Iron Ore Mining News

Rio opens 16th Pilbara iron ore mine

Silvergrass adds 10 million tonnes of iron ore to the market as price stabilizes in the mid-$70s.

Brazil judge blocks decree allowing mining in Amazon

Federal judge Rolando Spanholo said opening the area known as Renca to mining can only be done by an act of Congress under the constitution.

Sibanye halts divvy for first time as it swings to loss

The miner, South Africa’s largest gold producer, said that in the absence of a dividend, it’ll give investors two new shares for every 100 held.

Brazil to redo Amazon mining decree after criticism

Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining responding to overwhelming criticism.

Brazil to let mining happen in Amazon area the size of Switzerland

The region, preserved as a national reserve for more than three decades, is thought to be rich in gold, iron ore, copper and other minerals.

BHP Billiton to replace two directors in board shake-up

Controversial director Grant King is stepping down, only six months after joining the company amid concerns among investors over oil investments.

Iron ore nears $80 a tonne

Prices for the steelmaking material have increased almost 50% since its 2017 lows.

BHP exiting oil and gas

After posting a fourfold rise in profits, world's number one mining company now "actively pursuing options to exit" its US oil and gas business bought for $20B six years ago.

Miner Fortescue returns record dividend as profit leaps

World number 4 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group said on Monday it will pay a record-high final dividend after more than doubling its annual profit, and plans to give more of its profits to shareholders in the future.

Iron ore price jumps again – up 47% in two months

Another big day on Chinese futures markets as seaborne iron ore prices approach $80 a tonne.

Chile rejects divisive $2.5 billion Dominga copper-iron ore project

A committee of six ministers pointed to numerous flaws with the project, including severe impact to a Humboldt penguin reserve.

Changes to Brazil mining law to bring mostly higher taxes, costs — experts

Experts and mining companies fear some of the modifications that go in effect in November, will result in hefty taxes, higher research costs and decrease interest from foreign investors.

Iron ore joins base metals price rally

Jumps 5.6%.

Mining in Australia is looking better

There are several encouraging signs for the mining outlook in Australia.

Police detain central figure in mining's largest corruption scandal

Israeli diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz, four others, in custody of Israeli police on suspicion of fraud, forgery, obstruction of justice and bribery.

ArcelorMittal South Africa considers job cuts, restructuring

ArcelorMittal South Africa is considering job cuts and restructuring to save costs in a challenging global steel market and recession at home, it said on Tuesday.

Vale gauges how to speed listing in strictest Brazil market

Bigger-than-expected shareholder support in Vale SA's stock conversion plan could lead the world's No. 1 iron ore producer to accelerate the listing of common shares in Brazil's strictest market segment and lure a boarder base of investors.

Seabed mining approved in New Zealand despite environmentalists’ concerns

Trans-Tasman is now allowed to recover resources from the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Indian centenary iron ore mine goes solar

Tata Steel has just inaugurated India’s first solar power project located at an iron ore mine

Iron ore price makes fresh high above $70

Iron ore price has surged by more than 40% in less than two months as Chinese steelmakers chase high-grade imports.

Iron ore soars at $76 a tonne

The steelmaking raw material hit its highest level since April driven by the demand of China’s steel industry

Mining industry can now predict opposition to projects before it's too late

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

Here’s how mining can help create an indigenous middle class in Canada

Provinces and territories, beginning by Ontario, need to follow the lead of Nunavut, where Inuit communities have benefitted from successful gold and iron ore mines.

Rio Tinto’s first-half profit soars 93%, investors getting $3bn back

The company will return a total of $3 billion to shareholders: $2 billion on the dividend side and $1 billion of share buybacks.

Caterpillar in search of new CFO as Halverson to retire next year

Brad Halverson has spent nearly three decades with the mining and construction equipment maker.