Copper Mining News

MIPAC Recommendations to Improve Process Performance at Nifty Copper Operation in Western Australia

MIPAC, a respected world leader in process control, will implement advanced control strategies to improve process performance at Birla's Nifty Copper Operation in Australia. Birla initially engaged MIPAC to review its use of process control […]

Outotec to Deliver Concentrator Technology Worth over 175 Million Euro for the Miheevsky Project in Russia

Outotec has signed a major contract with ZAO Miheevsky GOK, a subsidiary of Russian Copper Company, for the design and delivery of a new copper concentrator plant for the Miheevsky porphyry-copper project located in Chelyabinsk, […]

SupplyMine launches a new Mine Development Site – Kipoi

Kipoi mineral property covers 5,500 ha and is located in southern Democratic Republic of Congo. The company has the right earn a 60% interest in the property from its Congolese partners. The conceptual exploration target […]

New mine project posted on Mine Developments – Copper Mountain

The project is situated 15 km south of Princeton, British Columbia, Canada and 180 km east of Vancouver. The property consists of 127 Crown granted mineral claims, 155 located mineral claims and 15 mining leases […]

Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Southern Peru Copper Corporation

Outotec has agreed with Southern Peru Copper Corporation (SPCC) for the delivery of a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning plant for SPCC's Tía María project in Arequipa region in Peru. The contract value is USD […]

Doe Run Peru gets a Tenova Pyromet First

Tenova Pyromet has been commissioned by Doe Run Peru to design and supply a 15 m slag launder, comprising water-cooled copper launder sections, which will convey matte and slag from the IsasmeltT furnace to the […]

Rio Tinto facing up to higher costs

Rio Tinto said all miners were grappling with input costs as it reported second-quarter refined copper output tumbled 18% from the same period a year ago, while iron ore production was up 13%….more at Mining Journal

Larox to Supply Filters to Southern Africa

Larox has received three orders to supply filters to PGM and copper mines in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia. Total value of the deals is approximately 6.0 million euros. Deliveries will take place at the […]

Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine installs Wenco Fleet Management

June 2008 – Vancouver, BC. Taseko’s Gibraltar Copper Mine has installed Wenco’s Fleet Management System. Wenco’s fleet management system is a key component to Taseko’s major expansion and modernization plan. Wenco will install 23 units […]

Tonto National Forest schedules public meeting for Resolution Copper Mining Pre-Feasibility Project

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (June 11, 2008) – To encourage public participation in development of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Resolution Copper Mining Pre-Feasibility Project, an open house meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, June 25, 4:30 […]

Copper Smelting Charges May Drop Again, Freeport Says

Copper processing charges may drop again this year because supplies to smelters are falling short of demand, strengthening the position of mining companies in annual talks, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

MOLYBDENUM INVESTMENT – Rio promises US$270M for Bingham Canyon plant

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – London, U.K.-based RIO TINTO is spending US$270 million for a new molybdenum autoclave process (MAP) facility at its Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon mine near here. The new process will […]

Antofagasta Faces `Major Challenge' on Margins as Costs Rise

Antofagasta Plc , the copper producer controlled by Chile's Luksic family, dropped the most in more than two months in London trading after it said maintaining margins will be a "major challenge" as energy …more […]

Rio Tinto to invest $270 million in US molybdenum project

Rio Tinto Plc said it is to spend $270 million to construct a new molybdenum processing plant at its Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon mine in Salt Lake City…more at topix

Southern Copper to invest $934 million in Peru mine

The corporation, a leading global producer of copper that operates in Peru and Mexico, is planning to invest $934 million in Tia Maria, a copper reserve located in Cocachacra - a district in the southern ...

Kennecott Utah Copper hits new safety milestone

Kennecott Utah Copper (KUC) employees and contractors have worked for more than 107 consecutive days without incurring a Lost-Time Injury (LTI).  This equates to more than 2 million consecutive hours worked without a LTI across all of KUC’s facilities.  As a substantial contributor to this record, KUC’s Bingham Canyon Mine has separately exceeded over 1 [...]

Copper belt mines now being hit with power cuts

Zambia's Copperbelt Energy Corp. , which supplies power to the country's copper and cobalt mines, has cut back supply following disruptions in electricity imports, a senior CEC official said on Wednesday…topix

ABB to Supply Three HPGR Drive Systems for Spinifex Ridge Project

Thyssen Krupp Polysius and ABB cooperate to increase Australian Moly Mines’ molybdenum and copper concentrate production. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today that it has won a contract to provide three […]

Santa Fe Gold Agrees to Purchase Processing Equipment and Real Property for Summit Silver-Gold Project

ALBUQUERQUE, NM–(Marketwire – June 3, 2008) – Santa Fe Gold Corp (OTCBB: SFEG), a U.S.-based mining and exploration enterprise focused on gold, silver, copper and industrial minerals, today announced that it had entered into a […]

ZINC miner Perilya has reported further copper mineralisation at depth below its main Mount Oxide copper project near Queensland’s Mt Isa with intercepts the miner called “spectacular”.

Diamond drilling hit 22m at 6.3% copper and 0.3% cobalt from 258m, 19m at 3.7% copper from 315m, 31m at 6.2% copper from 346m and 23m at 8.9% copper from 395m….more at

Copper belt mines now being hit with power cuts

Zambia's Copperbelt Energy Corp. , which supplies power to the country's copper and cobalt mines, has cut back supply following disruptions in electricity imports, a senior CEC official said on Wednesday.

BHP feels the squeeze at Olympic Dam

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, said labour and equipment shortages forced it to stagger the proposed expansion of its Olympic Dam uranium, copper and gold mine, forecast to cost at least $US6 ...

Minto Project Beats Phase Two Design Capacity

Production from Phase Two of the Minto copper-gold project, the first new metal mine and mill in a decade in this territory, has exceeded its 2,400-t/d design capacity several times since completion. Owner Sherwood Copper […]

Wireless Mesh Delivers Highest Quality Communications at Rio's Kennecott Copper Mine

There has been a lot of talk about wireless mesh systems being used in mines.  A lot of it has not advanced past small scale trials and talk, however Rajant Corporation's technology is fully operational at […]

Copper price prompts Rio Tinto to eye PNG mine restart

Mining Journal (May 12, 2008) - Rio Tinto has begun efforts to reactivate the Panguna copper mine in Papua New Guinea, almost 20 years after a secessionist rebellion forced its closure, spurred on by strong price gains for the red metal.