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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.

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.

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.

Trade minister: All Indonesia ore and concentrate shipments halted

Frik Els | January 24, 2014
Trade minister: All Indonesia ore and concentrate shipments halted

The steep, last minute metal concentrate tax slapped on copper miners has brought exports to a standstill.

Nickel price: Indonesia ban not enough to lift oversupplied market

Frik Els | January 14, 2014
Nickel price: Indonesia ban not enough to lift oversupplied market

Top exporter Indonesia's ban on ore shipments largely off-set by record global stockpiles of ore and metal and rising mine output.

Indonesia ban rocks nickel market

Frik Els | January 12, 2014
Indonesia ban rocks nickel market

Against expectations of a last minute climbdown by authorities, Indonesia's nickel, bauxite and tin ore ban went into effect Sunday.

Supply worries cloud 2014 mining outlook

Frik Els | January 1, 2014
Supply worries cloud 2014 mining outlook

But bubbly stock markets could see investors return to the sector as 2013's plunge in commodity prices make metals and minerals look cheap.

Peru’s mining attracted close to $9bn in investments this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2013
Peru’s mining attracted close to $9bn in investments this year

The potential is appealing. Peru holds13% of the world's copper reserves, 4% of gold, 22% of silver, 7.6% of zinc, 9% of lead and 6% of tin reserves.

Another big bank pulls out of commodities

Frik Els | December 5, 2013
Another big bank pulls out of commodities business

Deutsche, Europe's number two bank, has joined the US exodus and is getting out commodities trading, although it is keeping precious metals in its portfolio.

China flexes monetary muscle

Frik Els | December 3, 2013
Sliding Chinese currency could be behind gold price weakness

China’s yuan has overtaken the euro to become the second-most used currency in trade finance.

Trevali Mining closes $46 million financing to develop Caribou Mine and Mill complex

Junior Mining Network | November 30, 2013

Existing infrastructure at Caribou includes a 3,000 tonne per day (tpd) processing plant along with a geochemical laboratory and tailings treatment facility.

Asteroid miners go after most precious resource: water

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 21, 2013
Asteroid miners go after most precious resource: water

Investors eager to get the new industry off the ground willing to finance projects that can secure the availability of the key element.

Physicists reveal results of dark matter study from bottom of a gold mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 30, 2013
Physicists reveal results of dark matter study from bottom of a gold mine

The scientists have been working at the one-of-a-kind laboratory located at the bottom of what was once North America's deepest gold mine.

China says no to LME warehouses in Shanghai free trade zone

Ana Komnenic | October 23, 2013
China says no to LME warehouses

Hong Kong Stock exchange purchased the LME for $2.2 billion in 2012, hoping to set up warehouses on the mainland.

VIDEO: Here's what goes on at the London Metal Exchange

Ana Komnenic | October 20, 2013
London Metal Exchange

The world's biggest and oldest metals market is getting a makeover under new CEO.

China to become world’s main consumer of base metals by 2017— report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 18, 2013
China to become world’s main consumer of base metals by 2017— report

Wood Mackenzie also predicts the global base metals market will grow from 96Mt in 2013 to 122 Mt by the end of 2018.

U.S. scientists a step closer to finding evidence of dark matter in former gold mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2013
U.S. scientists a step closer to finding evidence of dark matter in former gold mine

First set of key findings to be released next week.

North England old mines may hold key to cheaper energy

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2013
North England old mines may hold key to cheaper energy

Water sitting in flooded abandoned mines can be a source of cheap geothermal energy.

Sweeping changes to Myanmar mining laws planned

Frik Els | October 13, 2013
Sweeping changes to Myanmar mining laws planned

Less state involvement, possible lifting of ban on ore exports and smoother licensing process envisaged for South Asian nation.

GM's battery switch more good news for lead

Frik Els | October 13, 2013
GM's battery switch more good news for lead

Lowly lead predicted to be 2014's best performing metal.

Capstone bumped up after positive production numbers

Frik Els | October 10, 2013
Capstone bumped up after positive production numbers

Vancouver-based copper miner sticks to full year guidance ahead of closing of $650 million Pinto Valley acquisition.

Lundin Mining completes $600 million debt facilities for Eagle project funding

Marketwired | October 8, 2013
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Initial production from the Eagle Mine is expected to commence in Q4 2014.

Peru’s mining industry hit by first nationwide strike in four years

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 25, 2013
Peru’s mining industry hit by first nationwide strike in four years

Miners protest against a decree that modifies pension payments.

Lundin Mining introduces new director

Marketwired | September 25, 2013
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Peter Jones has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry, including work in Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia.

Friedland’s latest move: $24m in share placing to fund projects in Congo

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 23, 2013
Friendland’s latest move: $24m in share placing to fund projects in Congo

The proceeds of the offering will push forward the Kamoa copper discovery and the Kipushi zinc-copper-lead-germanium-precious metals project

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