Copper Mining News

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.

MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine forced to file new environmental plan

The move is part of the new government's strategy to rebuild trust on the project following deadly protests that halted exports from the mine in October.

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

While the miner is not longer being pressed to include its platinum assets in the divestment plan, the issue of how to package mines and which ones to include, remains a bone of contention.

Protectionist Trump policies to crash dollar, gold and bitcoin to soar

Many people seem to think Trump is going to "fix" the US by invoking the isolationist, nationalist, and oft failed economic policy of protectionism.

Copper price boost as Chinese imports rebound

November cargoes up 31% to 380,000 tonnes in November compared to previous month.

Nevsun off to the races after eye-popping Serbia assays

Drilling results from Vancouver-based company's super high-grade Timok copper-gold project lifts market value to within sight of US$1 billion.

Win for Barrick's giant South America gold project

Top gold producer's plans to revive giant Pascua Lama gold-silver-copper project on course after Chile rejects community attempts to block revisions.

Capital allocation: Canadian miners' top priority for 2017

With fluctuating commodity prices, the top priorities for Canadian miners next year will be capital allocation, strategic deal making and employing new technology and innovations, a report shows.

Rio Tinto says halt of copper shipments from Oyu Tolgoi ‘a bump in the road’

Chief executive Jean-Sebastian Jacques comments come as the company had to suspend shipments from the Mongolian mine last week.

Barrick Gold brings in new director to regain strength in Latin America

The gold producer said the region will play an increasingly important role in its growth strategy.

Trump's impact on metals and mining in one chart

Interactive: Donald Trump's victory has created winners and (huge) losers for the mining industry.

Chinese-Korean group to build $2 billion lithium batteries plant in Chile

Based on the conglomerate's estimates, opening such plant would increase value of the product 35 times, comparing to what it could be obtained by just selling it as lithium carbonate.

US celebrates National Miners Day

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the nation will pay tribute to the American miner, both past and present, on National Miners Day.

Rates, returns, the dollar, and gold

I’m sure most of you have, like me, spent too much time reading and thinking about this issue in recent weeks.

Big mining's age of austerity far from over

But asset sales will slow says new report.

Copper price: Warnings over US trade with China, Mexico

Moody's says base-metals will come under pressure in 2017 – and that includes the zinc price.

Hedge funds make $5 billion bet on rising copper price

Large scale speculators in copper futures lift bullish positioning to unprecedented 2 billion pounds.