Base Metals

Orion boss Smart acknowledges Prieska success could make firm a takeover...

ORION Minerals CEO, Errol Smart, acknowledged the company could become a takeover target if it made a success of its Prieska zinc-copper project. "At some...

Glencore lifts copper production 12% in Q3 as Katanga reopening gains...

GLENCORE posted solid third quarter numbers today in which copper production of 1.06 million tonnes was 12% higher than at the same period last...

BHP sells Bayside casthouse to BEE firm

BHP Billiton is to sell its Bayside aluminium casthouse to an empowerment vehicle in which semi-fabricator Hulamin has a 40% stake.

Xstrata may be forced to shut Mt Isa

Xstrata may be forced to shut some of Mt Isa operations.

Metorex, Jinchuan deal clear all hurdles

Metorex confirms its listing on the JSE will be suspended from January 9, following its takeover by China's Jinchuan Group.

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...

Hayes in “Rethink” on Concordia copper plan after lessons learned

It’s been three years since Miningmx first wrote about Namaqualand-based mining entrepreneur, Shirley Hayes, and her plans to resurrect copper mining on the site...

Zambia lifts metals export ban

Zambia has lifted a ban on metal exports just two days after imposing it to sort out irregularities and increase transparency, says a minerals ministry official.

Newmont temporarily halts work at Indonesian mine

Newmont Mining has temporarily suspended mining operations at a copper and gold mine in Indonesia because of what it called "a geotechnical failure".

Copper hits new 10.5-month high

Copper prices rose to a new 10 and a half month high on Friday as hopes for an economic recovery held sway and overshadowed concerns prices had gone up too high too soon.