Nonferrous

  • DLA offering ferrochrome for sale Aug 19, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials is offering 3,000 short tons of high-carbon ferrochrome and 1,275 tons of low-carbon ferrochrome for sale this month.

  • First Quantum completes Lumina buy Aug 19, 2014

    First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has completed its acquisition of copper exploration company Lumina Copper Corp., the mining company said Aug. 19.

  • Noranda power rate meeting set Aug 19, 2014

    The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) will issue a report and order Aug. 20 regarding Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s request for a lower electricity rate.

  • Dynacast earnings soar on stronger second-qtr. sales Aug 19, 2014

    Zinc and aluminum die cast producer Dynacast International Inc. reported improved second-quarter results on a strong performance in North America and Europe, particularly a recovery in southern Europe and strong sales at its operations in Germany and the United Kingdom.

  • Lundin’s Eagle gears for output after court OK Aug 18, 2014

    Lundin Mining Corp.’s Eagle nickel-copper mine is set to commence production this fall as scheduled after the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the project’s mining and groundwater discharge permits.

  • Azure, Kennecott in deal on Mexico project Aug 18, 2014

    Exploration company Azure Minerals Ltd. has reached an earn-in and joint-venture agreement with Kennecott Exploration Co., part of Rio Tinto Group, to explore for copper at Azure’s wholly owned Promontorio project in northern Mexico.

  • Boeing weighs boosting 737 output Aug 18, 2014

    Continuing strong demand for Boeing Co.’s 737 is spurring its builder to consider yet another increase in the airliner’s production rate, which would mean still-greater demand for aerospace aluminum alloy plate.

  • Autos help fuel aluminum shipment gains Aug 18, 2014

    North American service center aluminum shipments inched up last month as strong demand from a number of key markets, including automotive, aerospace and building and construction, continued to drive orders higher.

  • Output cuts driving aluminum price rise: analyst Aug 18, 2014

    Global production curtailments are driving a recent spike in domestic and international aluminum prices, according to Morgan Stanley Research analyst Adam Longson.

  • Oracle sues JW Aluminum for $656,800 Aug 18, 2014

    Oracle Flexible Packaging Inc. (OFP) is suing JW Aluminum Co. for $656,820 for allegedly failing to pay for delivered aluminum.

  • Red Kite trading head Barry Feldman dies Aug 18, 2014

    Barry Feldman, global head of physical trading at Red Kite Group, died Aug. 15 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 67.

  • Copper premiums could feel pressure Aug 16, 2014

    Copper premiums remain steady at 6 to 6.5 cents per pound, but market participants believe downward pressure is imminent as consumers pause to see where Comex prices will land.

  • Ferrovanadium prices hold steady Aug 15, 2014

    Ferrovanadium producers are continuing to wait for an improvement in domestic spot pricing, with some choosing to focus on a European market that has seen prices strengthen in recent weeks.

  • Imperial Metals halts output at Mount Polley Aug 15, 2014

    Imperial Metals Corp. has indefinitely halted production at its Mount Polley open-pit copper and gold mine in British Columbia due to a tailings dam breach, according to the company’s second-quarter financial report.

  • Port of Oswego aluminum shipments to rise Aug 15, 2014

    Shipments of aluminum products through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Port of Oswego in New York are expected to increase by 30 percent this year, according to the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

  • Glencore logs drop in zinc, nickel output Aug 15, 2014

    Glencore Plc’s production from its nickel and zinc assets declined in the first half of the year due to several mine closures, although output rose at North American assets still in operation, the company said Aug. 13.

  • Midwest aluminum premiums trend upward Aug 15, 2014

    Midwest aluminum premiums ticked higher this week, with market participants saying that elevated premiums in Brazil and Japan, coupled with continued issues related to higher domestic freight charges, had prompted sellers to test the upper limits of the market.

  • Patent row may impact copper, brass mills Aug 15, 2014

    Copper and brass mills and ingot makers who have been granted a license for the Eco Brass copper alloy could be adversely impacted by a patent dispute between Conbraco Industries Inc. and Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. Ltd.

  • Grupo México ordered to fund spill cleanup Aug 14, 2014

    Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) has ordered Buenavista del Cobre SA de CV to pay for remediation of a mine tailings spill from the company’s Buenavista Mine project into the country’s Sonora River.

  • Explosion, fire at Noranda’s Mo. smelter Aug 14, 2014

    A transformer exploded at Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s smelting facility in New Madrid, Mo.

  • Victory Nickel focuses on Minago project Aug 14, 2014

    Victory Nickel Inc. will "continue to work on optimizing" its Minago nickel project in Manitoba "in preparation for a strengthening nickel market," the company said Aug. 14 in its second-quarter financial report.

  • KWG to appeal Ring of Fire ruling Aug 14, 2014

    KWG Resources Inc. will appeal a decision allowing Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. to dispense with the consent of KWG subsidiary Canada Chrome Corp. (CCC) in building a road that would cross CCC mining claims in northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire region.

  • North America aluminum orders up in July Aug 13, 2014

    North American aluminum orders rose sharply in July as demand for auto body sheet enters the first stage of what some analysts are calling an explosive growth cycle, driven primarily by increased usage of lightweight aluminum alloys by major automakers.

  • Ferrochrome usage rises in May vs. April Aug 13, 2014

    U.S. high-carbon and low-carbon ferrochrome consumption trended up in May compared with April, with year-to-date consumption also showing further improvement from a year earlier, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data show.

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