Federal judge Rolando Spanholo said opening the area known as Renca to mining can only be done by an act of Congress under the constitution.
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The company has greed to reduce its stake in the Grasberg mine to 49% in exchange for licenses to operate the massive copper and gold pit until 2041.
Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining responding to overwhelming criticism.
China's metals trade figures were once a spotlight on the state of the world's manufacturing engine and price driver.
In an effort to receive more financial benefits from mining operations, the government's proposal will also require investors in the sector to get legislative approval before operating.
Base metals are showing signs of real strength, with prices across the complex breaking out, or threatening to do so.
After posting a fourfold rise in profits, world's number one mining company now "actively pursuing options to exit" its US oil and gas business bought for $20B six years ago.
Plans to extend the life of the Voisey's Bay nickel mine in northern Labrador by moving operations underground – already once delayed – are now on hold.
Russia's Norilsk Nickel reported a 3 percent fall in first-half core earnings on Tuesday, missing analysts' forecasts, due to a stronger rouble and a jump in social expenses.
Swiss giant raises outlook for the rest of the year after revenues at $75 billion a year metals and minerals business jump 20% during first half.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd said on Wednesday it plans to suspend operations at its Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Western Australia at the beginning of next month due to persistently weak nickel prices, sending its shares lower.
The rise of electric vehicles is driving the world's biggest mining house, BHP , to switch gears and invest heavily in its long-suffering nickel business.
Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd. said on Tuesday it will exit from a nickel exploration project in the Solomon Islands because of slumping nickel prices and the loss of a legal dispute over mining rights in the country.
Environment and Natural Resources minister Roy Cimatu also said there was no rush to make decision on suspended, closed mines.
The company plans to build and begin operating a hydrometallurgical plant to prove continuous recovery of cathode material
The move is aimed at advancing the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in Queensland
The country's ultimate objective is to have its own space mining agency by the end of the year.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the country's mining industry pays too little in tax and not enough in compensation for any environmental damage.
World number one miner's Pilbara mines produce 268m tonnes for the year, but strike at Escondida sees copper output slide 16%.
Vutomi licences were extended into additional area of mineralization adjacent to the firm’s Frischgewaagt project in South Africa.
The company identified a group 2 kimberlite pipe in an area known by its high-grade diamonds.
The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.
NFEx says in talks with several clearing houses
Cuba plans to produce 54,500 tonnes of nickel and cobalt sulfides this year, state-run television said at the weekend.
Four miners were killed in an explosion at the Zapolyarny Mine, part of the Polar Division of Norilsk Nickel.