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Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

Why short-term slowdowns are great

Oreninc | August 27, 2014
Why short-term slowdowns are great

Better footing in the long term.

Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' – demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' - demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg strikes positive note after announcing jump in profits, output and better trading conditions at Swiss commodities giant.

Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said the project ramains in BHP's main plans, but added the firm is not in a rush to develop it.

BHP shares hammered on demerger, profit miss

Frik Els | August 19, 2014
BHP shares hammered on demerger, profit miss

World's number one miner hopes to save $3.6 billion spinning off aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets into new company.

Ivanhoe picks banks to evaluate African copper projects

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Ivanhoe picks banks to evaluate African copper projects

The strategic review will focus on the potential introduction of third-party strategic investors or joint-venture parties for the Kamoa and Kipushi copper projects in the DRC.

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Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.

BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Frik Els | August 18, 2014
BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Speculation is of a new Perth-based company with current CFO Graham Kerr at the helm housing non-core assets including Australian lead-silver mine.

From A to Zinc: In your backyard and beyond

info@mineralsmakelife.org | August 16, 2014

Although most commonly thought of as an ingredient in sunscreen, zinc is actually a critical component in many of our summer essentials. As can be seen in our new infographic below,  zinc  is an incredibly versatile mineral and is present i…

BHP says demerger preferred option

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
BHP says demerger preferred option

Decision to to lob off Billiton assets could come as early as next week.

No end in sight for Centamin legal fight over gold mine in Egypt

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 14, 2014
No end in sight for Centamin legal fight over gold mine in Egypt

An appeal case on the company’s right to mine in Egypt is seen taking until next year to resolve.

Glencore zinc and nickel output drops

Frik Els | August 13, 2014
Glencore zinc and nickel output down

Mines in Australia and Dominican Republic put on care and maintenance and Canadian operations' reserves depleted during first half of the year.

Rio Tinto's cuts are the deepest

Frik Els | August 7, 2014
Rio Tinto's cuts are the deepest

Profits double after CEO Sam Walsh trims $3.2 billion of fat six months ahead of target and announces another $1 billion in cuts by end-2015.

Will mining disappear in the next decade?

Will mining disappear in the next decade

Trend of mine production moving to emerging economies will continue.

Zinc becoming investors new darling

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 6, 2014
Zinc becoming investors new darling

Prices for the metal have jumped almost 17% since early May, hitting $2,410 a tonne late July.

Doubts creeping in over stellar zinc price run

Frik Els | August 3, 2014
Doubts creeping in over stellar zinc price run

After hitting a 3-year high on scheduled mine closures, the metal could be running away from fundamentals

Industry experts discuss growing minerals demand in committee hearing

MINING.com Editor | July 26, 2014
Industry experts discuss growing minerals demand in committee hearing

Better access to US minerals would encourage manufacturers to return.

Teck Resources' profit hit by lower coal prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2014
Teck Resources' profit hit by lower coal prices

The price drop overshadowed the miner’s coal sales increase during the quarter, which totalled 6.8 million tonnes, compared with 6.3 million tonnes a year earlier.

Pebble Mine will not be built: Friedland

Jeffrey Richmond | July 24, 2014
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Legendary mining financier spoke at Sprott Natural Resource Symposium Vancouver.

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BHP sell-off could undo Billiton historic deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 13, 2014
BHP sell-off could undo Billiton historic deal

As BHP considers the sale of almost all of the businesses that Billiton brought to the 2001 merger deal, experts say the firm is likely to end up leaving London.

North River secures $12m to restart Namib mine, shares shoot up

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 4, 2014
North River secures $12m to restart Namib mine, shares shoot up

Deal will allow North River to fast-track the development of its flagship lead and zinc mine.

Copper price: Emptying warehouses spark red hot streak

Frik Els | June 26, 2014
Emptying warehouses spark red hot streak for copper price

The copper price has defied all predictions of a steep decline this year and is now honing in on 4-month high after the longest rally since 2005.

Glencore appoints Canadian as its first ever female director

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 26, 2014
Glencore appoints Canadian as its first female director

Patrice Merrin, 65, is a veteran to the industry.

Aston Bay and Antofagasta sign MOU to advance Storm Copper Project

Jeffrey Richmond | June 19, 2014
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Deal gives Antofagasta a path to a proposed joint venture.

Less correlation among commodities demands more careful selection: Philip Richards

The Gold Report | June 17, 2014
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Commodities from coal to gold once traded in close correlation, but today the graph looks helter-skelter.

Centamin legal fight over gold mine in Egypt set to end this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 16, 2014
Centamin legal fight over gold mine in Egypt set to end this year

Centamin issues in Egypt go back to 2012, when a court cancelled its mining license for Sukari, the firm’s only producing mine, and the country’s first large-scale modern gold operation.

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