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  • Rio Tinto Alcan launches $8M AP50 fund Dec 03, 2007

    Rio Tinto Alcan has launched an $8-million fund in a move to promote competitiveness among suppliers and contractors in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in the development of its AP50 smelting technology.

  • Novelis to supply sheet for GM’s ’08 hybrid SUVs [UPDATE] Dec 03, 2007

    Novelis Inc. is entering the hot hybrid vehicle market, the latest shot in the perpetual battle between steel and aluminum suppliers to the auto industry.

  • Lead stuck at Port of Esperance could ship in March [UPDATE] Dec 03, 2007

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

  • Rio Tinto Alcan launches $8 million AP50 fund Dec 03, 2007

    Rio Tinto Alcan has launched an $8-million fund in a move to promote competitiveness among suppliers and contractors in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in the development of its AP50 smelting technology, the company said Monday.

  • US says High Court shouldn’t hear Teck appeal Dec 03, 2007

    The U.S. Solicitor General said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear an appeal of a lawsuit against Teck Cominco Ltd. for allegedly polluting the Columbia River with waste from its smelter in Trail, British Columbia, according to a brief submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

  • Franconia looks to start up Minn. copper, nickel, PGM mine by 2011 Dec 03, 2007

    Franconia Minerals Corp., Spokane, Wash., is hoping to produce the first metal from its Birch Lake copper, nickel and platinum group metals (PGM) project in eastern Minnesota by 2011, Brian Gavin, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said in an interview.

  • HudBay may close Manitoba smelter by 2015 Dec 03, 2007

    HudBay Minerals Inc.’s aging copper smelter in northern Manitoba might be closed within seven years if it cannot be upgraded to meet federal emissions standards.

  • Chinese copper smelters concede TC/RC talks aren’t proceeding well Dec 03, 2007

    China’s top copper smelters have conceded that negotiations on 2008 copper treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) could be settled at below $45 a tonne/4.5 cents a pound.

  • US mart lukewarm to possible closure of HudBay smelter Dec 03, 2007

    The possible closure of HudBay Minerals Inc.'s aging copper smelter in northern Manitoba will not have a major impact on the U.S. copper market as the concentrate sent there would just end up processed elsewhere, according to trade sources.

  • Novelis inks deal to supply aluminum sheet for GM SUVs Dec 03, 2007

    Novelis Inc., Atlanta, said Monday that it had been selected by General Motors Corp. to supply aluminum sheet for the hoods and liftgates of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

  • Franconia looks to start up Minn. mine by 2011 Dec 03, 2007

    Franconia Minerals Corp., Spokane, Wash., is hoping to see first metal from its Birch Lake copper, nickel and platinum group metals project in eastern Minnesota by 2011, Brian Gavin, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said in an interview.

  • Galore Creek decision could hit other Canadian projects Nov 30, 2007

    The suspension of the Galore Creek copper and gold project in British Columbia has put plans for a Canadian $400-million power line in limbo, threatening the economics of several other prospective mining projects in the province.

  • Rio Tinto Alcan to study greenfield smelter in Cameroon Nov 30, 2007

    Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, is considering building a greenfield smelter in the Republic of Cameroon and has signed an amendment to a 2005 deal providing additional access to water resources for the construction and operation of a 1,000-megawatt hydroelectric generating station at Songbengue to power the project.

  • Rio Tinto Alcan mulls new smelter Nov 30, 2007

    Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, is considering building a greenfield smelter in the Republic of Cameroon and has signed an amendment to a 2005 deal providing additional access to water resources for the construction and operation of a 1,000-megawatt hydroelectric generating station at Songbengue to power the project.

  • HudBay may close Manitoba copper smelter by 2015 Nov 30, 2007

    HudBay Minerals Inc.’s aging copper smelter in northern Manitoba might have to be closed within seven years if it cannot be upgraded to meet federal emissions standards, the company said Friday.

  • Molybdenum supply deficit likely to persist through ’09, exec says Nov 30, 2007

    The global molybdenum supply deficit won’t ease until 2010, with the oil industry and industrial development in China driving strong demand, according to an industry executive.

  • US says High Court shouldn’t hear Teck suit appeal Nov 30, 2007

    The U.S. Solicitor General said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear an appeal of an lawsuit against Teck Cominco Ltd. for polluting the Columbia River with waste from its smelter in Trail, British Columbia, according to a brief issued to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Thursday.

  • Aluminum premiums slip in slow spot market Nov 30, 2007

    U.S. aluminum premiums have edged lower on softer market conditions as spot activity dwindles and market participants focus mainly on next year’s needs.

  • Newmont selling assets for $1.3B Nov 30, 2007

    Newmont Mining Corp., Denver, is selling its royalty assets and other non-core holdings to Toronto’s Franco-Nevada Corp. for about $1.3 billion in order to fund further development of its core gold business

  • Aluminum premiums slip in slow spot market Nov 30, 2007

    U.S. aluminum premiums have edged lower on softer market conditions as spot activity dwindles and market participants focus mainly on next year’s needs.

  • Housing woes weigh heavy on copper market Nov 30, 2007

    Soft demand for copper cathode is expected to drag into the first quarter of next year as the collapse in the U.S. residential construction sector and fears of an economic slowdown continue to weigh heavily on the market.

  • Newmont selling assets to Franco-Nevada for $1.3B Nov 30, 2007

    Newmont Mining Corp., Denver, said it was selling its royalty assets and other non-core holdings to Toronto’s Franco-Nevada Corp. for about $1.3 billion in order to fund further development of its core gold business

  • Spot indium prices soft, seen near bottom Nov 29, 2007

    Indium prices in the United States remain soft after months on a downslope, but some trade sources say the market might have bottomed out.

  • Lead poised for run-up as stocks remain tight Nov 29, 2007

    Lead prices are expected to rebound following a flurry of profit-taking as stocks held in London Metal Exchange-registered warehouses remain at critical levels, according to trade sources.

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