Global demand for nickel is increasing by 7.3 percent in 2018 from last year to 2.298 million tonnes, while supply rises 6.8 percent to 2.210 m tonnes,
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Company expects Côte Gold project to create as many as 1,200 jobs during the construction phase, estimated to last two years.
With the completion of the Japanese firm acquisition of 30% of Côté Gold Project, IAMGOLD's liquidity now exceeds $1 billion.
The deal comes as Sumitomo, Japan’s top gold miner, looks to boost its output through acquisitions and exploration.
The Blair Athol mine, closed in 2012, would be the second Australian coal asset in a year to be sold for just A$1.
Morenci is an open-pit, copper mine located in Arizona. In 2015, FCX’s 85 percent share of Morenci revenues totaled $2.2 billion and production and delivery costs totaled $1.5 billion.
Stanmore Coal said it would employ 150 workers when the mine reopens in 2016; half the workforce in place when it closed last year.
The company wants to take advantage of its sound finances and a slump in commodity prices to bolster future growth.
But China’s slowdown, rising costs and falling prices may get in the way.
In the official opening the firm said it expected to start shipping from Sierra Gorda in November
Japanese steel firms Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metals are likely to retain Tata Steel as partner for India, post their proposed merger. Nippon Steel has a tie-up with Tatas and Sumitomo Metals has a partnership with Bhushan Steel. Industry sources said that the new entity, formed out of Nippon-Sumitomo's existing businesses, will keep only one firm as its India ally and the balance is tilted towards Nippon's long-standing partner Tata Steel rather than Sumitomo Metals' Bhushan Steel, which has a marketing and technology tie-up with the Japanese firm.
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. and Sumitomo Corp. said Thursday that test drilling has confirmed deposits of gold, silver and antimony at their jointly held Monte Cristo mine in Alaska.
Quadra FNX and Sumitomo form US$724 million joint venture to develop Sierra Gorda copper-molybdenum project in Chile
Quadra FNX Mining announced on Sunday a US$724 million joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation to develop the Sierra Gorda copper-molybdenum project in Chile. The total cost of the mine is estimated at 2.8 billion and production is scheduled to start in 2014. Sumitomo has a 45% stake in the joint venture; Quadra FNX has 55%. Sierra Gorda is a copper exploration project located in the Atacama Desert, Region II of Chile. According to Quadra FNX's recently completed feasibility study, the production from current sulphide reserves will average 483 M lbs of copper, 25 million lbs of molybdenum, and 64 kozs of gold per annum over a 20-year mine life.
A four-day-old strike has paralyzed Bolivia's San Cristobal mine, which produces silver, zinc and lead and accounts for about half the country's mining exports, the government said on Monday. San Cristobal is the world's third-largest producer of silver and the sixth-largest producer of zinc, according to Japan's Sumitomo Corp (8053.T: Quote), which fully owns the mine.
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd submit draft merger proposal Tokyo (Reuters) - Nippon Steel Corp, the world's fourth-biggest steelmaker, and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd submitted a draft proposal for their planned merger to Japan's
Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd Japan's third-biggest steelmaker, said it had no plan to declare force majeure on input deliveries. The company has suspended operations of the two giant blast furnaces at its mainstay Kashima plant in Ibaraki prefecture after the quake and tsunami.