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.

Cornish Metals closer to reopening tin-copper mine in the UK

Mining News Pro - Cornish Metals is getting closer to reopening South Crofty tin-copper mine in Cornwall, southwest England, after inking land, mineral and waste disposal deals that will enable it to move forward with its redevelopment plans.

Freeport to expand US copper mines as Biden moves to electrify the nation

Mining News Pro - Freeport-McMoRan is set to approve expansions at several of its US copper mines to capitalize on surging demand for the red metal as President Joe Biden moves to electrify the nation’s automobiles and combat climate change, Chief Executive Richard Adkerson told Reuters.

Botswana names Canadian firm as preferred bidder for copper mine

Mining News Pro - Botswana picked Premium Nickel Resources Corp. as the preferred bidder for its shuttered copper mining group BCL Ltd., according to Mmetla Masire, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security.

Mitsubishi Materials completes Chile`s Mantoverde copper mine stake deal

Mining News Pro - Japan`s Mitsubishi Materials Corp said on Friday it had completed its purchase of a 30% stake in Chile`s Mantoverde copper mine from Mantos Copper for $275-million.

Mongolia seeking pact with Rio Tinto to end copper mine expansion

Mining News Pro - Mongolia`s government is seeking an agreement from miner Rio Tinto to terminate a deal to expand the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in the Gobi Desert, the Financial Times said, citing people with knowledge of the situation.

World’s copper mines struggling with covid-19

Mining News Pro - The deadly coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on the world’s copper mines.

World’s largest copper miner to cut carbon emissions 70% by 2030

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, has outlined sustainability plans in five areas of action for its operations and projects, including goals to cut carbon emissions by 70%, reduce inland water consumption by 60% and recycling 65% of its industrial waste by 2030.

What’s behind a feud at Rio Tinto’s copper mine in Mongolia

Mining News Pro - Canadian mining company Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd is locked in a feud with its largest shareholder, Rio Tinto Plc, over the underground expansion of its massive Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia.

BHP to ramp up Spence copper mine expansion

Mining News Pro - BHP plans to ramp up work at the ongoing $2.5 billion expansion of its Spence copper mine in Chile, as measures taken to stop the spread of covid-19 this year set completion of the project back.

JX Nippon buys partner’s stake in Caserones copper mine

Mining News Pro - Japan’s top smelter, JX Nippon Mining & Metals, is buying a stake in its majority-owned Caserones copper mine in Chile, which was put up for sale on Monday by its partners in the operation Mitsui & Co and Mitsui Mining and Smelting.

Lundin’s Candelaria copper mine in Chile offers new deal to end strike

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Candelaria copper mine, owned by Canada’s Lundin Mining, said on Monday it had submitted a new contract offer to a striking union in a bid to end a nearly month-long walk-off at the deposit.

Candelaria copper mine in Chile offers new deal to end strike

Mining News Pro - Chile`s Candelaria copper mine, owned by Canada`s Lundin Mining, said on Monday it had submitted a new contract offer to a striking union in a bid to end a nearly month-long walk-off at the deposit.

Collahuasi copper mine averts strike, union agrees to deal

Mining News Pro - The union of workers at Chile`s Collahuasi copper mine has come to an agreement in labour talks with the mine operator, the union president said on Friday, staving off the threat of a strike at the sprawling deposit.

Union at Collahuasi copper mine agrees to labor deal

Mining News Pro - Management and the union at Chile’s Collahuasi copper mine have come to an agreement in labor talks, staving off the threat of a strike at the sprawling deposit, a source with knowledge of the discussions said.

Supervisors at Escondida copper mine fail to reach labor deal

Mining News Pro - The union of supervisors at Chile’s Escondida mine, the world’s largest copper deposit, said it had rejected BHP´s final offer in contract negotiations, raising the specter of a strike.

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