• Mark resigns from helm of NAN, VMS Ventures Jun 17, 2014

    North American Nickel Inc. (NAN) chairman and chief executive officer Richard Mark has resigned and won’t stand for re-election at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting next month.

  • Century Aluminum names Rick Dillon finance chief Jun 17, 2014

    Century Aluminum Co. has appointed Rick T. Dillon executive vice president and chief financial officer.

  • Scrap dealer gets probation for lying in probe Jun 17, 2014

    A Pittsburgh scrap dealer who admitted wrongdoing in a $1-million nickel theft case has been placed on probation for one year and ordered to pay $148,297 in restitution.

  • Global zinc, lead markets remain in deficit Jun 16, 2014

    The global refined zinc and lead markets both logged a deficit in the first four months of 2014, according to data compiled by the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG).

  • Alcoa to sell Jamaican mining interest Jun 16, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Noble Resources UK Ltd. to pursue a sale of its stake in Alcoa Minerals of Jamaica LLC (AMJ).

  • Funding source clouds Calif. aluminum project Jun 16, 2014

    The source of funding for a proposed $1.5-billion secondary aluminum manufacturing facility in Barstow, Calif., is being disputed by the project’s developer.

  • APCo ‘nearing’ Felman power deal Jun 16, 2014

    Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) is "nearing agreement" with silicomanganese producer Felman Production LLC on a new electricity supply contract, the company said, and has subsequently withdrawn its petition for clarification with the West Virginia Public Service Commission.

  • Avanti Mining wins Kitsault permit Jun 16, 2014

    Avanti Mining Inc. has received an amended Mines Act permit for its Kitsault molybdenum project and expects to begin construction soon.

  • Anfield shareholders approve Mayaniquel deal Jun 16, 2014

    Anfield Nickel Corp. shareholders have approved the sale of Guatemalan subsidiary Mayaniquel SA and its nickel laterite project to ferronickel producer Cunico Resources NV.

  • $70M incentive package OK’d for CN Wire plant Jun 13, 2014

    Local officials in Doña Ana County, N.M., have signed off on a $70-million incentive program for CN Wire Corp. in the form of industrial revenue bonds, pending approval by the county’s department of finance, a county commissioner told AMM.

  • Ferrovanadium rebounds as moly stays flat Jun 13, 2014

    Ferrovanadium spot prices rebounded slightly this past week following a period of reported softness, while molybdenum prices appear to have steadied after rallying in April and May.

  • Can’t find your metal? Just ask the genie of Qingdao Jun 12, 2014

    It’s an almost comical scene. A representative from a Western bank or the (supposed) owner of a cargo wanders around a busy port in China’s Shandong province.

  • Copper tubing maker sued for dumping waste Jun 12, 2014

    A copper flow products manufacturer is being sued for allegedly releasing harmful chemicals and toxins into the environment at its recycling and smelting facility in southern Illinois.

  • LME rules won’t hurt aluminum premiums Jun 12, 2014

    The market will support high premiums on aluminum regardless of the London Metal Exchange’s new warehousing rules, according to an executive at BNP Paribas.

  • Officials back Noranda lower power rate request Jun 12, 2014

    Elected officials from five Missouri counties near Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s New Madrid, Mo., aluminum smelter are backing the company’s request for a lower electricity rate.

  • China aluminum said pledged up to eight times Jun 12, 2014

    Around 400,000 tonnes of aluminum has been pledged in Qingdao Port’s Dagang subsidiary, but as little as an eighth of it might actually exist, people familiar with the matter estimate.

  • Decheng said focus of China probe Jun 12, 2014

    The probe into alleged fraud at the northeastern Chinese port of Qingdao is centered on metals trading company Decheng Mining, according to media reports.

  • US brass mill imports up, exports fall in April Jun 12, 2014

    U.S. imports of brass mill products increased in April compared with the same month last year while exports fell, according to data from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • Output at Horsehead smelter on track Jun 12, 2014

    Horsehead Holding Corp. aims to begin producing all grades and sizes of zinc at its Mooresboro, N.C., plant in two to three months, with full ramp-up slated in six months, president and chief executive officer James M. Hensler said.

  • Felman looks to restart output in June Jun 11, 2014

    Felman Production LLC is hoping to restart its New Haven, W.Va., silicomanganese plant by the end of June, but has yet to reach an agreement with electricity supplier Appalachian Power Co. (APCo).

  • Ormet seeks OK to auction off Ohio smelter Jun 11, 2014

    Ormet Corp. is seeking court approval to hold an auction to sell its Ohio smelter after securing a stalking horse bid of $15.25 million, according to court documents filed June 9.

  • Novelis temporarily shuts Ky. plant after fire Jun 11, 2014

    An early morning fire at Novelis Inc.’s aluminum plant in Berea, Ky., June 11 has caused the facility to temporarily shut down.

  • HudBay extends offer for Augusta shares again Jun 10, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. has extended its offer to acquire Augusta Resource Corp.’s shares to June 20.

  • Aluminum use in autos set to explode: Ducker Jun 10, 2014

    Aluminum sheet usage for light vehicle body and closure parts will grow from less than 200 million pounds in 2012 to approximately 4 billion pounds by 2025, according to a study by Ducker Worldwide LLC.

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