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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.

Bismuth – a window to the future

Fortune Minerals Limited | May 19, 2014
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This scarce industrial metal has characteristics similar to lead, but is non-toxic.

Ivanhoe studies options for African projects facing funding crunch, shares plunge

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 15, 2014
Ivanhoe Mines may have to abandon mines in Congo, shares plunge

The Kamoa and Kipushi projects make up 83% of the Ivanhoe's net asset value.

Big bump for Trevali shares after positive PEA for Caribou

Frik Els | May 14, 2014
Big bump for Trevali shares after positive PEA for Caribou

Restart of past-producing zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mine in New Brunswick now set for second quarter next year.

CHART: Yawning gap opens up between US stocks, metal prices

Frik Els | May 8, 2014
CHART: Yawning gap opens up between US stocks, metal prices

The two used to be joined at the hip, but now one or the other has lost touch with reality.

Peru set to regain world’s second largest copper producer place this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 20, 2014
Peru set to regain world’s second largest copper producer place this year

The South American nation lost the title to China in 2012.

Jeff Killeen: A picky player's guide to a cautiously optimistic mining market

The Gold Report | March 26, 2014

The price of gold may be enjoying a double-digit increase so far this year and some equities may even have doubled their value, but Jeff Killeen of CIBC World Markets says it's not time to jump into metals with both feet. Be selective, he says.

Five major copper mines to begin operations in Peru by 2016

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 16, 2014
Five major copper mines to begin operations in Peru by 2016

Combined estimate investment exceeds $13 billion, says the government.

Goldman Sachs selling Iran’s one-time uranium supplier

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 12, 2014
Goldman Sachs selling Iran’s one-time uranium supplier

The bank's ties to Iran date back to the 1970’s.

Mining opposition risks $57bn projected investment in Peru

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 3, 2014
Mining opposition risks $57bn projected investment in Peru

Last year alone there were 149 conflicts involving mines in the country.

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