Base Metals

Anglo copper ambitions handed double boost

Anglo American's dealings with the world's top two copper nations producing - Peru and Chile - took a turn for the better.

Vedanta Zinc suffers impact of Skorpion strike, brings annual shutdown forward

VEDANTA brought forward a planned annual shutdown of its Skorpion Zinc facilities in Namibia following a two-week strike by contractors employed by Basil Read, the...

Glencore’s Katanga to resume sales of cobalt after uranium scare suspension

KATANGA Mining, a unit of UK-listed mining and marketing group, Glencore, would resume exports and sales of limited quantity cobalt from its Kamoto project...

First Quantum’s Zambia mine hit by power outage

First Quantum's Zambia mine is hit by power outage, costing the largest single mine in the country $10m a day.

First Quantum halts work on Kolwezi

First Quantum Minerals has been forced to stop work on the Kolwezi project in the Democratic Republic of Congo and it seems a legal battle is looming.

Xstrata in ‘deal of the century’

Xstrata has signed a deal with Peru giving it rights to start building its $4.2bn Las Bambas copper mine.

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.

Copper at 5-week top after Chile earthquake

Copper mines in Chile are slowly restarting after an earthquake in the South American country. LME copper prices are at their highest since 20 January.

Uganda to breathe new life in copper mine last operated during...

UGANDA is hoping to re-open a copper mine last operated in the Seventies under the leadership of dictator, Idi Amin Dada, said Reuters citing Evelyn...

Vedanta has cracked Gamsberg: Kumar

Gamsberg is low-grade and contaminated, but Vedanta has 'cracked' the issue of manganese contamination, says Africa base metals CEO, Kishore Kumar.