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Smelters, BHP settle 2012 copper charges

China's copper smelters and BHP Billiton have settled 2012 term copper concentrate treatment and refining charges at $60 a tonne and 6 US cents a pound.

Amplats reinstates Mototolo employees as strike end puts focus on production

ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats) said it was focusing its efforts on returning its Mototolo mine to full production as quickly as it was "practical...

Davies to probe Exxaro refinery closure

A team is to investigate the imminent shutting down of Exxaro's zinc plant, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Japan smelters expect tough 2010 copper talks

Japanese smelters expect tough negotiations on 2010 copper processing fees as they face increased competition from refineries in China.

Orion confirms $8m capital raise, and BEE transaction for Prieska project

ORION Minerals confirmed press speculation it would raise $8m for its Prieska zinc-copper project after selling shares for $0.04 per share in a placement...

First Uranium closes transaction

First Uranium Corporation has closed a previously announced transaction with Gold Wheaton (Barbados) Corporation.

Fire disturbs South32’s Cannington full-year output guidance

SOUTH32 has cut its full-year production forecast at its Cannington lead, silver and zinc mine following an underground fire causing damage that would take...

Vedanta to increase copper ouput from Zambia mines in 2017

VEDANTA Resources is planning to improve production at its Zambian Konkola Copper mines after a difficult full year to March 2017 in which mined...

Orion wins loan extension in order to focus on exploration

This article has been corrected to show the placement with a lender was at a premium, not a significant discount as previously reported. ORION Minerals,...

RUSAL to restart a mothballed plant

Russia's UC RUSAL, the world's biggest aluminium producer, plans to boost output and restart a mothballed plant after reporting a better-than-expected profit for the second half of 2009.