The news comes on the heels of a report showing that less than half of existing copper projects are really needed to meet current demand.
Vale's Murilo Ferreira has been nominated as Petrobras' next board chairman, while the company still scrambles to deal with the fallout from a vast corruption scandal.
The company said the suspension of operation at the copper is momentary, as northern Chile is being hit by torrential rain and snow.
The country's Environmental Court handed Monday a major victory to Barrick’s besieged Pascua-Lama gold, copper and silver project, straddling the border with Argentina.
Funds aim to help reduce the use of mercury and design remediation plans in Peru's southern regions.
Japan's top smelter, Pan Pacific Copper, will have to pay $11.9 million for breaching several environmental rules.
This is the second warehouse in less than two days the court suspends due to health risks from nearby particles.
The gold miner is said to be evaluating whether to put its Zaldivar copper mine on the block as it tries to meet an ambitious debt reduction target.
The ruling claims the dam has diverted the course of a local estuary, causing water shortages at a time of drought.
MINING.com visited Chile’s El Teniente mine, the world's largest underground copper operation and the sixth biggest copper mine by reserve size.
One of the goals is to support the creation of 250 local mining suppliers and have the sector exporting $10bn in knowledge-intensive solutions by 2035.
Majority owner KGHM International also said it is sticking to its commitment to invest US$9 billion over the next five years.
The country wants investors back and has vowed to reduce the time it takes to process permits to less than two months.
The move is a bet to become the company's main supplier and expand PotashCorp's presence in Latin America.
The world’s No. 1 iron ore producer by volume posted a second consecutive quarterly loss.
A raging seven-year drought affecting copper-rich Chile is making miners grow anxious, with BHP and Anglo American already reporting an impact in their operations.
Anglo’s assets up for grabs include three mines and a smelter valued at $1 billion.
The firm expects production at Ferrobamba, one of the four deposits that make up Las Bambas project, to start early next year.
The firm became the first major mining company to openly accept the toll that slumping commodity prices are taking on the global industry.
The operations that may be added to the list of assets for sale are Dawson and Foxleigh, in Queensland.
Geology consultants leading the project found the rare earth claim has the highest range of rare earth metals in Peru.
Prosecutors claim the gold company and its top executives are at the centre of a money-laundering scheme involving cocaine traffickers.
New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.
With Duluht’s acquisition, Antofagasta takes control of the Twin Metals project, located in north-eastern Minnesota, which is set to become its first operation outside Chile.
The move will see the miner taking control of the Borden Gold project in northern Ontario.
Artisanal and illegal gold mining is fast extending its destructive reach into some of the world’s most untouched landscapes.
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