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  • Workers vote to strike at Altonorte Dec 11, 2006

    Union workers at Xstrata Plc’s Altonorte copper smelter in Chile have voted to strike after rejecting the latest contract offer from the company, according to reports.

  • DNSC details November BOA sales Dec 11, 2006

    The U.S. Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) has announced the results of its stockpile metal sales in November under the basic ordering agreement (BOA) format.

  • Altonorte strike on hold for five days Dec 11, 2006

    A strike at Xstrata Plc’s Altonorte copper smelter in Chile has been put on hold for at least five days following a request by the company for government mediation, according to Reuters.

  • Early birds book ‘07 magnesium at lower prices Dec 11, 2006

    The gap in 2007 contract prices between the early birds and the last-minute shoppers for magnesium has grown to historic levels as indications of future supply tightness grow, according to market sources.

  • Rima returns to US market, offers silicon for ’07 1st qtr. Dec 11, 2006

    Brazilian silicon producer Rima Industrial SA has re-entered the U.S. market and is offering material for the first quarter of next year, market sources said.

  • Alcan plans $9.5M upgrade at French facility Dec 11, 2006

    Alcan Inc., Montreal, plans to invest $9.5 million to upgrade the automotive continuous annealing and quenching line at its facility in Neuf-Brisach, France.

  • PacMag considers developing Ann Mason copper mine in Nev. Dec 11, 2006

    Australian exploration company PacMag Metals Ltd. is mulling construction of a 130,000-tonne-per-year copper mine in Nevada.

  • Rima offering silicon in US for 1st qtr. of ‘07 Dec 11, 2006

    Brazilian silicon producer Rima Industrial SA has re-entered the U.S. market and is offering material for the first quarter of next year, market sources said.

  • Copper premiums soften on demand decline Dec 11, 2006

    U.S. copper premiums have softened as spot demand for metal dries up and warehouse stocks rise.

  • No plans to put Nichols Aluminum back on sales block, Quanex says Dec 11, 2006

    Quanex Corp., Houston, has no plans to shop for a buyer for its Nichols Aluminum Corp. sheet business during the coming year, the company said.

  • Moa Nickel unaffected by rain, flooding in Cuba Dec 11, 2006

    Mining and processing operations at Moa Nickel SA were normal following heavy rainfall and flooding in the Holguin province of Cuba over the weekend, Sherritt International Corp. said Monday.

  • Copper premiums soften on demand decline Dec 11, 2006

    U.S. copper premiums have softened as spot demand for metal dries up and warehouse stocks rise.

  • Moa Nickel said unaffected by rain, flooding in Cuba Dec 11, 2006

    Mining and processing operations at Moa Nickel SA were normal following heavy rainfall and flooding in the Holguin province of Cuba over the weekend, half-owner Sherritt International Corp. said Monday.

  • Labor talks at Alma smelter set to resume Dec 11, 2006

    Contract negotiations at Alcan Inc.’s aluminum smelter in Alma , Quebec, were set to resume Monday after a Labor Ministry conciliator called the company and union back to the bargaining table, according to Michel Arsenault, District 5 director of the United Steelworkers union.

  • Alcan plans $9.5M upgrade at Neuf-Brisach facility in France Dec 11, 2006

    Alcan Inc., Montreal, plans to invest $9.5 million to upgrade the automotive continuous annealing and quenching line at its Neuf-Brisach, France, facility. The new capacity is scheduled to come on-stream in the first half of 2008.

  • Moa Nickel unaffected by rain, flooding in Cuba Dec 11, 2006

    Mining and processing operations at Moa Nickel SA were normal following heavy rainfall and flooding in the Holguin province of Cuba over the weekend, Sherritt International Corp. said Monday.

  • PacMag considers developing Ann Mason copper mine in Nev. Dec 11, 2006

    Australian exploration company PacMag Metals Ltd. is mulling construction of a 130,000-tonne-per-year copper mine in Nevada.

  • Contract talks resuming at Alcan smelter Dec 11, 2006

    Contract negotiations at Alcan Inc.’s aluminum smelter in Alma , Quebec, were set to resume Monday after a Labour Ministry conciliator called the company and union back to the bargaining table, according to Michel Arsenault, United Steelworkers union District 5 director.

  • DNSC nets $5.2M on cobalt sales Dec 08, 2006

    The U.S. Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) sold 299,503 pounds of cobalt for $5.2 million in November to Glencore Ltd., Stamford, Conn.; OMG Americas Inc., Cleveland; Phoenixx International LP, Pittsburgh; and Wogen Resources Ltd., London.

  • Alcan could face January strike at its Alma smelter Dec 08, 2006

    Alcan Inc., Montreal, is facing a strike at its 400,000-tonne-a-year Alma smelter in Quebec in the New Year unless it can negotiate a new labor contract for some 800 workers at the plant.

  • Quanex denies Nichols unit to go back on sales block Dec 08, 2006

    Quanex Corp., Houston, denies that it will be shopping for a buyer for its Nichols Aluminum Corp. aluminum sheet business sometime during the coming year.

  • Mirg sounds sour Reach note after compromise Dec 08, 2006

    The Metal Industry Reach Group (Mirg) has had limited success in lobbying both the U.K. and European parliaments in an attempt to derail or overhaul the European Union’s contentious Reach (registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals) directive, Ivor Kirman, chairman, admitted.

  • Nymex mini-contracts start slowly in first week in cautious market Dec 08, 2006

    The New York Mercantile Exchange’s new Comex miNY metals futures and London look-a-like contracts got off to a slow start in their first week of trading, with the market greeting them with caution.

  • Barrick fails in attempt to acquire NovaGold with $1.7-billion offer Dec 08, 2006

    Barrick Gold Corp., Toronto, has failed in its $1.7-billion bid to take over NovaGold Resources Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, after acquiring only 14.8 percent of the company.

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