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Space miner loses first satellite in rocket explosion

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2014
Space miner loses first satellite on rocket explosion

The affected company is Planetary Resources, the U.S.-based start-up aiming to mine asteroids.

Freeport-McMoRan's profit down 32% amid lower copper, gold prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 28, 2014
Freeport-McMoRan's profit down 32% amid lower copper, gold prices

The U.S. largest miner by market value and revenue is also dealing with a strike threat at its Indonesia's Grasberg copper and gold mine, which recently resumed operations.

Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Mining investment in Kazakhstan to reach $30bn by 2017

The country is fine-tuning details of a new mining law that will make it easier for foreigners to tap the nation’s riches.

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INFOGRAPHIC: a year's worth of resources in BC

Visual Capitalist | October 17, 2014
autumn in the canadian northwest territories along ogilvie river and mountains

In response to popular demand from our home province of British Columbia, today we visualize the amount of natural resources extracted from BC each year.

Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 3, 2014
Blockade lifted at Freeport Grasberg mine in Indonesia

Operations, however, won’t resume until at least Oct. 7.

Operations at Freeport Grasberg copper mine remain blocked

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Operations at Freeport Grasberg copper mine remained blocked

Protesters are demanding management to review safety conditions following a fatal accident on Sept. 27.

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.

Ivanhoe transfers 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Ivanhoe transfer 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

It has given 20% to 20 local groups, 3% to black entrepreneurs and managerial employees, and another 3% to historically disadvantaged South African staff.

Trevali discovers new zone at New Brunswick project

Frik Els | September 3, 2014
Big bump for Trevali shares after positive PEA for Caribou

New multi-lens zone at Stratmat deposit, part of the Vancouver-junior's past-producing zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold project in the Bathurst mining camp.

Less than 2% of Peru’s total mining concessions are active

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
Less than 2% of Peru’s total mining concessions are active

Around 15,000 of the total 55,000 licences in effect risk fines and even losing all privileges over the land.

Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2014
Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Chinese backers are now behind one-third of all Peru’s new mining investments by value.

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.

Ivanhoe picks banks to evaluate African copper projects

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Ivanhoe picks banks to evaluate African copper projects

The strategic review will focus on the potential introduction of third-party strategic investors or joint-venture parties for the Kamoa and Kipushi copper projects in the DRC.

Will mining disappear in the next decade?

Will mining disappear in the next decade

Trend of mine production moving to emerging economies will continue.

Doubts creeping in over stellar zinc price run

Frik Els | August 3, 2014
Doubts creeping in over stellar zinc price run

After hitting a 3-year high on scheduled mine closures, the metal could be running away from fundamentals

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.

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.

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.

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."

Lundin Mining acquires Freeport-McMoRan copper mine in Chile — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 11, 2014
Lundin Mining acquires Freeport-McMoRan copper mine in Chile — report

The transaction would be worth over $2 billion.

Freeport, Indonesia reach preliminary deal over copper exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 7, 2014
Freeport, Indonesia reach preliminary deal over copper exports

Newmont, instead, was called to return to the negotiation table or face the consequences.

North River secures $12m to restart Namib mine, shares shoot up

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 4, 2014
North River secures $12m to restart Namib mine, shares shoot up

Deal will allow North River to fast-track the development of its flagship lead and zinc mine.

Freeport-McMoran mulls selling one of largest copper mines in Chile

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 3, 2014
Freeport-McMoran mulls sale of one of largest copper mines in Chile

Sale of Candelaria mine could raise several billion dollars, according to people familiar with the matter quoted by WSJ.com.

Copper price: Emptying warehouses spark red hot streak

Frik Els | June 26, 2014
CHART: Copper price poised to follow iron ore over a cliff

The copper price has defied all predictions of a steep decline this year and is now honing in on 4-month high after the longest rally since 2005.

Freeport, Indonesia make headway towards settling copper exports impasse

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2014
Freeport to resume Indonesia copper exports within days

The parts agreed on basic framework for contract renegotiations for Grasberg mine.

Asteroids mined for fuel to generate trillion dollar market, says firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 11, 2014
Asteroids mined for fuel to generate trillion dollar market, says firm

Orbiting spacecraft could be refuelled with water taken from asteroids—but some experts doubt the economics.

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