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  • Minmetals eyes South Africa chromite resource Dec 29, 2008

    China Minmetals Corp. plans to purchase a 70-percent stake in Vizirama 148 (Pty) Ltd., a South African mining company with rights to a chromite resource in the country.

  • Japan copper smelters settle ’09 TC/RCs Dec 29, 2008

    Japanese copper smelters have settled 2009 annual treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) at $75 per tonne/7.5 cents per pound, according to several sources.

  • W.Va. smelter eyes possible tax break Dec 29, 2008

    All options, including tax breaks and other incentives, are being explored to keep Century Aluminum Co.’s Ravenswood smelter open in the state, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said.

  • W.Va. smelter eyes possible tax break Dec 29, 2008

    All options, including tax breaks and other incentives, are being explored to keep Century Aluminum Co.’s Ravenswood smelter open in the state, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said.

  • S&P lowers Stillwater Mining credit rating Dec 29, 2008

    Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P), New York, has lowered its corporate credit rating on Stillwater Mining Co., Billings, Mont., to B- from B+ and attached a negative outlook.

  • Aluminum firms fear fallout from Guinea coup Dec 24, 2008

    Fears are mounting that a military coup attempt in Guinea—which has two-thirds of the world’s bauxite reserves—may cause disruption to mining in the troubled West African country, particularly the ability to transport raw materials and finished products.

  • PolyMet gets draft EIS for NorthMet Dec 24, 2008

    More than three years and $18 million after beginning its environmental review and permitting process, Canada’s PolyMet Mining Corp. has received a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) assessing its proposed NorthMet copper, nickel and platinum group metals project near Hoyt Lakes, Minn.

  • PolyMet gets draft EIS for NorthMet Dec 24, 2008

    More than three years and $18 million after beginning its environmental review and permitting process, Canada’s PolyMet Mining Corp. has received a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) assessing its proposed NorthMet copper, nickel and platinum group metals project near Hoyt Lakes, Minn.

  • Creston slows development of Mexican moly project Dec 24, 2008

    Creston Moly Corp., Vancouver, British Columbia, has decided to put the brakes on the development of its molybdenum project in Sonora state, Mexico, in an effort to hold on to cash in a tight market.

  • Independent Nickel OKs tie-up with Victory Dec 24, 2008

    Shareholders in Canada’s Independent Nickel Corp. have voted by a landslide in favor of merging with 2190583 Ontario Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Victory Nickel Inc., Toronto.

  • Independent Nickel OKs tie-up with Victory Dec 24, 2008

    Shareholders in Canada’s Independent Nickel Corp. have voted by a landslide in favor of merging with 2190583 Ontario Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Victory Nickel Inc., Toronto.

  • Creston slows development of Mexican moly project Dec 24, 2008

    Creston Moly Corp., Vancouver, British Columbia, has decided to put the brakes on the development of its molybdenum project in Sonora state, Mexico, in an effort to hold on to cash in a tight market.

  • Economy may trip Ivanhoe’s step forward in Mongolia Dec 24, 2008

    Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.’s Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project took a giant step forward this month when the Mongolian government finally agreed to negotiate a draft investment agreement with the company.

  • Economy may trip Ivanhoe’s step forward in Mongolia Dec 24, 2008

    Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.’s Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project took a giant step forward this month when the Mongolian government finally agreed to negotiate a draft investment agreement with the company.

  • Magellan to pay $6M for port cleanup in Australia Dec 24, 2008

    Magellan Metals Pty Ltd. has agreed to contribute Australian $9 million ($6.1 million) toward the cost of cleaning up lead contamination in Esperance in Western Australia.

  • Constellation Copper goes under Dec 23, 2008

    Constellation Copper Corp. has filed for bankruptcy under the Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, ending a rigorous but unsuccessful 16-month attempt to locate a buyer and pull itself out of massive debt.

  • Constellation Copper goes under Dec 23, 2008

    Constellation Copper Corp. has filed for bankruptcy under the Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, ending a rigorous but unsuccessful 16-month attempt to locate a buyer and pull itself out of massive debt.

  • Aluminum shipments down sharply Dec 23, 2008

    U.S. aluminum shipments totaled 1.495 billion pounds in November, down 15.2 percent from 1.763 billion pounds the previous month and down 19.5 percent from 1.857 billion pounds in November last year, according to the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va.

  • Columbia Falls to halt aluminum production Dec 23, 2008

    Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. notified its workers Tuesday that it will be curtailing all production at its Columbia Falls, Mont., primary aluminum smelter in 60 days.

  • Aluminum shipments down sharply Dec 23, 2008

    U.S. aluminum shipments totaled 1.495 billion pounds in November, down 15.2 percent from 1.763 billion pounds the previous month and down 19.5 percent from 1.857 billion pounds in November last year, according to the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va.

  • Blue Note Caribou seeking partner Dec 23, 2008

    Blue Note Caribou Mines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Montreal-based Blue Note Mining Inc., said it will undergo a voluntary restructuring in January, under which it will look to lower costs by seeking out a strategic partner.

  • GDF Suez gets Chile power plant funding Dec 23, 2008

    GDF Suez Energy Andino has received financing to construct a thermoelectric plant in northern Chile that will supply power to Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile’s newly inaugurated Gaby copper mine.

  • Norsk Hydro enters low-cost magnesium joint venture Dec 23, 2008

    Norsk Hydro ASA has entered into an agreement with Advanced Metallurgical Group NV (AMG) to develop new technology for the low-cost production of magnesium and silica using olivine as a raw material.

  • Chevy Volt to roll on Alcoa forged aluminum wheels Dec 23, 2008

    Alcoa Inc. has been awarded the wheel program for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle.

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