BHP seeks to tighten grip on South America’s copper sector

Mining News Pro - BHP (ASX: BHP), the world’s largest miner, is hoping to expand its investments in Argentina’s copper sector, where it already has a presence through its 9.9% stake Canada’s Filo Mining, the junior developing the Filo del Sol copper-gold-silver project straddling the border with Chile.

Copper price rises as China’s economy shows strong recovery

Mining News Pro - The copper price rose on Wednesday after better-than-expected manufacturing activity data from China underpinned demand hopes.

Panama breakthrough adds to good news for global copper supplies

Mining News Pro - A breakthrough in contract talks at a mine in Panama is the latest piece of good news for global copper supplies following resumption of operations at a giant Indonesian mine and easing tensions in Peru.

How zircon helps identify untapped copper deposits

Mining News Pro - New research shows that it is possible to mine zircon textures to identify valuable mineral deposits.

A $1.5 billion hoard of copper and cobalt is piling up in Congo

Mining News Pro - A growing pile of copper and cobalt worth about $1.5 billion is stranded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, caught up in a standoff over the future of one of the world’s biggest battery-metal mines.

First Quantum halts copper processing in Panama as dispute spirals

Mining News Pro - Canada’s First Quantum Minerals said on Thursday it had halted ore processing operations at its giant Cobre Panama copper mine, in the latest escalation of a dispute with Panama’s government over tax and royalty payments.

Copper catalyst may be essential for production of solar fuels from sunlight, water

Mining News Pro - A research team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has gained new insights into how copper works as an electrocatalyst, a mechanism that uses energy from electrons to chemically transform molecules into different products.

First Quantum halts copper processing in Panama as dispute spiral

Mining News Pro - Canada’s First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM) said on Thursday it had halted ore processing operations at its giant Cobre Panama copper mine, in the latest escalation of a dispute with the country’s government over tax and royalty payments.

Governments will need to support copper recycling – Macquarie

Mining News Pro - Higher prices and more government support will be needed for recycling to ease the next copper shortfall, Australian bank Macquarie said.

Teck, PolyMet launch NewRange Copper Nickel JV to advance Minnesota projects

Mining News Pro - Teck and PolyMet have launched the NewRange Copper Nickel joint venture with the aim to supply critical minerals for the clean energy transition across North America. Together, they plan to become the second nickel producer in the US.

Copper price rebounds on Chinese demand revival hopes

Mining News Pro - Copper price rose on Thursday as the dollar weakened and investors looked ahead to an expected revival in demand in China.

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Mining News Pro - The government of British Columbia has fined Teck Coal Limited C$15.4 million ($11.5m) for exceeding pollution thresholds and failing to build an active water treatment facility on time at its Fording River Operations in southeastern BC.

ERG to spend $1.8 billion doubling African copper, cobalt output

Mining News Pro - Eurasian Resources Group Sarl, the mining firm backed by Kazakhstan, plans to spend $1.8 billion doubling its African copper and cobalt output as it taps demand for metals needed for the green-energy transition.

Teck, BCIT to boost research on copper’s antimicrobial properties

Mining News Pro - A new $1.75-million facility built by Canada’s Teck Resources and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is expected to help students and researchers investigate and test the use of antimicrobial copper in a range of healthcare devices, including prosthetics and orthotics.

Camino to partner with Japan’s Nittetsu at Los Chapitos copper project in Peru

Mining News Pro - Camino Corp. has signed a letter of intent to partner with Japan’s Nittetsu Mining Co. at its Los Chapitos copper exploration project in Peru. Nittetsu currently operates the Atacama Kozan copper mine located in northern Chile that was developed from an iron oxide copper gold (IOCG) deposit style similar to Camino’s Los Chapitos project.

Copper price falls as China’s reopening boost loses power

Mining News Pro - The copper price retreated on Wednesday as weak demand offsetted speculative bets that the end of China’s Covid Zero policy will reignite growth.

MMG shuts Las Bambas copper mine due to protests

Mining News Pro - China-backed miner MMG Ltd has placed its vast Las Bambas copper mine in Peru, the world’s second largest producing nation of the metal, on care and maintenance due to ongoing community unrest triggered by the destitution of President Pedro Castillo late last year.

Chile mine delays to slow copper growth

Mining News Pro - Copper production in Chile, the world’s largest producer of the red metal, will grow at a slower rate this decade than previously hoped, a government report seen by Reuters showed, with peak output later and lower than estimated a year ago.

Panama won’t allow First Quantum to expand copper mine operations

Mining News Pro - Panama will not allow Canada’s First Quantum to expand the area of its existing copper mining operations, the deputy environment minister told Reuters, stressing the government’s opposition to what it said was a request from the firm for more land.

US blocks mining in parts of Minnesota, dealing blow to Antofagasta’s Twin Metals copper project

Mining News Pro - The US Interior Department on Thursday blocked mining in part of northeast Minnesota for 20 years, the latest blow to Antofagasta Plc’s Twin Metals copper and nickel mining project but a step officials said is needed to protect the state’s vast network of interconnected waterways.

Copper price falls with China absent for Lunar New Year

Mining News Pro - Copper price fell for a second day on Wednesday, weighed down by a stronger dollar and the absence of China, where markets are closed for a week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

Marimaca Copper infill drilling yields best results to date at oxide deposit in Chile

Mining News Pro - Marimaca Copper has released the final batch of reverse circulation (RC) drill results from last year’s infill drilling campaign at the Marimaca oxide deposit (MOD) in northern Chile, including the best copper intersection drilled to date on a grade-times-width basis.

Flexible copper sensor can detect heavy metals in sweat

Mining News Pro - An international team of researchers led by the University of São Paulo in Brazil has developed a portable copper sensor that is able to detect heavy metals such as lead and cadmium in sweat.

BHP strikes deal to look for copper in Serbia

Mining News Pro - BHP Group struck a deal to look for copper in Serbia as the world’s biggest mining company expands efforts to find new deposits of the metal essential for the green revolution.

Codelco produced less copper in 2022

Mining News Pro - Chile’s state-run Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, produced 172,000 fewer tonnes of copper in 2022, Chairman Maximo Pacheco said on Tuesday, marking a roughly 10% drop from output in 2021.

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