Nonferrous

  • U.S. Antimony’s Mexican unit moving ahead with mill plan Dec 30, 2009

    U.S. Antimony Corp.’s wholly owned Mexican subsidiary has received its final environmental permit to begin construction of a new flotation mill in the state of Queretaro, Mexico.

  • U.S. Antimony’s Mexican unit moving ahead with mill plan Dec 30, 2009

    U.S. Antimony Corp.’s wholly owned Mexican subsidiary has received its final environmental permit to begin construction of a new flotation mill in the state of Queretaro, Mexico.

  • Beck Aluminum sues Argentine supplier Dec 30, 2009

    An aluminum ingot distributor is suing a longtime supplier for alleged breach of contract, claiming that it did not receive shipments because the producer found other customers willing to pay higher prices.

  • Platinum, palladium expected to soar on strong fundamentals Dec 30, 2009

    With rampant supply disruptions and surging investment demand, platinum group metals (PGMs) are slated to soar in the New Year, according to players in the precious metals market.

  • Timet’s Bobby O’Brien adds chief executive title to role Dec 30, 2009

    Bobby D. O’Brien has been appointed chief executive officer of Titanium Metals Corp.

  • California, Vermont get the lead out of plumbing fixtures Dec 30, 2009

    It’s out of the paint, it’s out of the gasoline and—as of 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2010—it’s out of the potable water fittings in the country’s most populous state. Lead, a heavy metal rapidly losing favor in applications across the United States, is now a thing of the past in plumbing fixtures in California.

  • California, Vermont get the lead out of plumbing fixtures Dec 30, 2009

    It’s out of the paint, it’s out of the gasoline and—as of 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2010—it’s out of the potable water fittings in the country’s most populous state. Lead, a heavy metal rapidly losing favor in applications across the United States, is now a thing of the past in plumbing fixtures in California.

  • Timet’s Bobby O’Brien adds chief executive title to role Dec 30, 2009

    Bobby D. O’Brien has been appointed chief executive officer of Titanium Metals Corp.

  • Beck Aluminum sues Argentine supplier Dec 30, 2009

    An aluminum ingot distributor is suing a longtime supplier for alleged breach of contract, claiming that it did not receive shipments because the producer found other customers willing to pay higher prices.

  • Platinum, palladium expected to soar on strong fundamentals Dec 30, 2009

    With rampant supply disruptions and surging investment demand, platinum group metals (PGMs) are slated to soar in the New Year, according to players in the precious metals market.

  • Boeing takes over S. Carolina plant key to 787 production Dec 29, 2009

    Boeing Co. has consolidated its control of the South Carolina complex crucial to successful production of its new 787 Dreamliner.

  • Chile mine strike fears boost copper prices Dec 29, 2009

    Workers at the state-owned Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) Chuquicamata copper mine have voted to move forward with plans to strike in protest against a low wage offer.

  • Rio Tinto deal with Amcor progressing, Bemis hits a speed bump Dec 29, 2009

    Amcor Ltd.’s purchase of parts of Rio Tinto’s Alcan Packaging business has been approved by U.S. antitrust regulators, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday.

  • Boeing takes over S. Carolina plant key to 787 production Dec 29, 2009

    Boeing Co. has consolidated its control of the South Carolina complex crucial to successful production of its new 787 Dreamliner.

  • FNX forecasts 31% output gain in 2010 Dec 23, 2009

    Canadian junior miner FNX Mining Co. Inc. expects to increase production by almost one-third in the New Year, focusing efforts on bolstered copper and precious metal recoveries while continuing to suspend activity at its nickel-dominant ore deposits.

  • Glencore sells $2.2 billion in bonds Dec 23, 2009

    Glencore International AG has sold convertible bonds worth up to $2.2 billion to institutional investors in the strongest indication yet that it might be preparing to launch an initial public offering (IPO).

  • Rio Tinto accepts Amcor’s packaging offer Dec 23, 2009

    Mining heavyweight Rio Tinto has accepted a $2.025-billion offer from Australian company Amcor Ltd. to acquire certain portions of its Alcan Packaging businesses, having received the green light from the European Commission in mid-December.

  • Tin purchasing slows as US prices continue climb Dec 23, 2009

    Both spot and long-term activity in the domestic tin market are dwindling as December comes to a close, traders of the industrial metal said, even as runaway futures prices would appear to suggest otherwise.

  • Venezuela slices aluminum, steel output to save power Dec 23, 2009

    Venezuela’s state-owned primary aluminum producers CVG Industria Venezolana de Aluminio CA (Venalum) and CVG Aluminio del Caroni SA (Alcasa) and steelmaker Siderurgica del Orinoco CA (Sidor) are all cutting production in an effort to conserve the country’s energy supply in the wake of alleged falling water levels at the Guri hydroelectric dam, the country’s largest.

  • Resolution Copper inches closer to land swap for Arizona mine Dec 22, 2009

    Resolution Copper Co.’s plan to develop a massive source of domestic copper in the protected forests of Arizona has moved one step closer to reality.

  • Resolution Copper inches closer to land swap for Arizona mine Dec 22, 2009

    Resolution Copper Co.’s plan to develop a massive source of domestic copper in the protected forests of Arizona has moved one step closer to reality.

  • World refined copper surplus falls in Sept. Dec 22, 2009

    The global refined copper surplus shrank in September as ongoing Chinese consumption failed to offset declinies elsewhere, according to preliminary data from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG).

  • China’s copper, aluminum imports up sharply in Nov. Dec 22, 2009

    Chinese copper and aluminum imports rebounded strongly in November due to a spillover in Customs declarations after the week-long national holiday in October.

  • Moly uptick tied to consumer interest Dec 22, 2009

    Molybdenum prices have been driven up recently by a small rush of consumers entering the market for January delivery.

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