30,000 tonnes of copper concentrate were sent out Monday.
Companies said over-staffing in the current environment was threatening the viability of their Australian operations.
The announcement marks the end of a long-dragged dispute between the Colorado-based miner and Southeast Asian nation.
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.
One of the two tailings thickeners experienced rake failure last Friday.
The gloomy figure includes geologists and mining engineers.
A 25-year-old female truck driver died when her vehicle flipped over near Antofagasta Minerals' Los Pelambres copper mine.
A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.
Deutsche Bank analysts foresee a 2% to 3% earnings increase for the miners.
Both sides are closer than ever to ending an eight-month tax dispute over exports of the industrial metal's concentrates.
Operations at the miner's Batu Hijau copper and gold mine to resume soon.
And that's only during the construction phase.
The open pit mine would produce 7 million tonnes of coal a year and contribute $33 million in annual royalties.
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.
Division encompasses the Spence and Cerro Colorado copper mines.
The controversial US$15bn Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project is being developed by Indian conglomerate Adani Group.
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.
Improvements at the mine mill throughput and concentrator utilization offset declining ore grades at the world's largest copper mine.
About $500 million of exports a month have been halted in Southeast Asia's biggest economy because of the minerals dispute.
Construction, not mining lifts the machinery giant's second-quarter results.
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.
The mines account for over half of the company's workforce but only a quarter of production.
Output from the rest of Anglo's diversified mining assets rose, but it wasn't enough to offset underperformance at its platinum mines.
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."
The firm warned first-half profit may drop as much as 96%.
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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