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Copper production dips at Palabora Mining

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Palabora Mining, which operates South Africa's largest copper mine, has reported a drop in copper concentrates produced in 2009.

Copper output higher from Zambia

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Zambia copper production rose to 636,528 tonnes from January to November 2009, the central bank said on Tuesday.

First Quantum bid approved by Kiwara

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The acquisition of base-metals exploration firm, Kiwara by First Quantum Minerals is poised to go ahead after Kiwara's shareholders approved the deal.

Five dead in DRC tin mine collapse

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Five die after a tin mine in DRC collapses.

BHP injects $435m into Antamina

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BHP Billiton would pump $435m representing its share of capital to expand Chile's Antamina copper and zinc mine.

Copper surges to 16 month high on strikes

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Copper rose to a 16 month high on news that a strike had officially been called at Codelco's Chuquicamata, the world's second largest copper mine.

Guinea mineral economy slumps amid chaos

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Guinea's production of bauxite slumped more than a fifth according to a government report which blamed the decline on "institutional instability".

BHP to play hardball on China refining fees

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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.

First Quantum target Kiwara loss widens

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Kiwara, a company First Quantum hopes to complete buying in February, widened its loss in the six months ended-September.

Katanga appoints full time CEO

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John Ross, COO of Katanga Mining, has been appointed CEO of the firm effective from January 2010, the company said.