Base Metals

Barrick bid for Freeport’s Grasberg could take years, says Bristow who...

BARRICK Gold did not have competitors for the Grasberg copper/gold mine it has an interest in buying from Freeport McMoRan, but it could years...

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 Quantum calls off 2,500 job cull in favour of talks...

FIRST Quantum Minerals is to end plans to layoff 2,500 workers in Zambia due to higher tax plans in favour of continuing discussions with...

Mopani CEO detained at Lusaka airport as Zambia’s feud with Glencore...

ZAMBIA'S feud with Glencore took a sinister turn after the head of the company's local copper company was prevented from leaving the country, said...

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.

Copper soars to record on ETF buys

Copper prices have charged to an all-time high as shipment delays and robust prospects further fuelled demand from investors, who have started buying into a new exchange fund.

Kalahari Minerals upbeat about results

Kalahari Minerals reports "exceptional" drilling results from Rossing South.

BHP to play hardball on China refining fees

BHP Billiton is holding out for a hefty cut in copper treatment and refining charges with Chinese and Japanese copper smelters which are suffering the effects of margin shrinkage.

Portion of Zambia’s Nchanga open pit due to collapse “anytime” in...

PART of the Nchanga open pit owned by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), the Zambian firm that is the subject of a legal dispute between...

Barrick’s Bristow held ‘theoretical’ talks on potential tie-up with Freeport-McMoRan

BARRICK Gold had held "theoretical" talks with US copper and gold miner, Freeport-McMoRan, about a tie-up between the two, said the Financial Times. In an...