Aluminum and Copper

Mining News Pro - Alcoa of Australia has secured three new gas supply agreements which, combined, will supply close to 25% of the company’s requirements in Western Australia from 2020.

Mining News Pro - Amarc Resources (TSXV: AHR; US-OTC: AXREF) has identified five clusters of drill ready targets that cover areas ranging from 1.5 sq. km to more than 5 sq. km during 2018 exploration at its JOY copper-gold project in north-central B.C.’s Toodoggone region.

Mining News Pro - Capstone Mining (TSX: CS) released today positive results of an updated technical report for its Cozamin mine, located north-northwest of Zacatecas City in the Mexican north-central state of the same name.

Mining News Pro - The Josemaria copper/gold project in the Andes mountains of San Juan, Argentina, will be on an accelerated development schedule, as Canadian junior NGEx Resources moves to elevate the project to construction-ready level amid a global scarcity of such projects.

Mining News Pro - Aluminum producers will need to build additional smelting capacity outside of China as inventories run down in the coming two to three years, according to Rio Tinto Group.

Mining News Pro - Mohammad Reza Ghasemi, referring to the conclusion of the contract with Kani Copas, said: "The equipment needed to create the necessary ground for the start of geotechnical studies has begun, and in the lead week we will begin to conduct the implementation of geotechnical engineering studies and hydrology."

Mining News Pro - Chile is set to deliver steady production growth of 4% next year, as the risk of labour strikes decreases and mines are upgraded, Fitch Solutions Macro Research says in a report, also warning that declining grades pose a downside risk to its long-term forecast

Mining News Pro - At more than 1,100 metres deep, Chuquicamata is the world`s largest open pit copper mine. (Courtesy of Codelco via Flickr.)

Mining News Pro - Canadian miner Lundin confirmed on Friday it was cutting 106 jobs at its Candelaria copper mine in Chile to "improve competitiveness and productivity", amid reports that workers had begun a 48-hour strike.

Mining News Pro - Asia Copper Week (2018) this year was also held by the Institute of Copper and Mine Studies (CESCO) from November 13 to November 22 in Shanghai, China. The prediction of the future of the copper market was one of the main pillars of the event.

Mining News Pro - Copper Mountain Mining Corp has filed a technical report on the feasibility study for its Eva copper project prepared in accordance with NI 43-101. The Eva Copper Technical Report is in support of the company’s October 1, 2018 news release announcing the feasibility study results on the project.

Mining News Pro - Antofagasta has announced that its $1.3bn expansion of its Minera Los Pelambres project has been approved.

Mining News Pro - Quebrada Blanca open pit mine is nearing the end of its life, but the Phase 2 expansion will keep it producing for at least another 25 years. (Image courtesy of Teck Chile.)

Mining News Pro - By Peter Hobson LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Copper rose on Friday as signs of supply tightness supported prices, but worries about the outcome of the U.S.-China trade dispute limited gains.

Mining News Pro - India`s Vedanta Ltd has been selling copper concentrate on the spot market from stockpiles at its Sterlite smelter, a company official said, after the facility was forced to stop operating earlier this year amid pollution concerns.

Mining News Pro - Boliden has installed four trolley assist truck units at its Aitik copper mine in Sweden as the company looks to step up its vision for fossil fuel-free operations, the company’s Technology Director, Staffan Sandström told attendees at Epiroc’s Power Change Days event in Örebro, Sweden, this week.

Mining News Pro - LONDON – Rio Tinto is among parties making a final offer for a minority stake in Teck Resources` Quebrada Blanca copper mine expansion in northern Chile, a development worth $4.8-billion, two sources close to the matter said.

Mining News Pro - The world’s second largest miner, Rio Tinto, (ASX, LON:RIO) is said to be preparing an offer for a minority stake in Teck Resources’ (TSX:TECK.A | TECK.B)(NYSE:TCK) Quebrada Blanca copper mine in northern Chile.

Mining News Pro - A tight copper market may be set to get a lot tighter, if a report this week from the world’s biggest miner of the metal is any indication.

Mining News Pro - Resolution Copper, a joint venture between giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, demolished a 94-year-old copper smelter stack that belonged to the Magma Mine, now the Resolution Copper Mine near the Arizonian town of Superior, some 60 miles east of downtown Phoenix.

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