they had received the approval of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

Chinese scrap ban won't do much for copper price

Net supply impact for China only around 100kt in 2018 says new report.

Supercycle may be setting up for higher commodity demand

Conditions may be in place for increased demand and increased prices for a number of commodities including natural gas, copper, aluminum, and gold.

Canadian explorer looking to restart Europe's last tin mine to list in London

Vancouver-based Strongbow Exploration expects the London listing to help it raise 25 million pounds ($34 million) over the next 18 months, which will use to study the feasibility of resuming production at the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.

Argentina luring Australian investors into its mining sector

The Deputy Secretary for Sustainable Mining is scheduled to meet with executives from Australia's largest mining companies and banks.

Canadian company to reopen gold mine in Spain

Orvana Minerals’ subsidiary in Spain has plans to reopen the Carlés gold mine, located in the Salas municipality of the Principality of Asturias.

Survivor of Sibanye mine accident released from hospital

According to the miner, five other rescued employees remain in a stable condition and are making good progress.

NuevaUnion gold and copper project to deliver EIA by end of 2018 -source

The project joins two mines - one belonging to Goldcorp and the other to Teck Resources.