Protests force Peru’s largest copper mine to halt operations

Mining News Pro - Operations at Peru’s Antamina copper-zinc mine, the country’s largest producer of the red metal, were suspended on Sunday due to an ongoing roadblock set by locals who believe the mine has not lived up to its commitments to support local communities.

Antofagasta to appeal US plan to block Twin Metals copper mine

Mining News Pro - Antofagasta Plc said on Wednesday it would ask U.S. officials to reconsider a proposed 20-year ban on mining in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters region, a plan announced last week that would block its Twin Metals copper and nickel project.

Sibanye-Stillwater buys nickel-copper mines in Brazil for $1 billion

Mining News Pro - South Africa-based Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE: SSW) (NYSE: SBSW) is buying two nickel and copper mines in Brazil from private equity firm Appian Capital Advisory in a $1 billion deal that boosts the company’s growing battery materials portfolio.

Sibanye-Stillwater in talks to buy two Brazilian nickel-copper mines

Mining News Pro - South African Sibanye-Stillwater is in advanced talks to buy two Brazilian nickel and copper assets, as miners across the globe try securing supplies of the metals used in batteries for electric cars and are key for the transition to a green economy.

Sumitomo to sell Chilean copper mine stakes to South32 for around $1.5bn

Mining News Pro - Japan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining and Sumitomo Corp agreed to sell their stakes in the Sierra Gorda copper mine in Chile to Australian miner South32 Ltd for around $1.5 billion, the companies said on Thursday.

Ivanhoe’s DRC copper mine to double production ahead of schedule

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines said on Tuesday that expansion of its Kamoa-Kakula mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the biggest copper operation to come online in decades, is ahead of schedule, with full production now expected in the second quarter of next year.

MMG resumes Las Bambas copper mine shipments

Mining News Pro - Chinese miner MMG said on Thursday it had resumed the transportation of shipments to and from its Las Bambas copper mine, one of Peru’s largest, as nearby roadblocks have been lifted.

Peru road blockades force MMG to halt Las Bambas copper mine

Mining News Pro - Chinese miner MMG (HKG: 1208) will have to once again halt operations at its Las Bambas copper mine, one of Peru’s largest, as community protests in the nearby province of Chumbivilcas have affected supply logistics.

Botswana copper miner Khoemacau giving attention to ESG silver lining

Mining News Pro - Khoemacau Copper Mining of Botswana, which is ramping up to nameplate throughput of 3.65-million tonnes a year, is also giving attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters that include considerable renewable energy generation and promising community development initiatives.

Negotiations over major copper mine contract kick off in Panama

Mining News Pro - Panama's government launched contract talks on Wednesday with the local unit of Canada's First Quantum in a bid to get the Canadian miner to pay more in royalty payments and improve environmental conditions at its flagship copper mine.

First Quantum shelves stake sale for Zambia copper mines

Mining News Pro - Canadian copper miner First Quantum Minerals has shelved plans to sell a stake in its Zambian copper mines, COO Tristan Pascall said on Wednesday.

Peru road blockades hit MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine once again

Mining News Pro - A four-day-long blockade in Peru by protesters seeking greater benefits from exploitation of natural resources is disrupting operations of MMG Ltd’s Las Bambas copper mine, one of the country’s largest, the energy and mines ministry said.

US Justice department backs land swap for Rio Tinto’s Arizona copper mine

Mining News Pro - The US government said on Friday it backs a 2,400-acre land exchange that would allow Rio Tinto to move forward with its majority-owned Resolution Copper project in Arizona, despite opposition by Native American groups and environmentalists.

Global copper mine production up 3.7% in Q121

Mining News Pro - The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) has released preliminary data for March world copper supply and demand in its June 2021 Copper Bulletin.

Investors give lukewarm reception to giant Yukon copper mine study

Mining News Pro - Western Copper and Gold released a positive preliminary economic assessment for its Casino copper-gold-molybdenum project in Canada’s Yukon territory on Tuesday, but investors took the share down a notch despite a rally in the copper price.

Strike at BHP’s Chile copper mines continues, no end in sight

Mining News Pro - A strike by workers for BHP’s Escondida and Spence copper mines in Chile entered its fifth day on Monday, as the union awaited a decision by labor authorities over whether substitute workers the company called in are legal, a union leader told Reuters.

Chile’s Escondida copper mine union hopes for deal but girds for strike

Mining News Pro - The union representing workers at Chile’s Escondida copper mine, the world’s largest, said on Wednesday it was preparing for a lengthy strike if owner BHP did not drop a historically “awful” attitude towards its labor force to reach a “fair and equitable” deal in looming contract talks.

Union at BHP’s Escondida, Spence copper mines reject contract offer

Mining News Pro - A union representing workers at BHP’s Escondida and Spence mines in Chile has rejected the company’s contract offer, raising the risk of a strike at the two sprawling copper deposits, the union’s president told Reuters on Friday.

Strike threat looms at BHP's Escondida and Spence copper mines in Chile

Mining News Pro - A union representing workers at BHP Group's Escondida and Spence copper mines in Chile has called for a strike vote among its members after contract negotiations stalled, the union's president told Reuters on Monday.

Chile copper miners cry foul as royalty bill advances to Senate

Mining News Pro - Chile's lower house of Congress approved on Thursday an opposition-led bill that would slap a progressive royalty on sales of copper as prices rise, sharply hiking taxes on the sprawling industry to pay for social programs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chile’s Pampa Camarones copper mine is up for sale

Mining News Pro - Chilean private equity fund Minería Activa has put its Pampa Camarones copper mine up for sale in the country’s far north amid an ongoing price rally that saw the bellwether metal passing $10,000 a tonne this week for the first time since 2011.

Giant copper mines start to get serious about green hydrogen

Mining News Pro - All the talk about how green hydrogen will help heavy industries kick their fossil fuel habit is starting to turn into action in the biggest copper-producing nation.

Giant copper mines start to get serious about green hydrogen

Mining News Pro - All the talk about how green hydrogen will help heavy industries kick their fossil fuel habit is starting to turn into action in the biggest copper-producing nation.

Ivanhoe working towards accelerating Phase 3 expansion at Kamoa-Kakula copper mine

Mining News Pro - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) announced that part of the proceeds from the recently completed $575 million, 2.50% convertible senior notes offering will be used to accelerate the Phase 3 expansion at the Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Glencore copper mine in Peru suspends operations over community blockade

Mining News Pro - Antapaccay copper mine in Peru, controlled by Glencore, on Thursday announced the suspension of operations due to a road blockade by local communities, said the miner in a statement.

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