Copper Mining News

CiDRA Trial is Success in the World’s Largest Copper Mining Company

CiDRA Minerals Processing, Inc. announced the successful completion of a trial done in two mine sites of Codelco-Chile, the world’s largest copper mining company. The trial was conducted by Kairos Mining, a joint venture between […]

Outotec TankCell Proves Its Worth

Outotec and Codelco have finished testing the world’s largest mechanical flotation cell, the TankCell-300, with an active volume of over 300m3, at Codelco's Chuquicamata copper mine in Chile. During that time, the new cell was […]

Equinox signs smelter agreement for KCM to process Lumwana concentrates

Equinox Minerals’ Lumwana Mining has signed a five year concentrate offtake agreement with Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for annual quantities of between 70,000 and 80,000 t (dry) of concentrates from the Lumwana copper mine (IM, March 2009) with an option by mutual agreement for additional annual quantities of Lumwana copper concentrates under the same terms as the Agreement. [...]

Inmet resumes mining at Las Cruces copper project in Spain

Inmet resumes mining at Las Cruces copper project in Spain 29/04/2009 12:40 PM TORONTO - Inmet Mining Corp.

Oman: Prospects of Mining Wealth

Oman's mining history dates back to pre-Islamic days when copper was mined and sent all over the world. The country was then known as Majan or the land of copper. Cut back to the present […]

Xstrata Copper's Horne Smelter union members reach agreement

By: Northern Ontario Business Staff The union at Xstrata Copper Canada's Horne Smelter in Rouyn-Noranda voted 87 per cent in favour of an agreement in principle for the renewal of a collective agreement. The collective […]

Intertek Opens New Modern Mineral Testing Laboratory in Queensland

Intertek Genalysis has opened a new mineral testing laboratory in Queensland, Australia. The state-of-the-art laboratory serves the region's mining and exploration sector. Intertek offers sample preparation and analytical testing services for various metals, including gold, […]

Projects persevering despite difficulties

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (November 21): With the sense of uncertainty that is circulating throughout the industry, project reports and updates are increasing in importance. As a consequence another section on cutbacks has been added. Included in this section is Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold’s Climax molybdenum mine and Xstrata Alloys [...]

FLSmidth receives copper order in Peru

Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 46-2008, 11 November 2008 FLSmidth Minerals has signed a contract worth USD 62m (DKK 361m) with Chinese-owned Minera Chinalco Peru for equipment for its Toromocho copper […]

Mercator Commences Crushing Ore at the Mineral Park Mill

VANCOUVER, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Mercator Minerals Ltd. ("Mercator") is pleased announce that it has commenced crushing and stacking ore at its wholly owned Mineral Park Moly-Copper project…more at PR Newswire

Wardrop wins Mt. Milligan work

VANCOUVER — WARDROP ENGINEERING has been awarded the detailed engineering design and procurement contract for TERRANE METALS' Mt. Milligan copper-gold project 155 km northwest of Prince George, B.C. Wardrop recently completed the feasibility study for […]

Maintenance work at the Armenian Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine AG (ZCMC), will be performed early due to the current market situation

The CRONIMET Group announces today that the maintenance work at the Armenian Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine AG (ZCMC), originally planned for early 2009, will be performed early due to the current market situation. It […]

New Mine Development added to SupplyMine – Shituru

The 100 ha Shituru property is located one kilometer east of the Gecamines hydrometallurgical complex on the eastern limits of the City of Likasi in the province of Katanga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. […]

MIPAC Unveils CellView® for Copper Electro-refining and winning

MIPAC introduces new wireless technology for tankhouse management that significantly improves copper and other electrolytic process operations; developed in Xstrata's Townsville refinery; trial scheduled in Europe; order received in Kazakhstan. Brisbane, Australia, October 21st, 2008 […]

Large Copper Mine goes Digital for Mine Communications & Tracking

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia have undertaken a major upgrade of their underground communication infrastructure by introducing MST’s digital backbone and tracking applications to their main Konkola Mine. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, are the […]

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 […]