Copper Mining News

Copper Fox Focuses On Near-Term Production Promise at Schaft Creek

Copper Fox Metals (TSX.V:CUU) is as clever as its animal namesake. And unlike many junior exploration companies, who lack focus and spread themselves thin across multiple properties without taking the time to truly understand the geology […]

Avoiding Contagion

Investors are fearful of the spread of sovereign debt problems. That fear has become contagious. Markets around the world have been hit by a wave of selling as nervous investors head for safety. The […]

NEWS: Alkane Resources defines gold resource of 3m ounces at McPhillamys in New South Wales

July 5, 2010 — AUSTRALIA (Source: Proactive Investors) — ALKANE RESOURCES (ASX: ALK) has inked a maiden resource estimate of 2.96 million ounces of gold for the McPhillamys gold discovery, located within the Orange District Exploration Joint Venture with […]

B.C. Exploration Company Eyeing Porphyry Copper Find in Peru

The Peruvian central Andes could be ground zero for a major porphyry deposit, says a Vancouver- based exploration company ready to start drilling in the area. Lagasco Corp. (LCO.H-V) says recent assay results indicate extensive mineralization on the Anchaca property located in […]

Rio Tinto signs agreement on mining in Kazakhstan

“Global miner Rio Tinto signed an agreement on Wednesday with Kazakh state company Tau-Ken Samruk on joint prospecting and mining in the Central Asian state. Rio Tinto said in June it would be forced to […]

MCC, Jiangxi Afghan copper JV to start copper concentrate production in 2013

The first phase of the Aynak copper mining project has a design capacity of 200,000 tonnes.

Gold Miners & Explorers Face Serious Supply Problems

Source: Brent Cook, Exploration Insights, for The Gold Report 6/28/10 Geologist Brent Cook, of Exploration Insights, in this exclusive article for The Gold Report, takes a look at the major gold mining companies' dilemma-declining […]

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:

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

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 […]