Iron Ore Mining News

Precious metals, nickel, zinc likely to outperform over next 2 years — analysts

The commodity research teams at Macquarie and Barclays, however, are not as optimistic when it comes to potash, aluminum and steel.

No rapid rebound for African mining

Despite continued investment in copper assets on the continent from China and India hunting for coal mines.

Extreme pollution forces China to shut down hundreds of coal, steel operations

The country’s state planner said it would also set up a no-coal zone in cities around Beijing in 2017 to try reducing the capital's hazardous smog levels.

Will Anglo stick to radical restructuring plans?

A credit upgrade, a rocketing share price and rally in coal and iron ore call into question downsizing strategy of world's number five miner.

US miner goes after rare earths in the Cook Islands

Texas-based Ocean Minerals says the area is also rich in scandium, a key ingredient for making an extremely light, strong, corrosion resistant, heat tolerant and weldable alloy.

Iron ore price: High cost miners face bloodbath

Increased supply from Brazil and Australia will results in 300 million tonnes of price-induced curtailments through 2020 says new report.

Iron giants to add 200 million tons of supplies through 2020

The world’s two largest iron-ore exporters Brazil and Australia will each add about 100 million metric tons of supply through the end of the decade, boosting a global glut and hurting prices in a slump that will then force marginal miners to cut output, according to Citigroup Inc.

Rethinking resource investing

The explore-develop-produce model cannot be eliminated, but there are plenty of models that work within it or alongside it. Two are worth mentioning.

Stunning coking coal rally wreaks havoc in steel, iron ore

Coking coal/iron ore ratio at 16-year low.

Caterpillar sees green shoots in mining, but sales far from picking up

The equipment maker is currently spending most of its R&D budget in its digital area, which aims to help miners reduce the amount of machinery needed at operations.

Nickel ore ban in sight in Philippines: Analyst

Duterte's government has also ordered a stop to small-scale mining operations working outside the country's mining co-operatives system, a decision that touches gold miners.

Flashback Friday: The world's scariest mining chart

One year ago the most popular post at MINING.com examined how much longer the bear market in mining would last – compare and contrast.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

BHP CEO pay cut in half over Brazil disaster

Deadly November tailings dam burst at Samarco iron ore mine and commodity downturn key considerations to slash executive pay.

Here’s what 50 million extra tonnes of iron ore will do to prices

Prices for the steel-making ingredient are down by 9.8% over a month ago and most of the massive projects expected to come on stream this year are not producing at full steam yet.

Rio Tinto is no longer worried about China’s growth

The world’s second largest miner says is now rather “cautiously optimistic” in relation to what China's effect on commodity prices has in store.

Brazil grants Vale license for S11D iron ore mine rail branch

The world's largest iron ore exporter will be able to haul S11D's output to the Port of Ponta da Madeira in Sao Luis.

Not with a bang but a whimper: How commodities may end year

With supply gluts persisting from corn to oil, traders are already gearing up for declines.

Glencore coking coal shipments delayed after Australia train accident

The situation could add further heat to prices that have nearly doubled since the start of August.

Iron ore price: Roy Hill ramp-up pushed into 2017

Australia's largest iron ore mine eases some near-term oversupply fears.

Despite problems SA still represents half sub-Sahara mining

Value of South Africa's mining industry forecast to contract 11.4% in 2016, followed by years of close to zero growth according to new report.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.

Iron ore price: Vale makes boldest oversupply move yet

S11D is the most recognized four letter word in the iron ore world.

One graph all iron ore price bears should see

"China’s steel use will also reflect its maturing economic structure and consumerization."