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Antofagasta expects water agreement with BHP for Zaldivar mine

22 March 2019 - 23:44
SANTIAGO – Chile's Antofagasta expects to reach an agreement with miner BHP to help ensure water supply at its Zalidvar copper mine in the country's northern desert, a company official told a Chilean newspaper on Friday.

Hudbay Minerals granted final permit for Rosemont copper mine

22 March 2019 - 22:00
Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals (TSX, NYSE: HBM) scored a big win this week after the U.S. Forest Service approved the company’s mine plan of operations (MPO) for its $1.9-billion Rosemont copper project, in Arizona.

BHP steps up efforts to win neck and neck battle for Ecuador’s copper riches

21 March 2019 - 20:57
World’s largest miner BHP (ASX, NYSE:BHP) took a key step this week towards increasing its presence in Ecuador, the new darling of copper prospectors, by signing an earn-in and joint venture deal with Canada’s Luminex Resources (TSX-V:LR).

Polish Audit Office blasts KGHM acquisition of Chilean copper mine

15 March 2019 - 18:08
Poland’s Supreme Audit Office (NIK) has lambasted state-controlled miner KGHM (WSE:KGH) for buying Sierra Gorda copper mine in northern Chile, saying that company has spent more than PLN 19.6 billion (about $5.2B) managing the operation and the ore processing plant in the last three years.

The Production Program of 2018-2019 Implemented

13 March 2019 - 15:40
Me-Metals – Saad Abdi – Planning and Observation Manager of National Iranian Copper Industries Co. (NICICO) said: With maximum production, execution of developmental plans, localization and making use of the experiences of the predecessors at the four main axes of the copper company, we have been able to implement the production program of 1397 - the solar year - (equal to half of 2018 and half of 2019).

Newcrest grabs majority stake in Canadian copper-gold mine

11 March 2019 - 19:41
Australia’s largest gold producer, Newcrest Mining, (ASX: NCM) is acquiring a 70% joint-venture interest in Imperial Metals’ (TSX: III) Red Chris copper and gold mine, located in British Columbia, Canada, as part of an ongoing push by the world’s top bullion miners to get even bigger.

Peru's gold, copper exports down

11 March 2019 - 13:51
Peru's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism reported this week that exports dropped by 7.4% in January 2019 when compared to the same month of the previous year.

Copper price: Chinese concentrate imports hit monthly record

8 March 2019 - 18:59
The price of copper slid back again on Friday after trade data showed a plunge in Chinese imports of refined metal, even as concentrate shipments set fresh highs.

Murchison now owns 100% of the HPM project in Québec

7 March 2019 - 19:40
Murchison Minerals (TSXV: MUR) announced this week that it is now the sole owner of the HPM nickel-copper-cobalt project in Québec, following its acquisition of Pure Nickel's 50% interest in the project.

Never a bad day at the office for Anglo American execs

5 March 2019 - 22:15
Anglo American's annual report released this week takes great pains to set out the London-listed mining giant's policies around director's responsibilities and incentives.
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