Europe Mining News

CAT shares hammered as feds search offices

Federal officials executed a search warrant at three of Caterpillar facilities, including the corporate headquarters in Peoria.

World’s largest new diamond mine begins commercial production

Gahcho Kué, owned by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds, is expected to produce around 54 million carats of rough gems over its 12-year lifetime.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

BC Iron tries its luck in the potash industry

Joint venture with Kalium Lakes has added the Carnegie potash project in Western Australia to the company’s increasingly diverse project portfolio.

De Beers upbeat on diamonds outlook, despite sales drop

The miner reported a 25% fall in diamond sales during the second cycle of the year, compared with the traditionally stronger first cycle, in line with its expectations.

Canada’s Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the world's new top mining destinations

Both provinces displaced Western Australia from the first to the third place thanks partly to their rich mineral reserves, competitive tax regimes, efficient permitting procedures, and certainty surrounding environmental regulations.

Top 10 lowest cost gold mines make money if price falls 50%

The top 10 ranking of the lowest all-in cost gold mines in the world – former US president Herbert Hoover was once in charge of no. 8 on the list.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

Diamond producers go after Millennials with Oscars-time spot

The target group was the the top diamond consumer in 2015, a year in which most commodities plummeted, hitting the mining industry very hard.

Mining exploration spending drops to 11-year low

Miners and explorers are only spending a third of what they did four years ago – and proportion of greenfield exploration are at record lows.

Stellar Diamonds to operate Tonguma mine in Sierra Leone

The company originally intended to combine its Tongo project with Tonguma, but it has now decided to become the mine's operator.

Glencore’s profit soars on commodities rebound

A surge in commodity prices combined with its multibillion-dollar asset fire-sale has put the company in a position to pay big dividends and explore acquisitions.

Caterpillar touts automation solutions as top miners swing back to profit

The world's No.1 heavy machinery maker is telling miners not to rest on their laurels now that the industry is finally coming back up from a brutal downturn and keep focused on maximizing returns and efficiency.

Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

Global steel production is surging in 2017

Up 7% year on year across all regions, supporting rally in iron ore and rebound in coking coal prices.

Misinformed in the Age of Information: What is the ‘fake news’ impact on stock market prices?

While the phrase is on many people’s lips, the impact of fake news on the financial markets and high-frequency trading is not yet clearly defined.

World’s biggest miner hasn’t given up hope for potash

BHP Billiton still sees potash as a key commodity in which to base its future growth despite prices for the fertilizer remain weak.

CHARTS: The gigantic paper market to price gold

The gold market dwarves turnover on the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 combined, German and UK government bonds and even some of the top currency pairs.

De Beers Forevermark passes 2,000 global retail doors

Forevermark, the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies, today announced it has passed 2,000 retail doors globally, following the opening of the Zen Diamond Anatolium store in the city of Bursa in Turkey. The milestone consolidates Forevermark’s position as one of the world’s fastest-growing diamond brands.

Enbridge buys stake in one of Europe’s largest wind parks for $1.7bn

The Hohe See wind park, to be located in the North Sea, has a planned capacity of about 500 megawatts.

Kumba’s earnings doubled on higher prices, cost cutting measures

The Anglo American's unit logged earnings of $607 million for 2016, basically double the $304 million it recorded in 2015.

Finland inks $266 million deal to revitalize Europe's largest nickel mine 

A large but troubled nickel mine in Finland may be back on the road to profitability thanks to a recent deal that saw commodities trader Trafigura take a 15.5 percent stake.

DR Congo’s perfect storm

A leaked White House memo, which outlines the suspension of a portion of the Dodd-Frank rule on ‘conflict minerals’, will exacerbate already high levels of violence in DR Congo.

Anglo American to sell Kumba despite iron ore rally — experts

While iron ore prices have climbed 90% in the last year to over $80 a tonne, the sale of Kumba would prove prudent for Anglo's long-term outlook, given its high debt load, BMI analysts say.

Metso to support WWF Finland's work to protect Saimaa ringed seal and John Nurminen Foundation's Baltic Sea protection work

Metso has signed a sponsorship agreement with WWF Finland and the John Nurminen Foundation. Metso's support will be focused on the WWF's Saimaa ringed seal conservation work and on the John Nurminen Foundation's projects intended to improve the state of the Baltic Sea.