Copper Mining News

Union at Chile Lomas Bayas mine far from deal with Glencore

Unionized workers at Glencore's Lomas Bayas copper mine rejected a final contract offer and began government-facilitated mediation Thursday to avoid strike.

Drilling in Stars

A winter drilling program has begun on the Stars mine in British Columbia.

Goldman has more good news for copper, zinc price

Chinese supply-side reforms, environmental cuts translate into higher prices and less Chinese production, "both of which benefit ex-China producers."

Solgold maiden resource at Alpala, Ecuador is 5.2m tonnes copper

And 12.3m contained ounces of gold.

Freeport Indonesia’s mining permit extended until June

The permit was issued to allow the miner to continue exporting copper concentrate while company representatives and government officials go on with the discussions around Freeport’s future operations.

Mining in 2018: Copper price to power on

Markets where technology hasn’t substantially shortened the supply cycle and where cost are rising (ie copper) have the greatest long-term upside in prices

Court orders Zambia Vedanta unit to pay state firm $139 million

London court has ordered KCM to pay state mining company $139m in a claim related to copper price, raising by $36m the amount originally ordered to pay.

Mickey Fulp – tax loss selling, base metals, and precious metals

Fulp shares how to be selective in buying particular issuers within specific date range that have produced fairly consistent returns ranging from 10% to 50%!

The one sector you want to own in 2018 (and 3 sectors to avoid)

In this post I will lay out which sector I believe will do well against a backdrop of rising inflation and rising bond yields (including offering some stock picks), and I will also specify which sectors and asset classes you will want to avoid in 2018.

Silver goes first, gold goes second: 2018 outperformers

For the second year in a row, people are being bullish on silver.

Centerra Gold halts mill operations in British Columbia due to lack of water

About 20% of the world’ fresh water is found in Canada.

Prosecutor orders three years of jail time for Spaniard couple with murky investments in Congolese copper mine

The pair invested approximately $1.9 million in shares in Mhyrre Minerals and Metal SPRL.

Copper rallies to three-year high as China plant halts output

Ninth gain puts red metal on longest winning streak since 2004.

China top copper producer halts output after pollution order

Production should be halted for at least a week.

Spain’s OHL to oversee El Teniente’s tailings facility

The Madrid-based firm signed a $20-million-dollar contract.

Solgold shares surge on latest drilling at giant Ecuador copper project

Brisbane-based company promised maiden resource for Cascabel copper-gold porphyry on the Andean belt before the end of the year.

Prehistoric bling: Research uncovers factors behind the development of earliest copper alloys

The colour properties of prehistoric copper alloys have largely been understudied. Until now.'s top news stories of the year

Copper and bitcoin.

Workers end strike at Teck’s mine in Chile

Union No. 1 was asking for a bonus scheme that would put the organization on equal footing with the Quebrada Blanca's two other unions.

Alaska's Pebble Mine project kicks off permitting process

The application is a milestone for a project that seemed dead during the Obama administration. Now it is moving forward under President Donald Trump.

U.S. sanctions Israeli billionaire Gertler over Congo deals

US Treasury said Gertler has used his close relationship with the country’s president, Joseph Kabila, to amass a fortune through corrupt and opaque deals.

Copper price powers on

Eleven straight sessions of gains lift copper price to within sight of three-year highs.

Political crisis pushes out auction of giant Peru copper project again

Auction of $2 billion Michiquillay project in northern Peru slated for this week is canceled by the embattled government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Coming housing boom could mean it's time to add raw materials

Increased home demand is good news for resources and raw materials.

Value of top 50 mining companies surge $140 billion in 2017

More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.