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  • Asarco’s Silver Bell unit, EPA reach accord over unreported cobalt use Dec 06, 2007

    Silver Bell Mining LLC, a division of copper producer Asarco LLC, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to report that it used cobalt from 2001 to 2003.

  • Minmetals, Jiangxi to acquire Northern Peru Copper Dec 06, 2007

    Northern Peru Copper Corp. has signed an agreement of support for a cash takeover offer by state-owned China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Co. Ltd. and publicly traded Jiangxi Copper Co. Ltd., the Vancouver, British Columbia-based miner said Thursday.

  • Bismuth prices may be headed toward soft landing Dec 06, 2007

    U.S. spot prices for bismuth are continuing their gradual decline after a spike during the first half of 2007.

  • Asarco division settles with EPA over cobalt use Dec 06, 2007

    Silver Bell Mining LLC, a division of copper producer Asarco LLC, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to report using cobalt during 2001 to 2003.

  • Senate committee passes cap-and-trade bill Dec 06, 2007

    Few surprises were produced as a climate change bill that would cap greenhouse gas emissions and set up a market for trading emissions passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee by an 11-8 vote.

  • 300,000-lb. cobalt sale draws $9.8M for DNSC in November Dec 05, 2007

    The U.S. Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) sold 300,000 pounds of cobalt during November to two companies—Glencore Ltd., Stamford, Conn., and SFP Metals Ltd., London—for $9.8 million, or $32.67 a pound.

  • Felman leaves silicomanganese mart in dark Dec 05, 2007

    Uncertainties surround the start-up of the third furnace at Felman Production Inc.’s Letart, W.Va., silicomanganese plant, which had been expected in November.

  • Freeport slates $500M to revive moly operation Dec 05, 2007

    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. plans to restart its Climax open-pit molybdenum mine near Leadville, Colo. The New Orleans-based company expects to spend $500 million to bring the mine, which has been idle since 1995, back online.

  • Lead-acid battery shipments slip in October Dec 05, 2007

    Replacement automotive battery shipments in October dipped by 2.5 percent to 8.4 million units compared with the same period last year, according to the Battery Council International (BCI).

  • 300,000-lb. cobalt sale draws $9.8M for DNSC in November Dec 05, 2007

    The U.S. Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) sold 300,000 pounds of cobalt during November to two companies—Glencore Ltd., Stamford, Conn., and SFP Metals Ltd., London—for $9.8 million, or $32.67 a pound.

  • Felman leaves US silicomanganese market in the dark Dec 05, 2007

    Uncertainties surround the start-up of the third furnace at Felman Production Inc.’s Letart, W.Va., silicomanganese plant, which had been expected in November.

  • Xstrata to fast track projects in partnership with Bechtel Dec 05, 2007

    Xstrata Plc’s pipeline of copper projects could be fast-tracked following a deal with engineering and construction company Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, Xstrata said Wednesday.

  • Constellation to slash work force at Lisbon Valley Dec 05, 2007

    Constellation Copper Corp. plans to cut almost two-thirds of the workers at its Lisbon Valley copper mine in San Juan County, Utah, as it switches to a heap leach-only mining method.

  • Manganese giant takes shape as Palmary nears takeover of CSM Dec 05, 2007

    Australia’s Pallinghurst Resources LLC has bowed out to a sweetened bid by Palmary Enterprises (Australia) Pty Ltd. in the long-running battle for manganese miner Consolidated Minerals Ltd. (CSM).

  • Xstrata on course to double output at Raglan Dec 05, 2007

    Exploration results at Xstrata Plc’s Raglan nickel mine in the Nunavik Territory of northern Quebec show the site contains 4.5 million tonnes of inferred ore resources, more than double the 2 million tonnes previously estimated following a preliminary study in August.

  • Xstrata on track to double production at Raglan Dec 05, 2007

    Exploration results at Xstrata Plc’s Raglan nickel mine in the Nunavik Territory of northern Quebec have found the site contains 4.5 million tonnes of inferred ore resources, more than double the 2 million tonnes previously estimated following a preliminary study in August, the company said Wednesday.

  • Eramet Marietta ready to drop force majeure Dec 04, 2007

    After nearly nine months, Eramet Marietta Inc. has told customers it will lift its force majeure on silicomanganese shipments by the end of the year as it has stockpiled enough material.

  • Corus selling primary aluminum assets Dec 04, 2007

    Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus Group Ltd. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its remaining primary aluminum business to American Industrial Acquisition Corp. (AIAC), Greenwich, Conn., a closely held private equity investment firm.

  • Airbus to build assembly line in Ala. if it wins Air Force pact Dec 04, 2007

    European aircraft manufacturer Airbus SAS has confirmed that it is mulling plans to build an assembly plant in Mobile, Ala., as it looks to offset the effects of the surging euro against the U.S. dollar.

  • Palmary ups bid for ConsMin, Pallinghurst bows out Dec 04, 2007

    Australia’s Pallinghurst Resources LLC has bowed out to a sweetened bid by Palmary Enterprises (Australia) Pty Ltd. in the battle for manganese miner Consolidated Minerals Ltd. (CSM).

  • Airbus to build Ala. assembly line if it wins Air Force pact Dec 04, 2007

    European aircraft manufacturer Airbus SAS has confirmed that it is mulling plans to build an assembly plant in Mobile, Ala., as it looks to offset the effects of the surging euro against the U.S. dollar.

  • Eramet Marietta ready to drop force majeure Dec 04, 2007

    After nearly nine months, Eramet Marietta Inc. has told customers it will lift its force majeure on silicomanganese shipments by the end of the year as it has stockpiled enough material, a source close to the company said.

  • Aluminum facing more mergers, shutdowns Dec 04, 2007

    China’s aluminum industry can expect further consolidation, with more companies closing down due to rising costs and stricter government guidelines for the sector, according to an analyst.

  • Lead stuck at Port of Esperance could ship out in March or April Dec 04, 2007

    About 9,000 tonnes of lead carbonate from Ivernia Inc.’s Magellan Mine in Western Australia will be removed from the Port of Esperance in March or April, according to the state government.

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