Panama Mining News

First Quantum ready to take over Inmet and create one of world’s biggest copper producer

The Vancouver-based miner extended the offer after coming up just short of acquiring two thirds of Inmet.

First Quantum asks Inmet shareholders to tender before deadline

Its cash-and-stock offer for Inmet expires late Monday night, unless extended.

Inmet and Petaquilla make peace

They have reached a preliminary $150 million commercial agreement over land rights near the $6.2 billion Cobre Panama copper project.

Petaquilla claims legal win over Inmet on mining rights in Panama

Panama's Supreme Court backed Petaquilla's exploration and extraction rights in five areas of Panama's Donoso District.

New setback for Inmet’s $6 billion copper project in Panama

The country’s Supreme Court ruled against Inmet's land rights claims near Petaquilla’s concessions.

Cobre Panama a risky endeavour for First Quantum: analyst

Haywood Securities mining analyst, Kerry Smith, says the Vancouver-based miner already has "a lot on its plate."

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. reports 12% increase in production, 14% increase in revenues and 32% increase in EBITDA for second quarter of fiscal 2013

A 14% increase in revenues and 32% increase in EBITDA for second quarter of fiscal 2013

First Quantum and Inmet exchange ‘love letters’

First Quantum said Inmet is trying to sabotage the takeover, while Inmet suggested its counterpart’s complaints were dishonest.

First round to First Quantum

Inmet's largest shareholder in favour of a deal.

First Quantum's $5bn Inmet bid turns hostile

If successful, the deal will be the biggest hostile mining bid since BHP Billiton failed $40bn offer for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan in 2010.

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. files technical report on Palmilla deposit

Adds additional resources of 502,800 gold equivalent ounces

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. announces preliminary second quarter results of fiscal 2013

The company highlights: Gold ounces produced increased by 12% compared to previous quarter; gold revenue: $27.6 million - increased by 8% compared to previous quarter

Mining giants seek world’s second-largest undeveloped copper mine

Vale (NYSE:VALE), Teck (NYSE:TCK) and Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) are some of the names analysts are throwing into the pot as the next likely bidders for Inmet MiningCorp. (TSX:IMN), which owns the world’s second-biggest undeveloped copper deposit, in Panama.

Inmet shares surge after spurning takeover bid from First Quantum

International copper miner gains over 17% following rejection of second takeover bid

Petaquilla confirms recommendation to reject Inmet offer

Petaquilla Minerals confirmed today that its board of directors continues to recommend that Petaquilla shareholders reject Inmet Mining Corporation's offer.

Inmet Mining's profit jumps 19%, beats expectations

Canada's Inmet Mining Corp (TSX:IMN) posted a 19% rise in third-quarter profit, as copper production and prices improved.

Why are Petaquilla Minerals and Inmet Mining fighting in Panama?

Canadian miners Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX:PTQ) and Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) have been on the news in recent weeks as the companies locked horns over land rights near the Cobre Panama copper project, run by Inmet’s subsidiary Minera Panama.

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. adds significant additional resources of 502,800 gold equivalent ounces at its Molejon operation complex-Palmilla Deposit

The NI 43-101 compliant pit constrained mineral resources in the Palmilla deposit are estimated to contain approximately 19.7 Mt of inferred resources of gold averaging 0.50 grams g/t and silver averaging 0.54 grams of silver g/t using a cutoff grade of 0.1 g/t Au

Petaquilla rejects Inmet’s final takeover bid

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX:PTQ) has rejected as inadequate an unsolicited, the latest takeover bid by Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) presented Friday, which was 25% cent higher than the $112-million Inmet originally offered.

Inmet sweetens bid for gold miner Petaquilla by 25%

Canadian gold miner Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX:PTQ) confirmed late Thursday it is studying an upgraded and final takeover offer by Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN), which is now offering about 25% more than $112-million it previously proposed.

Canadian gold miner Petaquilla rejects Inmet’s $112 million bid

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX:PTQ) has rejected as inadequate an unsolicited, a $112-million takeover bid for the company by Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN), which operates a gold mine adjacent to Petaquilla’s Molejon project in Panama.

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. announces preliminary first quarter results of fiscal 2013

Highlights include: gold ounces mined increased by 6% compared to previous quarter and gold equivalent production sold increased by 13% compared to previous quarter.

Inmet Mining to make $112 million bid for Petaquilla Minerals

The Toronto-based company said the bid of 48 cents per share in cash represents a 37% premium at the close of Petaquilla's trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Panama Canal expansion to change dynamics of commodity trade

When the third lane opens the canal's capacity will more than double. The largest ships will carry as many as 13,200 containers -- at least double the dry weight of bulk cargo that can pass through today.

Franco-Nevada injects $1 billion into Inmet’s copper project

Canada’s Franco-Nevada has committed a whopping $1 billion to support the development costs of Inmet's massive Cobre Panama copper project in exchange for a future precious metals stream.