Copper Stocks Articles

Copper price crunch

Sep. 12, 2016, 3:30 AM / Frik Els

In European trade on Monday copper for delivery in December slipped to a near three-month low after worries about the global economic outlook weighed down the bellwether metal and speculators bet on further weakness ahead. Copper futures exchanged hands for $2.0640 per pound ($4,550 a tonne), down more than 1% from Friday's close and the lowest since June 16.Shipments from the world's number t...Read More

Los Bronces miners down tools

Sep. 11, 2016, 2:35 PM / Andrew Topf

Miners at one of Chile's largest copper operations walked off the job on Friday morning after rejecting the majority-owner's final offer in collective wage talks.Over 1,700 workers at Anglo American's (LON:AAL) Los Bronces copper mine stopped work, after the union and the company failed to reach agreement despite a government-sponsored mediation process during contract negotiations. Anglo had repo...Read More

Trilogy follows Kennecott's footsteps in Alaska

Sep. 9, 2016, 10:42 AM / CEO.CA

In 1900, two prospectors spotted a copper outcrop in southern Alaska below the Kennecott glacier, later confirmed to be the richest copper occurrence in the world.The project attracted backing from two of Wall Street's most prominent financiers, JP Morgan and Daniel Guggenheim, and was brought into production by 1909 despite considerable logistical challenges.Five Kennecott mines were built and in...Read More

Mongolia readies to revive its giant Tavan Tolgoi coal mine

Sep. 9, 2016, 8:00 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Cash-strapped Mongolia is planning to bring back to life the long-delayed and massive Tavan Tolgoi coal project in the south Gobi desert, as the land-locked country looks for ways to revive its ailing economy.As a first step, Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (ETT), the state-owned company that holds the license to the deposit, has already begun evaluating bids and calculating the potential economic benefits o...Read More

Nevsun completes switch to zinc

Sep. 9, 2016, 3:52 AM / Frik Els

Nevsun Resources (TSX:NSU) (NYSE MKT:NSU) announced on Friday that it has sold and shipped the first zinc concentrate product from its Bisha mine in Eritrea.The ten thousand tonne lot was loaded at the Port of Massawa and sailed on September 7, 2016. The concentrate was sold on the spot market, attracting multiple offers and highly competitive treatment charges, the company said in a statement.Nev...Read More

Norilsk: A blood red river runs through it

Sep. 9, 2016, 2:49 AM / Frik Els

A river near the city of Norilsk in Siberia, the eponymous home of the world's top nickel and palladium producer, turned blood red recently with various social media outlets posting pictures of the crimson flood.A photo posted by ?'???????>>?Read More

Australia's Tiger Resources to fast-track plans to explore potential cobalt production at its African copper project

Sep. 9, 2016, 1:00 AM / Field Public Relations

Embattled Australian copper producer, Tiger Resources, today revealed it would surge ahead with plans to explore potential cobalt production at its African copper mine.Addressing the third and final day of the Paydirt 2016 Africa Down Under mining conference in Perth today, Tiger Resources Managing Director, Mr Michael Griffiths, released the positive results of an independent study the Company ha...Read More

Australian think tank seeks more strategic approach to engaging Africa's economy and mining sector

Sep. 9, 2016, 12:46 AM / Field Public Relations

An Australian think tank has called for a more strategic approach to our engagement with countries and regional organisations in Africa including its mining sector.The call was made in Perth today by the Canberra-based Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in an address to the third and final day of the Paydirt 2016 Africa Down Under mining conference, drawing on findings from its second Au...Read More

Newmont ranked mining industry leader by Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for second year in a row

Sep. 8, 2016, 11:44 AM / Newmont Mining

For the second year in a row, Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) was ranked by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) as the mining industry's overall leader in sustainability. Newmont's inclusion on the index also marked the 10th consecutive year the company has been selected for the DJSI World. This year, the DJSI World - one of the most highly regarded sustainability indices...Read More

EPA adds Colorado gold mine to new Superfund pollution sites

Sep. 8, 2016, 7:31 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has placed the inactive Gold King Mine, source of a major waste spill in Colorado last year, among nearly a dozen sites added to its newly created Superfund National Priorities List.The move, announced late Wednesday, paves the way for a multimillion-dollar clean-up of the area known as the Bonita Peak Mining District, provided US legislators approve t...Read More

China cargoes keep copper price positive

Sep. 8, 2016, 12:52 AM / Frik Els

In European trade on Tuesday copper for delivery in December consolidated at a two-week high after strong year-to-date imports from top consumer China remained broadly in line.Copper futures exchanged hands for $2.1025 per pound ($4,635 a tonne), less than a penny above yesterday's closing which was the highest since August 23. While other industrial metals and steelmaking raw...Read More

African project funding slowly starting to improve: financial expert

Sep. 8, 2016, 12:10 AM / Field Public Relations

Financing mining projects in Africa continues to be difficult - but after years of decline it is slowly starting to evolve.Addressing today the second day of the three day Paydirt 2016 Africa Down Under mining conference in Perth Speaking on day two, Northcott Capital Managing Director, Mr Nick Martin, said to be successful in obtaining finance a company must adhere to three crucial platforms.Comp...Read More

Three large miners that are still inexpensive

Sep. 7, 2016, 2:06 PM / The Gold Report

Goldcorp Inc. (G:TSX; GG:NYSE 16.02) has had a tough year.After reporting a year-end loss of $4.1 billion due to writing off and down various projects-a supposed clearing of the decks for the new CEO David Garofalo-the recent results were not so positive. Production was down year-on-year, due to shortfalls and problems at its two largest mines, Pe??asquito and Cerro Negro.There are some positives,...Read More

Most of those roads and railways that China built were a waste, study

Sep. 7, 2016, 1:46 PM / Michael Allan McCrae

China's infrastructure investments have been a net negative due to high cost over runs that have overwhelmed returns and the added debt has made the country more exposed to financial shocks, says lead author Atif Ansar in a study published this July in Oxford Review of Economic Policy.The authors looked at various infrastructure projects, such as rail and road, and assessed the return on invest...Read More

Freeport's $2.7B sale of African copper mine hits snag

Sep. 7, 2016, 6:34 AM / Frik Els

Top publicly-held copper producer Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) in May announced the sale of its largest African copper mine to China Molybdenum (CMOC) for up to $2.65 billion.On Wednesday Reuters reported that the Democratic Republic of Congo's state-owned Gecamines has submitted its own bid for Freeport's 56% stake in the high-grade Tenke Fungurume mine.Gecamines already owns 20% of...Read More

Eldorado Gold exits China, sells Jinfeng mine for $300 million

Sep. 6, 2016, 8:18 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Canada's Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD) (NYSE:EGO) said Tuesday has completed the sale of its 82% stake in the Chinese Jinfeng mine to a wholly-owned subsidiary of China National Gold Group for US$300 million in cash.Jinfeng mine is expected to generate 95,000-105,000 ounces of gold this year, as the operation transitions fully into the underground.The move marks the Vancouver-based miner exit from Ch...Read More

Zinc price rally may have gone too far

Sep. 6, 2016, 7:17 AM / Frik Els

Zinc is the best performing base metal so far this year and measured from its six-year low struck mid-January today's $2,336 a tonne zinc prize is up 58%.Zinc's prospects brightened considerably after the shutdown of two major mines last year - Australia's Century and the Lisheen mine in Ireland. The two mines had a combined output of more than 630,000.The shuttering of top zinc producer Glencor...Read More

Codelco warns strike at Salvador mine risks division's future

Sep. 6, 2016, 4:09 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Chile's Codelco, the world's No.1 copper producer, said a strike over contract terms initiated Monday by members of Union No. 2 of its Salvador mine, threatens the division's feasibility.Salvador, which is the state-owned firm's smallest operation and produced 49,000 tonnes of copper last year, has been battling to turn a profit after dwindling ore grades pushed up production costs, affecting a p...Read More

Tasmania govt wants to restart Australia's oldest mine

Sep. 6, 2016, 3:47 AM / Frik Els

The premier of Tasmania Will Hodgman, during a trade mission to India announced government backing for a restart of a copper mine on the island that was Australia's oldest continually operating mine until its mothballing two years ago.Hodgman told NDTV that the operation, now owned by India's Vedanta, could reopen as early as next year with state support:"It is a sizable operation and at its peak...Read More

ZCCM diversifies its business activities

Sep. 5, 2016, 7:45 AM / Alfred Sayila

The Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) has embarked on a major diversification programme which will enhance its investment both in the country and abroad, according to sources Monday.However the Zambian holding company is still beset with a lot of problems including a running debt with the government. At least the more than US$400 million it owes the state has been conv...Read More

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