Copper Mining News

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.

CHART: China's economy growing fastest since 2013

Turnaround in GDP expansion in world's top commodity consumer over the past few months "almost as sharp as in 2009" says new study.

The world’s mineral industry meets at PDAC 2017

“ Canada is looked to as a leader in mineral exploration and development,”

Eight dead, 35 injured in Congo mining hub amid anti-Govt protests

Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.

Innovative Canadian exploration company on the move to discover high-grade zinc, gold and copper

When a mineral processing plant runs out of ore near by, its days are numbered. The capital equipment often becomes nothing more than a tax write-off. The businesses and people that depend on servicing the plant suffer. The continent is littered with ghost towns from booms that went bust.

These were the top Canadian mining topics of 2016

Commodity price recovery; King Coal on the way out; mining tech on the way in — among the most covered issues this year.

Venezuela misses payout to Spokane gold junior

Gold Reserve says initial $300m payment from Venezuela government under $770m copper-gold project seizure settlement "expected in the next few days."

Newly found ‘ghost octopods’ at risk from deep-sea mining

This as the creature lays its eggs on the dead stalks of sponges, attached to rocky crusts, which are rich in metals like manganese.

Copper price correction in full swing

Profit-takers push copper price down more than 3%.

Canadian Wealth Minerals to acquire Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

The project, known as Laguna Verde, is located in the country’s north, known for its vast salt flats under which experts say there is enough of the commodity to supply the world for decades.

Vale to sell fertilizer business to Mosaic for $2.5 billion

Mosaic has agreed to acquire most of Vale's phosphate assets in Brazil, its stake in Peru's Bayovar mine and the firm’s Kronau potash project, in Canada.

Taliban says ok for China to develop huge Afghan copper mine 

A promise by the Taliban to safeguard the world's second largest untapped copper deposit is being downplayed by the sitting government of Afghanistan.

Montana rejects Tintina’s mine permit application again

The department’s most recent deficiency letter includes numerous comments, largely related to parts of the application that were missing or incomplete.

State of emergency declared in Ecuador after clash at copper mine

A clash between local indigenous peoples and police at a mine in Ecuador has forced a state of emergency.

US authorities strip Twin Metals of mineral leases in Minnesota

Two federal agencies said the mineral leases for Twin Metals, a subsidiary of Antofagasta plc, will not be renewed.

Canadian mining mission to Uzbekistan

CAMESE and the Canadian Embassy to Russia are seeking your interest in participating in a mining trade mission to Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the margins of "Uz-MiningExpo-2017" trade show from March 15 to 17, 2017.

Zinc producer Nyrstar sells some mining assets to Glencore for $26m

The transactions are part of a broad mining assets sale process formally launched in January this year.

Oyu Tolgoi resumes copper shipments to China

Move follows extensive talks with Chinese and Mongolian authorities.

New Zealand deep-sea life needs 'better protection' from mining, study shows

Scientist from Victoria University of Wellington says too little is known about the seafloor communities found in in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Canada’s Capstone to hire back laid-off workers thanks to copper price rally

The Minto copper mine, located about 240 kilometres northwest of Whitehorse, near Pelly Crossing, shut all open-pit mining operations on Oct. 1, which meant letting go 58 people.

Copper producers feel the Trump bump

Prices are shooting up, but can multibillion-dollar projects be saved?

This mining consulting firm has just jumped on commodities rally

Loss of small brokerages that specialize in high-risk juniors creates market opportunity.

Fresh shake-up at Rio Tinto in aftermath of bribery probe

Russian-Canadian Vera Kirikova will become human resources group executive while Simone Niven will assume the corporate relations group executive post.

Copper price jump: China concentrate imports hit record

Copper price up 37% from January's six-year low as Chinese concentrate and ore imports surge.