Copper Mining News

Chile considers increasing mining royalties, will honour existing contracts

The world's biggest copper miner is considering using increased royalties to help fund post-quake reconstruction

Largest filter presses in the world for environmentally sustainable copper mine

FLSmidth has received an order worth around $31 million from Rosemont Copper for the supply of 14, heavy duty, 2 x 2 m automated filter presses, which, when installed, will be the largest in the world. They are part of the company’s planned copper concentrator in Arizona, USA.  The filter presses will dewater all the [...]

Katanga Mining targets big copper/cobalt expansion

Katanga Mining ups the ante, aims for rapid ramp up to 300,000 tonnes a year of copper, and around 15,000 tonnes of cobalt.

Inmet arranges $500-million equity financing; proceeds to be used for Panama copper project

Inmet Mining Corp. has arranged a $500-million equity financing through Ellington Investments Pte.

FLSmidth to supply filters for Rosemont Copper Project in USA

FLSmidth has received an order worth approximately USD 31m from Rosemont Copper Company for the supply of 14 filter presses. These minerals-type automated filter presses will be the largest in the world and will be […]

BMO reckons nickel and copper prices will rally and firm up this year

BMO Commodity Strategist Bart Melek says the new eurozone/IMF Greek debt plan and firming fundamentals are lending support to nickel, copper and the miners.

King of the Pit

Arctic cold to Australian heat, the Hitachi EX8000-6 is proving to be the hardest-working, most dependable mining excavator available today.

Metals – banks say invest with confidence through 2011

Greetings investors! I’m fixated on metals prices for the foreseeable future, though I’ve never had so much trouble seeing beyond the next 120 days in my life! Nevertheless, banks are suggesting ‘moderate’ support for the […]

Copper bottom for global gold mining

As new pure gold resources become scarcer, gold mining majors are increasingly trending to developing large copper/gold deposits.

Kazakhstan Retreading Facility is now in Full Operation

Mining & Quarry World reports that in 2008 Rösler finalised with one of the worlds largest copper mining companies, Kazakhmys, the contract to install a turn key retreading facility for Kazakhmys’ underground and open pit […]

US Fed statement boosts copper prices

Prices helped by the continued slide of the dollar

Good belt cleaning reduces Grasberg copper and gold losses

The April issue of IM includes the penultimate article on PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) and looks at oreflow to the concentrator and overburden handling. Obviously an operation of this size employs hundreds of kilometres of conveyor belt. Cleaning those belts properly is vitally important and relies on Martin Engineering belt cleaners.

Rio Tinto says India will match China's demand for key commodities soon

Australian News.Net Tuesday 16th March, 2010 Global miner Rio Tinto has predicted that while China's demand for iron ore, copper, coal and aluminium will grow during the next 15 years, India will soon take the lead for further demand.

Kasachstan retreading facility is now in full operation

In 2008 Rösler finalized with one of the worlds largest copper mining companies, Kazakhmys, the contract to install a turn key retreading facility for Kazakhmys' underground and open pit opera-tions in Kazakhstan. In only 18 […]

Copper helps boost Peru's regional exports by 65%

Metals exports helped Peruvian exports post a strong rebound to $2.4 billion in January.

Key Chilean copper mines restart after blackout

Two weeks after an 8.8 -magnitude earthquake most of the country was left without power when a transformer failed in the central electricity grid

Barrick CEO optimistic Reko Diq gold-copper project will go ahead

Aaron Regent said Tuesday the company is continuing to have discussions with the Baluchistan government but added a resolution could take months

Gearless mill drives for Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres copper expansion

Siemens has supplied the gearless drives for a 10.9 m, 15 MW SAG mill and a 7.9 m, 15.5 MW ball mill at Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres operation in Chile. The mills, in operation since January, are part of an expansion to increase copper production by 100,000 t/y, with the order worth around €16 million. The [...]

Tethyan still hopeful Reqo Diq will go ahead

The operator of the $3bn copper and gold joint venture between Barrick and Antofagasta still hopes it will go forward despite a government threat to scrap it

Minera Los Pelambres continues to place its trust in Siemens: Gearless mill drives increase processing capacity for copper ore

Mining & Quarry World reports that since January 2010, Chile´s Minera Los Pelambres Ltda. is operating a new SAG mill and a new ball mill equipped with gearless drives systems by Siemens…more at Mining & […]

Cosira undertakes steelwork for construction of the new shaft at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia

Attached please find a press release on: Cosira, one of South Africa's largest fabricators of structural steel, has recently been awarded the contract for partially constructing the total structural steelwork for the new shaft at Konkola Copper Mines

MINERAL PROCESSING: Hydromet tested for Ferguson Lake ore

NUNAVUT – Starfield Resources of Montreal has asked SGS Lakefield Research to develop a hydrometallurgical process for recovering metal from the massive sulphide ore of its Ferguson Lake copper-nickel-cobalt project within the Hearne Domain of […]

Chilean mines back at full power but, refineries still down

Mines seem to have emerged largely unscathed by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in the copper-producing nation and are back at work after stable power was supplied.

Chilean copper mines slowly resume operations as power supplies return

Despite the 8.8 earthquake and resulting power shortages, copper mines in central Chile have begun resuming operation. However, copper markets are still somewhat nervous.