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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.

Asteroids mined for fuel to generate trillion dollar market, says firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 11, 2014
Asteroids mined for fuel to generate trillion dollar market, says firm

Orbiting spacecraft could be refuelled with water taken from asteroids—but some experts doubt the economics.

BHP Billiton a step closer to selling-off non-core operations

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 10, 2014
BHP Billiton a step closer to selling-off non-core operations

World's largest mining company said to be unloading all of the non-core units acquired after the merger with Billiton 13 years ago.

Brent Cook: Exploration sector hasn't hit bottom yet

Cambridge Network | June 7, 2014
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Brent Cook from Exploration Insights chats with Cambridge House Live anchor Vanessa Collette about the state of the junior mining sector.

Junior in 'exclusive negotiations' with major mining company

Michael Allan McCrae | May 26, 2014
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Unnamed major has a market capitalization in excess of US$10 billion.

Community conflict can cost miners up to $20m a week

Michael Allan McCrae | May 20, 2014
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Cost cutting by mining companies may damage the viability of advancing future projects.

Ivanhoe studies options for African projects facing funding crunch, shares plunge

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 15, 2014
Ivanhoe Mines may have to abandon mines in Congo, shares plunge

The Kamoa and Kipushi projects make up 83% of the Ivanhoe's net asset value.

Big bump for Trevali shares after positive PEA for Caribou

Frik Els | May 14, 2014
Big bump for Trevali shares after positive PEA for Caribou

Restart of past-producing zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold mine in New Brunswick now set for second quarter next year.

What will shake retail investors out of their shell shock?

The Mining Report | May 13, 2014
What will shake retail investors out of their shell shock?

Speaking about what he calls "the trough of a turning point," John Kaiser of Kaiser Research Online makes the case for retail investors to look seriously at discovery exploration while waiting for metals prices—gold in particular—to move back into a supercycle.

Argentine minister says Chile, Peru mining models ‘a failure’

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 12, 2014
Argentine minister says Chile, Peru mining models ‘a failure’

The official was especially critical of the other two countries openness to foreign investors.

CHART: Yawning gap opens up between US stocks, metal prices

Frik Els | May 8, 2014
CHART: Yawning gap opens up between US stocks, metal prices

The two used to be joined at the hip, but now one or the other has lost touch with reality.

Former BP boss is Glencore Xstrata’s new chairman

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 8, 2014
Former BP boss is Glencore Xstrata’s new chairman

Tony Hayward was ousted from the oil giant in 2010 following the Gulf of Mexico disaster — the vastest marine oil spill in history.

South American, African mines lift Glencore Xstrata copper output

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 6, 2014
South American, African mines lift Glencore Xstrata copper output

Copper has gained an increasingly important role in Glencore Xstrata's portfolio since last year’s mega merger.

Cypress Development begins drilling in Nevada

Julienne Bay | May 5, 2014
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The company hopes to capitalize on the forecast increased global demand for zinc.

HudBay Minerals reports Q1 loss

Julienne Bay | May 1, 2014
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The company stated this decrease was primarily due to lower sales volumes and lower copper prices compared to the first quarter of 2013.

Fortuna Silver jumps after Mexico intercepts

Frik Els | April 29, 2014
Fortuna Silver jumps after Mexico intercepts

Vancouver-based miner's step-out drilling at producing San Jose mine shows great expansion potential.

Mick Davis wants BHP’s coal division to be cornerstone of his new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 28, 2014
Mick Davis wants BHP’s coal division to be cornerstone of his new mining empire

Davis’ X2 Resources has already built a war chest of almost $4 billion and is believed to be asking JPMorgan for US$8bn loan to back up a formal offer to BHP.

Teck to axe 600 jobs, postpones Quintette coal mine restart

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 22, 2014
Teck to axe 600 jobs, postpones resuming Quintette coal mine

Weak commodity prices hurt Teck's three core business units —coal, copper and zinc— but coal was particularly hard hit due to increased supply from Australia, the company said.

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