Electronics and car makers are racing to lock in supply agreements for cobalt amid fears of shortage.
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The mining industry is awash with cash, and so far it’s got two main uses — pay down debt and reward investors.
The Swiss miner and commodities trader Glencore said its solid finances will let it to pursue more acquisitions if opportunities arise.
BHP’s first-half results missed analysts’ expectations and the shares fell 4.6 percent, on pace for the biggest daily drop since April.
Tensions have mounted between the Mongolian government and its fellow shareholders in Oyu Tolgoi, where Rio Tinto is operating a huge underground extension.
Rio Tinto, Teck Resources, Hudbay were among copper miners interested in $2 billion Michiquillay project in Peru.
Asia’s No.1 carmaker has developed a magnet that reduces dependence on neodymium, a key rare earth metal used in the world’s most powerful batteries for electric vehicles.
The President has 15 days from the time parliament sends him the bill to either sign it into law or return it to parliament for further deliberation. If he takes no action, the bill automatically becomes law.
The New-York based fund argues an overhaul could add more than $22 billion in value for shareholders and wants BHP to conduct an independent study.
BBC report details 1974 CIA operation to salvage Soviet submarine carrying nuclear missiles under guise of a Howard Hughes-financed seabed manganese mine.
Glencore and Randgold are clubbing together in a bid to stop sweeping legal reforms, claiming their interests were poorly served by the industry body.
New report says "deals in lithium, copper and cobalt are expected to feature high on the agenda of management teams across the industry."
Freeport McMoRan Inc was issued a quota to export 1,247,866 wet metric tonnes (wmt) of copper concentrate up to Feb 15, 2019.
Base metals should continue to do well in 2018 along with the US steel industry, though American coal will continue to lose ground to natural gas.
A whopping two-thirds of MINING.com readers say battery-technology metals will perform better than precious or base metals this year.
Ulaanbaatar orders Rio Tinto to build domestic power plant for $5.3 billion expansion of Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine.
Tanzania's top gold producer said in conversations with potential investors over a stake in some or all of its operations in the East African nation.
Mitsui’s investments in Chile’s copper industry date back to the 1990s and it now has minority interests in a number of the country’s leading mines.
Data shows that two years after the worst of the raw materials slump is over, investors are still not ready to pour in fresh funds despite a price rally.
With the acquisition of Capstone's Minto mine, Pembridge Resources is set to become a cash flow generating copper producer.
With the acquisition of two hydroelectric plants, the miner expects to eliminate about 70% of future power purchases.
Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?
Freeport's export permit for Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, is due to expire on Friday, as is Amman's permit to ship ore concentrate from its Batu Hijau mine on the island of Sumbawa.
Barrick, the world's biggest gold producer, said it expects to produce between 4.5 million and 5 million ounces of gold this year.
Top listed copper producer Freeport jumped 7.4% and with Vale – up 6% – was among the NYSE's top 10 most actively traded stocks.