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Taseko makes new bid for Prosperity

Taseko Mines submitted a new plan for its Prosperity project on Monday, saying it has addressed environmental concerns that saw its last plan rejected by the Canadian federal government.

Zambia copper output to rise 10% this year

Zambia's Central Bank reckons the major copper producing country's output will rise around 10% to 9000,000 tonnes in 2011 LUSAKA (Reuters) - Copper output in Zambia, Africa's leading producer of the metal, is expected rise to 900,000 tonnes in 2011 from

Anglo American reports jump in net profit to $6.54bn

The group announced better-than-expected results for the year on the back of higher prices and said it remains positive about the outlook for commodities markets. Anglo American (AAL.L: Quote) (AGLJ.J:Quote), the world's fourth-largest diversified miner,

Taseko planning to build second mill at Gibraltar

Taseko Mines is adding capacity to its Gibraltar Copper Mine in north-central British Columbia. The company stated Wednesday that its board of directors has approved construction of 30,000 tpd concentrator to complement the existing 55,000 tpd facility. The second concentrator will triple the mine's production capacity from 60 million to 180 million pounds per year.

Net income rises 57 percent for Barrick Gold

Barrick Gold reported on Thursday that net income in the fourth quarter was up 57% to US$947 million or 95 cents a share, a record result for the world's-largest gold miner. In the same quarter in 2009, Barrick reported US$604 million net income or 61 cents a share. The company produced 1.7 million ounces of gold at a total cash cost of $486 per ounce. Gold production in 2011 is expected to be similar to 2010.