Copper Mining News

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

Egypt opens gold assets to foreign companies, first time since 2009

First international tender for gold mining concessions in eight years to be held on Sunday.

Strike at Yamana Gold mine in Chile enters ninth day, shares fall

Operations have been halted since Friday, when one of the two unions blocked all access to El Peñón as a way to press management.

World Bank on a Trump economy and commodities

World Bank's 2017 outlook says US impact on commodity markets diminished, but it's still number 1 for oil and number 2 in copper, aluminum and lead.

Iron ore, copper prices jump on upbeat economic forecasts

Iron ore back above $80 a tonne while copper price spikes 4%.

Infographic | The World's Largest Megaprojects

Before a megaproject gets the nod to go ahead, a very unique set of circumstances must first be considered.

Erdene new gold zone at Mongolia Bayan Khundii project larger than expected

Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to being Erdene’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Canada’s Filo Mining injects $7M into copper-gold-silver project on Chile Argentina border

The Vancouver-based company plans to complete 6,000 metres of additional drilling at Filo del Sol, its flagship project.

Vancouver junior surges after Goldcorp injection

Auryn Resources will use the C$41 million for 55,000m of exploration drilling across six gold-copper-silver projects in Canada and Peru this year.

‘Trump effect’ on resurgent Iranian mining sector close to none — analysts

Any re-instatement of sanctions will, if at all, pose minimal additional hurdles to new investors, BMI Research says.

CHART: How every commodity performed in 2016

It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black.

EPA says Colorado mine spill equivalent to 4 to 7 days of ongoing acid drainage

In a final report, the agency acknowledges that concentrations of some metals at the Animas river following the spill were higher than historical mine drainage.

Glencore may take full control of Mutanda copper mine

The Swiss firm already has a 69% stake in the DRC mine, which jointly owns with Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler.

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

With only a couple of exceptions, metal and mineral prices rallied in 2016 – see at a glance how far the industry has come.

US Republicans pass bill to block last minute Obama regulations on coal

Congress has now the power to kill in one fell swoop dozens of regulations and executive orders recently issued by President Barack Obama.

Tree leaves and termites may be key to finding gold deposits

Australian researchers say acacia trees and termites that thrive in arid climate conditions can guide explorers towards rich gold deposits.

Copper to be best performing commodity of 2017 — analysts

Experts and industry actors interviewed by MINING.com see prices picking up this year, driven by declining supplies and the prospect of increased demand coming from construction, electric vehicles and other renewable technologies.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

Owen Hegarty’s EMR buys Golden Grove copper-zinc mine

The EMR Capital private equity firm run by Owen Hegarty has agreed to buy the Golden Grove copper and zinc mine in Western Australia from MMG for $US210 million ($291m), giving Mr Hegarty control of the mine for a second time.

Freeport unloads California onshore oil assets for $592 million 

Freeport-McMorRan (NYSE:FCX) has divested another portion of its substantial oil and gas assets as the number one publicly-held copper producer continues on a path of debt reduction.

Major Stock Bear Still Looms

The US stock markets spectacularly defied the odds in 2016, soaring after both the UK’s Brexit vote and US presidential election.

Norilsk Nickel buys Soviet-era copper concentrate for $1.1 billion

One of Russia's largest mining companies has dropped a stash of roubles on copper concentrate that dates back to the Cold War.

Interview with Mickey Fulp: Contrarian plays, geopolitics and you

Mickey shares what indicators he uses to guide the health of the economy and what those indicators are conveying.

AuRico Metals snaps up prospect generator Kiska Metals for CAD$9.6 million

Aurico Metals (TSX:AMI) has added to its royalty portfolio and flagship B.C. asset through the acquisition of Kiska Metals Corporation (TSXV:KSK).

Trump win ignites hope for stalled Alaska copper, gold mine

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. expects the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to announce in the first quarter of 2017 that it will let the application process proceed for the controversial project.