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Newmont ships first copper from Indonesia in eight months

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Newmont ships first copper from Indonesia in eight months

30,000 tonnes of copper concentrate were sent out Monday.

BHP-Mitsubishi axing 700 coal mining jobs

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 23, 2014
BHP-Mitsubishi axing 700 coal mining jobs

Companies said over-staffing in the current environment was threatening the viability of their Australian operations.

Newmont gets permit to restart Indonesia copper exports this week

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 22, 2014
Newmont gets permit to restart Indonesia copper exports this week

The announcement marks the end of a long-dragged dispute between the Colorado-based miner and Southeast Asian nation.

Thousands of workers begin strike at world’s biggest copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 22, 2014
Thousands of workers begin strike at world’s biggest copper mine

Close to 2,800 miners at Chile's Escondida mine, jointly owned by BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, did not show up for work Monday morning, iddling a 1.2 million tonnes a year operation.

New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

One of the two tailings thickeners experienced rake failure last Friday.

Double-digit unemployment for Australia’s minerals professionals

AusIMM - The Minerals Institute | September 9, 2014
Double-digit unemployment for Australia's minerals professionals

The gloomy figure includes geologists and mining engineers.

First female fatality in Chile’s mining industry

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
First female fatality in Chile’s mining industry

A 25-year-old female truck driver died when her vehicle flipped over near Antofagasta Minerals' Los Pelambres copper mine.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.

Chile’s Escondida mine to bring BHP, Rio higher than expected dividends

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 2, 2014
Chile’s Escondida mine to bring BHP, Rio higher than expected dividends

Deutsche Bank analysts foresee a 2% to 3% earnings increase for the miners.

Newmont, Indonesia make peace: copper exports may resume this week

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 2, 2014
Newmont, Indonesia make peace: copper exports may resume this week

Both sides are closer than ever to ending an eight-month tax dispute over exports of the industrial metal's concentrates.

Newmont abandons mining arbitration case against Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2014
Newmont abandons mining arbitration case against Indonesia

Operations at the miner's Batu Hijau copper and gold mine to resume soon.

New $15bn coal mine in Australia to hire over 5,000 workers

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
New $15bn coal mine in Australia to hire over 5,000 workers

And that's only during the construction phase.

Anglo American, horse breeders fight over mine expansion

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 22, 2014
Anglo American, horse breeders fight over mine expansion

The open pit mine would produce 7 million tonnes of coal a year and contribute $33 million in annual royalties.

Depression, illnesses, exhaustion killing miners in Western Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 13, 2014
Depression, illnesses, exhaustion killing miners in Western Australia

The recent deaths of nine West Australian fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers who took their own lives has put the topic back in the spotlight.

BHP firing 6% of workforce in Chile’s Pampa Norte division

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 30, 2014
BHP firing 6% of workforce in Chile’s Pampa Norte division

Division encompasses the Spence and Cerro Colorado copper mines.

Australia’s newest and biggest coal mine gets federal approval

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 28, 2014
Australia’s newest and biggest coal mine gets federal approval

The controversial US$15bn Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project is being developed by Indian conglomerate Adani Group.

Freeport, Indonesia make peace: copper exports to resume in August

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 25, 2014
Freeport, Indonesia make peace: copper exports to resume in August

Indonesia's top copper miner hopes next month to ramp up production and restart concentrate shipments from Grasberg, one of the world's largest copper mines.

Chile’s Escondida mine boosts BHP copper output

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2014
Chile’s Escondida mine boosts BHP copper output

Improvements at the mine mill throughput and concentrator utilization offset declining ore grades at the world's largest copper mine.

Freeport to soon restart exports from Indonesia as gov’t offers tax cuts

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2014
Freeport to soon restart exports from Indonesia as gov’t offers tax cuts

About $500 million of exports a month have been halted in Southeast Asia's biggest economy because of the minerals dispute.

Caterpillar profit beats estimates but sales fall

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2014
Caterpillar profit beats estimates but sales fall

Construction, not mining lifts the machinery giant's second-quarter results.

Indonesia lifts six-month ban of metal concentrate exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2014
Indonesia lifts six-month ban of metal concentrate exports

The shipments, the first of their kind in six months, were allowed after Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) and Lumbung Mineral Sentosa agreed to pay the new 20% tax.

Anglo American platinum names mines to be sold

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
Anglo American platinum names mines to be sold

The mines account for over half of the company's workforce but only a quarter of production.

Anglo American platinum production down 40% after S. Africa strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 17, 2014
Anglo American platinum production down 40% after S. Africa strike

Output from the rest of Anglo's diversified mining assets rose, but it wasn't enough to offset underperformance at its platinum mines.

Indonesia to revoke Newmont license unless resumes output, lifts lawsuit

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 17, 2014
Indonesia to revoke Newmont license unless resumes output, lifts lawsuit

Authorities are is planning to send a letter to the Colorado-based miner saying that it has defaulted on its contract and, therefore, is “negligent."

Amplats expects severely lower profits after five-month strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2014
Amplats expects severely lower profits after five-month strike

The firm warned first-half profit may drop as much as 96%.

South African metal workers 'to escalate' strike

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 13, 2014
South African metal workers 'to escalate' strike

The National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa (NUMSA) has rejected the latest offer because it didn't include a double-digit wage increase for all three years.

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