Base Metals

Copper concentrate down at Palabora Mining

Copper-in-concentrate production by Palabora Mining, the Rio Tinto company, fell year on year by 14%, the company said today.

Zambia minerals policy stirs investor fear

Zambia is the latest of southern Africa's mining giants to set down beneficiation plans at a time when prices, policy and power worry investment prospects.

Friedland anticipates DRC’s ‘blue moon’ moment will end well

MINING entrepreneur, Robert Friedland, assured investors there would be a positive outcome concerning the new mining code in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Orion Minerals to raise $5.5m for Prieska zinc-copper project

ORION Minerals is to raise $5.5m (R77.5m) to pay for further drilling at its zinc and copper prospect in South Africa's Northern Cape province. Exploration...

Glencore’s bigger DRC risk may be Joseph Kabila, not his new...

GLENCORE has under-performed most of its peer group this year, partly on concerns about developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the...

Vedanta unveils mine digitalisation as key driver of Gamsberg

DIVERSIFIED miner Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) plans to spend around $4m over the next three years digitalising its greenfield Gamsberg zinc project making it...

Glencore pays $534m cash for Mutanda, higher stake in Katanga

GLENCORE is to buy full control of Mutanda Mining, a copper producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and lift its stake in the...

US risked Chinese battery monopoly had Gertler dispute escalated

GLENCORE'S workaround the US sanctions placed on Dan Gertler, the Congo's mining tycoon, was a remarkable piece of pragmatism on behalf of the Swiss...

Alphamin pushes ahead with $152m tin mine in the DRC

The proposed review of the existing 2002 mining code in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not a concern at this stage for...

South32 signs $30m option over Alaska copper prospect

SOUTH32 has again turned northwards in its search for diversification signing an option agreement with Toronto-listed Trilogy Metals in which it will invest initial...