Iron ore company Centrex Metals on Friday more than tripled the estimated reserves at its prospect in southern Australia, a growing zone for new iron ore sources that is attracting increasing interest from Asian steel mills.
Finnish mining company Talvivaara (TLV1V.HE) (TALV.L) may halt plans to expand its nickel mine if Finland levies new taxes on mining as punishment for environmental problems, Talvivaara chief executive told weekly newspaper Tekniikka&Talous.
The world's No. 3 copper mine, Chile's Collahuasi, is gradually resuming mining operations following the accidental death of a worker late Saturday, spokeswoman Bernardita Fernandez told Reuters on Sunday.
China's autocatalyst palladium demand in 2011 rose 11 percent, outpacing single-digit growth in car sales as stricter emission regulations forced carmakers to use more platinum group metals, refiner Johnson Matthey said on Monday.
Prices of rough diamonds are expected to rise this year after a turbulent 2011, driven by recovering consumer demand in the United States and a robust appetite for the gems in Asia, the head of the World Diamond Council (WDC) told Reuters on Monday.
The country's sprawling steel sector, which has cut 150 million tonnes of steel production over the past three years, was "far from achieving its tasks" amid Beijing's supply-side reforms, the association reports.