Nonferrous

  • 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.

  • Redhawk, Anglo to develop Copper Creek Aug 13, 2014

    Redhawk Resources Inc. has signed a joint-venture agreement with Anglo American Plc to develop its Copper Creek project in San Manuel, Ariz.

  • Brass mill imports, exports rise in June Aug 13, 2014

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

  • Distributor’s brass, copper shipments climb Aug 13, 2014

    Copper and brass shipments by service centers increased to 21.69 million pounds in June, up 6.1 percent from the same month last year, according to Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA) data.

  • Ansonia to pay $400,000 in back taxes Aug 12, 2014

    Defunct copper and brass producer Ansonia Copper & Brass Inc. will account for $400,000 it owes in back taxes to the city of Ansonia, Conn., by paying for the demolition of its former manufacturing facility, legal counsel for the company told AMM.

  • DLA offers ferromanganese again Aug 12, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials is again offering 5,419 short tons of high-carbon ferromanganese as part of its quarterly offering. Bids close the afternoon of Aug. 13.

  • First Nickel trims loss as sales, output improve Aug 12, 2014

    First Nickel Inc. (FNI) narrowed its net loss as sales strengthened in the second quarter due to increased ore and contained nickel production, as well as higher shipments.

  • Niagara to ‘repurpose’ Ormet assets Aug 12, 2014

    The new owner of the former Ormet Corp. smelting facility in Hannibal, Ohio, is looking to "repurpose" manufacturing equipment at the idle site.

  • Noranda’s loss narrows, but power rate problems persist Aug 12, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s loss narrowed in the second quarter, although the company continues to be impacted by serious liquidity issues caused by its power contract.

  • China to comply with WTO rare earths ruling Aug 12, 2014

    China said it will comply with a ruling by the appellate body of the World Trade Organization that its export restrictions on rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum violated WTO rules.

  • General Moly focusing on Asian market: Hansen Aug 12, 2014

    General Moly Inc. expects to have some molybdenum supply contracts with U.S. steelmakers once it starts production, but believes the Asian steel market will drive demand.

  • International Wire earnings jump in 2d qtr. Aug 12, 2014

    Copper wire products maker International Wire Group Holdings Inc. posted a 9.6-percent increase in net income to nearly $5 million in the second quarter, driven by higher plant utilization and lower medical costs, as well as lower depreciation and amortization.

  • Sudbury Platinum buys Aer-Kidd project Aug 12, 2014

    Sudbury Platinum Corp. (SPC) has exercised a right of first refusal to purchase CaNickel Mining Ltd.’s 100-percent interest in the Aer-Kidd nickel-copper-platinum group metals project in Ontario’s Sudbury Basin for Canadian $1.25 million ($1.14 million).

  • Copper Mountain logs profit, finishes crusher Aug 12, 2014

    Copper Mountain Mining Corp. swung to a profit in the second quarter as it completed its secondary crusher at its Copper Mountain Mine in British Columbia.

  • RNC sees progress despite 2d-qtr. loss Aug 11, 2014

    Royal Nickel Corp. (RNC) said it made "solid progress" in the second quarter, including the acquisition of interests in two separate exploration opportunities, despite falling deeper into the red.

  • Nanko suit alleges shipping violations by Alcoa Aug 11, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. is being sued by a shipping company that claims the aluminum producer failed to properly recognize its right to handle certain bauxite exports from Guinea.

  • Tredegar earnings bolstered by Bonnell sales Aug 11, 2014

    Tredegar Corp.’s earnings nearly tripled in the second quarter, driven by a strong performance by subsidiary Bonnell Aluminum Inc., despite pricing pressures and production inefficiencies in the company’s film products segment.

  • Supply tightness lifts silicon prices further Aug 11, 2014

    Spot prices for silicon metal have risen again, with outages from Brazilian and Australian producers continuing to crimp domestic supply.

  • Asarco, USW labor contract talks on hold Aug 08, 2014

    Contract negotiations between Asarco LLC and the United Steelworkers union have been put on hold until after the USW’s annual convention in Las Vegas, the union said.

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