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Recalling 2011, unionized workers at Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, have proven willing to take a long walk.
The Sindicato No. 1 union says it will call on its 2,800 members to stage two 24-hour strikes at the mine next week.
China’s Shandong Xinfa is in talks with Guinea to invest $14 billion in the bauxite concession north of Conakry.
The company is in the midst of a $3.4bn expansion project at the mine, which has the largest proven copper reserves in the world.
The draft regulation has also set limits on coal consumption for underground mining and smelting of lead and zinc.
Antofagasta’s biggest Chilean copper mine, Los Pelambres, is to have a significant part of its power supplied by solar energy from next year from SunEdison’s Javiera solar voltaic project.
The company still hopes to buy a share in Anglo American's $3.3 billion Quellaveco project.
The country emerged as the main supplier of nickel ore to China's massive nickel pig iron sector after the cessation of exports from Indonesia.
The possible tie-up will be based on Eastern Siberia's rich mineral deposits, its hydropower potential and closeness to China.
The Vancouver-based miner says the rake arms in one of the mine's two tailings thickeners has failed.
CRU is positive on prices for the major base metals but is much more sanguine on price prospects for bulks and on precious metals over the next 3-4 years.
Murray & Roberts Cementation reports on progress on its development contracts at Zambia's Lubabmbe copper mine - a jv between ARM, Vale and ZCCM
Lundin Mining has reported its mineral resource and reserve estimates as of June 30, 2014.
Workers at the Guelb Moghreine gold/copper mine have embarked on a strike over a salary dispute.
Canadian explorer Wildcat Exploration drills notably high grade zinc and lead mineralization over broad widths in New Brunswick, a province well known for zinc and lead.
The LME decided to build its own clearing house 3 years ago to increase income, boost development of new products and improve risk monitoring.
Deutsche Bank says a yet-to-be announced 200,000 tonnes of copper within the Escondida operation could be worth as much as US$800 million.
First Quantum has been one of the more active base metals miners/developers since its incorporation in 1983 and its Zambian copper and nickel projects comprise a significant part of its growth plans.
The Lake Johnston project includes the Maggie Hays underground mine and a 1.5 million tonne per year concentrator plant.
Brisbane-based PanAust says the Papua New Guinean may cost about $1.7 billion, and less if it takes a staged approach to the mine’s development.
Industry veteran and incoming CEO Nelson Pizarro was nicknamed "scissorhands" for his agile management of mining projects.
Mexico's environmental prosecutor Profepa said it had imposed a new partial order of closure on the mine
Abbott made abolishing the Mineral Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) one of the centrepieces of his campaign.
Indonesia largely gets its way in tentative deals that aim to resolve a standoff between government and miners.
The Chilean miner reported a rise in its first-half output but a slide in the market price of copper metal eroded profits.
The main threat to this new market optimism comes from China. Production there is still rising.
The $300 million El Arrayán wind farm is expected to provide 20% of the power needs of Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres copper operation.
The Dominican Senate approved a measure yesterday creating a protected area at Loma Miranda, home to the Falcondo mine.
Tiger Resources is to acquire, subject to the necessary approvals, the 40% of the Kipoi copper project in the DRC which it doesn’t already own.
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