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Copper price bears are out as first surplus in six years predicted
On Tuesday copper for delivery in May advanced to a two-week high on the Comex market in New York at $3.065 per pound or $6,755 a tonne after positive manufacturing data from China, the globe’s number one metals consumer.
Rio Sees $5 Billion Copper Expansion on Track Amid Probe
Rio Tinto Group has yet to be contacted by Swiss authorities over a bribery investigation related to Mongolia’s giant Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine and the site’s $5.3 billion expansion remains on track, according to the producer’s top executive.
Swiss probe Rio Tinto over possible bribes, ex-Mongolian minister expects to be cleared
Swiss prosecutors confirmed on Wednesday they were investigating whether miner Rio Tinto paid bribes linked to the landmark Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine.
Rio to build power plant at Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia
Mining giant Rio Tinto (LON, ASX:RIO) will seek approval to build a power plant at its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia and so comply with a 2009 investment agreement that calls for local suppliers to power the operation.
Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners
Tech giant Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) is said to be in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners as a way to ensure sufficient supply of the metal, an essential ingredient in the batteries that power its iPhone.
Xanadu Mines steps-up drilling to boost copper-gold bounty in Mongolia
Xanadu Mines Ltd (ASX:XAM) is stepping up drilling at its Kharmagtai project in Mongolia as it seeks to expand existing copper-gold resources and test near-surface regional targets.
Australian coal exports valued at AUS$56.5 billion in 2017
The latest trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that coal exports in 2017 were valued at AUS$56.5 billion, 35% higher than in 2016. This is the highest ever annual value of coal exports – the previous record was AUS$46.7 billion in 2011.
Mongolia’s Oyu Tolgoi declares force majeure after border protests
The Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia’s southern Gobi Desert declared force majeure after protests by Chinese coal haulers disrupted deliveries near the border, majority owner Turquoise Hill said Wednesday.
Copper falls most in six weeks as metals rally starts to give
After a robust rally, metals prices are starting to pull back.
Copper rallies to three-year high as China plant halts output
Copper in London surged to the highest in almost four years after China ordered its top producer to halt output to combat winter pollution, fueling a rally this year driven by optimism about demand and supply disruptions at mines.
China’s November coal imports from Australia slip on port congestion: customs
Chinese imports of coal from key supplier Australia slipped in November from a year ago, customs data showed, hit by heavy traffic congestion in Australian ports.
Massive Oyu Tolgoi mine to more than double gold production in 2018
Rio Tinto-controlled Turquoise Hill (TSX:TRQ) is expecting its majority-owned Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia to churn in 2018 more than double the amount of the precious metal forecast for this year, with operating costs dropping about 2.8%.
Solar Bankers Secures Lithium Mining Rights in Mongolia
Solar Bankers has secured offtake rights for a large reserve of lithium in Mongolia together with a Swiss partner company. Lithium is a highly demanded precious metal with a wide range of uses and applications, most prominently in the production of batteries and other electronic devices. Lithium has gained importance in the renewable energy sector [...]
Scientists produce high-grade rare earths from coal
Scientists from the University of Kentucky have produced nearly-pure rare earth concentrates from coal, using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process.
Xanadu Mines drills high-grade copper below current resource in Mongolia
Xanadu Mines Ltd (ASX:XAM) has successfully drilled extensions of high-grade copper along strike and below the current resource at the Stockwork Hill deposit within the Kharmagtai project in Mongolia.
In bizarre twist, coal may become a scarce commodity: Russell
The idea of coal as a scarce commodity seems somewhat preposterous given it remains one of the most abundant mineral resources on the planet, but the coming years may see a deficit in seaborne markets for the polluting fuel.
Xi’s China a boon for mining
Most analysis of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has focused on how President Xi Jinping is consolidating his already considerable power acquired through a purge of opponents in a corruption crackdown that shows no sign of slowing down.
Copper price: Rio slashes production guidance
On Monday, the copper price surged to $3.25 a pound or $7,165 a tonne, its highest level in more than three-and-half years over optimism about the strength of the economy of top consumer China and worries about global supply.
Chinese companies to build 700 coal plants in and outside China
Coal is dead. Coal mining is a sunset industry. Donald Trump is crazy if he thinks he can revive Big Coal. While all these statements have become part of global consciousness when it comes to the future of the much-maligned fossil fuel, a report by Urgewald, a Berlin-based environmental group, casts doubt on at least [...]
Xanadu Mines confirms three large porphyry targets
Xanadu Mines (ASX:XAM) has confirmed that three of its 19 copper-gold and gold targets are new large-scale porphyry prospects within its flagship Kharmagtai project in Mongolia.
Mongolia’s tiny stock market soars on coal trade renaissance
A boom in the coal trade in Mongolia has helped elevate the country’s benchmark stock index and pump the tiny exchange’s market capitalisation to five-year highs as optimism about the economy grows following a bailout deal.
Miner Kincora secures EBRD help to explore Mongolia
Canadian-listed miner Kincora Copper on Friday said the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development would acquire a 6.16 percent stake in the company for 1.4 million Canadian dollars ($1.1 million) to further its exploration in Mongolia.
Монгольский уголь объезжает Китай
Монголия, регулярно сталкивающаяся с проблемами при вывозе своего угля в Китай, пытается переключить часть экспорта на российский Дальний Восток. Пока предполагается отгрузка небольших партий через Восточный порт в Находке. По мнению источников “Ъ” и экспертов, при реальной потребности Монголии в диверсификации поставок это соглашение выглядит скорее политическим и монгольский уголь будет конкурировать за портовые мощности [...]
Xanadu Mines confirms higher-grade mineralisation across porphyry at Kharmagtai
Xanadu Mines Ltd (ASX:XAM) continues to make high-grade copper-gold intercepts from diamond drilling at the Stockwork Hill deposit, located within the company’s Kharmagtai project in Mongolia.
Copper price powers on but doubts are starting to creep in
December copper futures trading on the Comex market in New York powered ahead on Monday after hedge funds pushed bullish bets on the metal to fresh record highs. Copper touched a high of $3.1095 a pound ($6,855 per tonne) up more than 1% from Friday’s closing price and the highest since October 2014. Copper is [...]
China’s largest coal miner sees prices around 550 yuan/tonne in H2
China’s largest coal miner Shenhua sees spot prices around 550 yuan ($83) per tonne with supply stable going into winter, the company said on Monday, easing worries that a cut in coal output could fuel another rally in prices.