Copper Mining News

These are the African countries investors should pay attention to

New report says the underlying question for investors lies on the risk/reward balance — whether outstanding geology beats corruption and security issues.

Scientists say mining e-waste may be an economical option

The Canadian team says recovering metals such as copper and rare earths from LED lights may turn to be an economical option soon.

Crown attempts to stay MiningWatch’s charges against Mount Polley

The federal government is seeking a withdrawal of the criminal charges before the NGO has the chance to present any evidence.

EPA won't pay mine spill claims

The US Environmental Protection Agency won’t pay the $1.2 billion in claims filed by local governments, farmers, ranchers, tribes, and river-running raft companies.

Copper to be best performing commodity of 2017 — analysts

Experts and industry actors interviewed by MINING.com see prices picking up this year, driven by declining supplies and the prospect of increased demand coming from construction, electric vehicles and other renewable technologies.

{Interview} Rick Rule – The best people beat the best commodities

Mr. Rule shares his unique, proven perspective and selection process as he outlines many aspects such as good stewards of capital, change of control fees, optionalilty, the ability to attract capital, integrity, marketing, VP, Board of Directors, permitting, etc.

Copper price jumps as China imports hit all-time high

Concentrate imports for the full year up 28% to 17 million tonnes.

DRC says Ok for Glencore to take full control of Mutanda copper mine

Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said he “didn’t believe” the government needed to authorize changes in ownership in that or any project.

Goldcorp sells mines in Mexico, Guatemala for about $470 million

As part of the world's third largest gold producer by market value's ongoing efforts to focus on highly profitable, core assets.

Nickel prices plummet as Indonesia eases export ban

Far-reaching new mining rules ease a controversial ban on exports of nickel ore and bauxite.

Southern Copper's $1.2bn Peru mine expansion ready by year-end

The new section of the Toquepala open-pit mine in southern Tacna, Peru, is expected to begin operations in early 2018.

Cobalt – Fortune Minerals news release on federal funding of all-season road in NWT

Fortune Minerals Limited is pleased to report that the Government of Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Tlicho Government have jointly announced federal funding for the construction of the Tlicho All-Season Road to the community of Whati.

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

Egypt opens gold assets to foreign companies, first time since 2009

First international tender for gold mining concessions in eight years to be held on Sunday.

Strike at Yamana Gold mine in Chile enters ninth day, shares fall

Operations have been halted since Friday, when one of the two unions blocked all access to El Peñón as a way to press management.

World Bank on a Trump economy and commodities

World Bank's 2017 outlook says US impact on commodity markets diminished, but it's still number 1 for oil and number 2 in copper, aluminum and lead.

Iron ore, copper prices jump on upbeat economic forecasts

Iron ore back above $80 a tonne while copper price spikes 4%.

Infographic | The World's Largest Megaprojects

Before a megaproject gets the nod to go ahead, a very unique set of circumstances must first be considered.

Erdene new gold zone at Mongolia Bayan Khundii project larger than expected

Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to being Erdene’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Canada’s Filo Mining injects $7M into copper-gold-silver project on Chile Argentina border

The Vancouver-based company plans to complete 6,000 metres of additional drilling at Filo del Sol, its flagship project.

Vancouver junior surges after Goldcorp injection

Auryn Resources will use the C$41 million for 55,000m of exploration drilling across six gold-copper-silver projects in Canada and Peru this year.

‘Trump effect’ on resurgent Iranian mining sector close to none — analysts

Any re-instatement of sanctions will, if at all, pose minimal additional hurdles to new investors, BMI Research says.

CHART: How every commodity performed in 2016

It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black.

EPA says Colorado mine spill equivalent to 4 to 7 days of ongoing acid drainage

In a final report, the agency acknowledges that concentrations of some metals at the Animas river following the spill were higher than historical mine drainage.

Glencore may take full control of Mutanda copper mine

The Swiss firm already has a 69% stake in the DRC mine, which jointly owns with Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler.