Base Metals

South32 bids to end Hillside wage deadlock with Numsa talks to...

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WAGE talks between South32 and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) had deadlocked, the union said over the weekend. The dispute concerns...

AfriTin remains positive on tin market despite commodity volatility

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DEMAND for tin would "remain positive" this year despite commodity market volatility, said AfriTin CEO Anthony Viljoen whose company today reported a maiden group...

Sandfire announces $71.9m expansion of Botswana’s Motheo copper mine

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SANDFIRE Resources is to spend an additional $71.9m expanding its Motheo copper project in Botswana to 5.2 million tons (Mt/y) a year, said Reuters. Citing...

Orion granted mining right enabling completion of Okiep Copper feasibility study

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ORION Minerals said the way had been made clear for completion of a bankable feasibility study at its Okiep Copper Project following the grant...

Zambia’s long-neglected copper riches are turning heads again

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MAJOR mining companies are getting increasingly involved in the Central African Copper Belt, expanding existing operations and exploring for new discoveries as the positive...

Orion chief says copper market is heading for a big rebound

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BANKING on a rebound in the copper price while developing several mineral deposits isn’t for the faint of heart. When the price of the...

Anglo’s Wanblad says not enough new copper projects to meet growing...

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ANGLO American CEO Duncan Wanblad refreshed mining industry concerns with the dearth of new copper resources required to feed growing demand for electric vehicles...

Copper may fall $1,000/t as demand weakens and new mines bolster...

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THE copper price was due for further weakness - possibly as much as 15% off currrent levels, analysts say. However, they disagree on the...

Cobalt, copper exports from Tenke on hold until shareholders sign sales...

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COPPER and cobalt exports from the Tenke Fungurume mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo are on hold whilst a new sales contract remains...

Anglo produces first copper from Quellaveco – but comes amid narrowing...

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ANGLO American has produced first copper concentrate from Quellaveco, its $5.3bn project in Peru held in joint venture with Mitsubishi - an important precursor...