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Glencore may be forced to shut down giant zinc mine in Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2015
Glencore may be forced to shut down giant zinc mine in Australia

The Northern Territory Chief Minister has threatened to close Glencore's McArthur River operation if the miner does not improve its environmental practices.

Jim Rogers: Commodity bull market hasn't gone away

Frik Els | August 26, 2015
Jim Rogers: Commodity bull market hasn't gone away

Commodity investing legend says the Chinese market is on its way to "finding a good bottom."

Frik Els

CHART: Stop panicking about China and mining

Frik Els | August 24, 2015
GRAPH: Stop panicking about China and mining

We're not in 2008 – plotting global economic growth against commodity prices shows metals and mining sell-off is disconnected from realities on the ground.

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INFOGRAPHIC – On the precipice: Will global markets follow commodities off the cliff?

Visual Capitalist | August 21, 2015
INFOGRAPHIC - On the precipice - graph

Today may be the end of this trend of divergence. US equities are at a precipice: fueled by low rates and quantitative easing for years, they have finally started to tumble from record highs.

Glencore stock getting hammered as China slowdown, commodities rout hit profit

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2015
Glencore stock getting hammered as China slowdown hits profit

The world's leading commodity trader stock slumped to a record low Wednesday after it revealed it swung to a steep first-half loss of $676 million.

Glencore sells stakes in three assets, gets only $290 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 14, 2015
Glencore sells stakes in three assets, gets only $290m

Investors weren't happy with the news. The stock dropped to record lows Friday, becoming the top loser on FTSE 350 mining index.

Commodities, mining stocks sinking as China devalues its currency again

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2015
Commodities, mining stocks sinking as China devalues its currency again

But gold is, so far, profiting from the situation, heading for its longest winning streak in three months.

China's devaluation of Yuan hits miners, commodities

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2015
China's devaluation of Yuan hits miners, commodities

The decision of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) to devalue the yuan by 1.9% sent most mining stocks and commodities down the slippery slope.

Massive gold reserves in Greece offer unique opportunity for Eldorado Gold

SNL Metals & Mining | August 6, 2015
Greek court hands small, but key victory to Eldorado Gold

It's no secret that economic turmoil and extreme uncertainty in Greece pose major threats to the global economy.

Byproduct of metal price meltdown is a higher silver price

Frik Els | August 5, 2015
Byproduct of metal price meltdown is a higher silver price

70% of silver is mined as a byproduct – gold, base metal mine closures and declining capex will push silver market into deficit this year says new report.

Mine purchase and cleanup doesn't please enviro group

Michael Allan McCrae | August 5, 2015
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A US$2.6 million water treatment system from AZ Mining.

Australian firm wants Yukon Zinc's Wolverine mill

Frik Els | July 27, 2015
Australian firm wants Yukon Zinc's Wolverine mill

Brisbane-based Minquest says buying plant of bankrupt zinc miner could save it $150m–200m to bring nearby copper project into production.

Teck credit rating at risk due to poor commodity price

Business in Vancouver | July 24, 2015
oilsands oil sands truck mining

Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B)(NYSE:TCK) reported increased profit in 2015’s second quarter but as commodity prices slide, the company sees a greater risk of its credit rating being demoted from investment-grade.

Coal slump hits Teck’s profit, output forecast

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2015
Coal slump hits Teck’s profit, output forecast

The Vancouver-based miner profit fell 21% in the quarter, making it adjust its 2015 coal production forecast to 25-26 million tonnes from 26.5-27.5 million tonnes.

Stefan Ioannou's ways to ride the next zinc and nickel waves

The Gold Report | July 16, 2015

Base metals prices are feeling the undertow but Stefan Ioannou, mining analyst with Haywood Securities, says that this is temporary—and that investors may not have to wait long for the next wave of higher zinc and nickel prices.

Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2015
Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent its three-month orbiting mission sending back data to a group of scientists based at the firm’s headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Zambia mining industry says new rules to scare investors, deter local processing

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2015
Zambia mining industry say new rules to scare investors, deter local processing

The Chamber of Mines wants the government to reconsider its decision to hike corporate income tax rate on mineral processing from 30% to 35%, which came in effect July 1.

China panic crushes mining stocks

Frik Els | July 7, 2015
China panic crushes mining stocks

Billions wiped from mining sector as gold, silver prices fall and copper, iron ore prices plummet to 2009 levels amid Chinese stock market collapse.

New Silvertip Mine in northern B.C. set to start construction

MINING.com Editor | June 29, 2015
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About 200 jobs.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Sunday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

Zambia to slash royalties, reinstate mining tax

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2015
Zambia to slash royalties, reinstate mining tax

The move puts an end to a nearly nine-month standoff that has hit output and profits in Africa’s second largest copper producer.

Chile may revoke Teck’s copper mine permit over environmental breaches

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2015
Chile may revoke Teck’s copper mine permit over environmental breaches

Teck is facing sanctions over infractions that include openings in the deposit where the ore is stored and a failure to build sufficient water infrastructure.

Seafloor – the new frontier

CSIRO | June 22, 2015

The mineral riches of the world’s ocean floor are an emerging frontier for mineral resources and innovative new mining technologies.

The go-to junior for a tightening zinc market

CEO.CA | June 21, 2015

There has been a solid but quiet performer in the commodities sector recently. Flying largely under most investors’ radar is zinc, up 3.9% in 2014.

Nicola Mining Inc. enters into a second mining and milling profit share agreement

Marketwired | June 19, 2015

The mill feed is expected to be processed for gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc.

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