Copper Mining News

New Komatsu equipment at Toledo mine

Atlas Consolidated Mining & Development Corp. has reported the arrival at the Toledo mine site- operated by its subsidiary Carmen Copper Corp- of six newly purchased Komatsu 100t mining trucks and an additional 15m3 PC3000 […]

Top 10 Priorities for Rio Tinto’s CEO Tom Albanese

In the series of specials on the priorities of the CEOs of the world’s leading mining companies we analyze Rio Tinto this time. What is top of mind for Rio’s CEO Tom Albanese? Tom Albanese […]

Terrane Metals appoints Fluor-AMEC JV

Terrane Metals Corp has signed a letter of intent with AMEC Americas Ltd and Fluor Canada to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for its 100%-owned Mt Milligan copper-gold project in British Columbia. Read […]

Mt. Milligan copper-gold project on its way

Terrane Metals Corp. is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent with AMEC Americas Limited ("AMEC") and Fluor Canada Ltd. ("Fluor") to provide engineering, procurement and construction management ("EPCM") services for its […]

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information TNR Gold Corp (TSX.V:TNR) is a project generation company active in precious, base metals, Lithium, rare metals […]

AQM Copper Continues to Get Bigger and Richer

Apoquindo Minerals, who has recently changed its name to AQM Copper (TSX.V:AQM), continues to see expansion in size and improvement in grade at its flagship Zafranal copper-gold project near Arequipa, Perú. Zafranal is a joint […]

Afghan Riches: Not So Fast

The New York Times recently ran a story claiming that $1 trillion worth of mineral wealth lay under the soils of Afghanistan, and this war-ravaged country could become “one of the most important mining centers […]

Rio Tinto will open Michigan Mine

“Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto PLC Tuesday said it will invest $469 million to build the Kennecott Eagle nickel and copper mine in Michigan after receiving the final environmental approvals for the project. Rio Tinto plans […]

Commodities and Gold

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has […]

Xstrata continues mine studies in Philippines

“A unit of Xstrata said on Friday it will proceed with public discussions and technical studies on its $5.2 billion copper-gold project in southern Philippines despite a looming local ban on the venture. State agency […]

Amerigo Resources Ltd. (TSX: ARG) – Initiating Coverage – Copper/Molybdenum Producer in Chile

Investment Highlights Amerigo Resources Ltd. (“Amerigo” “ARG” “the company”) is a TSX listed company producing copper and molybdenum through its 100% owned Chilean subsidiary Minera Valle Central S.A. ("MVC) MVC has been in operations since 1992 producing copper […]

Xstrata suspends Aussie developments

Xstrata has suspended US$478 million of expenditure to develop both the US$5 billion Wandoan thermal coal project and a US$490 million project to extend the life of the Ernest Henry copper mine, with immediate effect.  Read […]

Company Review: TNR Gold Corp

TNR is focused on early stage exploration for gold and high-demand minor metals. A planned TSX spin-out, of International Lithium Corp, should add value to its Li and REE assets, and leave TNR with a […]

COPPER-GOLD STUDY: PEA completed for $3.4-B Snowfield project

The results of the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) are positive for the Snowfield copper-gold project belonging to Silver Standard Resources of Vancouver. The project is located on the eastern margin of the Coast Mountain Range, 65 […]

More conveyor options in gold and copper heap leach operations

Superior Industries has introduced a new conveyor mobility option – Radial Travel Tracks. When applied with the company’s TeleStacker® telescoping radial stacking conveyor, it allows high-capacity radial stockpiling in applications, such as low pressure soils, […]

SAG, ball mills ordered for Mt. Milligan

Terrane Metals has finalized contractual terms for the procurement of long lead-time processing equipment for its 100%-owned Mt. Milligan gold-copper project near Prince George, British Columbia. Canadian Mining Journal reports: http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/issues/story.aspx?aid=1000372672&ref=rss

Environmental decision brings Ming copper/gold mine closer to development

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has granted final environmental approval for Rambler Metals and Mining's Ming copper-gold project on the Baie-Verte peninsula. Read more at http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page66?oid=105706&sn=Detail

Rio Tinto to Spend $340M for Autoclave Plant

Kennecott Utah Copper announced in mid-April that its parent company, Rio Tinto, will spend $340 million to build a new Molybdenum Autoclave Process (MAP) facility in Magna, Utah, near Salt Lake City. Engineering and Mining Journal […]

Metso helps double capacity of Gaiskiy GOK copper-zinc mine

Situated close to the Ural mountains, which divide Russia into the European and Asian sides, the Gaiskiy GOK copper-zinc mine celebrates the 50th anniversary of its mining operations. The jubilee year also includes the start […]

Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Minera Lumina Copper in Chile

Outotec has agreed with Minera Lumina Copper S.A. on the delivery of a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning plant for the Caserones project, located in high mountains in northern Chile. The contract value is approximately EUR 65 million.

Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Minera Lumina Copper in Chile

Outotec has agreed with Minera Lumina Copper S.A. on the delivery of a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning plant for the Caserones project, located in high mountains in northern Chile. The contract value is approximately EUR 65 million.

FLSmidth receives copper order in the Middle East

FLSmidth has been awarded a contract worth 49.5m Euros (approximately DKK 368m) from a company in the Middle East for engineering services and equipment for the expansion of a copper mine. The scope of the […]

ABB commissions gearless mill drive system at Teck’s Carmen de Andacollo copper mine

ABB’s gearless mill drive system should improve energy efficiency and provide increased process availability at Teck’s Carmen de Andacollo copper mine.  Read more at http://www.im-mining.com/2010/05/12/abb-successfully-commissions-gearless-mill-drive-system-at-tecks-carmen-de-andacollo-copper-mine-in-chile/

Outotec technology for First Quantum nickel, copper, cobalt and gold projects

Outotec has agreed with the First Quantum Minerals Limited Projects Office based in Perth, Australia, for the delivery of flotation, thickening and automation technologies for several of its operations around the world.  Read more at http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page72558?oid=104743&sn=Detail

Large order for Caserones copper/moly project for FL Smidth

FLSmidth has signed a contract worth in excess of US$75m with Minera Lumina Copper Chile for the supply of design, engineering, and process equipment for their Caserones copper and molybdenum plant in central Chile. Read more […]